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El Calafate, Perito Moreno & Los Glaciares National Park

Visit El Calafate, Perito Moreno & Los Glaciares National Park


Los Glaciares National Park is one of Argentina's most spectacular national parks and a superb tailor made travel destination. The park is named after the 47 major glaciers that lie within it, some of which crumble into the park's great lakes in dramatic fashion. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Los Glaciers National Park also includes Lake Argentino, Argentina's biggest lake and Mount Fitz Roy, one of the Andes' most iconic peaks.

El Calafate is the park's main hub. With a number of ranches offering decent accommodation, the town is the main base from which to explore this extraordinary Patagonian reserve. It's also close to Puerto Punta Bandara, where regular boat trips depart across the national park's lakes on tours to the glaciers. Chunks of ice occasionally break away, crashing dramatically into the placid blue waters of the lakes below.

Glacier Perito Moreno is arguably the most impressive of the glaciers here. This huge bed of blue ice passes down a 20-mile valley before meeting Lake Argentino and rafting spectacularly out across it, at around 65-metres high. Getting up close and watching as the ice ruptures and cascades into the waters far below is a real thrill and a great inclusion to any Argentina travel plans.


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Top itineraries in El Calafate, Perito Moreno & Los Glaciares National Park

Iguazú Falls

Highlights of Argentina

13-day tailor-made holiday from £4,395 pp incl. flights

Get a taste for tango in the 'Paris of South America' and gaze in awe at the advancing ice of the Perito Moreno Glacier and the thundering power of Iguazu Falls, before living life gaucho style with a stay in an estancia.

Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

Chile & Argentina: Patagonia's Glaciers & Fjords

17-day tailor-made holiday from £7,645 pp incl. flights

This adventure combines an exploratory cruise through Patagonia's channel maze with a private tour to Perito Moreno Glacier and a luxury campsite in Torres del Paine. You'll also stop off in Buneos Aires and enjoy all-inclusive gourmet dining, open-bar indulgences and expert-led excursions.

Top places to stay in El Calafate, Perito Moreno & Los Glaciares National Park

Bedroom, Eolo, Calafate

Eolo Lodge, El Calafate

Contemporary hotel

Spectacularly located on a 4,000-hectare estate amid true Patagonian wilderness, this Relais & Chateaux lodge offers 17 spacious suites, sumptuous meals, superlative service and activities ranging from glacier trekking to condor gazing.

Bedroom, Estancia Cristina, Calafate

Estancia Cristina, near El Calafate

Historic estancia

On included excursions explore glaciers, mountains and lakes by foot, horse or boat, staying in a historic estancia.

Aguas Arriba Lodge, Patagonia

Aguas Arriba Lodge, El Chalten

Small & intimate lodge

Enjoy a minimalist alpine style and delicious food that does everything to centre this lodge’s stunning location.

Esplendor El Calafate

Esplendor, El Calafate

Contemporary hotel

A gem in the heart of Patagonia, Esplendor is perfectly matched to its spectacular surrounds that lie just outside.

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