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El Chaltén Rafting Half-Day Tour
"The experience starts when the passengers arrive to our headquarters located in El Chaltén. After welcoming you and giving you an explanation about the area we are in you are given the necessary rafting equipment: waterproof and dry suit boots and life jackets. Once everyone is ready you are taken with our guides to the river side where you receive information about rafting techniques and safety measures and practice them. Now we are certainly ready to go! The first 4km have calm and quiet water with the Fitz Roy at your back ideal to get in touch with the river and practice the techniques that are going to be used later. Afterwards
From $125.00
 
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
 
Upsala Kayak Tour from El Calafate
"The Upsala Glacier the second largest glacier in Argentina rises 196 feet (60 meters) over Lake Argentina located in Los Glaciares National Park. Previously obscured by giant icebergs that break away and float in the lake the world-famous glacier can be reached via the Upsala Channel.Upon hotel pickup in El Calafate you’ll be transferred to Punta Bandera Port where your expert guides will be waiting. Board the ferry and enjoy a complimentary sweet pastry with hot beverages during your 3-hour boat ride to Lake Argentina. Lunch will be available on board.Your kayaking adventure starts with a briefing
From $450.00

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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...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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De los Fresnos 3362, El Calafate, Santa Cruz, 9045, Argentina
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Gobernador Moyano 1243, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, 9405, 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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"El Calafate: Between the Steppe and the Ice"
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"Wild and wonderful"
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":: El Calafate ::"
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Maggies

"Perito Moreno - a breathtaking spectacle"
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"El Calafate"
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