Glaciar Perito Moreno

This excursion is one of the most impressive of all of Patagonia. There are experiences that mark a milestone in life, to see the Perito Moreno Glacier is one of them.

Glaciar Perito Moreno

At the beginning of the journey you will go along the Lago Argentino Round Bay and you will have the opportunity to see the Solitary Island. Tour the Patagonian steppe, natural habitat of species such as guanacos, ñandúes, foxes, etc.

Then this path offers you several interesting points: Cerro Commission or De Los Elefantes, Centinela River, Cerro Frías, several Patagonian estancias, among them the best known "Alice", and crossing the Miter River will access the National Park Los Glaciares.

View of the Perito Moreno Glacier from the Curve of Sighs

You will then have to travel 35 km. by the coast of the Rich Arm of Lake Argentino amidst lush vegetation. You will find this abrupt passage from the steppe to the forest incredible. There are huge specimens of trees such as ñires, lengas, notros and guindos. In the Curve of Sighs you will have the first panoramic view of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Shortly afterwards, he climbed to the glacier gazebo.

An ice sheet, or glacier cap, covers this Protected Area of ​​600,000 hectares. Among the 356 glaciers, Perito Moreno is the most imposing, with a front of 5 km and a height of more than 60 meters above the water level.

Perito Moreno is known worldwide for its processes of rupture. The front of the glacier, when arriving at the coast, closes the passage of the waters of the Rich Arm and produces a kind of reservoir with a difference of water between one arm and another of the lake of more than 20 meters. the filtration that culminates with the expected rupture.

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