El Calafate in Argentina is the gateway to the awe-inspiring Los Glaciares National Park, offering thrilling outdoor adventures and warm hospitality.

Hiking Perito Moreno in Argentina.
Hiking Perito Moreno is an adventure like no other.

El Calafate, a charming town nestled in the Patagonian region of Argentina, captivates visitors with its stunning natural beauty and unique atmosphere. Situated on the southern shore of Lake Argentino, El Calafate is the gateway to the breathtaking Los Glaciares National Park, home to some of the most impressive glaciers in the world. The town’s streets are lined with cozy cafes, artisanal shops, restaurants serving delicious Patagonian cuisine, and heritage sites like Museo Regional, where you can learn about the area’s history.

 

One of the town's main attractions is the Perito Moreno Glacier, a colossal ice formation spanning over 250 square kilometers. Guided tours allow tourists to explore the glacier up close by walking on its surface, kayaking adjacent to its icy façade, or navigating the lake’s waters on boat excursions.

 

Beyond its glacial wonders, El Calafate offers a range of outdoor activities for adventurous travelers. Hiking enthusiasts can explore the pristine landscapes of Los Glaciares National Park, trekking through rugged mountain trails and dense forests while soaking in panoramic views of snow-capped peaks and turquoise lakes. Additionally, you can go horseback riding with a guide who’ll teach you about the ways of the gaucho, mountain biking, and kayaking.

 

Your Luxury El Calafate Trip Ideas

Our Argentina Two-Week Itinerary takes you on a private Los Glaciares National Park tour. You’ll meet an expert mountain guide, trek through a forest, and walk on the Perito Moreno Glacier with crampons, ending with a unique toast – you’ll use glacier ice to cool your sparkling beverage.

Your Luxury Accommodation Options in El Calafate

Wayfairer only partners with hotels that meet our luxury and responsible tourism standards. Here are some of our favourite hotels in El Calafate.

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