2/5  Los Glaciares National Park, Southern Patagonia

Perito Moreno ice field in Southern Patagonia covers an area of 250km², and is the only glacier in the world accessible by land. It’s part of Los Glaciares National Park in the Southern Patagonia region of Argentina, and a lot easier to see than you might think.

El Calafate, known as gateway to Los Glaciares, is almost totally dedicated to adventure tourism. The city’s lively, filled with good accommodation, and offers a wide range of cruises and guided treks in the national park.

Aside from seeing the glacier, kids can get up to all sorts of other activities round about El Calafate, from forest ziplining to hiking the Chalténand Torres foothills.

Lowdown

Where: El Calafate, Southern Patagonia

When: November to March

How: Direct flights from UK to Buenos Aires take 13 hours 55 minutes. Flights from Buenos Aires to El Calafate take three hours 25 minutes

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