El Calafate is a tiny and quiet place, but the gems kept at Parque Nacional Los Glaciers, located in its surroundings, turn this city into a destination for thousands of tourists from around the globe, in the winter and summer.
Surrounded by the glacial waters of the Argentino Lake, the region of El Calafate shelters an uncommon amount of "ice giants", the reason why it became known as the "city of the glaciers".
There, the biggest standpoint is, literally, Perito Moreno, with the height of 60 meters and an extension of five kilometers. In addition to contemplating the glacier of walkways laid out on multiple levels, one can also walk on it.
The guided tourist route on the ice takes about two hours, using special footwear and crampons, receiving lectures, appreciating the local fauna and flora and observing rifts, sinkholes and the tiny lagoons that are formed inside the glacier.
Before the trekking, a boat takes us to Perito Moreno, with several stops so that the participants can enjoy the glacier from several angles.