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Hielo y Aventura

Avenida Del Libertador 935, El Calafate Z9405AHH, Argentina
+54 2902 49-2205
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If you've come all this way... Do Big Ice!!!

Yes - this tour is expensive - but if you've come all the way to Patagonia you may as well do it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mark H
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Perfect organization!

We did the tour to the national park and the mini trekking tour for 1 1/2 hours. It's very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
armin_azad
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El Calafate, Argentina
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Concessionary company of Glaciers national parks, certified by a quality standard ISO 9001:2008. We develops excursions to walk over Perito Moreno glacier, and navigate in front of its southern wall. Minitrekking: 10 hours tour, including transportation from Calafate, one hour visit to panoramic view point, 20 minutes navigation, and 1:40 hour trek on the ice. Physical effort: Medium high Big Ice: 12 hours tour, including transportation form Calafate, half an hour visit to the panoramic view point, 20 minutes navigation, 3:30 hours trekking on the ice. Physical effort: High. Safari Nautico: one hour navigation in front of the southern face of Perito Moreno Glacier. It does not include transportation. It can be purchased in the park, the day of the tour.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“big ice” (181 reviews)
“mini trek” (79 reviews)
“the bus” (91 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Avenida Del Libertador 935, El Calafate Z9405AHH, Argentina
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+54 2902 49-2205

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Yes - this tour is expensive - but if you've come all the way to Patagonia you may as well do it properly. Before I booked I didn't really understand the difference between Big Ice and Mini Trekking - so let me try and highlight...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did the tour to the national park and the mini trekking tour for 1 1/2 hours. It's very expensive in my opinion but since there no other organizers there is no other option. Everything was on time and the guides were very friendly. First...More

Thank armin_azad
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Suggestions: -Dress in layers.. it was cold and windy when we were there. Some people were in jeans an regretted it. -Bring waterproof pants and coat. -Bring a lunch, they do not provide one and you can't buy one. They do give you a bag...More

Thank keepitsouth
Reviewed 6 days ago

Mini-trekking is a must to experience the glaciers up close. Our guide Louis was very informative, friendly, and helpful - even to the irritating participants in our group. One criticism is the ban on ALL pregnant women for the tour. It is nothing strenuous and...More

Thank Magen S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked and reserved the mini ice tour from England, the company have a large office on the main part of town and we confirmed and paid for the trip when we arrived. You get picked up at 7:30 and travel to the national park...More

Thank Sophie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I tried Big Ice on a whim. The experience is well worth it. The guides are extremely friendly, and helpful. They added to the experience. Getting to the glacier is a challenging hike, and once you arrive at the glacier you are...More

Thank Katrina H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a good trip and highly recommend this company! Well organised visit to the glacier and all staff seemed to know what to do and when! Remember your lunch as no food is provided. Our guide was knowledgeable, kept the group together, and allowed plenty...More

Thank Jenni K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend their 2.5 hr mini- trekking of the Perito Moreno glacier. The guides are excellent and are very informative. They even surprise you with whiskey and bonbons when you reach the highest point- very original. Guides are careful and ensure your safety. They are...More

Thank sooji38
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seeing the Perito Moreno glacier is awesome. Hiking it too is even more spectacular! Breathing perhaps the cleanest air on the planet, drinking the purest glacial water and sipping whiskey using Glacial ice are a once in a lifetime experiences for most of us. This...More

1  Thank jason J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked the mini trekking at Perito Moreno through the web site of Hielo y Aventura. The bus pick us up from our hotel and drove us to the Graciares National Park. From there we took the boat and went across to a refuge where...More

Thank ELENI K
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jiajia929
21 April 2017|
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I wouldn't take the chance. Most probably you'll be back around 7:00PM.
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Helen L
3 February 2017|
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Response from HieloyAventura | Property representative |
Hello Helen! I you have a flight, you need to take your own transfer and skip the visit to the balconies, to make it shorter, our buses return later than 18:00 hs. We do not recommend at all to combine the tour on the same... More
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Susan F
2 February 2017|
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Response from HieloyAventura | Property representative |
Dear Susan, You can buy it in any agency, in Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Chalten, Puerto Natales. If not try to call us, we can help you with your booking. In our agency in Calafate we recieve Visa, Master, American Express... More
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