A beautiful excursion to marvel at Patagonia’s hidden scenery, virgin forests, glaciers and of course, the imposing Perito Moreno Glacier, while learning about the region’s history and the expeditions of the Expert (‘Perito’) Francisco P. Moreno.
In the morning, we’ll pick you up from your hotel and after 1 hour surrounded by the quintessential Patagonian steppe, local wildlife and traditional ranches, we’ll reach Punta Bandera where we board the catamaran.
The guide and crew welcome us aboard and explain what our journey will involve, along with the boat’s safety measures.
The sail begins along the Channel of the Icebergs before entering the Seno Mayo stretch of Lago Argentino (the Argentinian Lake). Our first landing is in Bahía Toro, where we’ll embark on a short, fairly easy trek in the Patagonian Andean Forest, visiting an example of centennial cherry tree and a stream fed by a 180-metre high and 100-metre wide waterfall.
Back on board the boat, we continue sailing along the Seno Mayo, enjoying the stunning scenery and listening to our guide tell the stories behind the expeditions of ‘Perito’ Moreno and his team here, taking back into those pioneering times.
Our second landing sees us walk slightly further, around 1,000 metres but not particularly challenging. Our trek takes us through a beautiful forest with impressive views of the glaciers hanging from the Cerro Mayo and Cerro Negro mountains. Here we have time to admire the marvellous scenery, including streams, glaciers, mountains and forests.
We continue sailing and getting closer to the Perito Moreno Glacier. Its imposing north face dazzles due to its size and beauty. We take our photos and film, with a bit of luck catching a calving.
Then we’ll have some free time to visit the walkways in front of the Glacier and visit the coffee shops.
After returning to the port, the transfer will take us back to our hotel.