El Calafate & The Glaciers
At the edge of the Patagonian steppe and lakeshore is El Calafate. This small tourist town, with just over 20,000 inhabitants, is in Argentina’s Santa Cruz province, 316km from its capital Rios Gallegos.
Located at the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park, this breathtakingly beautiful area was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. Within the 600,000-acre park are some of Patagonia’s most important places, such as the Perito Moreno and Upsala glaciers, and Cerro Fitz Roy.
El Calafate is 80km from the national park and acts as a base from which the majority of the region’s activities are accessed. Trips to more remote places like El Chalten, and even the Torres del Paine National Park in Chile are all possible from El Calafate.
El Calafate’s tourism infrastructure is ideal, with the city offering a variety of hotels, local cuisine and transport services.
TOURS EL CALAFATE
El Calafate and Ushuaia 6 days
The greatest way to get to know the furthermost end of Argentina’s Patagonia. El Calafate is the staging area to marvel at the formidable Perito Moreno glacier, among others, in Los Glaciares National Park, and Ushuaia (The “end of the world’s” city)is the staging area for Tierra del Fuego National Park and the legendary Beagle Channel.
Perito More Glacier & Torres del Paine
Los Glaciares and Torres del Paine, the most celebrated and impressive National Parks in both Argentina’s and Chile’s Patagonia, in a 5-day experience that will take your breath away for its wild beauty.
El Calafate & The Glaciers 3 days
Visit Perito Moreno Glacier, world-known for its ruptures over Lago Argentino, and the rest of the frozen wonders of Los Glaciares National Park, another Argentinean UNESCO World Heritage site, available for trekking on ice.
El Calafate & El Chaltén
Two emblematic destinations in Los Glaciares National Park: The enchanting town of El Chalten , the national capital of trekking and a favorite destination with foreign climbers, who are appealed by the Fitz Roy and Torres Mounts; and El Calafate, the staging area for the tours to the famous Perito Moreno Glacier.
Argentina Adventure 21 days
Come for trekking in forests and on glaciers, canoeing in Patagonia’s rivers and so much more in Buenos Aires, Bariloche, El Calafate, El Chalten, Ushuaia, Torres del Paine and the fabulous Iguazu Falls.
Argentina Adventure 15 days
Make an active visit of Buenos Aires, El Calafate, El Chalten, Ushuaia and the impressive Iguazu Falls, by trekking, hiking, canoeing, and so on.
Argentina Adventure 18 days
Get to know the most iconic destinations in Patagonia – El Calafate, El Chaltén, Torres del Paine, Ushuaia – together with Buenos Aires and Iguazú Falls doing unforgettable activities.
Unmissable Argentina 12 days
This tour is a combination of the must-visit destinations in Argentina: Buenos Aires, the Iguazu Falls, Perito Moreno Glacier and Ushuaia, the “end of the world’s” city.
Incredible Argentina 9 days
The very best of Argentina when travelling for a few days: Buenos Aires, the Iguazu Falls and Perito Moreno Glacier.
Hidden Argentina 15 days
The contrasting sceneries of Argentina in one single trip: cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, the Iguazu Falls surrounded by the rainforest, the Andes and the glaciers in El Calafate, the marine wildlife in the South Atlantic in Peninsula Valdes and the southernmost point of Patagonia in Ushuaia.
Torres del Paine