EL CALAFATE: THE CITY OF GLACIERS (Destinations)

Nestled on the shores of Lago Argentino, in the Province of Santa Cruz, lies this city named after the small “Calafate” bush, a species native to Patagonia. Its alpine-style town was created around the famous Perito Moreno Glacier, but in the last fifteen years it got a life on its own, becoming a destination with loads of attractions, activities, and landscapes.

From the city, the visit to the National Park is an unforgettable experience. Apart from the Perito Moreno, there are other 47 major glaciers. Sailing among icebergs, trekking in mountains, and walking on glaciers are some of the options that this awe-inspiring destination has to offer. Do not miss the best activities and tours by clicking HERE.


Journey to the Center of the Ice. Between September and April, the most fascinating tours are offered in the Perito Moreno Glacier, since you can get to go inside the glacier. After sailing across the arm known as the Brazo Rico and walking through the native flora, crampons and harnesses are needed in order to continue the journey on the ice. Huge caves, frozen lagoons, and countless cracks shape an unmatched natural beauty. 

Boats get close to the frozen cracking wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier and sail along the Canal de los Témpanos (Iceberg Channel) all year round. The colors of the landscape blend in the blue waters, snowy mountains, and huge chunks of ancient ice. The proximity to the Spegazzini Glacier (the highest in the area) and the view of the Upsala Glacier overwhelm visitors with countless emotions.


Around Magic Mountains. From October to April, El Chaltén, the national capital of trekking, runs tours with different difficulty levels through amazing spots that range from hiking to the Laguna de los Tres or the Lago del Desierto to climbing the Torre Hill, biking to the foot of the Mount Fitz Roy or walking over the Continental Ice. Although the variety of tours is countless, all roads lead to impressive landscapes where the white color of mountain peaks blends with the green, yellow, and red shades of the wild vegetation. 


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