El Calafate: Glaciers capital
El Calafate, a small town located where the Santa Cruz plateau meets the Andes, is the gateway to the Perito Moreno Glacier. Learn all about what there is to see, know and do, guided as usual by Patagonia-argentina.com’s experts.
The El Calafate town
The tourist circuit in this region begins at this small town in Southwestern Santa Cruz province, on the south bank of Lake Argentino. Its main activity is Tourism, which keeps growing year after year, due to its neighboring to Perito Moreno Glacier.
Founded in 1927, El Calafate did not grow until the 1940’s, when the National Park was created.
El Calafate has all the facilities needed to satisfy an ever growing tourist influx: there are hotels from 1 to 5 stars, as well as warm and charming “Hosterías” to stay at. And during summer there are also campsites.
It was named after a typical thorny bush of southern Patagonia. The Calafate blooms in the spring with yellow flowers and in summer with purple fruits. According to tradition those who eat this fruit will always return to Patagonia.
4 days, 3 hotel nights with breakfast.
Transfers in/out airport-hotel-airport at Puerto Madryn.
Excursion to Península de Valdés.
Excursion Punta Tombo (penguins colony)
4 days, 3 nights with breakfast.
Excursion Perito Moreno Glacier.
Excursion Estancia Cristina Classic (summer) or Rivers of Ice (winter).
Bilingual (Spanish-English) guides.
3 hotel nights at each destination with breakfast.
Transfers in/out at the 3 destinations.
Excursion to Península de Valdés. Whale Watching navigation (July to Dec) or...
In and out transfers at every destination.
3 nights lodging in Buenos Aires.
3 nights lodging in El Calafate.
3 nights lodging in Ushuaia.
3 nights lodging in Iguazú....
4 hotel nights with breakfast.
Transfers in/out airport-hotel-airport at Bariloche.
Excursion Small Circuit.
Excursion to Victoria Island and Arrayanes' Wood.
Excursion to S.M. Andes via the Seven Lakes.
2 hotel nights at each destination with breakfast.
Transfers in/out airport-hotel-airport at Ushuaia and El Calafate.
Excursion: National Park Tierra del Fuego and End of the...