Welcome to El Calafate

Named for the berry that, once eaten, guarantees your return to Patagonia, El Calafate hooks you with another irresistible attraction: Glaciar Perito Moreno, 80km away in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. The glacier is a magnificent must-see, but its massive popularity has encouraged tumorous growth and rapid upscaling in once-quaint El Calafate. However, it’s still a fun place to be, with a range of traveler... Read More

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El Calafate adventures

$1587.50 Small group tours

13-Day Best of Patagonia Tour from El Calafate to Ushuaia: Los Glaciares, Torres del Paine and Tierra del Fuego National Parks

See the stunning glaciers, majestic mountains and pristine national parks that make Patagonia the world-renowned region it is on this 13-day adventure tour from El Calafate to Ushuaia. You’ll visit both Argentina and Chile, exploring Los Glaciares National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Torres del Paine National Park and Tierra del Fuego National Park on full-day guided tours. Trip highlights include a boat cruise to Perito Moreno Glacier, hiking in the Fitz Roy and Chalten mountain ranges, guided canoeing and a Beagle Channel cruise, as well as one full free day in El Calafate and 1.5 free days in El Chalten. This comprehensive tour is ideal for those interested in experiencing the natural beauty, culture and adventure of Patagonia with transportation between cities and 12 nights of accommodation included!

$962.50 Small group tours

9-Day Best of Patagonia Tour: El Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier, Puerto Natales and Torres del Paine National Park

See the best of South America’s spectacular Patagonia region on this 9-day tour from El Calafate. With a combination of guided activities and free time, this tour allows you to easily make the most of your time in Patagonia. Discover some of Patagonia’s most beautiful features, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Perito Moreno Glacier and Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, with a guide. Then use your free time to explore Patagonian towns or go on an adventure like hiking to Mt Fitz Roy.

$262.50 Small group tours

3-Day Tour of El Calafate and the Glaciers

Visit the southern arm of Lake Argentino and Los Glaciares National Park on a three day tour from El Calafate. Your second day starts at El Calafate where you'll travel approximately 52 miles (85km) to the Rico Arm of the Lake to explore the paths and lookout points of Perito Moreno Glacier. This tour provides an excellent family retreat into the natural wonders Argentina has to offer!

$587.50 Small group tours

6-Day Tour of Patagonia: El Calafate, El Chalten, Perito Moreno Glacier and Los Glaciares National Park

Explore Argentina's Patagonia region on this 6-day tour from El Calafate! Visit Los Glaciares National Park and see Perito Moreno Glacier, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the small town of El Chalten, where you can take a full-day hike on Mt Fitz Roy, if you wish. With a mix of guided activities and free time, this tour allows you to make the most of your time in Patagonia.

$399 History & culture

Glaciers Independent Adventure

Spend four days in El Calafate and explore a piece of Argentina's incredible Patagonia region. Witness active Perito Moreno Glacier, as massive ice chunks crack off and crash into the chilly waters of Lago Argentino below—one of Mother Nature's most stunning displays of power. On your free day, walk the town at your leisure, cruise the lake, or visit one of the several other glaciers of this awe-inspiring area.

$1670 Small group tours

6-Day Glacier and Hiking Tour in Patagonia

This 6 day El Calafate and Torres del Paine Glacier and hiking tour has been specially designed to experience the natural wonders of Patagonia.