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Glacier walk on The Perito Moreno glacier

The Perito Moreno glacier and the rupture of this glacier is considered one of the most impressive natural spectacles in the world. It is one of the few glaciers that is still growing and it is also one of the few glaciers that can be seen from land. A special phenomenon can be seen here; retreating and moving ice, depending on the seasons. As a result, you can wait here until a large piece of ice crumbles and plunges into the water with a lot of noise. Something you might want to put on your bucket list.

A glacier is a huge ice mass that flows downhill and with spikes on your feet you can make a trip over a thick layer of ice. 
Although it may seem easy, a glacier walk can be quite a challenge. The ever-changing landscape of cracks and ice peaks on a glacier tongue is particularly rough and unpredictable. That is why it is a must that you explore a glacier under the guidance of an experienced guide. 

How to get there?

Perito Moreno is one of the major tourist attractions in southern Patagonia. Most tourist leave from the city of El Calafate. The city has an international airport, with many tour companies running daily tours. 

Best time to visit

We recommend walking the Perito Moreno in from November to March. This period is the Southern summer and the temperatures are pleasant during this time. The only disadvantage is that it gets more crowded with tourists. Keep in mind that the weather is unpredictable during summer. So always pack a rain coat and dress in layers. Click here for more average weather details. 

Where to stay

If you are looking for a great place to stay we recommend Hosteria "cueva De Las Manos" . A paradise if you are looking for peace, silence and nature. On booking.com they get an average rating of 9.5 and you can book it here.

This article was last updated on November 14, 2019.