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. Put Parque Nacional Los Glaciares at the forefront of your travel plans using our El Calafate trip builder.
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Where to stay in El Calafate

El Calafate offers abundant lodgings, from budget-friendly guesthouses to four-star hotels. Top beds sell out well before the peak season (October to April, and especially December to February), so it's a good idea to reserve in advance if you plan to visit during that time. Spontaneous travelers without prior arrangements can look for youth hostels, many of which are located just outside of town. To stay in comfort without burning a hole in your wallet, consider vacationing here during the low season, when most hotels offer deep discounts.
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  • It is very amazing to go and see this place, the glaciar you could see from a very short distance almost touch it!  more »
  • This is an absolute must. Seeing the El Perito Moreno Glacier. Really beautiful! Take the boat ride near the glacier and then walk the length of the boardwalk. Excellent views and not too physically d...  more »
  • Went to the Perito Moreno Glacier firstly by boat and then took time walking along the walkways. Absolutely stunning.  more »
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  • One of the most stunning places I visited during my trip across South America ! The glacier is so impressive that you will remember it for the rest of your life. Make sure you spend enough time there to enjoy it !
  • Amazing views, great trails. You should visit this National Park with time and enjoy its diversity.
  • SURREAL... ONLY DOES IT IN PERSON JUSTIFY THE MAGNIFICENCE OF THE PLACE.
  • Absolutely incredible! It's hard to describe this place using words. You need to be there and feel the experience. Everything's very beautiful and peaceful. There's a restaurant that serves good food with an awesome view from the glacier!
  • Amazing park and glaciar !!! So beautifull