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Full Day Glaciers Cruise from El Calafate

Full Day Glaciers Cruise from El Calafate

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El Calafate, Argentina
Safety measures
icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Safety measures
icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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Safety measures
icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

The best way to explore Patagonia's Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, home to 47 colossal glaciers, is indisputably by boat. This full-day catamaran cruise from El Calafate covers national park highlights including the Spegazzini Glacier and the Upsala Glacier, one of the largest ice caps in South America. Stay warm and comfortable inside the heated ship, and relish the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off in El Calafate.
  • Sightseeing cruise of the Spegazinni and Upsala Glaciers from El Calafate
  • See more of Parque National Los Glaciares in less time
  • Marvel at the Spegazzini Glacier and the Upsala Glacier, the tallest and largest glaciers respectively in South America
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in El Calafate are included
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Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Navigation on Argentina's biggest lake
Round-trip shared transfer
Food and drinks
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
National Park Entrance Fee (ARS 700 - It can only be paid with Argentine pesos)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
The pick up transfer is only from selected centrally located hotels. If your hotel is outside the geographic area, we will confirm you the closest meeting point. Indicate the name and address of your hotel.

Departure Time

7:00 AM
Your tour begins with pickup from your El Calafate accommodation where you board a heated vehicle destined for Punta Bandera Port.

Following your drive to the port, board a modern catamaran. Begin your journey on the northern arm of Lago Argentino across Boca del Diablo (Devil’s Mouth), the narrowest part of the lake, and have your cameras at the ready for when the Spegazzini and Upsala Glaciers come into focus.

The catamaran circles the glaciers at a safe distance to allow all passengers to capture excellent photographs of the largest (Upsala) and tallest (Spegazzini) glaciers in South America.

Following your navigation in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, return to Punta Bandera Port and relax during the transfer back to your El Calafate accommodation.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
El Calafate
Start the tour with a pick up from your hotel around 7 am. We will head to Punta Bandera Port, on the banks of the Argentino Lake, 47 kilometres away from the city of El Calafate.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rios de Hielo
We will drive by Route 11 to Los Glaciares National Park and will skirt the main part of Lake Argentino to Puerto Bandera's private port, arriving around 09:30 am. We will be quickly informed about the safety and seaworthiness and we will then embark on a modern boat Catamaran at 10:30 am, to start navigating between icebergs in the frozen waters of Lake Argentino, up to Upsala Glacier.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Perito Moreno Glacier
The first part of the excursion is on the northern arm of Lake Argentino across the Boca del Diablo, the narrowest part of the lake, then we will go to the Upsala channel and the Spegazzini channel where you are able to see, at the end of each channel, the glaciers with the same name. The navigation runs between spectacular icebergs of immense size and varied forms. From the boat you will see, among others, the Upsala and the Spegazzini glaciers, the largest and highest respectively among all glaciers in the park. The catamaran will navigate in circles in order to let everybody take excellent pictures of the glaciers. Around 2 pm, we will start to go back to Punta Badera's Port, from where you will be taken back to your hotels.
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tangol
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full Day Glaciers Cruise from El Calafate?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    See all safety measures taken by Full Day Glaciers Cruise from El Calafate.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Full Day Glaciers Cruise from El Calafate?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Full Day Glaciers Cruise from El Calafate.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Full Day Glaciers Cruise from El Calafate?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Full Day Glaciers Cruise from El Calafate.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full Day Glaciers Cruise from El Calafate?
    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    See all safety measures taken by Full Day Glaciers Cruise from El Calafate.

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    star-2
    tour is great price is too high
    GoPlaces647547
    , Oct 2019
    Viator, you are charging too much for what the actual tour companies are charging including airport transfers. I would warn others not to get ripped off.
    icon Response from Host , Jun 2020
    We are very sorry to hear about your disappointment. According to our company's policies, our rates are updated daily to be sure you get the best available price online or at destination - 100% granted! Sometimes, to complete the places that are free, cheaper rates are offered at the destination. This involves a risk: by paying the regular rate the passenger is guaranteed a place on the tour; waiting until the last minute, most of the time, there are no places available. It's a similar operation to those performed by airlines. We hope you enjoyed the the tour. Thank you for your review as it helps us to improve our services. Kind regards.
    star-5
    This tour uncovers the hidden beauty...
    Kishan S
    , Feb 2018
    This tour uncovers the hidden beauty of Argentina. The 5 hours cruise was a wonderful experience. Had enough time taking pics and videos near the glaciers!!
    star-4
    The site was very informative on the...
    Chun V
    , Mar 2017
    The site was very informative on the Overview and Important Information. With these it makes it easier to choose between excursion and to know what needs to be done. Due to safety reasons the ship have to maintain a safety distance from the Glaciers. But even with that, the ship was travelling up and down, circling around in front of it giving everyone a photo opportunity.
    star-4
    Lindas paisagens geladas da Patagonia!
    Itamarcunha
    , Jan 2019
    Lindas paisagens geladas da Patagonia, o Glacial Spegazzini chega -se bem perto e é muito lindo e emocionante de observar. Enormes Icebergs completam o passeio. O Glacial Upsala é observado a distância pois não é permitida aproximação por segurança. Vale a pena o passeio recomenda-se apenas não entrar por último no barco para se poder pegar um bom local para sentar. É possível sair do barco mas em alguns momentos o frio e vento são bem rigorosos.

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