Los Glaciares National ParkApprox. Time: 6 hours
Activity Level: Easiest

The second largest park in Argentina, Parque Nacional Los Glaciares is both a visual and auditory amazement. With 47 major glaciers, 13 of which flow east into Lake Viedma in the north and Lago Argentino in the south, the park is moving at about 30 cm/day. Watching for longer than ten minutes almost guarantees seeing and hearing a block of ice the size of a car drop off into Lago Argentino; an hour’s watch could yield a house-size block dropping and forming an iceberg. One of the park’s most spectacular glaciers is the Perito Moreno, one of the few glaciers in the world that slides forward rather than recedes. Overall the park is an awe-inspiring experience, and one of the few natural sites that actually performs for visitors.