Patagonia

Lake Argentino Glacier Cruise - SANTA CRUZ

3 days | 2 nights
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From 1490USD per person
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Cruise Description

On a 3-day 2-night Spirit of the Glaciers voyage aboard the M/Y Santa Cruz, navigate the milky blue waters of Lago Argentino, Argentina's biggest lake, and meet 3 of the most prominent Patagonian glaciers of Los Glaciares National Park.

Your exclusive Patagonia cruise begins by boarding the 20 en-suite cabin ship at the private dock of La Soledad in Bahía Tranquila, and journeying towards Alemana Bay.

See glacier walls that reach an impressive height of 135 m on a visit to Glacier Spegazzini, then weave among moving chunks of icebergs as you make your way to Upsala Glacier, reachable only by boat.

Spend time on land as you hike through the Andean-Patagonian forest, under the canopies of lenga and coihue trees.

On your final day on the Patagonia cruise, see the highly anticipated Perito Moreno Glacier, the centerpiece of Los Glaciares National Park.

Experience the thrill of watching icebergs calve from its shifting face, and tumble into Lago Argentino with thunderous splashes.

UNESCO World designated in 1981, southwest Argentina's Los Glaciares National Park spans some 4,459 square km, hugging the Chilean border. A natural site defined by grassy plains, scenic fjords, and mammoth-sized glaciers, Argentina's best known national park leaves outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers in awe and wonder. 

Destinations

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Trip at a glance

Visits

LOS GLACIARES NATIONAL PARK: Lake Argentino, Puesto de las Vacas, Seno MayoPerito Moreno Glacier, Spegazzini Glacier, Upsala Glacier, Mayo Glacier, Negro Glacier, Toro Bay 

Trip details

Itinerary

Day 1 Departure, Onboard entertainments

Afternoon

At 5 pm this evening, board the M/Y Santa Cruz at the private dock of La Soledad, in Bahía Tranquila, for your 5:30 pm departure. Meet and greet your captain, crew, and fellow passengers, and set sail to Alemana Bay. 

Evening

Take part in a variety of organized activities and indulge in onboard entertainment.

Overnight onboard.

MEALS
  • Dinner at Puesto de las Vacas

Day 2 Los Glaciares National Park, Spegazzini Glacier, Uspala Glacier, Seno Mayo

Morning

Reach the scenic spot of Puesto de las Vacas this morning and disembark for a short hike. Sail to Glacier Spegazzini, which sits on the shores of one of Lago Argentino's western arms. Though not the largest glacier of Los Glaciares National Park, the sheer size of Glacier Spegazzini remains impressive, and its walls reach a towering height of 135 m.

Stop briefly for lunch at midday.

Afternoon

This afternoon, see Upsala Glacier and hike through Seno Mayo. Covering a vast area of 870km², and measuring 60 km in length and 70 m in height, Upsala Glacier proudly holds the title as the largest glacier in all of South America. On the M/V Santa Cruz, weave between the icebergs strewn across the milky blue waters of Lago Argentino to get an up-close view of Upsala Glacier, then disembark at Seno Mayo where you'll go on a hike through the ñires and coihue carpeted forests to a waterfall.

Evening

Dinner at Bahía Toro - Seno Mayo.

Overnight onboard.

MEALS
  • Breakfast onboard
  • Lunch onboard
  • Dinner at Bahía Toro - Seno Mayo

Day 3 Mayo Glacier, Negro Glacier, Perito Moreno Glacier,

Morning

Sail south this morning and hike alongside towering lenga and coihue trees in the Andean-Patagonian forest, admiring views of the Mayo and Negro Glaciers.

Continue across the Iceberg Channel on your way to the star attraction of Los Glaciares National Park - Perito Moreno Glacier, named after the Argentinian explorer Francisco Moreno. At 30 km in length, an average of 73 m in height, and covering an area of 250 km², the blinding white Perito Moreno Glacier continues to advance, contrary to many of the world's receding glaciers.

Enjoy lunch before exploring Los Glaciares National Park on land, and admire the ever-shifting faces of the Perito Moreno Glacier by strolling along with the park's extensive walkway system.

Afternoon

Return to the private dock of La Soledad on the M/Y Santa Cruz this afternoon, where your Patagonia cruise ends at 5 pm.

Transfer to El Calafate for your onward journey.

MEALS
  • Breakfast onboard
  • Lunch onboard

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What's included

Accommodation

Nights
2 nights onboard Santa Cruz M/Y

Meals

Full board plan
2 breakfeasts + 2 lunches + 3 dinners

Transportation

Car
First Category Tourist Vehicle for all transfers
Cruise
Santa Cruz M/Y

What's not included

  • Entrance Fees to National Parks
  • Port tax
  • Domestic Flights
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra Meals
  • Drinks
  • Tips

Dates and Prices

Arrival date

Important notes

When traveling to Patagonia, we recommend you bring:

  • a warm and waterproof jacket (Gore-Tex)
  • a pair of gloves
  • a wool hat, a scarf
  • quality sunglasses
  • sunblock
  • a daily backpack
  • hiking/walking waterproof shoes
  • binoculars
  • a medical kit
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