Travel Tips for Perito Moreno Glacier, El Calafate Patagonia Argentina
1 – How many days you should spend in Calafate?
Enjoy the Perito Moreno will take at least 3 days, 2 nights. But it is preferable to add another day to see the Glacier from different perspectives and take the boat tour called “all glaciers”
2 – When traveling to Calafate?
You can visit all year long El Calafate, but we recommend doing the tour between September and May (austral spring and summer) because it is less cold and there are more accommodations and excursions.
3 – What to see in Calafate?
The Perito Moreno Glacier. There are several ways to visit: by land, lake or walking on ice, in short walks (minitrekking) or more demanding expeditions (big ice).
4 – What to wear when visiting the Perito Moreno galcier?
El Calafate is too cold destination: So you should use winter clothes, specially clothes for snow, rain coat, gloves and hat. Comfortable shoes are very important and waterproof to prevent wet with snow.Sunglasses, to observe safe glaciers and sunscreen to protect the skin. We recommend you bring a picnic or lunch box. At the entrance to the catwalks of the Perito Moreno Glacier is a small bar for lunch or snack, but their prices are high. Enjoy when people retire to lunch to eat your picnic and stay only a little while, before the immensity of the glacier. Don’t forget Photo camera, camcorder.
5 – Getting there and around Calafate?
Distances are important. The hotels are located in Calafate, 80 km from the glacier. Therefore, the best thing is to hire a regular outing. The tours to the Perito Moreno Glacier of the Travel agency 01argentina departs from Hotels at 9 and return at 17 pm. Excursions include transport to and from the hotel, English speaking tourist guide and tour of the Perito Moreno Glacier bridges.