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Perito Moreno Glacier
Perito Moreno Glacier

Perito Moreno Glacier

Ruta 11, El Calafate, Argentina

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.

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Perito Moreno Glacier Day Trip with Optional Boat Ride from El Calafate
Perito Moreno Glacier Day Trip with Optional Boat Ride from El Calafate
star-4.5
$66.66 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Out of this world
The Perito Moreno Glacier is an out of this world experience that we will only witness once in a lifetime! Gaston (driver) was very welcoming and efficient to getting everyone to the glacier and back. Noelia (tour guide) was very down to earth, welcoming and energetic. She taught us about the Perito Moreno and made the entire bus feel like a family some how by the time they dropped us off. The entire bus was waving goodbye to each other. Thank you sooo much!! :)
hackbarthmichelle, Feb 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in El Calafate

star-5
Full day Tour to Perito Moreno Glacier including Navigation
Inspire60530487575, Mar 2019
Full Day Tour to Perito Moreno Glacier including Navigation
The tour was mind-blowing. Alejandra, the tour guide was very knowledgeable about the geological structure and substance of the Perito Moreno Glacier and her personality was very accommodating for the members in the group.
star-5
Imposing and beautiful ! The park is...
MADHAV B, Apr 2015
Perito Moreno Glacier Day Trip with Optional Boat Ride from El Calafate
Imposing and beautiful ! The park is well laid out, cleanliness, aesthetics and user-friendliness hv all been catered for.
star-4
Great experience!
RUTH_C, Jan 2021
Perito Moreno Glacier Day Trip with Optional Boat Ride from El Calafate
Great experience!! seeing something so grandiose!!!! would've given them 5 stars but they wouldn't refund a ticket although my Father fell very ill.
star-5
Must do experience at Perito Moreno Glacier
Gaye_W, Mar 2020
Perito Moreno Glacier Mini-Trekking Day Trip
A very well organised day trip. Was initially concerned re large numbers of people doing the trip but very well run and structured. Stunning views and excellent to experience to walk on the glacier. Excellent day all round.
star-5
beautiful place
TIM, Feb 2020
Perito Moreno Glacier Tour from Puerto Natales Imperdible
the driver are doing good jop we can on time there, and the guide made boat tour perfect timeless. we can had time to walked.
star-4
A bit longer
Christopher, Feb 2020
Full Day Perito Moreno Glacier Park with Optional Boat Safari ride
everything was OK including weather. Only one thing was not really satisfied - a little bit longer time at the front of glacier. I can only imagine how it looks near sunset. Be there until 6 PM or even 7 PM (especially in spring and fall) will be special experiences. The tour can start later in the case of longer staying in the park, e.g. from 11 AM to 6/7 PM
star-5
Amazing tour
ivysanchez, Dec 2019
Minitrekking Excursion on Perito Moreno Glacier
One of the reasons we visited Argentina was because we wanted to do this tour and we were not disappointed. From the pick-up all through the trekking it was amazing. They were so great they got us a taxi from one of the drop offs to take us to the airport to make our flight back to BA. This is a must do trip.
star-5
Fantastic!
KathyS14, Nov 2019
Full-Day Perito Moreno Ice Trek from El Calafate
That was definitely the best day of our vacation in Patagonia. Tour was perfect! Trekking on Perito Moreno was dream came true! So much help from guides on ice. Thanks
star-5
Burned on our memory with pleasure!
geoffreyr509, Oct 2019
Full Day Tour to Perito Moreno Glacier including Navigation
Spectacular scenery and a well-organised trip with great guide. We were not rushed, and so there was enough time to really enjoy the awesome splendour of the glacier and icebergs.
star-5
Excelente TRIP!!!
Suellen P, Sep 2019
Full Day Tour to Perito Moreno Glacier including Navigation
I'm more than happy to say that it was AMAZING!!! The guide was awesome! Perito moreno is a wonderful place to visit. I will always recommend it.
star-5
Just do it!
Dreamer36122554661, Jun 2019
Perito Moreno Glacier Tour with Boat Ride
Perfect amount of time to see everything great. Your guide was excellent. My only qualm is that the park fee should be in the price so that we don’t have to worry about it on the day, but maybe that is a rule.
star-5
Best day of my trip to Patagonia
Paradise66955755250, May 2019
Full-Day Perito Moreno Ice Trek from El Calafate
Excellent guides, organization, this was definitely one of the best day of my Year 2019 :) Very professional & quite easy wlak for someone who does a couple of hours of sports / week. I would do it again for sure

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.

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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).

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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).

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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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