Travel Guide to El Calafate

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Travel Guide to El Calafate

Have you ever dreamed of traveling to El Calafate? If you have ever thought of traveling to the south to discover this natural beauty, this travel guide to El Calafate is for you.

Useful information for a trip to El Calafate

When traveling to the Argentinean Patagonia, there are certain aspects that you should consider, in addition to those that you would take into account for any of your trips. The type of activities you will be able to do during your trip depends a lot on the season.

These basic tips can help you to prepare your trip:

  • Buy your ticket in advance to get a good price. Fortunately, El Calafate has an airport. If you need a transfer to your hotel, Tolkeyen has the service to suit your needs.
  • Remember that it is important to bring warm clothes. Even if you travel in summer, temperatures drop considerably at night.
  • There are many alternatives in terms of accommodation, from hostels and inns to luxury hotels. Choose the one that best suits your needs and book it in advance.



Choose your tours in El Calafate

El Calafate has a wide range of outdoor tours for all tastes. Whether you prefer demanding trekking or relaxing tours, in El Calafate you will find what you are looking for.

Here are some of the tours you can do in this city:

  • Tour to the Perito Moreno Glacier. It is the jewel of El Calafate, and you can not miss it. The tour starts at the entrance to the National Park and includes a walk along the footbridges, from where you can contemplate this natural beauty. If you want, you can join a one-hour nautical tour. From the water, you will get a privileged perspective of the glacier.
  • South Glacier. This tour is designed for people who want to enjoy the natural environment without making a great physical effort. You will be able to navigate the Argentino Lake, hike and discover the culture of the native people.
  • Trekking on the Perito Moreno Glacier. This is one of the most popular excursions in El Calafate. Walking with crampons over the glacier is an incomparable experience. If you are in good physical condition, you can try the Big Ice excursion, in which you will spend more time enjoying an unparalleled trekking.



  • Calafate from the air. El Calafate inaugurated a chairlift 15 kilometers away from downtown. The tour runs along 1 kilometer long and offers panoramic views of Argentino Lake and the city.
  • Kayaking among ice floes. The Upsala Glacier is the second largest in Argentina. With Upsala Kayak Experience, you can kayak on Argentino Lake for a full day. If you enjoy extreme sports, this tour will be your favorite.
  • Ice Bar and Glaciarium. The Glaciarium is an Interpretation Center and cultural space with the latest technology that provides information about the glaciers in the region. If you prefer a more relaxed activity, you can go to the Ice Bar (in the same building) and have a drink at -10º.



If you are interested in any of these tours, please contact us through our contact form.

Enjoy the trip!


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