The Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina is home to the famous Perito Moreno Glacier which is undoubtedly one of the most phenomenal natural occurrences in the world. So, what makes this glacier so significant? It’s one of the only glaciers in the world that is advancing which makes it quite rare.
Just looking at the majestic glacier will give you that childlike excitement because it’s something you’ve never seen before. Take a look!
There are four paths to choose from the map at the entrance. This gives you an opportunity to explore the glacier from various angles and enjoy some spectacular panoramic landscapes around.
Perito Moreno covers an area of 250 square meters, is 5 kilometers wide, 30 kilometers long and the highest point of the glacier reaches more than 70 meters, two-thirds are still below the water level and cannot be seen.
The glacier is also part of Southern Patagonian Icefield, and it is the third world’s largest reserve of fresh water. Boasting of some vantage points, when you visit the Perito Moreno Glacier you don’t just see it, you experience the sheer power of Mother Nature.
With its mighty peaks, mysterious caves and impressive ice shapes, the word blue does not suffice all the shades you’ll see here. From the lightest, nearly translucent, to the darkest, you’ll get to see all kinds of shades here.
The most popular way to experience the glacier is by hopping on a boat. You will sail through milky water along the front wall of the glacier and definitely find yourself speechless just by looking at it.
Another exciting part about the glacier is the chance to watch some chunks of ice fall apart and crash dramatically into the water. They then become mini-icebergs that float majestically just meters from your boat.
There is a boardwalk that goes through some of the most beautiful areas of the park and offers a number of viewing points to see the glacier.
Alternatively, there are various trekking routes as well which you can explore.
And how about some ice hiking? It’s the best way to get real close to the Perito Moreno Glacier.
Los Glaciares National Park, listed as UNESCO world heritage, provides superb hiking trails and plenty of other glaciers to discover as well. Without a doubt one of the most beautiful destinations on the other side of the world!