How To Get To Perito Moreno Glacier From El Calafate?!

Perito Moreno Glacier is in Argentina’s Patagonia.  It’s in between El Calafate and El Chalten; it borders Chile’s Torres Del Paine.  But, it’s a bit of a drive.

Perito Moreno Glacier is the largest glacier outside of Antarctica and Greenland.  It is Argentina’s pride and joy when it comes to tourism.  The other major landmarks would be Mount Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre.  Those are the reasons why I came to the Patagonia.  I got tired of seeing pictures of the landmarks on social media, so I booked a trip.

The only way to access Perito Moreno Glacier is by car.  There are no public transportation in the Patagonia.  There are airport shuttle services, but there isn’t a public bus in the area.  Therefore, it makes getting around a bit difficult if you don’t rent a car.  However, the car rentals aren’t cheap either with their upfront deposits; in addition, they require an international driver license.Perito Moreno Glaciers

El Calafate is filled with tour companies.  The tour companies have limited space, or no space, if you decide to wait.  Plus, they are closed during the Patagonia winters, which is from May to July.  It could be difficult to book a tour.  My schedule only allowed 3 days in the Patagonia during my South America trip.  I had no choice but to ensure I had a reserve seat to see the Perito Moreno Glaciers.

I decided to book a tour before I landed in El Calafate.  El Calafate is filled with great restaurants like La Lechuza and La Tablita.  I’m glad I did because it was a fun filled day.  The tour included the following:

  • Full day guided trip to Perito Moreno Glacier from El Calafate
  • Explore the paths and lookout points of Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Visit the famous glaciers in the ParqueNacional los Glaciares
  • Complimentary pickup and drop off from most El Calafate hotels
  • Enjoy a 1-hour boat ride

The guide was very friendly and she spoke near-perfect English.  Everyone on the tour spoke Spanish and I was the only English speaking tourist.  She took her time translating things, which I really appreciated.  In addition, she’s a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the Patagonia.

Perito Moreno Glacier National Park is massive.  I was given two hours to explore Perito Moreno Glacier National Park.  I was able to a walk along the glaciers and mountain sides.  It was absolutely beautiful.  It’s one of the most breathtaking landscapes I’ve seen in my life.  I would definitely recommend booking the tour.  Check them out hereOR you can check out the provided tours and hotels here: