GENERAL DESCRIPTION

El Calafate is a town near the edge of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field in the Argentine province of Santa Cruz. A modern interpretive center called the Glaciarium serves as a primer on the region’s numerous glaciers.

FABIO'S REVIEW

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El Calafate is where the Perito Moreno glacier is located (again do not confuse it with the Perito Moreno city, as I did)! You will need to sleep there in order to explore the area.

LOCATIONS EXPERIENCED

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EL CALAFATE CITY

El Calafate city is a city in Patagonia, Argentina, known as the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park, home to the massive Perito Moreno Glacier, whose ever-shifting icy landscape is popular for hiking and sightseeing.

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GLACIER PERITO MORENO

The Perito Moreno Glacier is a glacier located in the Los Glaciares National Park in southwest Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in the Argentinian Patagonia. The glacier is unusual in that it is advancing, while most glaciers worldwide are retreating. Perito Moreno periodically cuts off the major southern arm (known as Brazo Rico) of Lake Argentino. The glacier advances right across the lake until it meets the opposite shoreline, and the ice tongue is “grounded” so that it forms a natural dam.

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RESERVA LAGUNA NIMEZ

Quiet parkland offering sanctuary to many indigenous bird species, such as flamingos and swans.

EL CALAFATE CITY

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El Calafate city is a city in Patagonia, Argentina, known as the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park, home to the massive Perito Moreno Glacier, whose ever-shifting icy landscape is popular for hiking and sightseeing.

GLACIER PERITO MORENO

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The Perito Moreno Glacier is a glacier located in the Los Glaciares National Park in southwest Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in the Argentinian Patagonia. The glacier is unusual in that it is advancing, while most glaciers worldwide are retreating. Perito Moreno periodically cuts off the major southern arm (known as Brazo Rico) of Lake Argentino. The glacier advances right across the lake until it meets the opposite shoreline, and the ice tongue is “grounded” so that it forms a natural dam.

RESERVA LAGUNA NIMEZ

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Quiet parkland offering sanctuary to many indigenous bird species, such as flamingos and swans.

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