Southern Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park stretches parallel to the Andes for over 120 miles, its most famous members being the Perito Moreno, Upsala and Onelli.

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Key Stats

Best Time To Visit

Sep - Apr

Flight from London London

13:30 hrs

Time Difference

GMT -3 hrs

The Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the natural wonders of the world, and its dimensions are truly breathtaking; measuring over 3 miles wide and approaching 19 miles in length.

One of the only worldwide glaciers to be advancing rather than retreating, it is nonetheless a poignant symbol of global warming; conservationists keep a close eye on its dimensions and its progress as it periodically calves huge chunks into the Lago Argentino. Witnessing - and hearing - such thunderous creaks and falls is utterly awe-inspiring, whether from a boat in the vicinity, or from the terrace of a nearby hotel.

A mini-trekking expedition can also be organised on the glacier itself, reached by special rubber boats. Crampons are required and will be supplied; you will be on the ice for about 90 minutes and in that time will see crevasses and small vivid blue inner lagoons.

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Where to stay

Los Cerros

Los Cerros

Set on a hillside surrounded by dramatic scenery, Hotel Los Cerros overlooks the small town of El Chaltén in Southern Patagonia.

Aguas Arriba Lodge

Aguas Arriba Lodge

Situated at the Estancia Río de Las Vueltas, Aguas Arriba Lodge is located in the remote and stunning Patagonia wilderness surrounded by endless stretches of lake shoreline and acres of forest, and is just 23 miles from El Chaltén.

Eolo

Eolo

Eolo is a stylish country lodge located between El Calafate and the renowned Los Glaciares National Park in Argentine Patagonia.

Esplendor Hotel El Calafate

Esplendor Hotel El Calafate

Simplicity is the name of the game at this comfortable hotel perched on a hill above the city of El Calafate from which to explore the wilderness and mountains of Patagonia.

Estancia Helsingfors

Estancia Helsingfors

The Estancia Helingsfors is a traditional and cosy home-from-home in the ruggedly spectacular Los Glaciares National Park of Patagonia.

Estancia Cristina

Estancia Cristina

Set in the middle of the Glacier National Park, reaching the charming Estancia Cristina is an adventure in its own right involving a four-hour boat ride along Lago Argentino past the vast Upsala Glacier and dodging icebergs on route.

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