MINITREKKING: A unique experience to enjoy the Perito Moreno Glacier
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Minitrekking on the Perito Moreno glacier is one of the most recommended experiences if you are visiting this wonderful corner of Argentina. It is, by far, the best way to “live” the glacier, to contemplate its extension and enjoy its magic.
The sensation is unique and unforgettable. It is impossible to resist the amazement of walking on this natural scenery.
About minitrekking on the Perito Moreno Glacier:
This tour is ideal for people who enjoy nature, adventure and want to live the experience of walking on the most beautiful Glacier in the world.
It is a full-day tour. It begins with a navigation inside the National Park and a hike to the ice area. Once there, each passenger will receive the appropriate gear and a safety talk.
The hike is of medium difficulty and the journey over the glacier lasts about an hour and a half (1:30hs). Once on the glacier and with crampons on, the world takes on a new perspective: blue lagoons, deep crevasses, huge sinkholes, magical caves, and the unique feeling of being in the center of the glacier. Undoubtedly, all these secrets of the glacier cannot be seen in any other way.
After the hike on the ice, we will enjoy the exuberant Patagonian Andean forest and a guided visit to the glacier’s walkways. From here, you can enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of the glacier and walk along one of the self-guided trails.
Click here to learn much more about minitrekking on the Perito Moreno glacier. It is important for you to know in which months the tour is available and which are the recommendations to be able to do it.
Other recommended tours on the Perito Moreno Glacier:
This tour is aimed at people who wish to enjoy the natural environment of the glaciers without involving a significant physical effort, such as the minitrekking.
The journey begins on the old Estancias route until entering Los Glaciares National Park, where you can enjoy privileged views.
In the afternoon, we will navigate the South and Rico arms of Argentino Lake, with views of the Adriana and Moreno cords.
We disembark at Las Monedas Beach for a pleasant walk through the forest. Finally, we will enjoy the Perito Moreno Glacier seen from the viewpoint of the South Glacier.
From the very beginning, the cruise offers pleasant surprises. In the morning, we will arrive at Argentino Lake heading northwest, Punta Avellaneda and Boca del Diablo -the narrowest pass of the lake, with a width of approximately 800 meters-, the Spegazzini Glacier and we will disembark at Puesto de Las Vacas -bay of the Spegazzini Channel- where we will take a walk coordinated by our team of tour guides.
Lunch will be served during the navigation and we will continue towards the icebergs channel.
The scenery of this navigation are the walls of more than 50 meters high, deep blue millenary ice and majestic icebergs. Undoubtedly, an excellent way to enjoy nature in its full magnitude.
This navigation, which departs from Puerto Bajo Las Sombras, offers the possibility of observing with a totally different perspective the impressive walls of the Perito Moreno Glacier and its continuous landslides on the waters of Rico Lake.
Ideal for those who love sailing.
Boarding is in Puerto Bandera. Once on board, we will sail through the North Arm of Argentino Lake until we reach the Upsala Channel, where, if the location of the icebergs allows it, we will approach the wall of the Glacier.
Then, we will navigate the Spegazzini Channel, where we will be able to observe the Seco Glacier, until we reach the front of the Spegazzini Glacier, the highest in the National Park.
It is important to take into account that not all tours are available all year round. Here we tell you what the best time to visit the Perito Moreno Glacier is and which tours are available depending on the season.