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  • Address: Ruta 11, El Calafate, Argentina, Argentina
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  • Admission: Free

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Perito Moreno Glacier

Argentinians call Perito Moreno Glacier the "8th Wonder of the World;" in addition to its enormous beauty, it is the planet's 3rd largest reserve of fresh water and one of the continent's last advancing glaciers. It slowly pours, in crackling celestial blue, from the granite spires of the Chilean Paine Mountains into Argentina's Los Glaciares National Park.

The glacier is a kinetic attraction, emitting sonic booms as it calves icebergs the size of skyscrapers into placid Lago Argenito. Every decade or two, it extends its reach just a tad too far, forming graceful ice bridges and tunnels just a bit too thin to hold, and the entire structure collapses into the sea, creating an ice flow of epic proportions. 

While many visitors are content to stay on solid ground, more adventurous travelers can explore the inlet in small boats, or even don crampons and head out onto the ever-shifting ice field itself.

Practical Info

In addition to being one of the world's most impressive natural phenomenon, Perito Moreno glacier is also one of the most accessible ice fields in the world. El Calfate, a touristy town about 80 km (50 mi) from the glacier, is served by El Calafate International Airport (FTE), with regular service from cities in Argentina and Chile.

There are public buses as well, but be aware that Los Glaciares National Park is a day's journey, at least, from the nearest major destinations. Once you're in El Calfate, however, you'll find fast, convenient buses to the glacier and elsewhere in the national park, and around the region.

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Full Day Tour to the Perito Moreno Glacier, El Calafate, null
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Full Day Tour to the Perito Moreno Glacier

4.5 star rating: Recommended 488 Reviews

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 $108.00
El Calafate Adventure Tour: Hiking Across El Perito Moreno Glacier, El Calafate, Day Trips
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El Calafate Adventure Tour: Hiking Across El Perito Moreno Glacier

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 72 Reviews

An adventurer's delight! Have you ever wondered what being close up to a glacier feels like? Here's your chance to find out. Hike across El Perito Moreno, one ...  Read more

Location: El Calafate, Argentina
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $200.00
Perito Moreno Glacier Day Trip from El Calafate with Optional Boat Ride, El Calafate, Day Trips
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Perito Moreno Glacier Day Trip from El Calafate with Optional Boat Ride

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Marvel at the spectacular Perito Moreno glacier in Los Glaciares National Park on this full-day trip from El Calafate. Travel by coach to the UNESCO-listed ...  Read more

Location: El Calafate, Argentina
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.63
Perito Moreno Glacier Including a Boat Ride, El Calafate, Day Trips
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Perito Moreno Glacier Including a Boat Ride

The tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in the morning for a full day tour of the Perito Moreno Glacier. On the way to the park, your guide will explain ...  Read more

Location: El Calafate, Argentina
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $103.00
Full-Day Trekking the Perito Moreno Glacier, El Calafate, Day Trips
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Full-Day Trekking the Perito Moreno Glacier

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 12 Reviews

Few places in the world offer such an easy access to a glacier, so take the opportunity to join this tour. Take part in an unforgettable, unique and exciting ...  Read more

Location: El Calafate, Argentina
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $206.00
Big Ice Tour at Perito Moreno Glacier, El Calafate, Day Trips
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Big Ice Tour at Perito Moreno Glacier

Explore the ins and outs of the Perito Moreno Glacier, an adventurers dream! Enjoy more and more activities that let you get close to the Perito Moreno ...  Read more

Location: El Calafate, Argentina
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $294.00
Perito Moreno Glacier Including Boat Safari, El Calafate, Hiking & Camping
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Perito Moreno Glacier Including Boat Safari

Join this full day tour departing from Los Glaciares National Park, which is an area of exceptional natural beauty. With rugged, towering mountains and ...  Read more

Location: El Calafate, Argentina
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.00
Perito Moreno Glacier Ice Trek Day Trip from El Calafate, El Calafate, Day Trips
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Perito Moreno Glacier Ice Trek Day Trip from El Calafate

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Take a thrilling trek across Perito Moreno glacier on this once-in-a-lifetime full-day trip from El Calafate. Travel into beautiful Los Glaciares National Park ...  Read more

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

From USD $297.19

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