Argentina

Glaciers National Park

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The UNESCO World Heritage Glaciers National Park is home to more than 300 glaciers covering 217 miles, as well as mountain peaks, 15,000-year-old lakes and plenty of wildlife. Visitors come to marvel at Perito Moreno, the world’s only glacier to still be growing, or to go hiking around El Chalten.

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  • Buenos Aires

    Buenos Aires

    Buenos Aires is the mother of all Argentinian cities, with amazing French and Italian architecture, a food scene that covers much more than just steakhouses and nightlife that doesn’t get started until 2am...Read more
  • Mendoza

    Mendoza

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  • Iguazu Falls

    Iguazu Falls

    The mighty Iguazu Falls are awe-inspiring...Read more
  • Iberá Wetlands

    Iberá Wetlands

    As the second largest wetland in the world, the ecosystem here is rich in diverse species, including howler monkeys, maned wolves, river otters, both of Argentina’s caiman species and the biggest rodents in the world, capybaras...Read more
  • Uco Valley

    Uco Valley

    Nestled in the foothills of the Andes, this valley produces some of Argentina’s best wines, with a superb depth of flavour...Read more
  • Puerto Madryn

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  • Bariloche

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  • Perito Moreno

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  • El Calafate

    El Calafate

    The scenic town of El Calafate has many shops and eateries that offer products made from sweet Calafate berries, Patagonia’s famous fruit with many health benefits...Read more
  • El Chaltén

    El Chaltén

    El Chaltén is one of the most iconic granite monoliths in the world...Read more
  • Ushuaia

    Gateway to the Antarctic & South Atlantic
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From Iguazu to Perito Moreno

Argentina north to south
Approx. 9 days
Buenos Aires (3 days) → El Calafate (1) → Glaciers National Park (2) → Iguazu Falls (2) → Buenos Aires (1)
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Cross-border Patagonia

The wilds of Patagonia
Approx. 11 days
Buenos Aires (3 days) → El Calafate (1) → Glaciers National Park (2) → Torres del Paine National Park (2) → Santiago (3)
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Argentina & Chile Explorer

Buenos Aires | Calafate | Perito Moreno Glacier | Torres del Paine | Puerto Varas | Bariloche
Approx. 10 days
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Things to do in Glaciers National Park

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See glaciers in action
Glaciers National Park

See glaciers in action

The Southern Patagonian Ice Field straddles the border between Argentine and Chilean Patagonia, feeding most of the region’s glaciers. Visit Argentina’s Glaciers National Park to witness Perito Moreno calving building-sized blocks of ice or, better still, go for a guided hike on the ice itself.

Admire Perito Moreno glacier
Glaciers National Park

Admire Perito Moreno glacier

As you stand on the boardwalk marveling at this gigantic glacier, which covers around 250 sq km, you will hear the creaks as it slowly moves. A chunk may even crash into the waters below. As one of 48 glaciers fed by the Patagonian Ice Field in the Andes, Perito Moreno is arguably the most impressive. Enjoy some relaxed trails or even walk on the ice itself.

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