Perito Moreno Glacier is a glacier located in the Los Glaciares National Park in southwest Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in Argentinian Patagonia.The 250 km2 (97 sq mi) ice formation, 30 km (19 mi) in length, is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field located in the Andes system shared with Chile.

This ice field is the world‘s third-largest reserve of fresh water.The Perito Moreno Glacier, located 78 kilometers (48 mi) from El Calafate, was named after the explorer Francisco Moreno, a pioneer who studied the region in the 19th century and played a major role in defending the territory of Argentina in the conflict surrounding the international border dispute with Chile.

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Things to Do and See

Beautiful sightseeing, exploring the fjords of Los Glaciares National Park, trekking over the glacier, hike the forests, Boat rides, kayaking, glacier viewing cruises on Lake Argentina are the main activities.

How To Get To Perito Moreno

You can rent a car directly from El Calafate airport and drive around. Also, there are Buses to the National Park that leaves regularly. 


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Perito Moreno Glacier, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina

Nearest Hotels to Perito Moreno 

Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa, located by Sarmiento Lake offering all-inclusive packages for 3, 4, or 5 nights with panoramic views of Torres del Paine National Park. The hotel has a spa with a steam room, sauna, heated pool, hydromassage tub, and hot tub, massage sessions, facial and body treatments with stones, and natural elements. Hotel Río Serrano is in Torres del Paine, offering standard rates and all-inclusive rates including full-board and additional programs. An on-site restaurant and a garden area overlooking the Paine Massif. Posada Los Alamos, situated in the heart of El Calafate, close to Argentino Lake with spa facilities and an indoor pool.  Set in a charming house 300 m from El Calafate’s commercial area, Hotel Michelangelo offers heated rooms



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Book Perito Moreno

Perito Moreno National Park

Antonio Vizcaino (Photographer) Douglas Tompkins (Foreword by) 

Where the windswept Patagonian steppe meets the Andes, and the massive unclimbed south wall of Cerro San Lorenzo looks down on the Lacteo Valley: Perito Moreno National Park is a stronghold of wild nature. In a region so alluring that it has become synonymous with beauty at the end of the Earth, Perito Moreno National Park is an icon of Patagonia. Named in honor of revered early conservationist Perito Moreno, the “John Muir of Argentina,” this relatively little-visited park is a magnet for intrepid travelers and ambitious alpinists. Legendary businessman and philanthropist Douglas Tompkins (founder of The North Face) contributes the book’s foreword. In a book as grand as the natural area it celebrates, Perito Moreno National Park presents a stunning collection of images of the park by renowned landscape photographer Antonio Vizcaino. With supporting essays from experts on the park’s natural and cultural history, this elegant volume offers an armchair tour of one of the world’s most scenic and unsullied landscapes. 

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Tips and Interesting Facts about Perito Moreno Glacier

  • Los Glaciares National Park about an hour and a half drive from El Calafate.  
  • Bring Cash, credit cards are not accepted 
  • You will pay your entrance fee at the checkpoint on the way to the Perito Moreno Glacier. 
  • Los Glaciares National Park is not served by public transport
  • Covering an area of 250 km², 30 kilometers long and when the highest point of the glacier reaches more than 70 meters
  • Wear layers and bring clothes for a change. 
  • The best time to visit is during summer from December to March  
  • Los Glaciares was declared a UNESCO world heritage site  

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Perito Moreno Glacier is a glacier located in the Los Glaciares National Park in southwest Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in Argentinian Patagonia.
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