Perito Moreno Glacier

Perito Moreno Glacier information and booking

from
$360
  • Duration
    3
    days
  • Physical rating
    2
  • Culture Shock
    2
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Schedule Details

Departs from
El Calafate
Accommodation
Hotel
Group Size
Maximum of 12 travellers per group
Transportation
Van

Highlights

View one of Patagonia’s most spectacular natural wonders Watch enormous slabs of ice crash into Lake Argentino Walk around the catwalks and see both faces of the glacier Experience the power of nature in its raw, mighty form Take a boat trip onto Lake Argentino and see the glacier close-up

Tour description provided by Intrepid

It doesn’t get much cooler than the Perito Moreno Glacier. Standing 70 metres tall in the middle of Lake Argentino, this enormous, frozen mass of land attracts tourists from all over the world - year in, year out. At five kilometres wide and around 30 kilometres in length, Perito Moreno Glacier boasts a surface area of around 250 sq km, so it’s pretty hard to miss. The monstrous chunks of ice that regularly shed from the main bulk of the glacier provide spectacular viewing from the catwalks that surround it, and cause huge waves to kick up and crash across the lake. Why not get acquainted with Patagonia’s coolest natural wonder - it’s about as close to a Patagonian celebrity of the natural world as possible.

Itinerary

Day 1 El Calafate
Surrounded by snowy-mountain peaks and endless grass plains, El Calafate is famed for its proximity to the Perito Moreno Glacier.
Days 2-3 Perito Moreno Glacier/El Calafate
One of the few advancing glaciers in the world, Perito Moreno Glacier is a glorious, electric-blue mass of ice that occasionally breaks dramatically into Lago Argentino. Originally a place for wool traders to gather, El Calafate has grown into a charming town with lots of restaurants and outdoor activities on offer.