El Calafate is known as the gateway to the Los Glaciares National Park, making it the ultimate home base for photographers, those in search of adventure and anyone eager to see some of the most incredible scenery in the world. A day trip to the Perito Moreno Glacier will be the tour of a lifetime for all involved.
Enjoy a pickup right from your hotel, and then start admiring the incredible scenery all around you as you ride from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park. Icy peaks loom ahead, and snow-covered islands are like jewels in the distance. When you arrive at the park, it is time to see the glacier known as Perito Moreno up close. A short hike will take up right up to the enormous walls of the glacier, which stand at a staggering 60 meters (200 feet) tall. There are several vantage points, but listen out for the cracking of ice, which signal that a piece of the glacier may be ready to float away at any moment.
Another way to soak up the unparalleled scenery in Los Glacieres National Park is on a one-hour cruise. You’ll see Perito Moreno from a new perspective, and it can help you understand the true enormity of this world-famous glacier. You’ll be floating right alongside icebergs as you approach the glacier, making this an experience you will never forget. The return journey back to El Calafate is another chance to admire the views of the glacier park from your window as you kick back and enjoy the ride, and the tour ends right at your hotel for maximum convenience.