Perito Moreno glacier, frost wonder

16 September, 2014 0 Comments

Perito Moreno

The Perito Moreno glacier is one of the most important natural attractions of South America along with the famous Iguazu Falls. This glacier is located within the Glacier National Park, in the department  of Argentino Lake, in the province of Santa Cruz, south-west of Argentina and in the Patagonia region.

The Perito Moreno was born in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, with a frozen wall of 5 km in length that arises from the water with a height of about 60 meters. This impressive mass of ice, surrounded by forest and mountains, is a true visual spectacle for the tourist, who does not doubt in scroll to the end of the world to enjoy a wonderful tour.

The nearest city is that of El Calafate, 80 kilometres away. In addition to by car, you can travel by plane. Near here, there is an airport with connections to the rest of the country. To visit this area you will need two days at least. Get to the Glacier is relatively easy from El Calafate. If you want to go by car, you can do this by travelling by the Provincial Route Nº15 or by the Nº 11. It is always important to follow the indications, driving just by the paths enabled.

We can visit this place at any time of the year, however, given the low temperatures that are registered here, it is better to do it between September and May, because that is when there is less cold and there are many more choices for accommodation and excursions.

There you can enjoy a photographic tours, in order to capture the best images, hiking or trekking expeditions and much more. Don’t forget to go well prepared with warm clothing: winter coat, raincoat, gloves and a hat. In addition, it should be noted that the distances and routes are quite large, and taking into account that in the park, there are some 47 glaciers of importance, the footwear should be comfortable not to end soon weary. The routes are very long and in the park, and there are 47 glaciers of importance, so remember that your footwear should be as comfortable as possible.

Perito Moreno tour

The best way to travel to the park, and most desirable, is to hire the tour directly into one of the hotels in El Calafate. These tours usually start at 9 in the morning and finish at 5 in the afternoon and include transportation from the hotel, the entrance to the National Park and the route of the gateways of the Perito Moreno. This option will allow you to know the park much better. In addition, you can also recruit other paths to other glaciers and other areas of the region.

Photos Source: ramonbaile

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