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Anda Travel. Responsible Tourism

The Glaciers of El Calafate

Argentina

Exceptional Experiences

  • Be amazed by the magnificence of Argentine Glaciers
  • Watch the glaciers and the national park from the catwalks
  • Navigate among the icebergs

Venture deep into the frozen lands of Patagonia and experience part of the region’s continental shelf, a huge stretch of ice that spans across a distance of 350km from the Argentinian province of Santa Cruz into Chile. 

It wouldn’t be Patagonia without beautiful mountain ranges, deep forests and large lakes, but what makes El Calafate such a unique place are its imposing, visually-stunning glaciers. Move through the Los Glaciares National Park on land and water to observe these gigantic bodies of ice up close. 

The journey is treat to the eyes, with the deep turquoise of the glaciers, white of the ice and the yellow-green of the lands and mountains nearby making for an unforgettable scenic experience. Walking along catwalks and observing from various lookout points, you’ll see and hear the cracking of the ice as large portions break and fall off. You’ll get a strong sense of the sheer size of these natural wonders, as they seemingly move and change before your very eyes, making for some amazing photo opportunities. 

Expect to be struck by the beauty of El Calafate and its awe-inspiring glaciers, an experience not to be missed if you’re traveling to Argentina’s south.  

 

Day 1 - El Calafate: Arrival and transfer to your hotel
Day 2 - El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier catwalks
Day 3 - El Calafate: Sailing on Argentino Lake & transfer out.

 

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Day 1 - El Calafate

Upon arrival, our representative at El Calafate will be waiting at the airport to transfer you to your hotel. Check-in at your selected hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you will have a free day or afternoon. Ask for optional excursions for the day, including zip-lining at Cerro Frias, which we’d highly recommend!

Day 2 - El Calafate

This morning you’ll be seeing the most important glacier in Argentina! You will depart from El Calafate and journey towards the Los Glaciares National Park, hearing about the unique wildlife from a guide and passing the picturesque Lago Argentino on the way. Once in the park, you will take various catwalks and arrive at the main viewpoint to observe the Perito Moreno glacier. You will have free time to explore the different lookouts and see this enormous ice structure from numerous angles. Other optional tours are available including a walk on top of the glacier and a boat navigation that will get you up close and personal (ask for more info). In the afternoon, return to your hotel in El Calafate.

Day 3 - El Calafate

In the morning you will be transfered to Puerto Bandera Port to embark. From here, you sail through the North Arm of the Lago Argentino to the Upsala Canal, where we'll pass by a spectacular ice shelf and eventually arrive at an estate ranch. From here there are various options, including a 4x4 trip to a private viewpoint of the amazing Upsalla Glacier and a minitrekking tour over and around petrified rocks. Afterwards, you’ll go by boat back to your hotel and transferred to the airport.

 

 

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  • fun

  • El Calafate

  • El Calafate

  • El Calafate

Including

2-nights accommodation

Group Transfers in/out

Day tour to the Perito Moreno National park catwalks on a group tour
 
Day tour to Cristina Estate Ranch (discovery option)
 
Entrance fee to the national park - 2 days

 

Note - Other optional tours mentioned at this description are not inclu ded and should be quoted separately.

 

Not including

Trekking on the glacier (ask for an optional quotation)

Meals

 

 

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