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Glacier National Park


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At the southern tip of Glacier National Park in Southern Patagonia sits one of the region's most magnificent glaciers, Perito Moreno. Unlike 95 percent of Earth's glaciers that are gradually disappearing, Perito Moreno continues to grow. Every year, thousands of visitors come to marvel at Perito Moreno's towering crystal mass. 

Recent visitors suggest mini-trekking (a type of hiking excursion) along Perito Moreno's southern border. "Mini-trekking on the glacier ice was an unforgettable experience. The viewpoints and trails that have been set up just to see the glacier are excellent," raves one TripAdvisor user.

El Calafate, a small city adjacent to Perito Moreno, boasts numerous daily excursions during high season. Travelers recommend Hielo & Aventura, a reputable mini-trekking service that departs daily from El Calafate around 8 a.m. and returns around 7 p.m. The mini-trekking excursion costs 460 ARS (roughly $106 USD) per person. You can also rent a car or hop on a bus from El Calafate to the park via Route No. 40. We advise visiting during October, March, or April, when you'll combat fewer crowds and hear the faint crackle of rupturing ice. For more information on how to access Perito Moreno, consult the Glacier National Park website.

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