Big Ice in El Calafate


Big Ice Tour – Explore the Perito Moreno Glacier, El Calafate

Big ice is for those adventurous looking for a challenge!


Why choose this excursion?

Big Ice Tour - Explore the Perito Moreno Glacier, El Calafate






Difficulty:: High

DURATION: Approximately 12 hours (Full day)

AVAILABILITY: From September 15th to April 30th


The tour begins with the pick-up from the meeting point agreed in El Calafate. In our comfortable buses, a bilingual tourist guide will give you information about the landscape you are about to see.

Once in the “Bajo las Sombras” Port, located just 7km from the Glacier, you board a ship to cross the Brazo Rico, and you get off 20 minutes later on the opposite shore.

Small groups of up to 10 people are organized, and the hike begins from the southern moraine of the Glacier and in just over an hour you will reach a spectacular viewpoint where you will access the ice. There, the guides fit the crampons, harnesses and helmets and the journey begins.

Once on the glacier and with the crampons on, the world takes another perspective: blue ponds, deep cracks, huge glacier mills, magic caves and the unique feeling of being in the heart of the glacier.

Always accompanied by our mountain guides, you will explore the corners of the most special glacier of the world for three hours and a half (approximately). During the walk, the guides will help you learn more about the ice, its surroundings and you will be able to size the dimension of the glacier and enjoy the view of the nearby mountains, such as Cerro Dos Picos, Cerro Pietrobelli and Cerro Cervantes. In addition, you will have half an hour to have lunch over the white blanket and be amazed in a place of unique beauty.

Back on the moraine, we will start another one-hour walk back to the port, to take the boat and navigate very close to the southern wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier and get back to “civilization” after having enjoyed one of the most spectacular ice treks in the world!

The tour includes a guided visit to the walkways of Los Glaciares National Park. There, you will be able to enjoy the amazing panoramic landscape of the Glacier and to walk along some of the self guided trails.

The Big Ice is designed for fans of trekking, exploration and challenges.


Due to the level of effort and difficulty present in this activity, is not suitable for persons with the following conditions:

Easy Cancellation

If you need to cancel or postpone, just send us an email and we will take care of everything.

Direct Communication With the Operator

You will have the WhatsApp for the operator of your choose excursion. No more lost pick ups!

English Speaking Guide and Small Groups

Almost all of our tours are done in small groups. All of them have english speaking guides.

Other Information




Due to the level of effort and difficulty present in this activity, is not suitable for persons
with the following conditions:
 Overweight.
 Pregnancy.
 Physical or mental disability that affects attention, march or coordination.
 Peripheral or Central Cardiovascular diseases, use of stent, by-pass, pace-maker or
other prosthesis.
 Use of anticoagulants or varicose veins degree III (tick and multiples).
 Respiratory diseases (COPD, asthma, emphysema).

This tour is 100% refundable if you cancel 72hs before the date of your tour.

After booking and finalizing payment, you will receive a confirmation for your purchase. Then, in less than 24 hours, you will receive the voucher that you can use to take the excursions.

If the reservation is for the next day, we will be attentive and we will send you the voucher before your excursion begins.



Comfortable and warm clothing. Raincoat jacket, waterproof long pants, waterproof hiking boots, sunglasses, backpack (40lts), sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, hat.


Water bottle and food for the day. The Company does not have a food and beverage sales service.
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