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Tips for visiting the Perito Moreno Glacier

Perito Moreno Glacier is the third largest freshwater reserve on the planet and captivates with its beauty. We leave you
Santa Cruz
09 October, 2019

The Perito Moreno Glacier is the third largest freshwater reserve on the planet. It is so immense that you have to watch it live to understand its magnitude: 30 kilometers long, 5 kilometers wide and a height that reaches 60 meters. It is one of the few languages of ice on the planet that keeps its progress unstoppable. As if this were not enough, it has an indescribable beauty. Many visitors stay on land, but the more adventurous explore the interior on small boats or even on foot.

First things first: how to get to the glacier?

You have three options:
  • By means of an excursion with a tourist agency of The Calafate.
  • Taking the bus. On the official website of Tourism of Calafate are the hours of the service.
  • Renting a car. The appeal of this option is that You can stay on the glacier as long as you want. From El Calafate by Route 11 is 80 kilometers to the Perito Moreno Glacier.
Now, we leave you some tips. useful to enjoy your visit to the Perito Moreno Glacier.
  • Wear warm clothes. You’re in Patagonia in front of a gigantic glacier. It’s cold and there’s a good chance it’ll rain. Wear warm clothing (including hat and gloves) and waterproof.
  • Opt for comfortable shoes. The walkways in front of the glacier add up to 4 kilometres and will take you 300 metres from the glacier. You will be walking and moving, opt for comfortable shoes that keep your feet warm.
  • Use sunscreen. Even if it’s cloudy, solar radiation in those latitudes is high. Use sunscreen and sunglasses.
  • Take your meat. There is a bar-restaurant next to the catwalks where you can have a coffee to warm up . Of course, the products there are more expensive, so it’s a good idea to take some snacks from El Calafate.
  • Get ready to take pictures. If you love photography, we recommend that you wear a wide-angle lens for general photos and a telephoto lens to capture details.
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