The Perito Moreno National Park is in the province of Santa Cruz, 220 km northwest of Gobernador Gregores town of and 320 km from Perito Moreno town. The last 90 km to access the park are gravel road. At average speed and in a suitable vehicle, it takes approximately 4 and a half hours to reach the Park from Perito Moreno and 3 and a half hours from Gobernador Gregores. These are the closest towns to the Park with reliable petrol stations, markets, restaurants and lodgings.

The closest town from the north is Bajo Caracoles (165 km, on RN 40) where you can often get fuel, some supplies and accommodation.

Once inside the park, there are more than 90km of roads between the points of interest and the trailheads. It is strongly recommended to bring extra fuel.


Perito Moreno National Park is very remote with few services, poor road conditions and extremely volatile weather. Food and fuel are not available in or near the park. please arrive prepared, with food and fuel for your entire visit. Accommodations are limited and often reserved weeks in advance, plan ahead, and bring a tent, sleeping bag and a cook stove.

The closest filling stations are in Gobernador Gregores (210 km) and Perito Moreno (310 km); Bajo Caracoles sometimes has fuel (181 km)

Huts and tent sites are often reserved weeks in advance, plan your trip ahead of time and reserve space.

Carry two spare tires and tools to change tires and for minor repairs.

Sleeping bags are required with use of huts and essential in case of automobile emergency.

Food is not available in the Park, La Oriental offers meals by reservation only.

High winds and cold temperatures are common in the Park, pack waterproof clothing and insulated layers.


  • Navigation is prohibited in all waters of Perito Moreno National Park, and in all its forms (motor or rowing).
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Campfires are prohibited the entire area of ​​the National Park.
  • Hunting and fishing are not allowed in the entire area of ​​the National Park.

Recommendations when visiting the National Park

  • Plan your activities according to your physical condition and experience. The Park is very wild and remote, the distances both for vehicles and for hiking are long. Also, the weather is hostile, the winds are strong, and the radiation from the sun is high.
  • Food: it is essential to bring food for all your stay in the Park. The closest groceries are in Perito Moreno, Gobernador Gregores, or El Calafate..
  • Fuel: within the park there are more than 90 km of roads that connect the points of interest and the trailheads. Many visitors are limited by the lack of fuel and there stay is cut short due to lack of fuel. It is essential to carry an additional fuel can and fill the tank at Perito Moreno or Gobernador Gregores..
  • It is also suggested to bring two spare tires and everything you need to spend the night on the road in case of emergency. The 90 km gravel road to the Park from Route 40 are not heavily traveled nor is there telephone signal. On the roads it is likely to see loose cattle and wild animals. Drive with caution..
  • Communication: There is no telephone signal in the area. The radio frequency used in the Park is 155.675, Repeating frequency 150.375 subtone 141.3- There is satellite internet in Onelli Information Center.


Once inside the park, there are more than 90km of roads between the points of interest and the trailheads. It is strongly recommended to bring extra fuel.

  • Park Entrance – Onelli Information Center: 10 km
  • Onelli Information Center – Trail Project Base Camp – 0.9 mi / 1.4 km
  • Onelli Information Center – Sectional / Camping area El Rincón: 15 km
  • Onelli Information Center – Rio Lacteo Valley trailhead: 20 km
  • Onelli Information Center – Peninsula Belgrano: 10 km
  • Onelli Information Center – Burmeister Lake (camping area): 16 km
  • Onelli Information Center – Hostería La Oriental / trailhead to Cerro Leon from La Oriental / Condorera trailhead: 10 km
  • Onelli Information Center – Circuito Azara Loop Parking: 11km
  • Onelli Information Center – Lago Belgrano Overlook Parking: 11km
  • Onelli Information Center -Bird Observatory / Laguna del Mie: 6km


Cold dry to wet. From east to west, the annual average rainfall varies between 400 and 3,000 mm. Strong and persistent winds from the west with gusts of 100km / h are common. In winter, the temperature drops to -25 ° C. During the summer, the average temperature is around 15 ° C. Snow storms are common in every month of the year.

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  • Keep to the trail, without taking shortcuts. Reduce impacts on the environment and avoid risk of getting lost or injured.
  • In the forest, branches and trees fall frequently. Avoid resting under trees with dry branches, exposed or sloping roots.
  • The lakes are cold and deep. There is no lifeguard.
  • Yellow jacket wasps are present in the National Park. The sting of the yellow jacket wasp can cause an allergic reaction. If you see a yellow jacket, avoid contact.
  • Store your food and garbage in airtight containers and in safe places to avoid attracting rodents that can transmit disease.
  • Leave no trace of your presence in the National Park. Take all the trash with you.


A vehicle is required for visiting the National Park.

  • From the North, from the town of Perito Moreno the Park is 320 km, 230 km south along Ruta 40 and 90 km west on Ruta 37 a gravel road. It takes approximately 4 to 5 hours.
  • From the southeast through Gobernador Gregores on RP 37 is 220 km, 130 km northwest along Ruta 40 and 90 km west on Ruta 37 a gravel road. It takes approximately 3 to 4 hours.
  • From El Calafate it is 500 km by RN 40. It takes approximately 8 to 9 hours.
  • From Lago Posadas, a new section of the RP 41 has recently been opened by the provincial highway department, it is rough off-road route, recommended only for 4WD vehicles and preferably accompanied by a second vehicle. It takes 5 to 6 hours to travel the 70 km from the town of Lago Posadas to the National Park.

Other means of transportation

There is no regular bus service from the neighboring towns to the National Park. Perito Moreno and Gobernador Gregores can be reached by Bus (Marga Tasqa bus company).

Commercial flights from Buenos Aires fly to El Calafate and to Río Gallegos, where car or truck rentals are available. The town of Perito Moreno has an airport but does not have regular commercial flights. At this time, Lade offers flights Tuesday and Thursday between Comodoro Rivadavia, Perito Moreno and Puerto San Julián. www.lade.com.ar


The Perito Moreno National Park is in Santa Cruz province, 220 km northwest of Gobernador Gregores town and 330 km from Perito Moreno town. It has an area of ​​126,830 hectares with open steppe, Andean forest, eight large lakes and hundreds of streams, rivers and small ponds.



Do I have to pay entrance to the Park?

No, the entrance is free.

When is the best time to visit the Park?

The ideal season to visit it is late spring to early fall; The park is open October 1 through May 1.

Can bookings be canceled?

Yes. In order to cancel a booking, you must send an email to info@lagosescondidos.com indicating your name and surname and reservation number.