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Day trip to the Perito Moreno Glacier

Description

We will take you to El Calafate today! A visit to Patagonia should definitely include the Perito Moreno Glacier, a breathtaking spectacle of nature. Experience a symphony of colors and allow your senses to be intoxicated.

Highlights

  • Ultimate attraction in El Calafate – the Perito Moreno Glacier
  • See and hear the ice calving
  • Incl. unforgettable photo stops

Destinations

Day trip to the Perito Moreno Glacier

From El Calafate you will drive about 80 km to the Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park. Several photo stops will be made on the way to capture wonderful moments. After reaching the Patagonian Andean Forest, make a quick stop at the Curva de los Suspiros ("Sigh curve") to enjoy the first panoramic view of the Perito Moreno Glacier. On the way from El Calafate to the glacier, you will be impressed and taken by the lakes, forests and mountains of the Patagonian Andes that stretch over a magnificent 500-kilometer area, as well as by the glacial massifs that flow into the southernmost lakes of the Andes. Continue to the viewing platforms and balconies opposite the Perito Moreno Glacier, where you will have time to marvel at it. The balconies near the glacier provide a perfect view of the ice colossus from multiple angles. The Perito Moreno Glacier is part of the Patagonian continental ice field, from which 13 glaciers flow down to the Atlantic Ocean and finally open into the Viedma and Argentino lakes. The Perito Moreno glacier, 5 km in length and towering up to 80 m over the Argentino Lake, consists of one of the few calving glaciers in the world that gradually form a dam blocking the waters of the Brazo Rico. Every four to five years, the water pressure is so strong that the icy dam bursts into a thousand pieces. This is a downright unimaginable natural spectacle. The glacier also offers a spectacular view: chunks of ice falling incessantly into the Argentino Lake all year round. Do not forget to bring enough warm clothes, as some wind blows here. After this 8-hour trip, return to El Calafate in the afternoon.

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