The spectacular Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the highlights of Los Glaciares National Park, in the south of Argentine Patagonia. Options to visit the glacier include taking a bus from El Calafate, renting a car and doing a self-guided tour, or booking a tour that takes care of transportation and lunch. If you feel up for it, some tours also include ice trekking on top of the glacier, complete with crampons, an ice ax, and complimentary whiskey cooled with glacier ice at the finish line. 

For those on a tight schedule, this 5-day itinerary focuses on Los Glaciares National Park and gives you the chance to see the most in the shortest timeframe. If you're interested in seeing the north end of the park as well, this 8-day itinerary takes you hiking in El Chaltén and gives you a chance to see the spectacular Cerro Torre as well. 

By Bus

Duration: 2 hours

Buses leave from El Calafate at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., and take around 2 hours to reach the Perito Moreno. Expect a slight delay at the entrance of the park, as everyone will need to pay their entrance fee. Buses leave the park at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., so expect to spend a few hours walking up and down the boardwalks and taking in the spectacular views from different angles. Make sure to book bus tickets at least a day in advance, as they tend to sell out during the summer (December-February).

By Tour

Duration: 2 hours

Guided full-day tours will give you a chance to see the glaciers up close, and are the only way to hike on top of the Perito Moreno itself. The tour will pick you up at your hotel and includes transfers to/from the park, lunch, and bilingual guides.