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The magnificent centrepiece of the Los Glaciares National Park is the creaking hulk of ice that is the Perito Moreno Glacier.

Its age-old turquoise folds and white peaks have advanced into Lago Argentino, pausing for now in a frontage of five kilometres across and 60 metres high. From an observation platform or a boat a safe distance away, listen for an eerie creak that indicates a large chunk of ice is about to crash noisily into the milky waters, where it then drifts idly away.

For a different view, we can arrange trekking on the glacier itself where the crunchy meringue-like ice is punctuated by glowing sapphire crevasses.

Other Glaciers

Other glaciers worth a visit are those of Upsala and Onelli, visited through a day trip out by boat to the northwestern end of Lago Argentino.

Your base for excursions in this area of the park will be around the glacier itself or in the town of El Calafate.

Mount Fitz Roy

Mount Fitzoy, El ChaltenAnother face of Los Glaciares National Park is where the granite peaks of the Mount Fitz Roy massif rise up from the windswept Patagonia steppe. This is challenging but rewarding trekking country, where it is best to base yourself in the small town of El Chaltén and set off for day trips to explore.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Perito Moreno & Los Glaciares National Park

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Perito Moreno & Los Glaciares National Park, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Accommodation choices for Perito Moreno & Los Glaciares National Park

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Perito Moreno & Los Glaciares National Park. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Eolo, near El Calafate



      Thirty kilometres away from El Calafate on a hill rising above the Anita Valley is the Eolo Lodge, perched on 3,000 hectares of its own land.

    • Hotel Alto Calafate, El Calafate

      Alto Calafate


      Alto Calafate Hotel Patagónico is located 1.2 km away from the entrance of the town and boasts privileged views across Lago Argentino and Cerro Calafate.

    • Esplendor del Calafate lounge

      Esplendor del Calafate


      This stylish, modern hotel is situated on the edge of town with very good views over the lake and the town.

    Ideas for experiencing Perito Moreno & Los Glaciares National Park

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Perito Moreno & Los Glaciares National Park, and which use the best local guides.

    • Perito Moreno Glacier Tour
      Mighty Pertio Moreno

      Perito Moreno Glacier Tour

      Perito Moreno Glacier Tour

      The glacier snakes its way into Lago Argentino where it edges its way across the lake, occasionally it dams the Brazo Rico and cause the level of the lake to rise. When this happens the melting ice at the base is unable to support the weight and the whole bridge collapses in a spectacular explosion.

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    • Upsala Glacier & Estancia Cristina
      The Upsala Ice Fields, El Calafate

      Upsala Glacier & Estancia Cristina

      Upsala Glacier & Estancia Cristina

      Sail as far up to channel as possible in order to view the stunning Upsala Glacier. This remains South America’s longest glacier at a length of 60 KM, a width of between 5 and 7 KM and a sixty metre high snout.

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