Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina welcomes a large number of tourists from all over the world, offering multiple choices to visit it almost throughout the year. The park covers more than 600,000 hectares of landscaped area and is endowed with picturesque scenery. The park offers a serene atmosphere and beautiful landscape. The sights of the park will surely enthrall you.
The major highlight of the park is the Perito Moreno Glacier that is formed by huge moving ice blocks. You could see and admire the glacier on a lake excursion. Glaciar Perito Moreno ranks among the few stable glaciers in the world which is growing and moves slowly. People usually like to visit the park at the Peninsula de Magallanes where they can view the slow movement of the Perito Moreno Glacier from boardwalks and platforms placed at a safe distance. You must also watch the floating icebergs in the area.
Los Glaciares National Park also has a number of lakes like Lake Viedma and Lake Argentino and the Fitz Roy Mountain, besides the beautiful glaciers. These lakes are fed by thawing glaciers. It is an ideal place for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. The park offers plenty of activities for tourists such as climbing, sport fishing, trekking and exploring the flora and fauna of the region. The place is also loved by bird watchers and you may even spot flamingos. The forested region has lenga and beech trees. Diverse fauna at the park includes varieties of fishes, amphibians and reptiles, birds, mammals, invertebrates, introduced or exotic species and special value fauna species, such as the Heumul or South Andean Deer. Other glaciers that you will see on a visit to the Los Glaciares National Park, enveloped by the Onelli and Bertrand mountains are Upsala, Spegazzini and Onelli. These glaciers rise 5,000-feet (1,500 m) above sea level.
Los Glaciares National Park Map
Los Glaciares National Park Facts
- Los Glaciares National Park was established in 1937.
- The park was a declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1981.
- Los Glaciares National Park is the second largest park in Argentina.
- The park has 47 large glaciers and 200 small glaciers.
Where is Los Glaciares National Park ?
Los Glaciares National Park is located in the area known as Austral Andes in Argentina, in the south west of Santa Cruz on the border with Chile.
How to Reach ?
You can reach the park by plane, bus or car. El Calafate International Airport in El Calafate is just a few kilometers away from the Park. Daily flights operate from Buenos Aires to El Calafate. Taxi and bus services are readily available from both Buenos Aires and El Calafate to reach the park.
Best time to visit Los Glaciares National Park
The best time to visit the park is from November to March when the weather is pleasant.
Los Glaciares National Park Tickets
Entry to the park is free of cost. You need to pay a certain amount for guided and boat tours.
More on Los Glaciares National Park
Nearby Attractions : Tribus del Sur, Mount Fitz Roy, Tehuel Plaza, and Helsingfors Hosteria.
AS20151012Published On: Monday, November 18th, 2013