- Price per person:
- CLP$ 46.900 per person.
- 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
- 3 hours.
- Navigation, bilingual guide (Spanish and English) and hiking poles.
- Not included:
- Pickup at the hotel (urban area) nor travel insurance (recommended).
- Meeting Point:
- Bigfoot Base Camp (located inside the Torres del Paine National Park, at 130 km or 80.7 miles from Puerto Natales).
- What to bring:
- Hat to protect against the sun, sunglasses, sunscreen, snack, water, waterproof jacket and pants (Gore-Tex or similar), fleece clothing to stay warm (Polartec or similar), winter hat and gloves for the cold and hiking shoes.
- Not allowed for pregnant women.
- Minimum age required of 18 years old.
- Minimum of passengers:
- departure from 2 passengers.
- Cancellation and rescheduling policy :
- 24 hours.
We will meet at our meeting point at the Refugio Grey inside the Torres del Paine National Park to start this Touching the Ice tour. The activity starts with a 20-minute ride in a Zodiac boat from Grey Base to Nunatak Island. Here, we will begin a 1-hour hike over the rock that forms the island to reach a lookout point where we will be able to enjoy a full view of Grey Glacier. At this point, we will be able to rest and take pictures, and the guide will provide us with some information about the processes the glaciers are undergoing. After this, we will start the return hike to board the Zodiac boat and go back to Grey Base to end our tour.
*Activity thought for those who are making one of the W or O circuits in the Torres del Paine National Park.
Is it possible to re-enter the park with the same ticket on different days?
There is a ticket with a validity of 1 day, and another with a validity of 3 days. If you know that you will re-enter the park more than once in consecutive days, we recommend you buying the 3-days ticket.
Where is located and how can I get ot the Bigfoot Base Camp?
This activity starts from the Bigfoot Base Camp, located at the northwest coast of the Grey Lake. You can get to this meeting point only by walking (that is to say, making the W or O Circuit of the Torres del Paine) or taking the Grey III Navigation starting from the Hotel Lago Grey.
Which departure of the Grey III Navigation should I consider to be able to make this activity?
To make the activity you have to take the first Grey III Navigation (one way ticket form the Hotel Lago Grey to the Refugio Grey) and go back with the third Grey III Navigation (one way ticket from the Refugio Grey to the Hotel Lago Grey).
How much does it cost, what is the availability and how do you book the Grey III Navigation?
You can check prices, ask for the availability and book the navigation in Hotel Lago Grey web site.
If I take the Hotel Lago Grey & Villa Río Serrano Shuttle, will I have problems to be on time for the navigation?
This transportation is created for those who want to make tours from Villa Río Serrano and the Hotel Lago Grey, so everything is coordinated to avoid problems with the departure times of the activities.
Which are the differences between the Grey Glacier Hike and Touching the Ice?
The main difference between one activity an another is that the ice hike is above the glacier, with poles and crampons, while Touching the Ice is only on Nunatak Island to a lookout point in which you can see the glacier, but not walk on it. This leads to the second tour lasts less than the first one and it is not necessary the ice hike equipment. Moreover, the Touching the Ice has only one departure time that you can combine with the first and third Grey Glacier Navigation, which gives you time to make the hike to the suspension bridges between the Refugio Grey and El Paso camp.
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