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Minitrekking Excursion

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    Stop At: All Patagonia, 25 de Mayo 160, Z9405ACD El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina

    The excursion begins with the pick up from the hotels in El Calafate city, and goes through the Provincial Road N°11 to the Perito Moreno Glacier area, after traveling 75 km.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Pasarelas Perito Moreno, Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, El Calafate 9405 Argentina

    Once at the National Park, the bus takes you to the balconies and the guide is going to be waiting for you, to inform about the different trails. There, you’ll be free to walk along.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Puerto Bajo las Sombras - Hielo y Aventura, Parque Nacional los Glaciares, Z9405 El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina

    A bus from the company will take you to Bajo las Sombras pier, about 6 km far from the balconies, where you embark for a 20 minutes navigation across the Brazo Rico, enjoying breathtaking views of the glacier’s front walls and the Canal de los Témpanos (Icebergs Channel).

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Perito Moreno Glacier, Los Glaciares National Park Argentina

    After checking the last details, groups of 20 follow their guides along the lake’s shore towards the edge of the glacier.

    Once on the ice, the guides put each participant a pair of crampons on, and explain how to use them.

    You will receive explanations about flora, fauna and general glaciology of the region, and also about the particular phenomenon that happens in the Perito Moreno Glacier and eventually produces its rupture.

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    The pick-up is included only for hotels within El Calafate.

    The pick-up does not include Bed&Breakfast, or private accommodation. In this case, passengers must present themselves at the agency "Hielo and Aventura", at the time indicated on the day before the excursion.

    Exact pick up time will be informed one day before the excursion.
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Duration
    9h
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Minitrekking on the Glacier
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Entry/Admission- Perito Moreno Glacier. The ticket must be paid in pesos on the day of the excursion
    • Entry/Admission - All Patagonia
    • Entry/Admission - Pasarelas Perito Moreno
    • Entry/Admission - Puerto Bajo las Sombras - Hielo y Aventura
    • Entry/Admission - Perito Moreno Glacier
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 10 years old. Maximum age is 65 years old, with no exceptions of ANY KIND.
    • Limitations: This excursion, due to the degree of difficulty and effort required, it is only suitable for people from 10 to 65 years old. - People who are overweight should not participate. We consider as such those that exceed the following criteria: weight in kg greater than twice the height in cm minus 100 (for example, for a height of 1.70m: 170 minus 100 = 70 x 2 = 140)
    • People with any degree or type of physical or mental disability that affects their attention, progress and / or coordination
    • People whose cardiac or vascular capacities are diminished, or use stents, pacemakers or other prostheses; (for example: medicated with anticoagulants, grade III varices - those that are thick and multiple -, cardiac arrhythmias)
    • People suffering from diseases that provoke respiratory disabilities (COPD, asthma, emphysema, etc.
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Organized tour at one of the most amazing places in the world. Guides well trained and knowledgeable of the rough environment. Boat and bus rides on time. Highly recommended !!
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    Made the reservation and paid in full. Two days later, got canceled due to my age of 66. No matter how fit I might prove myself to be (and I am VERY fit and hike LONG distances), the provider's insurance will not allow my participation based exclusively on my age. Sigh. Promised
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    Response from AllPatagoniaTurismo, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Minitrekking Excursion
    Responded 1 Sep. 2019
    Dear Stodel, We understand your frustration due to the cancellation of your reservation. But as you must remember, the Minitrekking excursion has certain MANDATORY requirements to meet, such as: * AGE: Only allowed for people 10 to 65 years old. * PREGNANCY: Not suitable for pregnant women. * WEIGHT: Not suitable for overweight people, who exceed the body mass index (greater than 30) * MEDICAL CONDITIONS: Not suitable for people with any degree or type of physical or mental disability that affects their attention, walking and / or coordination. - Not suitable for people suffering from central or peripheral cardiovascular diseases, their cardiac or vascular capacities are diminished, or they use stents, pacemakers or other prostheses; (for example: medicated with anticoagulants, grade III varices - those that are thick and multiple, cardiac arrhythmias) -Not suitable for people suffering from diseases that cause respiratory disabilities (COPD, asthma, emphysema, etc). All this important information is duly published on our Viator portal, site through which you made the reservation. As soon as the reservation was processed, and seeing that the age requirement exceeded the allowed limit, we have contacted you. Our agency staff clearly explained to you the reason for the cancellation, despite your insistence adducing your good physical conditions. You were clearly explained about the specific conditions established by the provider regarding the issue of insurance, which only covers up to 65 years of age, and does not allow any kind of exception. Unfortunately, AGE is one of the criteria for participation in the excursion, which is why it is one of the first requirements informed. There are other activities that are less restrictive, such as hiking trails, navigation, etc., and we really wish you could enjoy them. We hope you can do it in some future visit to the Argentine Patagonia. Regarding the refund, it is processed by Viator, and possibly takes a few days. We suggest you contact them if you do not see it reflected in your credit card summary. We remain at your disposal for any questions or comments, All Patagonia Staff
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    this mini trekking was amazing journey in my life i will never forget the time I spent here at Perito Moreno Glacier its worth every penny i paid for it and I advice anyone to do it, we had a great time there.
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    Response from AllPatagoniaTurismo, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Minitrekking Excursion
    Responded 13 Mar. 2019
    Dear Guest, We are really happy that you could enjoy this beautiful excursion. Of course we hope that you visit us again!! Kind regards, Staff All Patagonia
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