Viedma Glacier, El Chalten

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Hike on Viedma Glacier, part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. Flowing into the western end of Lake Viedma, the glacier ends in a cliff rising 40 m (131 ft) over the lake and creating an impressive natural sight. The coloration of the glacier, which appears to be striped black and white, is the result of debris collecting in the ice as it moves across the land. Book a guided walk on the glacier with one of the operators providing specialized gear for glacier hiking, or view it on a boat tour. For Viedma Glacier and beyond, use our El Chalten trip planner to get the most from your El Chalten vacation.
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  • A highly recommended excursion. The day we traveled was sunny and the Lake with icebergs. The staff on board is excellent and the gingerbread and very rich complimentary coffee
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  • All excellent! A special mention to the girl guides and the quality of service in general. You can not miss it since it is the only place where you can appreciate the lamentable retreat of glaciers.
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  • It is an amazing place, take an excursion where we walk close to the Glacier Guides very cool and beautiful views
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  • Magnificent, thus glacier is so big it is indescribable.
  • Pity that the boat did not arrive very close to the glacier, is understandable, because there was a wind that prevented to taking pictures and Furthermore, the Viedma Lake was hitting hard on the boat, watering who dared in upper deck. The glacier is impressive and monumental, regretted not making the trek across the ice, should be beautiful.
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  • Another spectacular place in the Patagonia Argentina
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  • Excellent experience of ascending the Viedma! Wonderful... and more even when you go down and is provided with beilys with ice mountain!
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  • Very good circuit, alternative or complementary to the walk of the Perito Moreno glacier. On the Viedma glacier walk is crossing of Lake Viedma catamaran, surrounded by enormous blue icebergs. The glacier is more 'dirty' because the winds lifted the gravel and stain it as if it were lemon with chocolate ice cream. You can see the huge retreat of the glacier, a product of global warming. View let the smooth rocks. Highly recommended.
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