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Perito Moreno Glacier – 1 Day

Perito Moreno Glacier – 1 Day

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The Perito Moreno Glacier (Spanish: Glaciar Perito Moreno) is a glacier located in the Los Glaciares National Park in southwest Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in the Argentinian Patagonia.

The 250 km2 (97 sq mi) ice formation, 30 km (19 mi) in length, is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field located in the Andes system shared with Chile. This ice field is the world’s third largest reserve of fresh water.

The Perito Moreno Glacier, located 78 kilometres (48 mi) from El Calafate, was named after the explorer Francisco Moreno, a pioneer who studied the region in the 19th century and played a major role in defending the territory of Argentina in the conflict surrounding the international border dispute with Chile.

Highlights

  • Perito Moreno glacier is considered one of the most impressive natural spectacles in the world.
  • Witness glacial calving and make sure to have your video ready!
  • Trek on  the glacier “mini-trekking” option, consisting of a short walk of about an hour and a half, and a “big ice” version, which is usually about five hours.

Duration

1 Day: Take a day or more to explore this fascinating place and add it to your itinerary for Argentinian Patagonia

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