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Enjoy breathtaking views of some of the world's most spectacular ice fields at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. The expansive national park, which shares a border with Chile, contains 47 glaciers, with 30 percent of its total area covered by ice. Thanks to well-developed trails and viewing platforms, you can see some of these glaciers up close, as the raw mechanics of nature drive the ice ever so slowly towards its destination. Don't miss the awe-inspiring Perito Moreno Glacier, where you're likely to hear thunderous crashes as chunks of the glacier break off and fall into the water. Using our international travel planner, El Calafate attractions like Parque Nacional Los Glaciares can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Tours to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Full-Day Tour to the Perito Moreno Glacier including Boat Safari BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $99
Duration: 7 to 8 hours
Perito Moreno Glacier Day Trip with Optional Boat Ride from El Calafate BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $32
Duration: 8 hours
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares Reviews
En la recepción me hicieron el favor de arreglarme un tour y fue súper bueno y a buen precio la zona de el Calafate es árida y fría ... pero este hotel es cálido y te hacen sentir como en casa more »At the reception I did the favor of fixing a tour and it was super good and at a good price the area of the Calafate is arid and cold ... but this hotel is warm and make you feel at home
El parque nacional Los Glaciares, sobre el lago Argentino, es una maravilla natural. El glaciar más famoso es el Perito Moreno, pero hay otros que no pueden dejar de verse: Upsala y Spegazzini por nom... more »Los Glaciares National Park, on Lake Argentino, is a natural wonder. The most famous glacier is the Perito Moreno, but there are others that can not fail to see: Uppsala and Spegazzini to name 2 more. If you have to opt for an excursion, in addition to the unmissable Perito Moreno, take this one. Agencies offer them some luxury for $160, which for Argentinians today is expensive, but Ice Rivers for about $65, and the national park staff guide, shows you amazing scenery. Wear a good coat, it's very cold because you're going to be sailing between glaciers. The boats offer you good views from the inside but the open spaces of the boat are second to none, especially since you pass by the ice blocks. A must-see.
I will be as impartial as possible, even though the experience was not very good. As for the park itself stands out its walkways and viewpoints completely renovated that allow a free circular even more on winter days or strong winds. One because the viewpoints are protected with glass and ceilings (the most important) and two because the old slippery wooden corridors have been replaced by some metal labing that give good sustainability. Obviously to be able to contemplate one of the wonders of the world very beautiful and very ours. What I saw against it, the area is not well signposted, even more so if they do not find park rangers to be oriented (my case was early and after going a lot do not locate any only only after almost an hour). The area dedicated to people with disabilities or reduced mobility is also not well signposted and the elevator does not work. Buses or vans linking the first and second parking lots for free stop working early (17:00 hs and the park is open until 19:30 hours leaving seniors on foot). I believe that if these kinds of inconveniences were improved you could respect the tourist, not only national also the foreigner who abounds here and I create the impression that they take is not good in this case. Let's remember that the entrance to this park is twice the value compared to the Tierra del Fire, as if to give an example that is not paid little.
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