Perito Moreno Glacier
Perito Moreno Glacier
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A trip to this imposing glacier gives you a chance to walk on the ice wearing cleats and to see and hear a truly astounding spectacle: blocks of ice rupturing and floating away as icebergs.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Carol984010
    Uxbridge, Canada130 contributions
    Stunning
    We did a tour from El Calafate with Patagonia Backpackers. They were very professional. When we arrived at our hotel, they had already dropped off information about our trip. They communicated well with us, and gave us good advice. The guides were very good, and quite friendly. The glacier is amazing - huge! We went on an overcast day, but it was still blue.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 14, 2023
  • Destination502994
    Argentiere, France11 contributions
    Amazing Minitrekking in Perito Moreno
    Amazing day with excellent guides from the company Hielo y Aventura de El Calafate. Ice Minitrekking on a glacier as beautiful as Perito Moreno is a different way to be involved in this idyllic setting. Well equipped (fundamental the use of Crappons, gloves and a good sweater), we walked for 90min an improvised trail on the ice, with mandatory stops for many photos and at the end a toast with old whiskey with even older ice (about 200,000 years). Then we also took a walk on the catwalks with the opportunity for more photos. The return was by boat, as at the beginning for the beginning of the return trip to El Calafate
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 24, 2023
  • Chris B
    12 contributions
    Phenomenal glacier
    Absolutely stunning glacier. Easy to get to via bus / tour from El Calafate, with well maintained and well signposted boardwalks around the area giving awesome views. Visitor centre has food, drink, gift shop and toilets.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 18, 2024
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LondonWiggies
London, UK318 contributions
Jan 2020
A true world class must see

Do your research and spend as much of a full day as you can

As well as the boardwalks and the many vistas, we did the boat trip and mini hike on the glacier. The crampons took a little getting used to and the on glacier ice hike was not for the faint hearted or physically impaired. It was done by the National Park staff very well.

It wasn’t cheap, but we felt we experienced everything this remarkable national park has to offer

Unmissable
Written February 1, 2020
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Chloesworld_7
Peterborough, UK179 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We booked a return bus from the bus station for 1200 each. We stopped at a view point on the way in and opted to take the boat tour for £12.5 each, Which I must add is so worth it. Then we had around 3 hours to walk along the boardwalks which are colour coded for ease.

Great day out and of course a must see if going to El Calafate!
Written February 8, 2020
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Daniel G
Cleveland, GA196 contributions
Feb 2020
There is a long boardwalk leading down from the Park headquarters with spectacular views of this stable mass of ice along the way. You can take your lunch and enjoy it from the boardwalk. There is a privately operated kayak operation where you can rent a kayak in a group to paddle out into Lake Argentina and see the glacier up close.. They outfit you in a dry suit and give you a quick orientation to kayaking but we wouldn't advise doing it if you have no experience in a kayak.
Written March 2, 2020
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RoseDew
Red Lion, PA250 contributions
Feb 2020
Our day began with a boat ride to the face of the glacier. I was hoping to get a bit closer to the glacier, but I understand the safety of keeping a reasonable distance due to calving of the glacier. We did see small chunks of this huge glacier tumbling into the water. After the boat ride, drive to the visitor's center for restrooms, a nice cafeteria, and the balconies. We spent over 2 hours on the balconies with our tour guide just admiring the beauty of the Perito Moreno Glacier. A highlight not to be missed if in the Patagonia region of South America. (If you want to trek on the glacier, you must be under 65 years of age. We didn't qualify.)
Written March 6, 2020
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Larry
Cupertino, CA6 contributions
Dec 2022
Perito Moreno Glacier is a must see place in Argentina. It is a lot closer and approachable than these in Alaska. If you are lucky with good weather, you can definitely enjoy the vast glacier from multiple angles in the park. In December, it was quite windy and cold. The view is gorgeous and there are multiple trails that you can enjoy from the top, side and bottom. There are boat trips available than you can spend an hour to get a closer look. We also took the very popular Glacier Mini trekking that requires advanced reservation.
Written January 18, 2023
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Suresh L
Dallas, TX349 contributions
Nov 2022
We drove from El Calafate. Having your own car helps quite a bit since you are not tied to the bus schedules and/or tour buses.

