Tourist information of El Calafate

El Calafate is situated to the south of Argentino Lake, in the southwest of the Santa Cruz province. Its name comes from a typical thorny shrub in the south of Patagonia. During the spring, this shrub bloom in yellow flowers and in summer, in purple fruits. The tradition says that who eat this fruit will come back to Patagonia.
In El Calafate you will discover that you are in front of the entrance door to the majestic world of glaciers. And the most important one is Perito Moreno Glacier.
The “Los Glaciares National Park” covers a surface of 600.000 hectares. From this big piece of ice 47 glaciers come off. Some of them are: Marconi, Viedma, Moyano, Upsala, Agassiz, Bolado, Onelli, Peineta, Spegazzini, Mayo, Ameghino, Moreno and Frias, all them belong to Atlantic basin.
Some other things to do in El Calafate are the horse riding tours in a typical Patagonia ranch. Have a look at all the tours we offer and discover what to do in El Calafate.

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The best time to travel to El Calafate is from October to March, especially during the 3 summer months (21 / December to 21 / March), since during these months, the weather is much more benevolent. The days are also longer, so you can take much more time to do outdoor activities.
Even when you visit the Perito Moreno Glacier during the summer months, it is also advisable to always wear warm clothing, since the weather can be very windy and cool if the sky is cloudy. It is advisable to always have a raincoat or windbreaker in case of rain.
People usually by traditional artisan fabrics. Among the great offer you will find Parkas and ponchos made of pure hand-spun wool and loom fabrics, as well as ruanas, cardigans and other industrially processed wool fabrics.
El Calafate is a city in the Province of San Cruza, located in Argentine Patagonia. The name of the city is derived from a small shrub with yellow flowers and dark blue berries that is very common in the region: El Calafate (Berberis buxifolia). The word comes from the word "calafate", which in Spanish means "caulking".
It is advisable to stay in El Calafate for at least 4 days and 3 nights, in order to have 2 full days in the city, allowing you to carry out the 2 main full-day activities: Minitrekking on the Perito Moreno Glacier and "Rios de Hielo" boat tour. The other half days can be used for activities such as horseback riding, panoramic city tours, etc.

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