Activity level: Moderate
The Glacier is inside Perito Moreno National Park. It’s nearly 5000 metres long and 60 metres high. Perito Moreno is the most famous of the 356 that belong to the Park.
While the rest of the glaciers produce relatively small icebergs when ice breaks off the snout of the glaciers, the Perito Moreno offers an extraordinary phenomenon: huge pieces if ice falling from the glacier.
The breaking of the ice caps occurs constantly, falling violently over the water. The glacier reaches the Magellan Peninsula where it divides Lake Argentino in two.
At the same time it blocks the Tempanos Channel creating a natural dike. The waters of the lake grow, eroding the block of ice. When the ice starts to melt, the water starts to filter until the ice falls noisily.
Some visitis in the tour will be:
This town, located on the bay of Lake Argentino, is the door to enter the world of the glaciers. It takes its name from a small bush that grown in the Patagonia. It’s the head of Los Glaciares National Park and was founded in 1927.
During the last decades it has undergone a significant growth because of the large quantities of tourists that arrive to El Calafate every year.
Lake Argentino is the deepest lake in Argentina and the third deepest lake in South America. It covers 1,600 km2, it is.60-km-long and 20-km-wide. It’s waters are green because they contain a certain type of powder that comes from erosion of glacier rocks.
One of the main attractions is the Témpanos Channel, in front of the Perito Moreno Glacier, that is full of icebergs. It’s divided in two: the North branch and the south branch.
When you sail the lake from Puerto Bandera you meet the marvelous glaciers Upsala and Spegazzini, as well as big icebergs that usually try to block the way.
Undoubtedly, it’s an incredible trip; Come on with us and enjoy the wonders of “Perito Moreno” route
► DAY 01: Alice Ranch – Typical Lamb Barbecue Details
Reception and transfer from Calafate Airport to the hotel. During the afternoon we will go to Alice Ranch to enjoy a cup of tea. We will trek across the area. Afterwards we will savour a typical lamb barbecue and attend to a local show.
► DAY 02: Perito Moreno Glacier & Navegation to the Ice Floe’s Canal Details
Breakfast at the hotel. We’ll visit one of the greatest marvels of the world: the Perito Moreno Glacier, declared World’s heritage. Its characteristic is the breaking of its external walls due to the pressure of the water of the river.
We’ll then go to the floating quay of the southern branch of the Argentinian Lake, to navigate across the Ice Floe’s Canal up to the front of the Glaciar Perito Moreno to see it’s typical iceslides.
► DAY 03: Navegation to Argentine Lake Details
Breakfast at the hotel. We’ll go to Punta Bandera to make for Argentino Lake. First we’ll go to the northern part of the lake where we’ll see the icebergs floating adrift and then to the Upsala Glacier. Then we’ll go back to Onelli Bay where we’ll go ashore.
Through a forested path we’ll reach one of the most beautiful panoramic points of the tour: the confluence of the Glaciers Onelli, Agassiz and Bolado. On our way back to the hotel we will be able to see the Boca del Diablo.
► DAY 04: Transfer Details
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Calafate Airport.
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-Enjoy fantastic Peruvian cuisine.
-A cultural journey within the Sacred Valley.