On the way from El Calafate - you will pass through the National Park entrance. You can pay for your tickets using credit card. At the time of writing, they did accept Visa but not Mastercard - so be aware). If you are planning to visit the park multiple days, it definitely helps to keep your ticket because on subsequent days you only pay 50%.

Once you enter the park, drive all the way upto the parking lot. Keep in mind, weather changes quite a bit even from El Calafate, it was sunny in the town but cloudy and snowing in the glacier area, but that is what adds to the charm of the place

You will be amazed by the sheer scale of the glacier wall of Perito Moreno. We haven't seen anything close to this size and scale (I've seen glaciers in Glacier National Park as well as New Zealand Milford sound area, but this was entirely different). I'd suggest wearing warm clothes (November) as well as rain jackets if you can. Do all the trails (will take around an hour stopping for photos). The North section of the glacier is huge.

Stop by for coffee in the visitor's center.
Written November 30, 2022
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LizDeee
Moonachie, NJ77 contributions
Mar 2020
Stupid title of my review, but can a human really "review" a glacier? :) Nothing I can say can fully describe the splendor of a glacier, especially this one. What I do feel qualified to review, is the set up of the park. I'm not sure if I went on a "busy" day or not, but I felt the viewing areas and walkways allowed for a large number of people to view the glacier and move around the area in an organized, uncrowded manner, which made it a pleasant experience that could have easily been chaos with the amount of people who visit. We also took the boat tour, which brought us closer to the glacier. I highly recommend that as well, except that experience did have more of a crowded feel, as is expected on a small boat. But overall - just wow :)
Written August 6, 2020
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LaJarrie
Southampton, UK491 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
We did a day trip from El Calafate, with Huellas Del Sur, and had the most fantastic guide. She had a superb sense of humour, and just added to the day. Good explanations of the countryside as we drove to Perito Moreno, about the flora and fauna, as well as giving us some Calafate liqueur to try (sweet but rather yummy). We explored the glacier central area first, and we did the long footpath, which takes you very close to the glacier, although there are LOTS of steps. Unfortunately doing this meant we didn’t have the time to include the walk down to the lower part of the glacier, with the shuttle bus return. The sounds from the glacier were impressive, a bit like Marley’s ghost, creaking and groaning all the while, with incredibly loud roars as another piece broke off and crashed down. We were lucky as there was a huge ice cave whilst we were there, created by the force of the water breaking though from one lake down to the other lower level lake, as a result of the backing up of water by the glacier blocking the flow. We then went out on the boat, and were really lucky to be warned by the one of the crew that a particular section was about to go. Cameras and phones were quickly pointed in that direction. Those who didn’t speak Spanish dipped out on that, or only caught the tail end of the drama. We all felt the mini tsunami as it hit the boat subsequently as a result of the huge blocks cracking down. The colour of the ice flow was incredible...will never look at bubblegum ice-cream again in the same way!
Written January 25, 2020
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ATLtraveler306
Atlanta, GA29 contributions
Jul 2022
The glacier is spectacular to see. We went for 1/2 day tour of the walkways on our own and a full day mini-trek/boat ride with Patagonia Chic (via Hielo y Aventura). The minitrek is a must do. Our tour guides were great - english speaking and very informative. The hike is relatively easy (10 year old had no trouble) and just breathtaking. We went in July (winter) and it was cold but tolerable.
Written July 27, 2022
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Jnanayog
St. John's, Canada4,121 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Today we followed up a visit to the Glacier Museum with a visit to Perito Moreno National Park and the Glacier. A sequence I would strongly recommend to visitors. We have had the good fortune to travel to many dry, cold, wet, hot areas of this Planet we called Home. To be face to face, and I mean that in the sense of Being on front of something so massive created by Mother Nature, and realise that here was a vein of this Earth, pulsating as it sounded off with loud cracks and huge chunks of ice dropped off and / or gurgled up from below.this Glacier, this view of Mother Earth has the possibility of reverting to a tone stream, a trickle IF we do not Stop Global Warming. It is happening and the Glaciers are receding here in The Patagonia Ice Fields, the Himalayas.
Written February 11, 2020
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