Gourmet Glaciers Experience
Gourmet Glaciers Experience has a very quiet dynamic that proposes a boat trip on-board the traditional María Turquesa Cruise, specially refurbished to enjoy an exclusive lunch in front of the majestic Spegazzini glacier.
Departing from the hotels in town, there is an hour-long drive to Punta Bandera Port (shuttle service not included). Once passengers arrive at the private port “La Soledad”, they will board an equipped ship to experience an unforgettable day.
Once on board, the captain and his crew give everyone a warm welcome. Moorings away, the boat heads to the Northern Canal of the lake, while the guide describes the itinerary. An interesting glaciology talk is given, with coffee service available during the whole navigation.
Later on, the ship may approach Upsala glacier front, whose access could be affected by wandering icebergs that fell off from its front. A slow journey will highlight incredible panoramic views that participants will enjoy from the upper deck. The navigation continues its way entering the Spegazzini Canal.
Lunch time has come. An exclusive menu finds its main course in front of Spegazzini Glacier. The approach to this glacier is astonishing: 80-to-135-metre-high front walls, a unique moment with enough time to enjoy it.
The route continues until reaching “Puesto de las Vacas”. Participants are invited to disembark for a one-hour-long walk to the “post”, discovering the Andean Patagonian forest and learning about the lifestyle before the National Park was established.
Back on the ship, the group heads to De Los Témpanos Canal, thus sailing in front of the Perito Moreno Glacier´s Northern Face. Finally, the way back to the private Pier La Soledad begins.
From Hotel: Since 07:30 hs
Boarding time: 08:30hs // Port arrival: 18:00hs.
Note: The schedule reported is estimative and it could be modified for a better activity development
María Turquesa Cruise’s features:
Length: 37.5 meters
Beam: 9.6 meters
Depth: 3.1 meters
Hull and superstructure material: marine aluminium
Cruising speed: 20 knots.
Engine: (2) Caterpillar 1000 HP
Maximum capacity: 200 participants
VIP Area Capacity: 20 participants
Children’s recreation room
Lamb sandwich with homemade mustard, criollo cheese and caramelized onions, accompanied with baked vegetables and four cheeses sauce.
Caramel mousse, brownie and preserved red fruits.
Includes a soft drink (soda or water) drink.
PREMIUM GOURMET GLACIERS:
Brioche bread, trout paste and seasonal pickles
Corn and pumpkin cream, olives focaccia, tomato pesto and roasted garlic cream
Lamb terrine with grain mustard, smoked eggplant, figs and tiny onions syrup, garlic and carrot mayonnaise
Río Negro Province apple and quince puff pastry, burned caramel cream, yerba mate mousse and white chocolate
Menu options subject to modification
NOTE: Infusions and soft drinks are included during the whole tour. Alcoholic drinks only included at lunch.
All year round
Departures on Christmas (Dec 24th and 25th) and New Year (Dec 31st and Jan 1st) will apply additional charge.