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Rios de Hielo Express Sailing
"By 7:15am tourists will be picked up from their hotels and transferred to Punta Bandera´s harbor (47 km from El Calafate). At 8:30am after paying the entrance to the national park (not included) we embark on the vessel and set sail onto Lake Argentino´s frozen waters scattered with icebergs. We sail the northern part of the lake until reaching the Upsala Channel where we will meet a splendid barrier of icebergs. Later we move to the Spegazzini glacier viewpoint from where we will also see the glacier Seco. Sp topping 135 meters in height. Afterwards we will sail through another channel of icebergs which is our last stop in the visit.We return to Punta Bandera´s wharf by 2 pm. Please note: The itinerary may change according to climate conditions and for security reasons."""
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Rios de Hielo Express Sailing
"By 7:15am tourists will be picked up from their hotels and transferred to Punta Bandera´s harbor (47 km from El Calafate). At 8:30am after paying the entrance to the national park (not included) we embark on the vessel and set sail onto Lake Argentino´s frozen waters scattered with icebergs. We sail the northern part of the lake until reaching the Upsala Channel where we will meet a splendid barrier of icebergs. Later we move to the Spegazzini glacier viewpoint from where we will also see the glacier Seco. Sp topping 135 meters in height. Afterwards we will sail through another channel of icebergs which is our last stop in the visit.We return to Punta Bandera´s wharf by 2 pm. Please note: The itinerary may change according to climate conditions and for security reasons."""
From $219.00
 
El Calafate City Sightseeing Tour Including Walichu Caves
"Start your tour with a pickup from your centrally located El Calafate hotel. Relax into your air-conditioned coach or minivan and enjoy the views over the untouched landscapes on route to Walichu Caves.After roughly 30 minutes arrive at the ancient caves on the shores of Lake Argentino. Marvel at the spectacular milky-blue lake and follow the trail (own expense) to gaze at the aeons-old rock paintings. Admire the recreated and authentic depictions of humans and animals and learn from a local guide how they date back around 4000 years to Paleolithic times and were probably originated created by pre-Tehuelche hunter-gatherers.Next drive back to El Calafate for a panoramic sightseeing tour. Drive past the early 20th-century buildings and homes built by its first settlers as well as the main plaza
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Pueblo Indio

This shop is indeed an attractive place to visit with lots of beautifully displayed art, craft and jewelry items to spend your money on. It is not cheap and this gives its products an air of...
JudyBurke63
Jun 02, 2014

Shopping in El Calafate

With the long evenings of summer, late hours kept by the shops and smallness of the town , you're bound to spend more than a few evening hours window shopping in El Calafate. And with 2 out 3 premises...
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TheWanderingCamel
May 11, 2007

Ovejitas de la Patagonia

Chocolate and Patagonia seem to go together in Argentina. Whilst El Calafate isn't the chocoholic heaven that Bariloche is, it probably won't be long before it starts to catch up ... which will be a...
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TheWanderingCamel
May 11, 2007

Local market

There is a local market with many gift shops just off Av. Libertador close to the bus station. Ther are also lots of souvenir shops along the main street. Local crafts include leather, sheepskin and...
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Maggies
Dec 11, 2005

El Mercado Artesanal

All along the main street you will find one shop after the other.Our favorite was the 3 level stop calledEl Mercado Artesanal.We bought sheep skin slippers, jewelery, souvenirs for friends, and...
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kyoub
Jan 04, 2005

Chocolate Shop

We were looking for Sheep cheese.With all the sheep in Argentina, one would think that you could find sheep cheese.There are 2-3 well stocked grocery stores on the main street but they don not have a...
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kyoub
Jan 04, 2005
 
 
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CHOCOLATE Chocolate chocolate

Watch out chocolate lovers, Calafate has a reputation for its rich chocolate.There are shops here that sell lots of different flavoured bars of homemade chocolate. Each one that I tried was delicious,...
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galy
Apr 11, 2004

Amuyen artesanias

The whole town, and mainly the main street is a collection of lodgings, souvenir shops, restaurants, and tour offices.My favorite was and interesting architecture of a woden shopping mall, with small...
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galy
Apr 11, 2004

La Aldea

La Aldea (The Village) is an open shopping mall; all the stores are made of wood, and you can buy some stuff there or not, but it is a very nice place just for walking around.La Aldea es un centro...
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andal13
Feb 07, 2004

Almacen Patagonico

There are many shops of this kind along the main street (Libertador Av.); here you can find local delicacies (chocolates, jams, cakes, pates). This shop is small, cozy, with a nice staff and the most...
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andal13
Feb 07, 2004

Almacen Patagonico

Almacen Patagonico is one of many places in El Calafate where you can get delicious homemade chocolates. You can also buy other local sweet delicacies like jams or cakes and have a great capuccino. ...
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Maggies
Dec 11, 2005

Top Hotels in El Calafate

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Gobernador Moyano 1243, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, 9405, Argentina
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De los Fresnos 3362, El Calafate, Santa Cruz, 9045, Argentina
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Av. Libertador 2047, El Calafate, Santa Cruz, 9405, Argentina
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Gob. Moyano y Bustillo, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Argentina
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Av. Del Libertador 1888, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, CP 9405, Argentina
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Street Number 99 Number 50, El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Z9405CBC, Argentina
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Top Things to Do in El Calafate

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La Pasarela

This walk is even better than the boat trip. You will see all the splendor of Perito Moreno plus the mountains. There are panoramic places with plaques explaining the birds and condors that if you are...
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Evita Perón Museum

This museum is located in the main street of El Calafate. All the argentineans love Evita Perón and you will find many monuments dedicated to her in every city of Argentina. I did not go to the museum...
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Souvenir of Malvinas Islands

You can keep a 50 Pesos note, only 3 euro value. It is a nice souvenir. Argentinians never forget about Malvinas and they know that sooner or later the islands will again belong to them, even if they...
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Top 5 El Calafate Writers

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"El Calafate: Between the Steppe and the Ice"
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TheWanderingCamel

"Wild and wonderful"
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perfectly_zen

":: El Calafate ::"
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Maggies

"Perito Moreno - a breathtaking spectacle"
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kyoub

"El Calafate"
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