Spirit of Glaciers

A LEGENDARY EXPEDITION TO DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF THE SOUTHERN PATAGONIAN GLACIERS.

The Patagonian ice field is the largest ice concentration on the planet outside the Polar Regions. Its glaciers descend from1,500 to 200 metres above sea level, which allows a unique chance to access them and enjoy the most amazing views.

Los Glaciares National Park offers a magnificent combination of forest, lakes, mountains, ice and steppes with more than 200 glaciers. The most renowned amongst them are Spegazzini with its face rising 135 meters above water level, Upsala covering an entire valley with an approximate extension of 765 Km2 and a length of 52km, and Perito Moreno constantly flowing forward and carving, offering breath- taking spectacles.

The Spirit of Glaciers is a multi-day expedition that enters nature to unfold the true essence of the Patagonian realm. Sailing on board the elegant and exclusive M/V Santa Cruz, specially designed for this activity, offers a perfect combination of high end comfort and cuisine creating a truly memorable experience.

1 night program

day 1

Embark at Puerto Privado La Soledad, Bahía Tranquila at 9:00 am. Check in will be on board. We will navigate towards Perito Moreno Glacier, through Canal de los Tempanos. Disembark and Walk on balconies. Embark and lunch in front of these Glacier. We will navigate to Bahia Alemana/Puesto de Las Vacas. Disembark to a hike. Dinner and spend our rst night.

day 2

After breakfast disembark to a hike in Puesto de Las Vacas. Once on board we will start to navigate towards Canal Spegazzini, where we will have lunch facing the Spegazzini Glacier, we will then head towards Upsala Glacier where we will also view icebergs. Expedition ends at Puerto Privado La Soledad, Bahía Tranquila, Paraje Punta Banderas. At 4:00 pm we will be landing and transferring the passengers back to El Calafate.

2 nights program

day 1

5:30 PM embarkation at the company’s private dock “La Soledad” in Bahía Tranquila (Paraje Punta Bandera) | Navigation to Bahia Alemana | Dinner and overnight at Puesto de las Vacas.

day 2

Breakfast I Landing at Puesto de las Vacas for a walk | Sailing towards Spegazzini glacier | Lunch | Sailing towards Upsala glacier | Dinner and overnight at Bahía Toro – Seno Mayo.

day 3

Breakfast I Hike in the Andean-Patagonian forest with views of Mayo and Negro glaciers I Navigation through Canal de los Témpanos towards Perito Moreno glacier | Lunch I Landing and board walk in the National Park | Sailing back to Paraje Punta Banderas | Disembarkation at 4 PM

M/V SANTA CRUZ COMFORT
SPECIFICATIONS

the M/V Santa Cruz combines comfort, design and state-of-the-art technology to offer a unique glacier cruising experience:

20 en-suite cabins with outside view distributed in two levels.
Ample deck space above the main lounge as well as the stern and bow deck Restaurant, library, lounge and bar
Full board service including alcoholic drinks with meals
Hot beverages and soft drinks while sailing
All activities with bilingual guide (Spanish-English)
Fully equipped kitchen

Length: 40.5 metres Beam: 10 metres
Pontoon Beam: 2.1 metres Draught: 1.2 metres

Hull and Superstructure built in Aluminium Engines: 2 x 1000 HP Caterpillar
Cruise speed: 19 knots
Maximum capacity: 40 passengers

THE SPIRITS OF THE GLACIERS