EL CALAFATE AND THE GLACIERS
3 DAYS / 2 DAYS
El Calafate is located on Lake Argentino and provides a base from which to visit Los Glaciares National Park, where the imposing Perito Moreno Glacier, a declared Unesco World Heritage Site and veritable Eighth Natural Wonder of the World, can be seen in all its splendor.
DAY 01: EL CALAFATE, PATAGONIA
Arrive at Calafate, the capital of the glaciers and gateway to the Perito Moreno Glacier.
Upon arrival you will be taken to the hotel and have the rest of the day to relax or explore the city. You could also walk to Laguna Nimez in time for the beautiful Patagonian sunset.
DAY 02: EL CALAFATE, PERITO MORENO GLACIER
After breakfast you will start the full day excursion to Perito Moreno. In Glacier National Park, you will take the route along Lake Argentino where, 80km from El Calafate, the Perito Moreno is revealed by its 70m high walls of ice. Numerous walkways leading to the front of the glacier (there are approximately 5 km gateways) offer both a visual and audio experience, with each different view soundtracked by the constant ruptures and echoes of the iceberg. The tour also includes a short boat trip past the glacier.
You will return to the hotel in the evening.
Duration: 6 hours
For the more adventurous, glacier hiking tours with Big Ice or Minitrekking are also available as an addition. For more information on these excursions, just ask!
DAY 03: EL CALAFATE, PATAGONIA
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport or bus terminal in time for your departure.