Rios de Hielo Boat Ride at El Calafate - Upsala and Spegazzini Channel
Duration: 8 hours Super Easy
Why we love this tour
Discover Los Glaciares National Park from a whole new perspective, through a boat ride to the Upsala and Spegazzini Glaciers.
- Learn about the geography of the place with our experienced bilingual guides
- Discover Upsala and Spegazzini Glaciers
- Sail in a first class Catamaran and be amazed by the landscapes along the way
This tour is essential to learn about the wonderful glaciers that surround the National Park, because it is the only one that takes us to the two most important glaciers: Upsala and Spegazzini, which it would be impossible to reach otherwise.
The navigation lasts approximately 5 hours, and we can enjoy amazing views from the terrace and balconies of the boat, or we can be comfortably seated inside it
We will pick you up around 7:00 am (morning departure) or 11:30 am (afternoon departure) and will undertake the journey of 50 Km to Punta Bandera.
We will pass by the edge of the main body of Argentino Lake and move on towards Punta Bandera Port, where we will get on a modern catamaran.
The first part of the excursion is in the northern arm of Lake Argentino across the Boca del Diablo, the narrowest part of the lake, then you will go to the Upsala channel and the Spegazzini channel where you are able to see, at the end of each channel, the glaciers with the same name.
The navigation runs between spectacular icebergs of immense size and varied forms. From the boat you will see, among others, the Upsala and the Spegazzini glaciers, the largest and highest respectively among all glaciers in the park.
The catamaran will navigate in circles in order to let everybody take excellent pictures of the glaciers. Also, we will be able to sit inside this confortable ship where we can enjoy a warm breakfast (not included).
After 5 hours of navigation, we will return to the port and then go to El Calafate. Once at the pier, we will take the bus that will arrive back to El Calafate, arriving at 3 pm or 8 pm, depending on the option selected.
Need to know before you go
Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
**IMPORTANT** The tour has the following operation:
- Ríos De Hielo Express Boat Ride - Morning Departure: departures ONLY on odd days
- Ríos De Hielo Sunset Boat Ride - Afternoon Departure: departures ONLY on even days
Passengers have to bring their own lunch
Passengers must inform accommodation details to arrange pick up service
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