3 days 2 nights
El Calafate is a city near the edge of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field in the Argentinean province of Santa Cruz. For the spectacular view it offers, the Perito Moreno Glacier is the eighth wonder of the world, within Los Glaciares National Park, whose dynamic ice landscape is popular for hiking and tourism. The imposing mass of endless ice surrounded by forests and mountains is a spectacle that few want to miss.
This unmissable excursion will cover 80 Km from the Calafate to the area of footbridges in front of the Perito Moreno Glacier to observe its magnitude and imposing nature.
At the beginning of the trip you will be able to appreciate the Argentino Lake as well as its Bahía Redonda. In the first 50 km the landscape is dominated by the Patagonian steppe and inside the National Park the arboreal vegetation predominates. The footbridges have an extension of 5 km and are constituted by stairs that descend until approaching to 300 meters of the front of the glacier. At 146 meters from the access to the walkways is the Main Balcony, from where you can appreciate a breathtaking view and observe the north and south walls, as well as the glacier's endicamiento zone.
From each of the remaining balconies distributed along the steps you can appreciate the majesty of this ice giant. The gradual breaking and subsequent leveling of the waters is a moving spectacle, unique in the world, which is repeated every three or four years.
A halo of infinite peace on the virgin nature, makes it a great attraction for those who want to enjoy the pure air and the sound of silence. This sound is interrupted only by the movement of the glacier, which constantly gives immense blocks of ice to Lake Argentino. These, when detached from the ablation socket, fall into the Canal de los Témpanos producing a deep and shocking roar.
Ask us about the additional excursion of Safari Nautico that you can combine to do it the same day you go to the park!
If you want to add MORE NIGHTS and/or additional EXCURSIONS to your trip, contact us! Click here to see them: EXCURSIONS IN EL CALAFATE