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“I went on the minitrek 1/2 day glacier...”
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Hielo y Aventura
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 18 January 2010

I went on the minitrek 1/2 day glacier walk excursion and thought it was really well done. The guides were very friendly and interested in talking with us and very knowledgeable about the glacier. The hike wasn't dufficult but they were attentive and concerned for our safety the whole time. After 1 1/2 hours trekking in the ice the day ended with some scotch and cookies on top of the glacier! Nice touch! The views were great and for someone who just wanted a taste of ice trekking it was perfect! I would highly recommend it!

2  Thank SingaporeAllens
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Reviewed 3 January 2010

We wanted to walk on the glacier. Hielo y Aventura is the only agency offering this service on the Perito Moreno. Prices have doubled in one year. Service is very bad and unprofesional. They take clients as fools.
We advice you to go rather to el Chalten (3 hours bus) where you can do various treks on glaciers around the Fitz Roy.

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Reviewed 23 September 2009

Hielo y Adventura unfairly take advantage of the a monopoly they hold on the Perito Moreno trek and by continually raising pricess of their tours. This is probably also why many say that their tours are overcrowded and they feel as if they are beingrushed through.

After researching on the internet I found that most people paid $435 in 2008 (including transfer) for the Big Ice Tour. When I emailed Hielo y Adventura, they had already raised the price to $650 pesos (w/o transfer fees). When I asked them if they had raised the prices since 2008, they provided no explanation and simply wrote back: "The price is $650. If you want to pay less go somewhere else." This type of disregard for customers and free reign on price hikes is due to their unfair monopoly in Calafate.

Personally, I will not support this type of business practice and would much rather do a much cheaper and less crowded glacier hike on Viedma in near by Chalten.

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