Perito Moreno Glacier Including Boat Safari
Join this full day tour departing from Los Glaciares National Park, which is an area of exceptional natural beauty. With rugged, towering mountains and numerous glacial lakes, explore the National Park as well as Lake Argentino which is 160 km long. At its farthest end, three glaciers meet to launch massive igloo icebergs into the lake with thunderous splashes. Its most famous glacier, the Perito Moreno, awaits us with all its splendor and power.
Depart from Puerto Bajo de la Sombra by navigating the Brazo Rico, and pass in front of the wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Appreciate the imposing glacier and the height of its massive walls. At the footbridge (mirador), enjoy a magnificent view of the glacier. During the tour, we will take a 45-minuyr boat trip towards the Channel of Icebergs and wall of the glacier.
The glacier advances on the waters of the lake until reaching the opposite shore. The rupture of the glacier is a spectacular process that begins as the glacier advances to the front of the peninsula of Magallanes until it forms into a natural dike of ice. This formation obstructs the drainage of the water from the Brazo Rico to the Channel of the Tempanos.
As the waters of the Brazo Rio exert pressure on the wall of the glacier, a tube of ice is formed that allows for water flow between the basins and lakes again. Finally this tunnel collapses. This event can last from 1 to 2 days and offers a spectacular show of singular beauty. Once it is complete, two basins obstruct the channel and the whole process begins again.