Moreno Glacier and other ice cubes
Trip Start Nov 14, 2006
45Trip End May 15, 2007
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As soon as we got to El Calafate, we headed straight for the booking office to cram in as many icy excursions as we could. We opted against ice climbing - as quite frankly it just looked too much like hard work - and booked ourselves onto two tours to see both the North and South Glaciers.
On the first day, we went on the 'Todos Glaciares' boat tour which was a full day excursion to the North of the National Park
The Perito Moreno Glacier (which is considered the main attraction near El Calafate) was also absolutely stunning. We went there as part of a tour which included a boat trip along the face of the glacier and a short hike. We ate our lunch on the catwalks in front of the glacier while watching huge chunks of ice calve off the glacier and go crashing into the water below. It took us a while to realise that the smaller of these chunks are actually the size of a car! The scale of the glacier is practically impossible to comprehend.