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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
 
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

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Car rental

Perito Moreno glaciar is not so close to El Calafate and usually people take a tour to visit the place. Iif you are travelling in more than 3 persons it worth rent a car to go to Perito Moreno and...
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aeroport taxes

Even if you pay airport taxes with your ticket, you have to pay more taxes here and in Ushuaia, I think it is a Patagonian airport tax. It is 38 pesos in Calafate, not so much but you have to pay...
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taxi from airport

From the airport to the city centre you have two options: bus and taxi.I chosed taxi as there was no bus waiting outside when I was there, the rate is 140 pesos going from the airport to the city and...
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El Calafate airport

There is a small airport in El Calafate, 23 km east of the town. Given how far El Calafate is from the rest of Argentina, it's not surprising they've built an airport here, as otherwise only people...
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El Chalten to El Calafate

The journey from El Chalten to El Calafate was a fast, efficient service along a good road - a nice change from the slow 30 hour trip down Ruta 40 which we'd been on the week before. We travelled with...
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Book your trip early

I was very lucky to find a cheap flight ($80) from Ushuaia to El Calafate. I was fortunate and many others who plan late are forced to take the monotonous bus ride. There is nothing interesting about...
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Getting to see what you came here for

Patagonia - the word conjures up images of travel to the ends of the earth, and for many, many travellers is a dream destination. The big attraction in El Calafate's corner of the vast province is,...
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Agent or D-I-Y ?

Surfing the net for travel bargains and booking online is quite the normal thing to do these days, usually it works just fine and there are some excellent deals to be found; however, there are no such...
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Thank you, Mr President

The locals in El Calafate will tell you they owe their beautiful new airport to the country's president choosing to acquire a holiday home in the town. They may be cynical about it but they're not...
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Arriving into town from airport

The airport is very, very small and a good 20mins from town in a desert like area. Coming from the airport, your options are taking the shuttle bus to the bus station ($R 15), taxi ($R 40), or renting...
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From El Cafa to Ushuaia

A one hour flight from El Calafate to Ushuaia. JC took the pictures while i had a conversation with a local lady coming from BsAs.Here name, Rachel having a boy friend working for Honda Argentina,...
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EL CALAFATE TO EL CHALTEN

EL CHALTEN TRAVEL: 2 TRIPS A DAY 6 A.M. AND 6 P.M. BOTH WAYS. FOUR HOURS LONG. MAGNIFICIENT VIEWS IN THE LAST HOUR GOING TO EL CHALTEN. DONT MISS THE STOP IN "LA LEONA"BEGINS IN THE BUS STATION OF...
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Everything for us (tourists)

We booked a place in the Calafate Hostel few days before coming here but we had no idea how to get there from the airport. Well, once we got to the tiny arrival hall we noticed a guy from our hostel...
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Aerolineas Argentinas

I flew to El Calafate from Trelew. The trip took about 2 hrs and if I was to take a coach it would take me the whole day. There are 1500 kilometers and there is no direct bus line. There is a bus from...
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Top Hotels in El Calafate

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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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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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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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"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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