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Perito Moreno & Upsala Glaciers

Trip Length

Trip Code

4 days PSPU

Countries Visited


Start City

End City

El Calafate El Calafate
Perito Moreno & Upsala Glaciers

From the town of El Calafate we visit the world famous Perito Moreno Glacier, where we witness the spectacle of icebergs calving from the face of the glacier and crashing into icy waters. A boat ride on Lago Argentino enables us to absorb the wide expanses of Argentina's largest lake and visit the face of the massive Upsala Glacier. This short trip extension takes us into a remote and incredibly beautiful part of the world, where the forces of nature are at their best.

Why we love it:

Perito Moreno & Upsala Glaciers

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: El Calafate


Day 2: Perito Moreno Glacier Excursion - El Calafate

Meals included: 1 breakfast


Day 3: Lago Argentino Boat Cruise - El Calafate

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch


Day 4: El Calafate

Meals included: 1 breakfast


Your Trip

What to know

This program is for independent travellers and is not a group tour. Please note that on the day trips you may be joined by other non-Peregrine travellers. Trip does not run from May - Oct.

What's Included


Not Included

What to know


Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.  We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.

Visas and Permits

Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.

IMPORTANT: Australians, Americans, British, Canadians and New Zealanders, do not currently require a visa for Argentina. For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa requirements with your travel agent. Please note that when entering Argentine Territory, the following citizens must pay a "reciprocity fee": Australians - US$100, Canadians - US$75, and Americans - US$160. The fee will be valid for multiple re-entries within a period of one year as of the date of first entry. Payment must be made entirely ONLINE and fees can no longer be paid on arrival at any airport. This fee also needs to be paid online if you are crossing the border into Argentina by land. This price is subject to change and the price on the below website will have the up-to-date costs.

How to pay the reciprocity fee online:
• Visit or and register to start the process
• Fill out the form with the corresponding personal and credit card information
• Print the payment receipt
• Present the printed receipt at Immigration Control on arrival in Argentina. The receipt will be scanned by the Immigration officials, the information will be checked, and entry to the country will be registered


You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.

Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel ( page for more information.

Customs and Culture

Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.

Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.

Further Reading


On Heroes and Tombs-E Sabato Kiss of the Spider Woman-M Puig Argentina: A City and a Nation-J Scobie Gaucho’s and the Vanishing Frontier-R Slatta Peron & the Enigma of Argentina-T Martinez

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

30 October 2014

General Contact Details

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