El Calafate - Argentina

Activities in El Calafate, Patagonia, Argentina.

What to do: EL CALAFATE
Traditional excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier

Duration: Full Day
Available: All year round

After breakfast, we will go to Los Glaciares National Park by Route Nr 11 with a guide. We will skirt the main body of Argentino Lake and we will go to Brazo Rico. We will stop at National Park to pay for admission and once inside the park we will go on to “Curva de los Suspiros”, where we will get off the vehicle to have a first view of Perito Moreno Glacier. Later, we will stop at the Bajo Las Sombras Pier so that those people who are ready to sail can get near the Glacier’s southern wall (optional.) Then, we will go to the front catwalks of the glacier, and we will watch it from different balconies and enjoy our free time to appreciate its various detachments. Return to El Calafate. More...


Minitrekking Excursion

Duration: Full Day
Available: September to May
After breakfast, we will go to Los Glaciares National Park by Route Nr 11. At the entrance, we will pay for admission. We will go on by bus to Bajo Las Sombras Pier, where we will get on a small boat to cross Brazo Rico. On the opposite coast, we will meet the excursion guides. After a 20-minute walk by the woods, the guides will put us crampons to walk on the ice for about two hours. Afterwards, we will delight a whisky toast with ice from the glacier. Back on the coast we will cross by boat towards the pier and we will move without guide to the catwalks of the glacier, where we will stay for about 45 minutes. Return to Calafate. More...

Upsala Explorer

Duration: Full Day
Available: September to May
After Breakfast, we will go to Punta Bandera port by Route Nr 11, where, after paying for admission to National Park, we will get on a ship to sail Brazo Norte and Brazo Upsala among icebergs towards the Glacier with the same name. The crossing goes on along Brazo Cristina to land on Estancia Cristina, a unique place to perform adventure activities. At this point, the group will be split according to the chosen activity. Have a look at the animation to know about the alternatives. Return to port by ship and then to El Calafate by land. More...

4WD Excursions

Duration: Half Day
Available:
All year round
El Calafate Balcony (Short Drive)
Whole Drive: 15Km. Departing from El Calafate, we will drive up to 1100 metres above sea level. Along this side of Cordón Huyliche, we will arrive at the balcony where we will enjoy a panoramic view of the Argentino lake, El Calafate, Cerro Chalten, Cerro Torre, reaching stone labyrinth in Estancia Anita, an 85-millon-year cretaceous formation. Afterwards, we will go down to Stone of Hats. Return to Calafate. Duration: 3 hours.

Upsala & Onelli navigation

Duration: Full Day
Available:
All year round
After breakfast we will go to Los Glaciares National Park by Route Nr 11. We will skirt the main body of Argentino Lake to Banderas Port, where, after paying for admission, we will get on a modern catamaran to sail Brazo Norte and Brazo psala
among icebergs towards the glacier with the same name. We will go on to Onelli ay
to land and after a walk through the woods we will appreciate Onelli Lake as well as Onelli , Bolados and Agassiz Glaciers. Return to port and then to El Calafate. Depending on the time of the year, Spegazzini Glacier is visited. More...

Horse Ridings

Duration: Half or Full Day
Available:
All year round
Short horse riding: Ride through Redonda Bay area, where a wide variety of birds can be observed (flamingoes, black-necked swans, geese, ducks). Panoramic views of the town, Argentino Lake and surrounding mountains. It includes transfer from the hotel, “mate” and “torta fritas” service. Duration: 2 hours.
Long Horse riding: Ride along the coast of Argentino Lake. Return with panoramic views of town, Nimes lagoon and surrounding mountains. Duration: 6 hours. It includes transfer from and to the hotel and “pic-nic” service. Departure: 11 am.

City Tour

Duration: Half Day
Available:
All year round
Bus tour through the historical area of El Calafate, different neighbourhoods and panoramic spots. We will also visit the Historical Interpretation Centre, a small museum, to learn about the main events of the zone. Duration: 3 hours. Departures in the morning and in the afternoon.

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