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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

Parque Nacional Los Glaciares protects Argentina’s wild Patagonian expanses of icy glaciers and mountain lakes. With a massive 47 glaciers, the Andean ice cap is the largest expanse of ice outside Antarctica and Greenland.

Created by millennia of ice flows from the Andean snowfields, the ice feeds huge Lake Argentino, Lake Viedma and the Rio Santa Cruz.
The national park’s most famous glacier is the Perito Moreno Glacier, safely viewed via lookout platforms and renowned for its dynamic movement and dramatic ice falls.

Climbers target Mt Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre, and fly-fishers praise the trout fishing on Lake Argentino. Wildlife spotters might see condor, guanaco and pumas in the park.

El Calafate is the national park’s main hub, the base for sailing cruises to spot icebergs on the lakes, hiking expeditions and mountain climbing.

Practical Info

Parque Nacional Los Glaciares is in Santa Cruz Province, on the border with Chile. The park stretches for 4459 sq km (2,764 sq miles) and is a World Heritage site.

Tours & Tickets

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Full Day Tour to the Perito Moreno Glacier

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Be seduced by the fascinating landscape of Argentinia's Perito Moreno glacier on a full day tour from El Calafate. Explore glacier streams, small lagoons, ...  Read more

Location: El Calafate, Argentina
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $106.99

Viedma Glacier and El Chalten Day Trip from El Calafate

Get up close to Viedma Glacier in UNESCO World Heritage-listed Los Glaciares National Park! This day trip to El Chalten from El Calafate takes you right up to ...  Read more

Location: El Calafate, Argentina
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.99

El Calafate Chairlift and 4x4 Off-Road Tour

Embark on a 4x4 adventure in Calafate Mountain Park, taking in the spectacular scenery of Los Glaciares National Park as you ride a chairlift to the Calafate ...  Read more

Location: El Calafate, Argentina
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.99

3-Day Tour of El Calafate and the Glaciers

Visit the southern arm of Lake Argentino and Los Glaciares National Park on a three day tour from El Calafate. Your second day starts at El Calafate where ...  Read more

Location: El Calafate, Argentina
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

From USD $275.99

3-Night Tour to El Calafate by Air from Buenos Aires Including Perito Moreno Glacier

Fly from Buenos Aires to El Calafate for a 3-night Patagonian adventure! Just four hours away by air, the town of El Calafate provides easy access to Los ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $143.99

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