This is part 3 of my two week stint travelling round Argentina, having just spent a couple of days in Buenos Aires then the Iguazu Falls. Ours was very much a ‘highlights’ trip, making use of internal flights to to a brisk tour of what we’d narrowed down to be our must-see places.
The Perito Moreno glacier was very much one of those, however it did lead to a debate of which excursion to do. Though a number of operators do ‘mini trek’ excursions which is a shorter 3 hours trek up the front of the glacier, one operator does what is called the ‘Big Ice Trek’ which involves a 7 hour round trip hiking up a few km up the side of the glacier, then into the glacier over the top. It’s more effort and you need to be at least moderately fit as it is a pretty brisk trot uphill, but I found it very much worth it in terms of what you see/experience on the ice. I’ll add to his post in the next few days.
Links to blog posts of the other places we stayed at are below
Richard Isaac Music Photography
The glacier calving…