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Los Glaciares National Park

Located in the Austral Andes in Argentina, south-west of Santa Cruz and sharing a border with Chile, is the Los Glaciares National Park. Locally called Parque Nacional de los Glaciares, this magnificent, protected area is a must-see for travellers to South America. Declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1981, it truly is splendid and visiting it may well be a life changing experience.

Scenically Diverse

Exceptionally scenically diverse, Parque Nacional de los Glaciares boasts mountains, natural lakes and woodland forest. In the west, visitors are able to bear witness to a large part of the Andes that is under snow and ice and in the east of the park are the Patagonian Steppes, a diverse habitat region considered to be highly threatened.

Named after the glaciers that form in the Ice Caps, a frozen continental extension area second only to Antarctica in size, Los Glaciares National Park has several enormous glaciers as well as multitudes of smaller ones. They are formed nearer to sea level than most glaciers and this offers a unique vantage point for travellers.

Flora and Fauna

The flora in Los Glaciares National Park is comprised of numerous endemics as well as a number of biologically diverse species. Growing in three, clearly differentiated areas, classified as steppe, woodland and highlands semi-desert, there is much variety. In terms of the fauna, there are over 100 identified species of bird, as well as many small mammalian species, although the area is chronically under-researched and little is known about the extent of its biodiversity.

See Los Glaciares National Park with Oasis Overland Tours

Oasis Overland Tours makes many expeditions into and around the Los Glaciares National Park as a part of the South American overlanding trips. Embracing the spirit of adventure around every corner, this is the best way to travel for those wanting to fully experience the vibrancy and beauty that is South America. For more information, contact Oasis Overland Tours.

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