El Calafate, Argentina


Holy moly! That is the only appropriate phrase I can think of to describe the majestic Perito Moreno Glacier. The 97 square mile ice formation is the only stable glacier in the world, advancing in one area and retreating in another. It is named after the pioneer Francisco Moreno, who explored the region in the 1800’s. The glacier is on average 74 meters high from the water’s surface of Argentino Lake. We witnessed the most surreal calving of the glacier and watched with jaws dropped as a huge chunk of ice fell into the lake below, generating a colossal wave. We spent the day admiring this glacier from both boat and land while exploring Los Glaciares National Park. The park is near El Calafate, a hip town in southern Argentina that plays host to numerous restaurants, breweries, and bars.


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