I spent seven days in this amazing place of the world. But if you only have an excursion to choose I recommend to visit the Perito Moreno Glacier.
The Perito Moreno Glacier
The city of El Calafate is located in the South of Argentina, in Santa Cruz. El Calafate is an excellent starting point to carry out several tours in Los Glaciares National Park, with an airport and an excellent infrastructure that meets the needs of the tourists. The city is very small, but it is pure enchantment, full of restaurant and bars, souvenir shops and handicrafts, and everything is very clean.
In the Los Glaciares National Park is where three of the Argentina’s largest glaciers are located: Viedma glacier, Upsala and the most famous: Perito Moreno Glacier. The glaciers were formed in the ice age and the rise of temperatures on Earth reduced their size, reaching the current size. The Perito Moreno is in equilibrium, which means that it loses the same amount of ice that wins.
And what is the reason for which is the most famous? The reason is the access. The access is very simple. From the road you reach footbridges where there are different viewpoints.
The runways can be used by all people, even those with limited mobility, without any restriction. And the views and photos coming from there are amazing! This walk is mandatory for all those who go to the Patagonia Argentina.
Also I recommend to enjoy the same day the nautical Safari with an hour to stroll through the waters of Lake Argentino, in the vicinity of Perito Moreno. Also unrestricted mobility and age.
My last tip about Perito Moreno is the hiking in this huge mass of ice! And there are two options: the Mini trekking or the Big Ice. The Mini trekking is a walk on the ice around 1:30 hs and the Big Ice is more leisurely, three hours walking on the ice, with shoes iron hooks.
I made the Mini-trekking, which requires less physical demand for the Big Ice is good to have a higher readiness. I loved the feeling!
These trekking have age and mobility restrictions. Check the conditions before purchasing your tours.
That was my wonderful experience, I hope to have you inspired to learn about this little place of the world!