Vacation packages in Perito Moreno Glacier
This tour is one of the most impressive one when you take a vacation package in Patagonia. There are experiences that mark a milestone in life, see the Perito Moreno Glacier or take a vacation package in Calafate is one of them.
As we begin the journey you will go along the Bahia Redonda of Lake Argentino, for a chance to see the Lonely Island. You will tour the Patagonian steppe habitat of species such as guanacos, rheas, foxes, etc..
Following this path offers several interesting points: Cerro Comision or of the Elephants, the river Centinela, Cerro Frías, several Patagonian ranches, including the best known “Alice” and crossing the river Mitre you will access to the National Park Los Glaciares. (the glaciers)
Then you will have to travel 35 km. along the coast of Brazo Rico of Lago Argentino in the midst of lush vegetation. It seems incredible this abrupt passage of the steppe to the forest. There are huge trees such as ñires, beech, notros and cherry. In the curve of Suspiros you will have the first panoramic view of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Shortly thereafter up to the viewpoint of the glacier.
An ice sheet or ice cap covers this
Protected Area of 600,000 hectares. Among the 356 glaciers, the Perito Moreno is the most impressive, with a front of 5 km and a height of more than 60 meters above water level.
The Perito Moreno is widely recognized for his processes of rupture. The front of the glacier reaches the coast, shuts off the waters of Brazo Rico and produces a kind of reservoir with a drop of water between an arm and a lake of more than 20 meters That’s when the leak originates culminating with the expected rupture.
The show is continuous and you will be able to observe up close the detachment of ice blocks of different sizes, hear the noise they produce, and then see them transformed into wonderful floating icebergs.
A unique and different experience is to walk on the glaciers (see Minitrekking) or visit the Argentine Lake aboard a catamaran to see other glaciers like the Upsala and Spegazzini (see Estancia Cristina).
In 1981 UNESCO declared the Glacier National Park as a World Heritage Site.
Visiting the Perito Moreno glacier is an unforgettable experience in your vacation packages to El Calafate.