Have you ever wondered how cold the ice could be?
Technically it’s 0°C or 32°F, of course. But there is a special way to truly
feel the ice by exploring one of the most incredible and unique glaciers in the
world. We invite you to discover one of Argentina´s natural wonders- The
Perito Moreno- a one-of-a-kind glacier.
This amazing experience begins in the small port
of Bajo de las Sombras- located within the National Park and 1.30 hour
away from El Calafate town. Here you board a boat and sail the Rico arm of the
lake, enjoying the fresh air and stunning views of the Perito Moreno glacier’s
After 20 minutes of navigation, upon arrival to the other side of the lake, you greeted by a specialized bilingual mountain guide, who leads you to a small refuge where you can leave your personal items and go to the restrooms. As you will be trailing through the wilderness, there are no toilets so take advantage of it!
In groups of no more than 20 people, you will follow your guide along a long walkway within the forest until reaching the shores of the lake once again. The guide explains about flora, fauna and general glaciology of the region and also about the particular phenomenon that happens in the Perito Moreno Glacier which eventually produces its cracking.
Before stepping on the ice, you will be given a helmet and a pair of crampons – the guide will show you how to use them – and here’s where the true experience begins!
Now you become more than just a witness of this natural ice paradise with plenty of ice formations of the most incredible blues. You are now part of it. The glacier catches you in many ways as soon as you set foot on it. You start building a new connection with nature while you walk inside it… deeper and deeper.
Your ears are now filled with the sound of nothing but the whisper of the crampons burying inside the ice. Your eyes are now full of shapes, shades, hues of white and blue and you just can’t get enough of the views. Forget about the camera, the social media and the rest of the world: There is no way a photograph can portrait this beauty. More important than this: it cannot treasure the true feeling of this place. Take your time to be filled by its peace, its temperature, its everlasting sensation.
There’s no better way to peak this amazing
experience than with a glass of whisky served on the glacier’s rocks. The best way to say: “Cheers to new adventures!”
At the end of the trekking, you return to the refuge along the same path through the forest and then board the boat on your way back to town. The glacier will still be gazed so there’s enough time to continue enjoying this stunning landscape.
On board Australis Luxury Expedition Cruise Company, join a unique venture through the waterways of southern Patagonia including Cape Horn, the Strait of Magellan (which celebrates 500 years of its discovery in 2020), Tierra del Fuego and the Beagle Channel.
We invite your guests to visit one of the most remote places in the world, where nature is pristine and wild, aboard Ventus and Stella Australis Expedition Cruises. Go through southern fjords and channels until reaching the mythical Cape Horn.
Marvel at the presence of glaciers and Magellan Penguins in the vastness of Tierra del Fuego at the southern end of Patagonia.
During Australis sailings, admire nearly a dozen glaciers, including Pia Glacier, one of the most active in Patagonia, as well as the string of glaciers that cover the Darwin Mountain Range on the Beagle Channel.
Marvel at the presence of penguin and seabird colonies such as albatross and cormorants, who will join travellers along their journey. The daily zodiac rides afford you the unique opportunity to experience the most remote corners of Tierra del Fuego.
Discover the wonders of one of the most spectacular natural environments in the world, led by Australis expert guides, who are professionally trained in the natural history of the Magallanes Region. Enjoy thematic lectures on board, where you will learn about glaciology, native ethnicities, geographical landmarks, and the flora and fauna of Southern Patagonia.
We are the Alchemists… Let us spin your client’s dreams into realities!
Patagonia is a place we always like to return to,
it is so extensive that there is always a new spot to discover.
Let us show you our amazing glamping experiences surrounded by pure nature. These are the perfect getaway for those who are looking to getting closer to nature with uncompromising privacy and in hang with ALCHEMY`s true high-end services.
Our Glamping experiences are a great and relaxing way of making memories in untouched locations! Given the remoteness of our chosen spots, in the middle of the wilderness, the experience is 100% unplugged- staying away from social media usually invites to a relaxed ambience and promotes long talks and connecting amongst each other.
ALCHEMY prepared a wide range of exclusive outdoor
activities such as rafting and trekking, all in different levels. We
complemented these with activities like exclusive parties, live music and
entertainment, among others.
ALCHEMY has the proven capability to make you feel like home away from home, even in the most pristine and undiscovered places. Allow the below photographs of our latest Glamping experience to speak for us…
We included full board service with a chef onsite. A perfect way to enjoy great outdoors and relax through culinary delicacies.
Get cozy in front of the fire and watch the sky colors change as the sun sets over the horizon. At night, watch the night sky from your hot tub surrounded by pure nature.
It only takes some minutes on luxury helicopters to get lost in amazing sceneries of Patagonia.
Guests enjoyed our live musical surprises, paired up by your favorite drink… making up for memorable moments!
Every day was different! We prepared personalized outdoor activities during the stay. It’s all about the perfect combination of relaxing and adrenaline!
Glamping is also an eco-friendly travel option,
with a low carbon footprint. Our aim is to leave no trace and to let the
natural environment remain in its original state.
The north American travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler has recently published the best 20 places in the world to visit in 2020, and one of them is Argentinian: the village behind Los Glaciares National Park, El Chaltén town in Santa Cruz province. Declared National Trekking Capital in 1994 this place is home to breathtaking landscapes, glaciers, massive lakes and snowy peaks worth knowing.
The full list of the 20 best places to visit this 2020 includes: 1. Armenia, 2. Bahia in Brazil, 3. Botswana Salt flats, 4. The Canadian Arctic, 5. Canary Islands in Spain, 6. Copenhagen, 7. Dominica, 8. Dubai, 9. El Chaltén in Argentina, 10. Guiana, 11. Metz in France, 12. Mokpo in South Korea, 13. Nashville, 14. Okinawa in Japan, 15. Rwanda, 16. Slovenia, 17. The southern coast of Sri Lanka, 18. South Eastern Australia, 19. Southwest of Michigan, and 20. Tanger in Morocco.
According to data retrieved by an investigation carried by the accommodation company Booking.com, during 2018 this destination has welcomed travelers from the United States, France, Germany, Brazil and the United Kingdom. In addition, in the beginning of 2019 and based on the comments of travelers from all around the world, it was also named one of the most welcoming destinations in the world. The activities the destination has to offer are several and varied, but trekking is definitely one of the best ways to explore it.
Miroslava is a dreamer and entrepreneur, she loves to explore and discover new places, cultures and customs. That is the reason why she is in Argentina today working as an administrative assistant at ALCHEMY DMC. She is characterized for being a happy, empathic, proactive person who works in an organized and responsible way.