Day 5 |
On your second day in El Calafate it will be time to visit one of Argentina’s most iconic natural wonders - the Perito Moreno Glacier. Forming a spectacular wall of ice that regularly sheers off icebergs into the lake below, the Perito Moreno is part of a larger ice field spread between Argentina and Chile that is the third largest fresh water reserve in the world and also
one of the few glaciers in the world that is still growing, despite the impacts of climate change. After arriving in the national park your adventure will start with a 20-minute boat trip across the lake, up close views of the glacier’s front wall.
When you arrive on the far shore specialized bilingual mountain guides will be waiting for you to give you an initial briefing before you strap crampons on to begin your trek. The ice trek is approximately a 1.5-hour circuit that introduces you to the fascinating landscape of the glaciers: streams, small lagoons, gullies, crevasses and all variety of ice formations of the most incredible blues. The ice surface over which you walk is irregular, but firm and safe.