Are we going to the Perito Moreno Glacier?
Let’s go to the Perito Moreno Glacier! Our excursion to the Perito Moreno Glacier begins. We are in El Calafate, a city with a particular charm, on the shores of the Redonda Bay, belonging to Lake Argentino. The largest lake in Argentina.
We left with the bus from the hotel, and after looking for some more passengers, we took the provincial route 11 through a steppe landscape that transports me back in time. We see a Condor high in the sky gliding majestically, with the image of the Andes mountain range in the background. The guide that accompanies us tells us the history of El Calafate, its origins and its present, about the fauna, flora and geography, which helps us to interpret and admire everything that surrounds us.
Incredibly and without realizing it, our landscape changed from steppe to Patagonian Andean forest, lengas and ñires begin to accompany us on the side of the road.
We arrive at the entrance of Los Glaciares National Park, a World Heritage Site for its drinking water reservoir. After paying the entrance fee to the park, we continue bordering the Rico arm, part of the southern arm of Lake Argentino. The Chinese lanterns, the old man’s beard and the small flowers of various colors frame us in an environment full of nature.
The guide transmits us his knowledge of geology in the history of the ancient ice that we are about to see. We arrived at the curve of Los Suspiros and we really sighed, because the landscape that we found between lake, forest and the Perito Moreno Glacier provokes it. We get off the bus and we don’t stop taking photos from the viewpoint until the guide asks us to get back on the bus because what awaits us is even better.
The route to the catwalks is incredible and once there, we understand why we traveled so much to get there and why it was recommended to us as one of the best destinations in the world.
It is something indescribable, that there are no words or photos to tell this feeling when admiring.
After spending a couple of hours on the walkways and seeing the glacier from various viewpoints, we return to El Calafate, knowing that this is one of my best moments.
It is an excursion of about 8 hours, which includes lunch time in the catwalk area. If the day is nice, you can take advantage of eating a meal on the catwalks or you can have lunch at the snack bar that is at the beginning of them.
There are restrooms during the tour and when arriving at the snack.
It is advisable to wear a coat in layers, sunscreen.
You can visit all year round and each season has its particularity.
Now yes… Let’s go to the Perito Moreno glacier with Tolkeyen!