The walkways of the Perito Moreno Glacier

The walkways of the Perito Moreno Glacier

Located only 80 kilometers away from the city of El Calafate, the walkways along the Perito Moreno Glacier allow you to get to know one of the most emblematic sites in our country.

There are many ways to visit the Perito Moreno Glacier and each experience allows you to discover it in a different and original way. If there is something that the glacier has, it is that it is unique and wonderful.

The walkways can be traveled in several directions and have different routes, viewpoints and exclusive balconies to get the best views of the glacier. Undoubtedly, it is an excellent way to enjoy the glacier from different perspectives.

The walkways total 4.7 kilometers inside the National Park. From the viewpoints and balconies, you can see the different textures of the ice and the deep blue color of the glacier with its various shades.

It is worth noting that from the walkways it is very possible to witness and feel the famous calving of the Perito Moreno Glacier, especially during the time of landslides.

While the walkways are the simplest and most comfortable way to explore the glacier, it is not the only way to approach it.

If you want to feel the glacier up close, walk it and navigate among its imposing blocks of ice, we recommend you take one of these excursions to experience Perito Moreno in a unique and unforgettable way:

The tour involves a navigation through Los Témpanos Channel of Argentino Lake that allows us to see the north wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier and the calving area. We approach 300 meters away from the wall.

This is an exclusive full-day experience aboard the Leal Cruise. Ideal for those travelers who wish to know the Spegazzini Glacier, the Upsala Glacier or the Perito Moreno Glacier more intimately.

Ideal for those who want to navigate among the glaciers and go deeper into their arms and channels.

This navigation, which departs from Puerto Bajo Las Sombras, offers the possibility of observing the impressive walls of the Perito Moreno Glacier and its continuous landslides on the waters of Lago Rico from a totally different perspective.

The Upsala Glacier is one of the most impressive glaciers in Los Glaciares National Park, and the second largest in Argentina.

The Upsala Kayak Experience takes place entirely in the Upsala channel of Argentino Lake and allows you to navigate in double touring kayaks with the possibility of spotting giant icebergs.

In this trip, after crossing the Rico Arm, the mountain tour guides will lead us even closer to the glacier to take the crampons and start the approach trip.

Discover all our recommended excursions and activities in El Calafate

How to plan a trip to Ushuaia and El Calafate

How to plan a trip to Ushuaia and El Calafate

Ushuaia and El Calafate are synonymous with unforgettable experiences. Both cities have a great tourist attraction and receive thousands of people willing to discover their charms. Is it possible to combine both destinations in a single trip? In this article, we will provide you with all the information you need to organize your next trip to Ushuaia and El Calafate.

How to plan a trip to Ushuaia

The southernmost and most beautiful city, also known as “The End of the World“. The place that everyone wants to visit and to which everyone vows to return when they leave. One of the characteristics of Ushuaia is its ability to reinvent itself during the different seasons. The colors and scenery change according to the time of the year, product of the wonders of nature.

The mixture of forest, bay and the last stretch of the Fuegian Andes summons thousands of people every season, who come eager for enjoyment and passion for adventure and enjoyment.

In Ushuaia, you can enjoy outdoor activities such as tours of its lakes, visits to the Tierra del Fuego National Park and navigation through the Beagle Channel. It is an ideal destination to spend several days. There is a lot to know!

How to plan a trip to El Calafate

El Calafate is located in the southwest of the province of Santa Cruz. There are many activities that can be done in this beautiful town: water sports, horseback riding, visits to museums and ranches. But its main attraction is, hands down, the visit to the Perito Moreno Glacier, which is located inside the Los Glaciares National Park.

Navegación Parque Nacional los Glaciares

There are many ways to visit and experience it. You can choose to go sailing, trekking on the ice or simply contemplating its gigantic beauty from its galleries. The glacier is located 80 kilometers away from the city and all tours include transfers.

Is it possible to combine a trip to Ushuaia and El Calafate?

Of course! Although they are two destinations that offer many alternatives to enjoy, it is possible to organize a trip to Ushuaia and El Calafate. The most important thing to consider is the choice of the activities we want to do and to be able to combine them with the amount of days we have for the trip. Trekking, walks, natural wonders, gastronomic delights and comfortable hotels: all this and much more awaits you in this land!

Final recommendations for your trip to Patagonia

Here are some tips to help you best plan your trip:

  • Choose the time of the year that you enjoy the most according to the activities you want to do. A fact that may interest you is that the glacier’s landslides occur between September and April.
  • If you plan to travel by plane, the sooner you book your flight, the more likely you are to find a fare that suits you. Have you thought about making the trip by car? It is a unique experience, but keep in mind to have your car serviced ahead of time.
  • Whatever the season, changes in temperature and weather are common. It is advisable to have layered clothing; if possible one or two raincoats, sunscreen and sunglasses.
  • Look for accommodation to suit your needs: book in advance at your hotel, hostel or apartment to get more options.
Tips for planning your vacations in Patagonia

Tips for planning your vacations in Patagonia

If you are planning a vacation to Patagonia, these tips are for you. If you still haven’t made up your mind, Patagonia is an ideal destination to visit in summer: whether with your family and children, as a couple or with friends, Patagonia has all the conditions to be an excellent destination to travel to.

In Patagonia, you will find the most picturesque landscapes in the country (and also in the world). The Perito Moreno Glacier leaves visitors speechless and Ushuaia thrills the hearts of all travelers. Feeling at the End of the World is an adventure. Patagonia is an amazing place, and it has to be the destination of your next vacation.

Today, we share with you useful tips and recommendations to make your vacation in Patagonia an unforgettable trip:

  1. Keep in mind the distances and geography of Patagonia

Patagonia is the southernmost region in the world and its main characteristic is the extension of its lands. In addition to kilometers of roads between one city and another, Patagonia’s extension translates into a variety of climates and landscapes. Patagonia’s geography includes mountains, lakes, forests, cliffs and towering glaciers.

Therefore, it is important for you to consider Patagonia’s extension when planning your vacation. For example, from Ushuaia to El Calafate is only 900 kilometers away.

  1. Plan your trip and choose what you want to visit

There are endless tours and activities in Patagonia to explore the region. Depending on your tastes and interests, you can go on navigations, overflights or hikes in the mountains. If you are more adventurous or like sports activities, there are many options. For example, sailing the Beagle Channel in kayak or walking on the ice of the Perito Moreno Glacier. For traveling families, there are also customized tours that adapt to the family’s tastes. The End of the World Train, for example, is an epic activity not to be missed in Ushuaia. We recommend you to combine Ushuaia and El Calafate as your main vacation destinations.

For couples, we recommend experiencing an unforgettable sunset sailing the Beagle Channel and toasting to one of the most exciting landscapes in the world.

Therefore, define your itinerary and plan the means of transportation you are going to hire to move around so that you can make the most of your vacations in Patagonia.

  1. Be prepared to live an unforgettable trip

Don’t forget your camera and don’t be surprised to find yourself sighing at the immensity of the landscape. Patagonia is like that: incredible. Therefore, be prepared to feel astonished more than once in front of the force of nature in its purest state.

  1. Only pack what you need

It is important to take into account Patagonia’s weather when packing your suitcase. Here we tell you everything you need to pack to visit Patagonia on your next vacation.