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  • El Calafate
  • Perito Moreno Glacier Tour
  • Los Glaciares National Park
  • Rates valid until December 2019
Perito Moreno Glacier is arguably one of the most impressive natural wonders in Patagonia and a "must-see" for all visitors! Located just 80km from the bustling town of El Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier is massive… and with over 250 square kilometers of ice, our Perito Moreno Glacier tour is certain to provide you with some unbelievable photos!

Walk along the boardwalk as the magnificent glacier creaks and calves into Lake Argentina, and take a boat cruise close enough to feel the crisp breeze from the ice face! If you feel inspired, try the "Big Ice" tour and hike on top of the glacier!

Experience a trip of a lifetime in Patagonia.
customer reviews about Say Hueque Argentina Journeys
4.8 - Excellent Based on 43 reviews
Peter's review for another Say Hueque Argentina Journeys tour
5 - Excellent
“Hi Marcela,
I identified Say Hueque from an internet search for Patagonia Tours. I then read some of the positive ratings from other travelers. I decided to book through Say Hueque because of a) positive reviews from other travellers; b) the itinerary that you offered suited what I wanted; and c) I liked the idea of being reasonably independent and not having too much organised or being part of a week long tour.

There were probably a number of highlights. In terms of the actual arrangements, the ease of having most of my travel and hotel bookings completed without having to concern myself with them was a highlight. In terms of the actual trip, I really enjoyed the hiking at El Chalten and the one day that I hiked to Mt Fitz Roy was the highlight for me.
The hotel in El Calafate (Kau Yatun) was the best one of the trip. Very comfortable, good service, good restaurant and nice location.

As mentioned above, it was not an excursion, but the hiking in El Chalten was my favourite. However, at El Calafate, I booked an additional excursion to Estancia Christina on my one free day, and that excursion was great.The guides were all good. I think the guide from El Calafate who did the Perito Moreno glacier tour - I think her name was Danielle - was great, very friendly, helpful and professional.”
Anniken's review for another Say Hueque Argentina Journeys tour
5 - Excellent
“Again thank you for making our trips so wonderfull. Salta has been spectacular. And the hotels have been great, just what we wanted. (Antiguo Convento y Pumahuasi)”
Review for another Say Hueque Argentina Journeys tour
5 - Excellent
“Hola Sol,

I have found "Say Hueque" via Google search and I chose the Agency because of the great reviews. I travelled two times with "Say Hueque" and my highlights were Torres del Paine in 2013 and in 2017 the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu. All hotels were great. I do not really have favorite.

My absolutely favorite guide was Fernando on Inca Trail. Extremely knowledgeable, great attitude, very helpful and showed personal interest in each traveler.

Thank you so much for such a wonderful trip!”
3 Star Hotel at Cauquenez de Nimez
Today, Southern Patagonia welcomes you with open arms. El Calafate is a jumping-off point for adventure travelers who chace to unearth the most spellbinding natural wonders of Patagonia, like the Perito Moreno Glacier.

The Perito Moreno glacier is one of the only glaciers in the world that’s still advancing. Though it’s not the only glacier in the area is the one that made the city of El Calafate famous worldwide. For many years now, El Calafate has been considered capital of the glaciers. Located at the shore of Lago Argentino (the southernmost, largest Patagonian lake) it’s also home of the Spegazzini glacier, which forms the natural border between Argentina and Chile, and the Upsala glacier, named Glaciar del Gigante (Giant’s glacier) upon its discovery and the biggest glacier that sits at the mouth of Lake Argentino.

Is El Calafate all about the glaciers? Well, yes and no…glaciers are main attractions that you can visit via hiking or a boat ride. But you have lot more to discover about Argentine rural culture. From Calafate you can also visit a typical Patagonian finca (ranch) and learn all about the gaucho culture and enjoy a great asado (barbecue). You’ll soon realize that Calafate is much more than the gateway to the Perito Moreno glacier.

Upon arrival you will be taken to the hotel and have the rest of the day to relax or explore the surroundings.
3 Star Hotel at Cauquenez de Nimez
In the morning, we’ll drive you to Glaciers National Park to take the 6 hour long Perito Moreno Glacier tour. Get prepared to play with the giants!

Glaciers National Park has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1981 and home to 200 approximately glaciers. Half of this park is occupied by the campo de hielo patagónico (Patagonian ice field), the largest ice field after Antarctica. You will travel 40 km (about 25 miles) from El Calafate to the park, enjoying the views of the Patagonian steppe. Once inside the park you will take the walkways to explore the different viewpoints, and you’ll feel really close to the Perito Moreno Glacier.

If you’re lucky, you may get to see a piece of ice break off and fall from the glacier wall to sink forever into the lake. During about one hour, a bilingual guide will provide you with all the information you might want to know…and things you might have never thought about. After this visit you will take a boat ride that will take you close enough to fully appreciate the 80 meter (262 feet) high ice walls of Perito Moreno! You’ll never feel closer to this gigantic and impressive natural masterpiece. At the end of the day, we’ll take you back to your hotel.
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  • Breakfast
3 Star Hotel at Cauquenez de Nimez
Today we’ll take you to the airport where this travel adventure will come to this end. Don’t be discouraged! You can return whenever you want (we’ll welcome you with open arms) or…continue your trip towards the North area of Argentina, to the beautiful Salta region or the wine area in Mendoza. We have still a lot to offer!—check out our travelers’ favorite trips to Argentina and Chile.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • Transfers mentioned in the itinerary
  • 2 nights in El Calafate
  • Perito Moreno Glacier Tour and cruise
  • Daily breakfast and meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bilingual local guides (English / Spanish).
what's excluded
  • International or Domestic Flights.
  • National Parks Entrance Fee
  • Travel / Medical Insurance
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 3 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Minimum Participants 2 people
Age Requirement 5 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English & spanish
Starts/Ends El Calafate, Argentina/ El Calafate, Argentina
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