No trip to Patagonia would be complete without a visit to Perito Moreno in Los Glaciares National Park. A vast Patagonian Ice Field where you can sail, hike, or simply sit back and enjoy the magnificent views, Perito Moreno is easily accessible from the popular Patagonian town of El Calafate, and is the perfect day trip for anyone visiting southern Argentina or taking a multi-stop tour of South America.
Often referred to as the “8th Wonder of the World”, the Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the most popular sightseeing activities in all Patagonia, and once you have witnessed the sheer beauty and thunderous sounds of this great wall of ice, you will understand why thousands of international travellers visit each year.
Perito Moreno covers some 250km², making it a truly magnificent sight. Once you have walked along the many pathways, admired the vistas from the strategically placed viewpoints, and snapped your obligatory Selfies, there are plenty of spots where you can enjoy a picnic while overlooking Argentina’s most spectacular glacier, so don’t forget to pack some freshly baked bread, a selection of local cheeses, and a bottle of Argentinian Malbec… you’ll be the envy of every other visitor – believe me!
Here’s what our day trip to Perito Moreno from El Calafate looked like…