Perito Moreno Glacier
Today you will visit Los Glaciares National Park, located in the Patagonian Continental Ice-cap. Upon arrival at the park, join with other travelers on a guided excursion, which begins in the pier located at “Bajo de las Sombras” Bay (approximately 6 kilometers before the glacier viewpoint). Here you will cross the Brazo Rico, reaching the southwest shore after 20 minutes of navigation on the bay. During your boat ride, you can observe the magnificent southern wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Upon disembarking, you will travel to the shelter where the guides organize the mini-trekking groups. (for clients 12-65 yrs old) An easy walk of about 20 minutes through the Magellanic forest brings you to the glacier. Here, the guides will assist with crampons that you’ll attach to your hiking boots and give you instructions for a 2-hour hike over the ice. In this trek over the glacier, you will appreciate many ice formations such as cracks, drains, and little lagoons. It is a moderate hike, and the ice surface where you will walk is irregular, but firm and safe. At the end of the hike, you will return to the shelter and embark to cross the lake. Once you arrive at the pier, you will travel for 6 km to reach the catwalks in front of the Perito Moreno Glacier, from which you will have different and amazing views of this natural wonder. RECOMMENDATIONS:
Footwear: Any type of sport footwear, for example, hiking boots or trainers. Use warm, thick socks. Rubber boots, ski shoes, and shoes with a heel are not admitted.
Transfer to Estancia Nibepo Aike. Nibepo Aike retains the essence of the old Patagonian estancias. It is found within Los Glaciares National Park on the shores of the Southern Arm of Lago Argentino. It covers more than 12,000 hectares, extending as far as the border with Chile. The estancia was formerly devoted to sheep production, maintaining a small herd nowadays, but its chief output is breeding Hereford cattle, for which it has developed a prestigious herd. The main buildings of the estancia are typical of the Patagonian pioneer architecture, all being very uniform in style. The imposing view of the Andes mountain range is ever-present, while the estancia’s everyday life carries on and it is common to see the men riding past herding the cattle and/or sheep and disappearing over the horizon. Behind the house is the vegetable garden which provides most of the fresh produce consumed on the estancia. Choose between several hiking options and observing rural tasks like branding of cattle, sheep-shearing with hand shears, herding of sheep, milking the cows, rounding up the cattle, and more.
- Breakfast, Afternoon tea, Dinner
- Estancia Nibepo Aike