The Glaciers Experience
Day 1 El Calafate
Upon arrival at El Calafate airport you are met and transferred to the hotel where your local guide will give you your tour information. Lago Argentina, discovered in 1873, is the southernmost of the four water sheets produced by the Pleistocene Glaciation. With its fjords and fingers it covers 935 sq miles, and is considered one of the most breathtaking lakes in the world. The Perito Moreno Glacier is an imposing river of ice of 1,7 miles wide by 180 ft high, which descends from the continental ice field to the Canal de los Tempanos. "Los Glaciares" National park, the most renowned in Argentina, was created in 1973 to preserve this vast glacier area, where we can also find the Upsala Glacier and the incredible Onelli Bay.
Days 2-3 El Calafate (2B)
In the early morning we will go to Los Glaciers National Park by a local guide. Today's excursion will be shared with non G Adventures travellers. You will skirt the main body of Argentino Lake and we will go to Brazo Rico. Once in the park you will go on the "Curva de los Suspiros", where you will get out the vehicle to have a first view of Perito Moreno Glacier. Later, you will stop at the Bajo Las Sombras Pier so that you can get near the glacier's southern wall. Next you will go to the front catwalks of the glacier, and we will watch it from different balconies and enjoy our free time to appreciate its various detachments, before returning to El Calafate. Opt to take a boat up to the front of the glacier. Day 3 day is free for optional activities, including: a full-day excursion to Upsala & Onelli glaciers or cruise of beautiful Argentino Lake.
Day 4 El Calafate (1B)
Check out and transfer to the airport for your departing flight.