The Spirit of the Glaciers Cruise in Patagonia
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El Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier Ice Trekking & 2-night Luxury Glacier Cruise

An amazing 4-night program to visit Perito Moreno Glacier from El Calafate including the wonderful minitrekking and an incredible 2-night cruise
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El Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier Ice Trekking & 2-night Luxury Glacier Cruise

Overview

4 nights in the glaciers area to enjoy Perito Moreno Glacier and the incredible Spirit of the Glacier Cruise in a 2-day boat navigation

A package that includes two nights in El Calafate, to visit the majestic Perito Moreno Glacier, the main attraction of the area, and then continue enjoy the Spirit of the Glaciers Cruise

Mini-trekking is an exhilarating activity offered during the Spirit of the Glacier cruise, where passengers embark on a guided trek across the icy terrain of select glaciers. Equipped with crampons, they traverse the glacier’s surface, marveling at its breathtaking beauty and unique features. Led by experienced guides, participants explore crevasses, ice formations, and azure blue meltwater pools, gaining a firsthand understanding of glacial dynamics. This adventure provides an unforgettable opportunity to connect with the pristine wilderness of Patagonia and witness the raw power of nature up close. After the mini-trekking experience, passengers will enjoy the comfort of the cruise ship called Spirit of the Glacier, where they continue their journey through the majestic landscapes of Los Glaciares National Park, enjoying gourmet cuisine, onboard amenities, and captivating lectures along the way.

 

 

 

itinerary

DAY 1

Arrive to El Calafate

Arrival in El Calafate. This is the gateway to one of the most spectacular natural wonders in South America and indeed the world! Yes, the amazing Perito Moreno Glacier and the glaciers in Los Glaciares National Park.

Once you arrive to El Calafate, check in the selected hotel and free time. You can add any of the following activities listed below

 

Ice trekking at Perito Moreno Glacier

DAY 2

Visiting the Perito Moreno Glacier with ice trekking

After breakfast, we start a wonderful visit to the Perito Moreno Glacier.

The excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentine Patagonia is an unforgettable adventure that immerses visitors in the raw beauty of nature. Starting with a scenic drive from El Calafate, guests are greeted with awe-inspiring views of the Patagonian landscape before reaching Los Glaciares National Park.

The called minitrekking is a wonderful adventure activity offered in various glaciated regions, including Patagonia’s Los Glaciares National Park. Participants are provided with specialized equipment such as crampons and guided by experienced professionals. The trek typically involves hiking across the surface of a glacier, exploring its unique features like crevasses, seracs, and ice caves. It offers an up-close encounter with the glacier’s stunning blue ice formations and crystalline meltwater pools. Mini-trekking is suitable for individuals with moderate fitness levels and allows them to witness the dynamic nature of glaciers while learning about their formation and significance in the environment. It’s a memorable and educational experience that provides a deeper appreciation for the natural wonders of icy landscapes.

Return to the hotel. If you´re active and want to continue, check the Nativo Experience, a good optional activity you can add to enjoy a cultural experience in a cave with an exquisite dinner included!

The Spirit of the Glaciers Cruise in Patagonia

DAY 3

Spirit of the Glacier Cruise!

After pick up from your hotel in El Calafate, we will go directly to the pier. Passengers arrive at the designated departure point and board the cruise ship in paraje “La Soledad” in Bahia Tranquila, where they are warmly welcomed by the crew. They settle into their cabins and familiarize themselves with the ship’s layout and amenities.

Once everyone is on board, there may be an introductory session or orientation where passengers receive information about the itinerary, safety procedures, and onboard facilities. They may also have the opportunity to meet the crew and fellow travelers.

As the ship sets sail, passengers gather on deck to watch as the rugged coastline of Patagonia fades into the distance. The cruise begins its journey through the pristine waters of the region, offering passengers stunning views of fjords, mountains, and glaciers.

Throughout the day, passengers have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the onboard amenities. They may lounge on the sun deck, indulge in a spa treatment, or participate in onboard activities such as lectures, workshops, or cultural performances.

Meals aboard the Spirit of the Glaciers are a highlight of the experience. Passengers are treated to delicious gourmet cuisine prepared by talented chefs using locally sourced ingredients. Dining options may include regional specialties as well as international dishes, served in elegant dining rooms with panoramic views.

As night falls, passengers can unwind with evening entertainment such as live music, dancing, or storytelling sessions. Alternatively, they may choose to simply relax under the stars and enjoy the tranquility of the Patagonian night sky.

