Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, El Calafate

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Enjoy breathtaking views of some of the world's most spectacular ice fields at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. The expansive national park, which shares a border with Chile, contains 47 glaciers, with 30 percent of its total area covered by ice. Thanks to well-developed trails and viewing platforms, you can see some of these glaciers up close, as the raw mechanics of nature drive the ice ever so slowly towards its destination. Don't miss the awe-inspiring Perito Moreno Glacier, where you're likely to hear thunderous crashes as chunks of the glacier break off and fall into the water. Using our international travel planner, El Calafate attractions like Parque Nacional Los Glaciares can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Took a trip from Calafate here - should have made our own way, but took a tour bus. There are 3 walks to see the glacier view points, of varying degree of difficulty. Recommend the boat trip too.  more »
  • The entrance to the park is 600 pesos and there are easy ramps to walk on to get several views of the glacier. The boat costs 800 pesos, I didn't go on it as I was content to see the glacier from the ...  more »
  • The main attraction of the park is the Perito Moreno glacier. One of the most awesome glaciers I have seen. The ramp walks are so well made and views from here are just amazing. The North face , yello...  more »
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  • UN Postal Service issued a stamp on this World Heritage site on 18 Apr 1984
  • ​​A rainbow appears over the Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina's Los Glaciares National Park near El Calafate on March 12 after an ice arch joining the glacier and the shore of Argentino Lake collapsed. The arch typically takes 2 - 4 years to form, as the glacier's ice slowly builds a dam that connects to the shore. Water then pushes through the dam, creating a steadily wider tunnel that eventually becomes a narrow arch, and collapses.
  • Spectacular falling mass of glaciers due melting ice wonder of narure must see
  • The park is unique because you are so close to the Glacier and a boat ride is not necessary. I have seen glaciers in Alaska but not as close as the Perito Moreno glacier.
  • Monopoly and extortion. $30 for 1 day entrance is too expensive to see just 1% of the glacier. Don’t forget to account for bus fare, expedition guides, and rentals.
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