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  • Address: Ruta 11, El Calafate, Argentina, Argentina
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Perito Moreno Glacier Tours

The beauty of Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia has earned it the nickname of the "Eighth Wonder of the World” in Argentina. It’s the planet's third-largest reserve of fresh water and one of the continent's last advancing glaciers, slowly making its way in crackling celestial blue from the granite spires of the Chilean Torres del Paine into Argentina's Los Glaciares National Park (Parque Nacional Los Glaciares).

The Basics
One of the most accessible ice fields on the planet, Perito Moreno sits at the top of many travelers’ must-see list in Patagonia. While many visitors are content to stay on solid ground and observe the ice from a series of platforms across the Iceberg Channel (Canal de los Tempanos) from the glacier, more adventurous travelers can explore the inlet on a boat tour, or don crampons and head out onto the ever-shifting ice field itself. The Glaciarium, located in El Calafate, serves as an excellent introduction to the science of glaciers.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • This natural wonder is a must-visit for nature lovers and adventure travelers.
  • Marvel at the ice from afar, or get a closer look with a boat ride or ice trekking adventure.
  • A full-day tour of the glacier from El Calafate can last anywhere from six to 12 hours depending on the chosen options and activities.
  • Dress in warm layers, as the national park can be chilly, even during the Argentine summer.

How to Get to Perito Moreno Glacier
El Calafate, a town about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from the glacier, is served by El Calafate International Airport, with regular service from cities in Argentina and Chile. While a vast majority of visitors head to the glacier as part of a guided tour, once you're in El Calafate, you can catch a bus to the glacier (as well as other points in Los Glaciares National Park).

When to Get There
Summer in Argentina (wintter in the Northern Hemisphere) is the most popular time to visit the glacier, as the weather is warmest. While temperatures cool down in October, March, and April, the tradeoffs are sparser crowds and a more peaceful environment for communing with Mother Nature. If you travel between May and August, expect frequent rain and average temperatures around 36° F (2° C). 

Hear the Thunder
One of the most magical experiences at Perito Moreno Glacier is hearing the thunderous crack of ice as a berg is birthed into the channel. This glacier is one of the best places from which to take in the phenomenon. It happens most frequently on sunny days in the late afternoon after the sun has had time to warm the ice.

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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

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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.)

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Perito Moreno Glacier Day Trip with Optional Boat Ride from El Calafate, El Calafate, Day Trips
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Perito Moreno Glacier Day Trip with Optional Boat Ride from El Calafate

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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.)

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Full-Day Trekking the Perito Moreno Glacier, El Calafate, Day Trips
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Full-Day Trekking the Perito Moreno Glacier

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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.)

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Full-Day Small-Group Perito Moreno Trek from El Calafate, El Calafate, Day Trips
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Full-Day Small-Group Perito Moreno Trek from El Calafate

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Book a Mini trekking on the Perito Moreno Glacier and you will feel the ice closer than ever! This full-day excursion will take you to walk over the ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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El Calafate Adventure Tour: Hiking Across El Perito Moreno Glacier, El Calafate, 4WD, ATV & ... 
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El Calafate Adventure Tour: Hiking Across El Perito Moreno Glacier

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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.)

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Perito Moreno Glacier Mini-Trekking Day Trip, El Calafate, Hiking & Camping
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Perito Moreno Glacier Mini-Trekking Day Trip

Transfer from the hotels to the Bajo las Sombras Port, approximately 7km before the Glacier viewpoint, from where the 20 minute ship crossing leaves until we ...  Read more

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

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Perito Moreno Glacier Including Boat Safari, El Calafate, Day Trips
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Perito Moreno Glacier Including Boat Safari

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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.)

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Perito Moreno Glacier Tour with Boat Ride, El Calafate, Day Trips
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Perito Moreno Glacier Tour with Boat Ride

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Take a tour of Perito Moreno Glacier from El Calafate with a guide, who tells you about the significance of the glacier and shares interesting details about ...  Read more

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

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Boat Trip on the Ice Rivers of the Perito Moreno Glacier, El Calafate, Day Trips
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Boat Trip on the Ice Rivers of the Perito Moreno Glacier

The excursion departs from the port of Puerto Bandera, 47km from El Calafate, and consists of a navigation of about 5hrs, visiting the most impressive ...  Read more

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

From USD $350.00
3-Day Tour: Best of Calafate, Buenos Aires, Day Cruises
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3-Day Tour: Best of Calafate

Enjoy 3 days and 2 nights in one of the wonders of the world! On the southern area of the Park, the most famous glacier can be seen: Perito Moreno. It is very ...  Read more

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

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