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Visit of the glacier of the Mer de Glace with a Glaciologist

Experience 1786

Discover the secrets of the Mer de Glace glacier on this guided tour with a glaciologist. Fascinating history, evolution over time, and climate challenges: an unforgettable exploration for the curious and nature enthusiasts!

From 1 to 8 people* *For more people, please contact us 3 hours Available in Spring, Summer, Autumn From 135 to 725 € per person * *Depending on the number of people Spoken languages: French, english

What awaits you during this activity : Visit of the glacier of the Mer de Glace with a Glaciologist

The visit to the Mer de Glace glacier with a glaciologist is an open door to explore a world full of mysteries, soon to have no secrets left for you!

Nestled in a valley, at the foot of the majestic Mont-Blanc massif, the largest glacier in the French Alps reveals itself to you. This pure masterpiece of nature is not just a playground for high-level climbers and athletes; it is also a magnificent witness of the past and a research space to understand the future. Accompanied by a knowledgeable glaciologist, you will embark on a journey through time, unraveling how this ecosystem formed and evolved over the years. You will come across the famous sign showing the glacier's previous extent decades ago. The difference is striking, and our expert guide will explain the glacier's movements and the consequences of climate change on this environment.

Depending on the opening conditions, you will have the opportunity to explore the cave during your visit to the Mer de Glace glacier with a glaciologist. Here, you will get up close to the powerful forces at play, right in the heart of the Mer de Glace. Nature works its magic, creating impressive sculpted shapes. The glacier lives, evolves, and moves. You will witness the immense power of this ecosystem, as well as its fragility and the importance of preserving it, guided by our expert's explanations. And perhaps, at some point, you will feel small in the face of this vastness!

This visit is dedicated to the curious, eager for new knowledge, and passionate about the secrets of the rich environment that surrounds us! After this unique experience, you will descend to Chamonix aboard the famous Montenvers train. You can continue your adventure by exploring the Mythical Aiguille du Midi or the city center of Chamonix, renowned for its many accomplishments, guided by one of our experts.
  • Train tickets
  • Services of a glaciologist
  • Happy memories
  • Private experience
Not included
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance
This program is subject to change depending on weather conditions. If so, we will contact you to let you know.

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Cancellation Policy

The following cancellation fees apply:  :

  • From reservation to 30 days prior to the activity: 25% of the total

  • From 29 to 15 days prior to the activity: 50% of the total

  • From 14 days prior to the day of the activity: 100% of the total

Services and Overseeing

All services are subject to weather conditions and authorizations. 1786 Experiences offers its clients its knowledge of the terrain and its network of professional partners. All the activities are supervised by professionals this in order to guarantee maximum safety and pleasure of the participants.


The Client is aware of the sometimes sporty nature of some of the proposed services. He/she agrees to comply with the advice and instructions given by the professionals in charge. The Client is forbidden to take any personal initiative in the context of the services that could jeopardize his/her safety, that of the other participants or that of the supervising professionals.

It will be up to the professional supervisor to decide on any modifications for safety reasons of our services for weather or mountain conditions, participants abilities or their technical skills. Our guides will decide to change the itinerary or mountain range for security and the best experience possible.

Failure to comply with safety instructions or to participate in a service without respecting the level of requirements may justify the exclusion of the client from the service. This exclusion decided for safety reasons will not determine any right to refund of the cost of the experience.

1786 Experiences obligations

In any case of force-majeure (unforeseeable, impossible conditions), 1786 Experiences cannot execute one or more services, the client will be reimbursed the amount of the cancelled service(s). The refund will be made no later than 30 days after the end of the stay.


1786 Experiences belongs to the company VOYAGE 1786, holder of a civil liability insurance policy for all the activities it organizes.

LThe price of the service does not include personal insurance. It is strongly recommended that the clients have a search & rescue insurance and a repatriation insurance valid for the service.

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