- Price per person:
- CLP$ 69.000 per person.
- 6:30 am to 10:30 pm.
- 16 hours.
- Pickup at the hotel (urban area), shared transport and bilingual guide Spanish and English (only from El Calafate to Perito Moreno Glacier).
- Not included:
- Food, entrance ticket to Los Glaciares National Park (ARS$ 800 per person), reciprocity fee, nautical Safari Navigation (AR$ 900 per person, ddeparture not guaranteed) nor travel insurance with health-care coverage.
- What to bring:
- Warm clothing, comfortable shoes, warm hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, snack, water and gloves.
- Minimum age required of 3 years old.
- Weather :
- Subject to weather conditions.
- Cancellation and rescheduling policy :
- 48 hours.
*This tour considers, in total, 11 hours of bus trip, reason why it is designed for those who only have one day to get to know the Perito Moreno Glacier from Puerto Natales. In case you have more days, our recommendation is to book the Perito Moreno Glacier Full Day from El Calafate.
We will leave from your hotel early in the morning to begin a 5 hours trip that will take us from Puerto Natales to the Perito Moreno Glacier, in Argentina. On our way to that place, we will make two stops: The first one in the Don Guillermo border crossing, where we will make the customs and migration formalities; the second one, in El Calafate bus station, where a guide will join us and direct our visit to the Los Glaciares National Park, protected natural area where is located the glacier.
Once in the park, we will traverse more than 1.8 miles of walkways in front of the Perito Moreno Glacier. On the tour, we will find several viewpoints, from where we will have different views of this ice mass, even having the possibility to see ice calving from more than 70 m. Also you will have the option of going over the walkways for 1 hour and take the 1 hour navigation in front of the glacier, which will be possible if there is a confirmed tour with availability at the moment of visiting the place, if the weather conditions allow it, and if there are no delays with the border crossing. After making the tour, we will go back to Puerto Natales.
*The transportation times between Puerto Natales and El Calafate, as well as the total duration of the tour, are subject to change according to the time that takes the customs formalities. Because of that, do not buy tickets, under any circumstance, to leave Puerto Natales during the night of the same day of the tour.
*This activity includes pickup and drop off only in accommodations located inside the urban area of Puerto Natales. It does not include pickup nor drop off in accommodations located outside the urban area of Puerto Natales, which are Cabañas Joshen Aonken, Cabañas Kauken, Hotel Lago Grey, Hotel Las Torres, Hotel Llanuras de Diana, Hotel Río Serrano, Hostería Lago del Toro, Hostería Pehoé, Hotel del Paine, Hotel Garden Domes and Hostal El Puestero.
What payment methods can I use to pay the entry ticket to the park and the Nautical Safari?
The only payment method is in cash, in Argentine peso, before entering the park, due to we do not make any stop to exchange money. We recommend to check the type of change o the day and to bring Argentine pesos from Puerto Natales.
Where can I buy Argentine pesos in Puerto Natales?
There are some exchange offices in downtown Puerto Natales, by the Arturo Prat St., near the church. If you have limited time, maybe it is suitable for you to exchange money before going to Puerto Natales.
What type of ship is used for the Nautical Safari?
The Nautical Safari is made in a catamaran with a panoramic deck, where you can go to see the Perito Moreno Glacier. The ship can change, but always will have a capacity from 60 people.
What type of transport is used for the tour?
The transport from your accommodations to the Puerto Natales Bus Station is in city cars or vans, while the transport to Los Glaciares National park is in a large bus, with a lot of space for luggage.
Is there any place where you can buy lunch in the Los Glaciares National Park?
Yes, there is a coffee shop inside the park, near the entrance to the walkways. You can buy snacks and drinks, and lunch for around AR$ 500. The payment methods available are cash and credit card. If you want to bring your own snacks and lunch, remember that these have to be packaged products and bottled water.
In what period of the year the tour is made?
The tour is made during the whole year, always subject to weather conditions.
Is it possible to end the tour in El Calafate without going back to Puerto Natales?
Yes, it is possible. Once you have selected the date on what you want to start the activity, you have to select the ending point of the tour (Puerto Natales or El Calafate), under the calendar.If you choose El Calafate as ending point, the tour ends at 5:30 pm.
It is necessary to have a visa to enter Argentina?
Depending on your nationality, there is a possibility of you need a tourism visa to enter Argentina. You can check if you need a visa or not, according to your country of origin in www.migraciones.gov.ar.
It is necessary to pay a reciprocity fee to enter Argentina?
Only if your country of origin is China and you are travelling with American visa it is necessary a payment of a reciprocity fee to enter Argentina, which you must previously make in www.migraciones.gov.ar.
If I am a resident foreigner in Chile, do I need passport to cross the border?
Only if you are a foreigner with permanent residence in Chile you will be able to cross the border showing your Chilean ID card. In case you are a foreigner with temporary residence in Chile, you must present your passport to cross the border.
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