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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares Tours

Parque Nacional Los Glaciares (The Glaciers National Park) protects Argentina’s wild Patagonian expanses of icy glaciers and mountain lakes. With a massive 47 glaciers, the Andean ice cap is the largest outside Antarctica and Greenland. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to several natural wonders, including Perito Moreno Glacier and Mount Fitz Roy.

The Basics
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world for its spectacular trekking, mountain climbing, and sport fishing. Most visitors come to see the majestic Perito Moreno Glacier, often on a day trip from El Calafate; other day-trip options include a trek to El Chaltén or guided horseback ride at Estancia Nibepo Aike. Those with more time can opt for a multi-day journey to some of the area’s other peaks and glaciers.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Parque Nacional Los Glaciares is a must-visit for all first-time visitors to Patagonia.
  • Choose from among a wide variety of park activities, including boat rides, glacier treks, and horseback rides.
  • A full-day tour to the park from El Calafate typically lasts eight to 10 hours, depending on the option chosen; multi-day itineraries last anywhere from three to six days.
  • Remember to dress in warm layers, as conditions in the park can be chilly, even during summer.

How to Get There
The park’s main entrance lies 30 miles (49 kilometers) from El Calafate. While it’s possible to visit the Perito Moreno Glacier visitor center by driving, it’s more convenient to join a guided tour. Twice-daily buses take passengers from El Calafate to the glacier-lookout area.

When to Get There
Most travelers choose to explore Parque Nacional Los Glaciares during the Argentine summer, when the weather is at its warmest. Temperatures tend to run a bit cooler during the months of October, March, and April, but sparser crowds make for a more peaceful visit.

Other Glaciers in the National Park
While Perito Moreno is the most famous glacier in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, it’s not the only one—or even the largest. That distinction goes to the Upsala Glacier, South America’s largest, which is only accessible by boat from Punta Bandera. The Spegazzini Glacier boasts the biggest snout, with a wall measuring 440 feet (135 meters) tall.

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3-Day Tour: Best of Calafate, Buenos Aires, null
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3-Day Tour: Best of Calafate

Enjoy 3 days and 2 nights in one of the wonders of the world! On the southern area of the Park, the most famous glacier can be seen: Perito Moreno. It is very ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $1,200.00
Perito Moreno Glacier Mini-Trekking Day Trip, El Calafate, Multi-day Tours
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Perito Moreno Glacier Mini-Trekking Day Trip

Transfer from the hotels to the Bajo las Sombras Port, approximately 7km before the Glacier viewpoint, from where the 20 minute ship crossing leaves until we ...  Read more

Location: El Calafate, Argentina
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $300.00
Perito Moreno Balconies Day Trip from Calafate, El Calafate, Day Trips
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Perito Moreno Balconies Day Trip from Calafate

From the Balcony, an imposing natural viewpoint, you can enjoy a panoramic view of El Calafate and the central body of Lake Argentino. The tour will offer us ...  Read more

Location: El Calafate, Argentina
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.00
Full Day Tour to the Perito Moreno Glacier, El Calafate, Nature & Wildlife
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Full Day Tour to the Perito Moreno Glacier

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 182 Reviews

Be seduced by the fascinating landscape of Argentinia's Perito Moreno glacier on a full day tour from El Calafate. Explore glacier streams, small lagoons, ...  Read more

Location: El Calafate, Argentina
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.00
Full-Day Trekking the Perito Moreno Glacier, El Calafate, Day Trips
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Full-Day Trekking the Perito Moreno Glacier

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Few places in the world offer such an easy access to a glacier, so take the opportunity to join this tour. Take part in an unforgettable, unique and exciting ...  Read more

Location: El Calafate, Argentina
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $198.00
El Chalten Full-Day Hiking from El Calafate with Lunch, El Calafate, Day Trips
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El Chalten Full-Day Hiking from El Calafate with Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Experience some outdoor activity on your visit to El Calafate by participating in this full-day trek to El Chalten in Los Glaciares National Park. Enjoy a ...  Read more

Location: El Calafate, Argentina
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.00
Perito Moreno Glacier Day Trip with Optional Boat Ride from El Calafate, El Calafate, Hiking & ... 
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Perito Moreno Glacier Day Trip with Optional Boat Ride from El Calafate

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 41 Reviews

Marvel at the spectacular Perito Moreno glacier in Los Glaciares National Park on this full-day trip from El Calafate. Travel by coach to the UNESCO-listed ...  Read more

Location: El Calafate, Argentina
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.00
Full-day Los Glaciares National Park Cruise from El Calafate with Gourmet Lunch, El Calafate, Day ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Full-day Los Glaciares National Park Cruise from El Calafate with Gourmet Lunch

Marvel at the vast glaciers, snow-capped mountains, and glittering lakes of the Los Glaciares National Park on this full-day cruise from El Calafate. Cruise ...  Read more

Location: El Calafate, Argentina
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $250.00
Boat Trip on the Ice Rivers of the Perito Moreno Glacier, El Calafate, Day Cruises
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Boat Trip on the Ice Rivers of the Perito Moreno Glacier

The excursion departs from the port of Puerto Bandera, 47km from El Calafate, and consists of a navigation of about 5hrs, visiting the most impressive ...  Read more

Location: El Calafate, Argentina
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $210.00
Rios de Hielo Express Sailing, El Calafate, Day Cruises
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Rios de Hielo Express Sailing

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

Rios de Hielo express is a navigation on Lake Argentino that allows tourists to visit other important glaciers inside Los Glaciares National Park. Visitors ...  Read more

Location: El Calafate, Argentina
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $147.00

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