Leslie and I headed of to see the Perito Moreno Glacier on Thursday, November 30.
The tour included door-to-door pick-up from the hotel and a boat tour of the left face of the glacier followed by some time to have lunch and then enjoy what is known around here as “mini-trekking” which is about two hours of time to wander around the labyrinth of walkways where you can enjoy ever-changing vistas of the glacier.
The glacier is in Los Glaciares National Park and it is about 97 square miles and 19 miles in length, but is always calving, receding, then regenerating. It is part of the Southern Ice Field which is the third largest reserve of fresh water in the world.
The glacier is also about 2oo+ feet high above surface with a total depth of 600 feet.
In other words, from above, the thing is huge!!! It is a big, beautiful, blueish, breathtaking, behemoth!
The slideshow attached shows some images from the catamaran we took in the morning. It was a gloriously day, about 70ºF! The boat trip took about an hour.