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This colossal glacier is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and verdant forests in Southern Patagonia.

The star attraction of Argentine Patagonia, this colossal glacier is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and verdant forests and sits within the huge Lago Argentina. It is best accessed on day trips from the ramshackle town of El Calafate, 50 miles away, crossing the barren Patagonian steppe. Upon arrival, elevated walkways provide visitors with sweeping panoramic views of the glacier, whilst boat trips bring you up close and personal with the giant wall of ice. The numbers are mind-boggling;  3 miles wide, 19 miles long, 700 metres deep and a surface area of 97 miles. Yet they don't quite do it justice and the only way to truly understand the awesome power and incomprehensible size of the glacier is to survey it for yourself. The thunderous sound and exhilarating sight of huge pieces of ice breaking off, then floating away as icebergs is truly unforgettable.

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Accommodation
in Perito Moreno Glacier

Santa Cruz Los Glaciares

Cruise the icy waters of Lago Argentino, admiring towering glaciers and snow-capped peaks.

Xelena Suites

Luxurious deluxe hotel overlooking Lake Argentino

Eolo

A stunning escape with breathtaking views and many included activities

Posada Los Alamos

Located on the shores of Lago Argentino and yet near the centre of El Calafate

Esplendor

Excellent value hotel located in the centre of El Calafate

Alto Calafate

Great views, excellent facilities on the outskirts of El Calafate

Kosten Aike

Alpine style hotel in a great location in the centre of El Calafate

Design Suites

A charming and elegant choice on the shores of Lake Argentino

Mirador del Lago Kau Yatun

A stylish, well-located and comfortable hotel in El Calafate

Los Sauces

Lovely hotel with gorgeous grounds - walking distance to downtown El Calafate

Los Notros

Alpine style hotel only 10 minutes walk to the centre of El Calafate

Sierra Nevada

A small, friendly hotel in a great central location in El Calafate