Vamos para o Glaciar Perito Moreno
Categorías: El Calafate, Parque Nacional
Shall we go to the Perito Moreno Glacier?
Come with us to meet and discover one of the most impressive natural wonders of Patagonia!
Excursion to Los Glaciares Park from El Calafate
The tour to the Perito Moreno Glacier begins. We start this excursion in El Calafate, a city that has a unique charm. It is located on the shores of Bahía Redonda, belonging to Lake Argentino, which in addition to its beauty, another of its main characteristics is that it is the largest lake in Argentina.
We leave in our exclusive bus from the accommodations, we take care with dedication to pick up our passengers for their greatest convenience and comfort. Once the group is complete, we take Provincial Route No. 11, embarking on the road through a steppe landscape that transports you back in time. We see a Condor high in the sky gliding majestically and the background of this sublime image is framed by the Andes mountain range.
The guide who accompanies us on the excursion speaks and tells us in all the details the history of El Calafate, its origins and its present day. She also mentions interesting aspects about the fauna, flora and geography, which helps us to interpret and admire everything that surrounds us. Span> p>
The so-called land of glaciers is home to unique natural environments in the world. In an approximate journey of 80 kilometers from the time we left the city of El Calafate we have the privilege of admiring the Patagonian Andean landscape which, with its particular colors and contrasts, captivates and captivates us.
Los Glaciares National Park
Approaching the long-awaited destination, incredibly and without realizing it, changes the landscape that we now contemplate. Until a moment ago it was a steppe and now we can admire an immense Andean forest characteristic of Argentine Patagonia: lengas and ñires begin to accompany us along the road on our excursion to the Perito Moreno Glacier.
Wrapped in a climate of enthusiasm and great fans, we approached the entrance to Los Glaciares National Park, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its reservoir of drinking water and to conserve its endangered flora and fauna.
Los Glaciares National Park has an area of 726,927 hectares where an extensive area of continental ice and glaciers is preserved. Its name is due to the fact that the glaciers that constitute it are the largest ice cap outside the polar areas of the planet. Another curious fact is that it is the largest in the Argentine National System of Protected Areas, that is, the largest National Park in the country.
After paying the entrance fee to the Park we continue bordering the Rico arm, which is 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 of full nature.
The guide transmits her knowledge of geology to us, telling us all the details of the history of the ancient ice that we are about to see. We arrived at Curva de los Suspiros and we really sighed, because the landscape that we found between lake, forest and the< span style="font-weight: 400;"> Perito Moreno Glacier thus causes it.
We get off the bus and don’t stop taking pictures from the viewpoint until the guide asks us to get back on the bus because what awaits us is even better.
Walk through the footbridges and panoramic points of the Perito Moreno Glacier.
Icon of the National Park, the origin of the Perito Moreno Glacier is in the Southern Patagonian ice field, and as it descends, it reaches the South branch of Lake Argentino. Some interesting information:
- Its front is 5 km long, its height is about 60 meters, but the total depth of the ice is about 170 meters so that what can be seen with the naked eye is only a fraction of the glacier.