Get away from the crowds and visit the Perito Moreno glacier on this alternative visit. Walk along the shore of the Lago Argentino to see blue icebergs as they float by and up-close views of the glacier. Take a 1-hour hike in front of the glacier to get spectacular views of the captivating walls of this massive sheet of ice from natural and wild spots, before returning to the touristy areas and seeing it from another angle.
We will depart El Calafate and begin our journey to the glacier on an alternative route, making stops along the way to take photos of the incredible scenery and to see the local flora and fauna. We will also be passing next to one of the most emblematic 'estancia' and some of the biggest estancias of Patagonia. We will make a stop at the hotel of Don Echeverrias, an important 'gaucho' of the region. This hotel has an authentic Patagonian feel. There, you can enjoy some 'mates' or coffee (not included). As we continue our journey towards Los Glaciares National Park, we will begin to notice a change in the scenery, awing at the impressive views around us.
Prepare to be amazed when you see the Perito Moreno glacier growing bigger as we drive closer to the park entrance. This is a unique opportunity to get spectacular views of the glacier from natural and wild spots, away from the crowds. You will have the chance to enjoy the glacier almost by yourself, observing the crisp, cool air and listening to big chunks of ice breaking off and crashing into the water of Lago Argentino. Your guide will be there to answer any questions you may have about the glacier, its formation, its location, its evolution...
Then you can enjoy some free time to walk along the conventional man-made bridges and stairways to admire from a different angle the immensity of this giant sheet of ice towering over you. Take in the wonderful scenery and photograph yourself in front of this majestic glacier. If you would like, you can go buy something at the snack bar before we begin our return trip to El Calafate using the conventional paved road. All the way back, share stories about your experience with your new friends. We will be back in El Calafate around 17:30 pm.