When in Argentina you should not miss out visiting the Perito Moreno Glacier near El Calafate in Patagonia. It is one of the most visited sites of the region for a reason: nowhere else in the world you are able to find a glacier which is as accessible and impressively located – let me show you around!
Following the Gringo Trail in the very south of South America will lead you to El Calafate – a tiny, touristic town located on the Lago Argentino. El Calafate also has an own airport and a very good infrastructure: the reason is located less than 2 hours by bus away from the city center.
The location of the Perito Moreno Glacier is extraordinary as it is facing a peninsula in the lake where the visitor center and the platforms are located – with this you have an exceptional view to the huge ice masses and the possibility to see ice collapsing without being in danger of huge water waves.
I went for a normal tour which means: I went to a tour company, purchased a bus tour with a guide but at the site itself I had a few hours on my own to explore it at my own pace. If you decide to go for it you also have the possibility to opt in for a boat trip when you arrive at the park – the downside: you have less time for walking around on the platforms.
The journey goes on in the next episode with the next multi day trekking adventure near El Chalten in Argentina. Meanwhile checkout the ultimate Trekking Guide Torres del Paine with all informations needed to experience this awesome park on your own. The park is the next stop if you are heading south from El Calafate.
Information from Wikipedia: Perito Moreno
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