Things to Do in El Calafate
From El Calafate you can tour the glacier region where there are endless possibilities for enjoyment in a natural and unique. On foot, by car or by boat , all are good options to explore this unique area of Patagonia Argentina . The breaking of the Perito Moreno glacier is one of the main attractions in this area boasts a unique and unpredictable event .
The Perito Moreno Glacier : The eighth wonder of the world
As spectacular view it offers , the Perito Moreno glacier is considered the eighth wonder of the world . The imposing mass of ice surrounded by endless forests and mountains is a spectacle that few want to lose . You can admire examples of Patagonian fauna such as guanacos and foxes. You also get great views of Lake Argentino. As you get traveling west and closer to the mountains , the vegetation begins to change and become more abundant . Once inside Glacier National Park , the area becomes wooded . The lake and green mountains with eternal snows begin to be part of the landscape .
In the vicinity of the town of El Calafate you can visit Walichu Caves , an archaeological site 7 km to the city center .
The breaking of the Perito Moreno: one and only
The Perito Moreno Glacier is an asset. It is one of the few in the world and the only one in Patagonia progresses . This development , approximately 100 meters per year , generates another shocking phenomenon of beauty : the breaking of the dam that forms in the Rico Arm of Lake Argentino.
Glacier near El Calafate , Province of Santa Cruz , is the Perito Moreno glacier , a territory governed by the eternal ice . The entire area is within the Los Glaciares National Park , created in 1937 in order to preserve the continental ice field , its thirteen glaciers and Subantarctic Forest diverse environments and Patagonian steppe .
On the surface of 1,560 km2 , Lake Argentino is the largest of Argentina and the third in South America. At 185 meters above sea level , has a length of 125 kilometers and a maximum width of between 14 and 20 kilometers.
Minitrekking Glacier ice
Fascinating chance to walk on the glacier ice , which is suitable for all it does not require much effort. to climb the glacier is done slowly in order to appreciate the walls and cracks that are an amazing sight . Glacier hues vary by sector and intensity of light.
Also : Fishing Charters , horseback riding , Ranches, Museums, Canopy ... and much more !