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Overview of Perito Moreno Glacier

The giant Perito Moreno Glacier near El Calafate, Argentina The Perito Moreno Glacier is considered one of the amazing wonders of the world and one of the highlights for travelers to Argentina. There are only a few advancing glaciers in the world, and Perito Moreno is one of them. This glacier never retreats, but instead advances over Lago Argentina, an amazing natural phenomenon that occurs on average every three years.

Even if you miss the gigantic breakage, every day, ice blocks from the glacier continuously detach and fall into the lake, causing a dramatic crashing sounds and waves. It is an awe-inspiring site to see the surface of the glacier change before your eyes. The ice floats in the lake and creates a sapphire blue color as it slowly melts.

Guided trekking excursions are a popular way to explore the glacier and allow you the chance to actually walk on it. The light in the morning and afternoon is quite breathtaking as it strikes the pristine ice fields and creates a blue-green glow on the jagged pieces of ice. Because of the effects of the sun, wind, and constant breakage of ice, the face of the glacier is constantly changing.

On your way to the glacier you'll be amazed at the glistening landscape of ancient lenga forests, waterfalls, and two giant lakes. Just before reaching the glacier you will get to see the first panoramic view, know as "Curve de los Suspiros," (Sighs Bend). This is a great place to see just how massive and spectacular the glacier is.

Further on you'll reach the footbridges that connect to stairs lead up to balconies, which allow for alternative views of the glacier. You can also enjoy the spectacular views of Perito Moreno at any of the luxury rooms at Los Notros Hotel, located in Los Glaciares National Park.

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