Perito Moreno Glacier is one Patagonia's most popular destinations, along with Fitz Roy Mountain, and Torres del Paine National Park.
After a long day of ice climbing on Viedma Glacier, we drove to El Calafate for the night. The following morning, we began our guided day trip to Perito Moreno.
The glacier's close proximity to land makes it easily accessible for visitors of all ages and modalities.
Before arriving at the viewing platforms, visitors have the chance to take a one hour boat ride to view the South face of the glacier. While our guide, Christian, indicated it wasn't necessary, about half our group decided to go.
I'd agree with Christian that your views from land will be fantastic in and of themselves, but if you're looking to maximize the photo opportunities, spend the extra $16 for the boat ride too.
These photos have not been edited. Enjoy raw images of one of nature's true wonders.
Disclosure: This Patagonia tour is in partnership with G Adventures. The opinions expressed are entirely my own.