Saturday, February 13, 2010

Perito Moreno Glacier and El Calafate

After staying the night in El Calafate , I took a three hour bus to the Parque Nacional Los Glaciers, home to the Perito Moreno Glacier. The glacier stands 60m above Lago Argentino. The face of the glacier is 5km across and 30km deep.

Perito Moreno Glacier.

After a great deal a patience and luck the sound of ice creaking and moaning led to a large chunk of the glacier to fall right in front of us.

As mentioned above the town of El Calafate is the departure point to reach Perito Moreno. The main draw of El Calafate is the glacier itself however the town does have great chocolate and amazing ice cream. My favorite was the Calafate berry icecream.

The town of El Calafate was named after the berry that shares its name, shown above.

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