Enjoy a guided city tour of El Calafate and learn about the history, culture and people of Patagonia. Stroll through the streets of this historic town, study the unique architecture and take in magnificent views of the endemic flora and fauna. You'll also take part in birdwatching, visit an orchard and pass by archeological sites.
Enjoy a unique scuba-diving experience in Argentina on this Puerto Madryn shore excursion. Interact and play with friendly sea lions as you kneel on the sea floor during a 45-minute dive, with instruction included.
This unique wildlife shore excursion takes you on a private day trip from Puerto Madryn to Punta Tombo, a special penguin preservation area. Enjoy the unique opportunity to walk among Magellanic penguins and witness the habits of these loveable creatures up close! You'll learn about the migration and breeding patterns of these penguins from your knowledgeable guide.
This shore excursion from Puerto Madryn takes you on a private tour of the towns of Trelew and Gaiman, the center of Welsh colonial settlement in Argentina. Step back in time as you browse interesting artifacts at Trelew’s Paleontological Museum, home to a replica of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cueva de las Manos, and spend time walking around the charming streets of Gaiman.
Embark on a 4x4 adventure in Calafate Mountain Park, taking in the spectacular scenery of Los Glaciares National Park as you ride a chairlift to the Calafate Balcony. This summer excursion (October to April) offers Patagonia’s best panoramic views of glacial Argentine Lake (Lago Argentino) and the Andes mountain range from your chairlift and all-terrain vehicle.
Get up close to Viedma Glacier in UNESCO World Heritage-listed Los Glaciares National Park! This day trip to El Chalten from El Calafate takes you right up to Argentina’s biggest glacier. Cruise over Lake Viedma in Southern Patagonia and watch icebergs float past as you hear fascinating facts from expert guides.
Experience the remote beauty of Patagonia’s Estancia Cristina and Upsala Glacier on a journey of discovery from El Calafate. Sail past icebergs across Lago Argentino and tour the historic Estancia Cristina ranch. In the afternoon, choose between a short and easy trek to a beautiful waterfall or an off-road tour to the beautiful Upsala Glacier.
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