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The Perito Moreno Glacier is a can't-miss experience for those who visit Patagonia.
The glacier stretches over five kilometers and reaches up to eighty meters high!
You can see the shimmering blue from afar.
When you visit Patagonia, don't miss an excursion to the glacier.
Excursion to the Perito Moreno Glacier
See and hear the glacier calve
Includes breathtaking photo stops
Get ready for a symphony of colors and intoxication of the senses. Anyone who visits Patagonia must experience the breathtaking spectacle known as the Perito Moreno Glacier.
It takes about six hours to get to Perito Moreno Glacier in the Los Glaciares National Park from Puerto Natales. Several stops along the way will keep your camera roll moving.
Once you have reached the Patagonian Andean forest, you will briefly stop at the Curva de los Suspiros (“Curve of the Sighs”) to enjoy your first panoramic view of the Perito Moreno Glacier.
The drive from El Calafate to the glacier is a spectacle in itself: You will pass by lakes, forests, and mountains of the Patagonian Andes (which stretch over a magnificent area of more than 500 kilometers), as well as the glacial massifs that plunge into the southernmost lakes in the world. Afterward, you will continue to the viewing platforms and balconies opposite the Perito Moreno Glacier, where you will have plenty of time to admire it at length. The balconies are close to the glacier and you will have a perfect view of the ice colossus from several angles.
The Perito Moreno Glacier is part of the Continental Patagonian Ice Field (aka South Patagonian Ice Field), from which thirteen glaciers flow down to the Atlantic side and into the Viedma and Argentino lakes. The Perito Moreno Glacier spans over five kiolmeters and reaches up to eighty meters. It is one of the few calving glaciers in the world, which gradually forms a dam and blocks the water masses of the Brazo Rico. Every four to five years, the pressure of the water is so strong that the icy dam bursts into a thousand pieces. But the chunks of ice falling into Lago Argentino can be admired all year round.
Don't forget to bring warm clothes to protect yourself against the occasional gust of icy wind.
In the afternoon, you will return to Puerto Natales.
Duration of the trip: All day