The Glaciers of Patagonia
El Calafate is the main entry point into the heart of Patagonia, a region known as Southern Patagonia. From this base you can travel to the Perito Moreno Glacier, and visit the hiking haven of El Chalten
and the Torres del Paine National Park in Chile
which are both easily accessible from El Calafate. All of these destinations and experiences are amazing and can only be found in Patagonia.
Take a look at some recommended itineraries that allow you to get the most from your Calafate visit.
3 day El Calafate Vacation Itinerary
4 day El Calafate Vacation Itinerary
El Calafate Highlights:
Perito Moreno Glacier:
Visit one of the few advancing glaciers in the world just a short distance from El Calafate.
You will love watching as this humongous piece of ice breaks apart and crashes into the beautiful lake below. Perito Moreno is simply unbelievable. Experience this wonder of nature from various vantage points, including a boat ride that brings you right up close to it, and even the chance to hike right on top of the glacier!
The Upsala Explorer:
The Upsala glacier is the second great glacier near El Calafate. On this excursion you first take a luxury boat to get close to the Upsala glacier and then visit to the excellent Estancia Cristina for lunch, trekking and horseback riding. This is a full day excursion and another phenomenal highlight of Southern Patagonia.
Patagonia Fishing Excursions:
A number of excellent trout fishing trips can be arranged from El Calafate. You will be picked up at your hotel, taken to a beautiful and fruitful location, and be given all the gear you need. Great opportunities for spinning and fly-casting are right outside El Calafate. Half-day and full-day fishing trips are available.
Los Notros Hotel:
This beautiful hotel is the only hotel located inside the Glacier National Park and is proud to offer rooms with phenomenal views of the Perito Moreno Glacier. World-class gourmet dining and expertly guided excursions are all included in this retreat's packages.
Los Notros Hotel Information
Other Southern Patagonia Highlights:
El Chalten Hiking Haven:
This small village is world renowned as one of the greatest hiking destinations in the world. Explore the mountains Fitz Roy and Los Torres, along with amazing lakes and other sights nearby.
More El Chalten Highlights
Torres del Paine National Park:
This huge park is located just over the border in Chile and happens to be one of the world's greatest and most beautiful parks. Experience unmatched surroundings while staying in a variety of quality accommodations.
More Torres del Paine Highlights
To speak with a representative or to make a reservation:
If you are interested in one of our vacations, please contact AR Tourism and Yampu Tours either via Request Information Form
or any of these methods:
Yampu Tours - USA
673 S. Main St, PO Box 249
Stowe VT 05672
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Contact: Karolina Guilcapi
(888) 926 7801
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