El Calafate Points of Interest and Places to Visit

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Perito Moreno Glacier

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 263 Reviews

The beauty of Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia has earned it the nickname of the "Eighth Wonder of the World” in Argentina. It’s the planet's ...  Read more

Mount Fitz Roy

4 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Mount Fitz Roy, the highest mountain in Los Glacieres National Park, rises 3,405 m (11,168 ft) above the bare, sculpted mountains with blowing snow to a peak ...  Read more

Calafate Mountain Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Perched atop El Calafate’s nearest peak, with access to a vast stretch of snow-blanketed slopes and rugged mountain trails, the Calafate Mountain Park is an ...  Read more

Lago Argentino

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

If you’re visiting El Calafate, there’s no way to miss the vast Lago Argentino. The city sits on the shore of this massive lake, the largest freshwater source ...  Read more

Upsala Glacier

4.5 star rating: Recommended 210 Reviews

The Upsala Glacier upstages even Perito Moreno in scale. South America’s largest glacier, Upsala measures 50km long and 10km wide (31 miles long, 6 miles ...  Read more

Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

4.5 star rating: Recommended 185 Reviews

Parque Nacional Los Glaciares protects Argentina’s wild Patagonian expanses of icy glaciers and mountain lakes. With a massive 47 glaciers, the Andean ice cap ...  Read more

Onelli Glacier

4.5 star rating: Recommended 84 Reviews

Visits to the Onelli Glacier are usually part of a longer cruise of Lago Argentino that includes the Upsala and Spegazzini glaciers as well. The Onelli ...  Read more

Estancia Cristina

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Patagonia, Argentina, is a place that makes people want to pack up their bags and move to this natural paradise. Estancia Cristina, an old sheep ranch ...  Read more

Laguna Torre

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

There’s no doubt the small town of El Chaltén has incredible scenery. Located about three hours from the city of El Calafate, it is known as the hiking ...  Read more

La Leona Petrified Forest

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Before Patagonia was peppered with glaciers and jagged, snow-capped peaks, it was a vast plain of lush forests where dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Granted, that ...  Read more

Viedma Glacier

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

The Southern Patagonian Ice Field is the third largest in the world and the most important source of freshwater in South America. It covers 5,000 square miles ...  Read more

Lago Roca

4 star rating: Recommended 82 Reviews

The alpine lake of Lago Roca is in the southern stretches of Los Glaciares National Park, overlooked by the icy peak of lofty Cerro Cristal. The camping, ...  Read more

Laguna de los Tres

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

A trip to Laguna de los Tres near Mount Fitzroy in Los Glaciares National Park is in a word, memorable. The lake is accessed only by hiking, which can be ...  Read more

El Chalten

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 12 Reviews

A magnet for hikers and lovers of mountains, the village of El Chalten is flanked by the snowcapped peaks of the mighty Fitz Roy mountain range. Mountaineers ...  Read more

Walichu Caves

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

Despite its being toward the ends of the earth, Patagonia has been settled by humans for 15,000 years. Though scant remnants of this era remain, on a tour of ...  Read more

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