You can visit any time, but because of the weather, we recommend the season from September through May, when you will have better options in hotels and tourism packages.
El Calafate is the town where tourists stay and the departure point of all the excursions. It is located by the shore in Lake Argentino.
No. That glacial is located on the southern arm of Lake Argentino and you can access from El Calafate by driving for 49.7 miles. The only possible lodging by the glacial is the Hostería Los Notros.
That is something very difficult to predict, although an approximate calculation is made. Since we can not be sure of the day or time of the break, we can´t plan a tour guaranteeing you will witness it.
5- Can I hire an excursion to Glacial Perito Moreno and add the trekking on the ice at the last minute?
No, you cannot. If you are not sure which of the two excursions you want to make, we recommend you don´t reserve either, although it is difficult to find a vacancy for mini-trekking on the spot. Please see our section on excursions to be sure. Although both are going to the same place, they are offered by different suppliers, and, if you change your mind, they will not refund your money on the previous day.
Because of the level of effort and difficulty, this excursion is not recommended for people who are wither older than 60 or younger tan 10; for people with a serious overweight problem; or for those with a physical handicap.
This excursion does not take reservations, so you can decide whether to take it or not once you get there, without the risk of being left out. The company offering this service has several boats with a capacity of 100 to 200 passengers each.
The excursion Cristina Adventure, on the other hand, requires reservations because it is taken on a small boat and there are some additional activities that must be prepared in advance.