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Tag: Argentina

Perito Moreno Glacier

Today was all about big chunks of ice. Ninety-seven square miles of ice, named the Perito Moreno Glacier to be exact. Perito Moreno Glacier is a short drive away from El Calafate, Argentina inside Los Glaciares National Park. The really cool thing about this glacier is that it is advancing, or getting bigger, while most of the worlds’ glaciers are rapidly shrinking. Perito Moreno Glacier can be viewed by boat or by hiking about a mile (roundtrip) to the viewing platforms. I opted to hike the longer hike at about 2 miles in total. It is quite easy (especially in Read More

Hiking to Lago de Los Tres

El Chalten, Argentina is a small town in the Los Glaciares National Park. It is about 3 hours from the airport in El Calafate along a long section of “Patagonian” flat land with snow covered mountains, glaciers, and glacial lakes in the background. With a population of 2,000 people (give or take a few depending on if it is high season or not), everything in El Chalten in within walking distance of where ever you choose to stay. Hostelerias (basic hotels) are the main lodging options here and do the job just fine. El Chalten is not a luxury travel Read More