Los Glaciares National Park is home to stunning Patagonian landscapes, towering glacier walls, and massive ice fields. This frozen expanse is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s most important fresh water reservoirs. 30% of Los Glaciares National Park is covered by ice fields, and the park is home to Perito Moreno Glacier — one of the only glaciers on earth still growing.
On this 3 day, 2 night tour, encounter the rugged landscape and stunning wildlife of Chilean and Argentine Patagonia as well as the region’s local culture. Kayak in crystal clear waters and hike through cherry tree forests. Witness Perito Moreno Glacier up close, and hear ice walls shifting and cracking. Explore local cities and dine on amazing cuisine!
DAY 1: Travel to Calafate and Kayak Lake Argentino
Welcome to Calafate! Today, you’ll drop off your bags at Kosten Aike Hotel and have the afternoon to explore the city and try some regional cuisine.
In the evening, you’ll meet back at the hotel for your first experience in true Argentine Patagonia — kayaking on Lake Argentino. Over the course of an hour you’ll spot flamingos, black-necked swans, white-winged coots, and other animals, and watch the Patagonian sun set over the lake. You’ll head back to your hotel at around 20:30 pm.
DAY 2: Hike in Los Glaciares National Park
After breakfast, a van will take you to the start of your excursion to the Perito Moreno Glacier. On the drive, you’ll pass the low mountains and grasslands of the Patagonian steppe.
Upon arrival at Los Glaciares National Park, you’ll enter a Nothofagus forest you are at the entrance to the Los Glaciares National Park, you’ll hike through a tangled and mystical southern beech tree forest that will lead you to the Curva los Suspiros — the massive and otherworldly Perito Moreno Glacier and ice wall that cuts through the mountains and feeds the river below. Here, you’ll make a quick stop to take pictures and marvel the panoramic view before heading to the park’s visitor’s center.
You’ll have the opportunity to walk along the park’s many paths and trails to see the Perito Moreno glacier up close. There will be plenty of time to explore the landscape and listen to the unique natural phenomenon of the constantly cracking ice. You can purchase lunch here before heading back to the hotel for a well-earned afternoon of leisure.
DAY 3: Say Goodbye to Calafate
Today, you’ll enjoy breakfast at the hotel and — flight time permitting — have the morning to explore. The van will pick you up from the hotel at an agreed time and take you to Calafate airport for your onward travel.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.