Los Glaciares National Park

Cerros Torre and Fitz Roy seen from El Chaltén Village

Location: southwest area of Santa Cruz.


Surface: 724.000 hectares.


Created: The protected area started being protected since 1937. In 1971, by means of Law Nº 19.292, the current limits of the National Park and the Natural Reserve were established.

Plants: ñires, lengas, calafate, notro, coihue, pastizales,


Animals: gato montés, hurón, huemul, zorro colorado, puma, cóndor, agachonas, yales, cotorras australes or cachañas, pequeños rayaditos, carpinteros patagónicos, ñacurutú, pato de los torrentes, bandurrias, cauquenes, guanacos, zorros grises, zorrinos patagónicos, ñandú petiso.

Perito Moreno Glacier

Characteristics: Thousands of years ago, glaciers covered a big part of the national park. These ice rivers eroded and gave shape to the landscape, excavating in the mountains large valleys. At the same time these ice rivers were fragmenting and dragging lot of rocks, which had been accumulated in the front and the sides of the glacier, making small hills called “morrenas”. In a later climate change, which included a temperature increase, caused the reduction of the surface occupied by ice. Large milky water lakes occupied the bottom of the valleys and lush forests covered their slopes.

The ice countryside occupied an approximate surface of 2.600 km2 (a 30 % of the surface is covered by ice). From there, 47 bigger glaciers descend. The most famous glacier is the Perito Moreno, which expands over the south side of the Argentino Lake waters, with a 5 km front and 60 metres high over the lake. Upsala glacier, which is ubicated in the north side of the same lake, is the bigger one, with 50 km length and almost 10 km wide.

In the north side of the PN Los Glaciares (Los Glaciares National Park) there is the Fitz Roy, which stands up for its length (3.376 metres) and its huge aspect: a surrounding “cordillerana” mountain chain environment.

Los Glaciares National Park has been declared as part of UNESCO World Heritage List.


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Patagonia Tours

  • El Calafate 5 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Glaciar Perito Moreno Excursion
    - National Park Tcikets not included
    Rates from USD 275

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  • El Calafate 4 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Glaciar Perito Moreno Excursion
    - National Park Ticket not included
    Rates from USD 178

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  • El Calafate 3 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Glaciar Perito Moreno Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included

    Rates from USD 215

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  • El Calafate Special Offer
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Glaciar Perito Moreno Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 226

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  • El Calafate + Ushuaia
    - Transfers in / out airport in El Calafate - Hotel
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at selected hotel
    - Perito Moreno Glacier
    - Transfer in / out Airport Ushuaia - Hotel
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at selected hotel
    - Excursion Tierra del Fuego National Park
    - National Parks Tickets and flights are not included
    Rates from USD 472

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  • Iguazú + El Calafate


    Rates from USD 475

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