GENERAL DESCRIPTION

A large visitor centre at the site features a walking circuit which allows the visit of both sides of the glacier. There is also a restaurant at the site.

FABIO'S REVIEW

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The Northern side of the glacier is the “easy” part: there are several bus companies leaving from El Calafate at around 08:00 and returning around 16:00. The cost is reasonable and the trip only lasts 1 hour and a half, which is very, very quick compared to Patagonian standards, where 12-hour trips are the norm.

LOCATIONS EXPERIENCED

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GLACIER BREAKING

The breaking process begins when the glacier reaches the Magallanes Peninsula, obstructing the drainage of the Lake Rico into the Lago Argentino. This causes the level of the Lake Rico to rise every day because of the ice melting in the highlands and the lack of drainage. When pieces fall off—a process known as calving—they make a tremendous roar and splash.

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OBSERVATION DECK

An observation deck for visitors to the massive Perito Moreno Andean glacier.

GLACIER BREAKING

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The breaking process begins when the glacier reaches the Magallanes Peninsula, obstructing the drainage of the Lake Rico into the Lago Argentino. This causes the level of the Lake Rico to rise every day because of the ice melting in the highlands and the lack of drainage. When pieces fall off—a process known as calving—they make a tremendous roar and splash.

OBSERVATION DECK

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An observation deck for visitors to the massive Perito Moreno Andean glacier.

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