Los Glaciares National Park
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  • Glaciers Gourmet Experience: Full-Day Cruise with Lunch

    1. Glaciers Gourmet Experience: Full-Day Cruise with Lunch

    Sail in luxury around Southern Patagonia's Los Glaciares National Park during this full-day sightseeing cruise. Board at La Soledad Port, before visiting the stunning Escuadra Bay and the Condor Nesting Wall. Watch these beautiful birds in action. Marvel at the majestic natural wonders of the Seco, Heim and Spegazzini Glaciers from the catamaran's four outer decks. Disembark at "Puesto Las Vacas" station for a short walk. Then, visit Upsala Canal, and enjoy panoramic views of the spectacular Upsala and Bertracchi Glaciers. Indulge in a gourmet lunch onboard. Admire the cruiser's glacier-themed decorations, which bring nature indoors. Let your kids play in the recreation area, which features illustrations of the National Park’s native fauna. Navigate along Canal de los Témpanos towards the Northern face of the Perito Moreno Glacier, and disembark at La Soledad Port. 

    An option to get off at Perito Moreno glacier to explore the walks and offer a convenient way to return to the hotel by road instead of the boat.

  • El Calafate: Estancia Cristina & Cascada de los Perros Tour

    2. El Calafate: Estancia Cristina & Cascada de los Perros Tour

    Located on the northwest coast of Lago Argentino (Argentino Lake), the historic sheep ranch of Estancia Cristina was founded in 1914 by Joseph P. Masters and his wife, and on this full-day tour from El Calafate you will explore the estancia to discover how it maintains the history of the family. First, you will sail among the icebergs and mountains of Lago Argentino to Upsala Glacier, the 2nd largest within Los Glaciares National Park. Departing from Punta Bandera by modern and comfortable boat, enjoy the most stunning up-close views of the blue ice. Upon arrival at the Estancia you will learn how the sheer perseverance of the Masters family made the inhospitable place a small paradise that they could call home. Visit the Estancia’s museum, and the old shed where the sheep were sheered. Next, take a short walk to see the estancia’s chapel and country house. From here, you will embark ...

    Wonderful views from the boat ride. Estancia activity of hiking was fun too. Would recommend you contact the estancia directly and book the 4x4 excursion instead of the hike.

  • El Calafate: Native Cultures 4x4 Half-Day Excursion

    3. El Calafate: Native Cultures 4x4 Half-Day Excursion

    After being picked up at your hotel, hop into a 4x4 vehicle and begin your journey through the Patagonian steppe. Between the cliffs and overlooking the Andes Mountains, the tour focuses on the first contact between expeditionary explorers and the indigenous Tehuelche population. Upon arriving at the shores of Lake Argentino, listen to an informative talk from your guide about the formation of the landscape, and the native fauna and flora. Drive up the mountain to obtain an incredible panoramic view of the city below and its surroundings. From there, appreciate the extension of Lake Argentino and the Cordillera de Los Andes. Walk 500 m on foot to the archaeological site as you interpret the meaning of rock paintings and the techniques used to make them. End the tour by enjoying a delicious Patagonian-style lunch in an unforgettable location.

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What people are saying about Los Glaciares National Park

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 15 reviews

The landscape is stunning. The service on board is very well organized. The only negative point to comment on was the overbooking that MarPatag detected the day before. But the activity on board more than paid off. In particular the attention of the guide Mariana. We are a long distance from the Upsala glacier, but as reported it is for safety reasons. Even so, I could get a sense of its size.

What a great day out, a must if you come to El Calafate, the who experience is worth every penny. From pick up first thing in the morning to return, they are first class. Guides in English and Spanish, and the lunch is also very good. I can’t praise this company enough, thanks for a memory that will last a lifetime, and memories are what life is all about!!

The premium rate is absolutely recommended. It is one of the most wonderful experiences that I take from this country and the guides and photographers were excellent in the treatment and kindness. The gourmet lunch was like signature cuisine. Service of excellence in general.

Excellent experience and varied activities. Nice views during navigation, we were able to observe Icebergs very closely. We learned about the interesting history of the estancia and its founders. We toured the ranch through a walk and contemplated beautiful landscapes.

An option to get off at Perito Moreno glacier to explore the walks and offer a convenient way to return to the hotel by road instead of the boat.