In the morning, after breakfast, you will go with your own vehicle to the Exploradores Valley and the glacier park, which gateway is directly behind the hotel.
Past the waterfalls, along the Tranquilo lake, the Bayo lake and great views of different glaciers, it goes to the base station. Here the equipment (adequate shoes for the ice, crampons gametes) is tried on and packed into the backpack. You will start walking through the evergreen Valdivian rainforest and after 15 min you´ll reach the end moraine of the Exploradores River, which you will climb up and climb down again on the other side. Such a wonderful hike in Patagonia.
The descent is steep, but you do not need any experience. After another hour of hiking through the deposits of the glacier you reach the “eternal” ice. Little by little one enters the unexplored territory which is in constant movement.
Everywhere, it clucks and bubbles. Near and far you can hear water rushing and stones and rocks in all conceivable sizes are moving. On the glittering white ice surface of the glacier, the crampons are pulled over and it is explained how these are to be used. We explore caves in surreal forms, the from rainfalls formed flows (remolinos) which lead deep to the bottom of the glacier and in good weather conditions we look over the glacier to the impressive San Valentin mountain in the northern Patagonian ice field which starts behind the tearing edge of the Exploradores. After about 2 hours hiking, exploring and taking photos on the ice, you will start going back to Puerto Tranquilo. Overnight at Hotel El Puesto.