Gletscherwanderung auf dem Perito Moreno Gletscher
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Located in Argentine Patagonia, the Perito Moreno glacier is a natural wonder. It amazes travelers with its icy beauty. To make an excursion there is to enter a universe of mist, snow and ice. Many activities can be practiced there. You can choose to visit the glacier on foot, using the walkways and balconies to admire it, or take part in a glacier walk. Some people prefer to approach the Perito Moreno by boat. This is a very impressive experience, as you are facing the walls of the glacier which can be up to 60 metres high. For the more adventurous, it is possible to approach the ice giant by kayak. The total silence of this means of transport amplifies the sensation of immensity even more. In the surrounding area, it is possible to discover Lake Argentino and the town of El Calafate, which lies on its shore.
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Due to its geographical location, in the heart of the Andes Mountains, Patagonia has a "mountain" climate. It is possible to visit the Perito Moreno all year round, but be aware that the temperature will be milder and the sunshine more important from October to March. These months also correspond to the most touristic period. The area is very windy and when it blows a lot it is freezing cold. From March to April, there is less tourism and the wind is less present. During July and August, it can snow in Patagonia, making it very cold. During this period, it is difficult, if not impossible, to hike at altitude. When planning your trip, take into account that the weather can change very quickly in Patagonia. During the austral summer, it can be 25° at midday in the sun and 0° if the sky is overcast.
If you go to the town of El Calafate, which is located a few kilometers from Perito Moreno, you will have the opportunity to discover many Argentine specialities. Many restaurants offer wood-fired grills. The asado is an integral part of Argentine gastronomy. Different kinds of meat, sausages and mutton are grilled on a spit. The reputation of Argentine meat is well established. For those who wish to vary the menu, it is possible to turn to empanadas. These small turnovers filled with vegetables, fish or meat are simply excellent. You can also try Locro, a dish that can be prepared vegetarian with sweet potatoes, corn and other vegetables. But perhaps you'll choose the Ahumado, a starter with cheese, fruit, trout and smoked meat. For a touch of sweetness, you will also find some very good ice creams and delicious chocolates.
Pictures of Perito Moreno
Glacier Perito MorenoThe impressive Perito Moreno Glacier is located on Lago Buenos Aires and the glacier front is up to 70 m high. The glacier is one of the largest and most dynamic in Patagonia. The ice is constantly in motion. From a platform you can observe the calving of the glacier. The broken off ice floes then drift over Lago Argentino providing a spectacular scenary.