Details of the day:

5:00 pm: Boarding at the company’s private dock “La Soledad” in Bahía Tranquila (Paraje Punta Bandera) 5:30 pm Set sail to Bahia Alemana | Dinner and overnight at Puesto de las Vacas

 

 

 

 

The Spirit of the Glaciers Cruise in Patagonia

DAY 4

Glaciers and more glaciers...

After breakfast, we will enjoy breathtaking views as the ship navigates through the stunning landscapes of Los Glaciares National Park in Patagonia.

In the morning, you will  have the opportunity to participate in guided excursions or activities led by bilingual English-Spanish guides. These activities could include hiking in the surrounding areas, wildlife watching, or visiting nearby attractions.

The cruise continues its journey through the icy waters, offering passengers unparalleled views of glaciers, mountains, and pristine wilderness. The ship’s crew may provide commentary on the natural features and wildlife spotted along the way.

You will enjoy gourmet meals served onboard, featuring locally sourced ingredients and expertly prepared dishes. The dining experience may include both traditional Patagonian cuisine and international options, accompanied by fine wines and beverages.

Throughout the day, you have access to the ship’s amenities, including lounges, libraries, and outdoor decks. You can relax, socialize with fellow travelers, or simply take in the awe-inspiring scenery.

As the day draws to a close, you may gather for evening entertainment or presentations, which could include talks on the region’s ecology, culture, or history. Alternatively, guests may choose to stargaze from the deck or enjoy quiet moments of reflection.

Remember the meals are included in your program

Breakfast
Landing at Puesto de las Vacas for a walk
Sailing towards Spegazzini glacier
Lunch
Sailing towards Upsala glacier
Dinner and overnight at Bahía Toro – Seno Mayo

The Spirit of the Glaciers Cruise in Patagonia

DAY 5

Perito Moreno Glacier + Good bye land of glaciers!

After breafkast, passengers start their day with optional guided excursions or activities led by bilingual English-Spanish guides. These activities may include exploring secluded bays, trekking through scenic trails, or visiting points of interest along the coastline.

The cruise may navigate closer to awe-inspiring glaciers, providing passengers with unparalleled views of towering ice walls, calving events, and sparkling icebergs. The ship’s crew may offer commentary on the geological formations and glacial dynamics.

Wildlife Watching: Throughout the day, passengers have the opportunity to spot a variety of wildlife indigenous to the region. This could include sightings of seals, sea lions, seabirds, and possibly even whales or dolphins swimming in the surrounding waters.

In between excursions and activities, passengers may attend informative presentations or workshops led by knowledgeable experts. Topics may range from the ecology and conservation of the Patagonian ecosystem to the cultural heritage of the indigenous peoples of the region.

Meals aboard the Spirit of the Glacier cruise continue to delight passengers with gourmet cuisine inspired by local flavors and ingredients. Guests can savor delicious dishes served in elegant dining settings, accompanied by fine wines and beverages.

As the day unfolds, passengers can take advantage of the ship’s amenities to relax and unwind. They may choose to lounge on deck, enjoy a rejuvenating spa treatment, or simply soak in the breathtaking scenery of Patagonia’s pristine wilderness.

Transfer out to El Calafate town or El Calafate Airport. If you need an extra night, just let´s know!

Details of the day:

Breakfast
Hike in the Andean-Patagonian forest with views of Mayo and Negro glaciers
Navigation through Canal de los Témpanos towards Perito Moreno glacier
Lunch
Landing and walking along the glacier’s northern footpaths in the National Park
Sailing back to Paraje Punta Banderas
Disembark at 4:00 PM

What is Included

  • Transfers in/out airport - hotel and cruise pier - airport
  • 2 nights of accommodation in selected hotel with breakfast
  • Visit to Perito Moreno Glacier with Minitrekking included
  • 2-night Spirit of the Glaciers Cruise with meals and explorations
  • Entrance fee to national parks
  • Tips
  • Other meals not detailed in the itinerary

Faq

Check with us, the cruise operates during september-april period with fixed departure dates.

Sure, no problem. We can add nights, delete one night, or even include some extra nights post cruise.

Please check with us special rates for special dates

Absolutely! We can add a couple of nights, and make a wonderful 5 or 6-night tour for example to enjoy the amazing trekking activities in El Chaltén and Fitz Roy Massif area.

Yes! Full board service including alcoholic beverages with meals and also hot beverages and soft drinks while sailing.

The cruise have 19 e nsuite cabins with outside view in two levels, with a maximum capacity of 38 passengers! Service is amazing!

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