Early morning airport transfer to Bariloche for your flight to Calafate. On arrival in Calafate you will be met and transferred out of the town to Hosteria Alta Vista, one of Patagonia’s “best kept secrets” – a working cattle ranch and small hosteria (country inn). Relax and explore this afternoon before a home-cooked dinner at the Hosteria.
On the morning of day 8 you will be met at the hosteria and transferred to the pier for a day on board the M/V Leal Cruise. The fully renovated motor-yacht, Crucero Leal, offers day cruises to navigate among the impressive glaciers and icebergs of the Los Glaciares National Park .
The navigation will cross the Brazo Norte and visit the barrier of icebergs in the Upsala Channel (sometimes not fully accessible when chunks of ice block it) to get a panoramic view of the Upsala Glacier, one the largest on the continental ice cap.
Continue on cruising to the stunning Spegazzini Glacier, where the boat will stop for lunch with the glacier as a back-drop and then enjoy free time for a short hike in Puesto de Vacas to get an aerial view of the glacier. Activities and tea on board as you navigate back to Puerto Bandera for your transfer back to the hosteria. (Bilingual guide on board)