El Calafate

If you're planning to visit Los Glaciares National Park, you'll almost certainly pass through El Calafate on the shores of Lago Argentino. With a major airport and easy transport links to other destinations in Argentina, El Calafate is the hub for anyone wanting to visit El Chalten and Fitz Roy or the Perito Moreno Glacier. The town is also a 5 hour bus journey from Puerto Natales in Chile, the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park.

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Trips that visit El Calafate

Highlights of Los Glaciares

Trek the two main hiking trails in Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina – Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre – with a warm and comfortable hotel to return to each evening. You'll discover the amazing Perito Moreno Glacier and surrounding fjords…

  • 5 Days
  • $1,415
Patagonian Peaks and Plains

Travel in a small group with an expert tour leader from Santiago all the way down through central Chile to Tierra del Fuego and back up to Buenos Aires. Experience some of Patagonia's best trekking in Torres del Paine National…

  • 20 Days
  • $6,351
Los Glaciares Winter Experience

Discover the highlights of Patagonia in winter. With no crowds and snow-covered vistas, this is an incredible time to explore the best trekking routes in El Chaltén: Laguna de Los Tres, Laguna Torres and Loma del Pliegue Tumbado. You'll also…

  • 5 Days
  • $1,770
Fitz Roy Lakeside Retreat

Explore the incredible sights of Los Glaciares National Park while basing yourself in the top boutique hotels and one truly unique remote mountain lodge. Your privately guided tour will allow you to take in Perito Moreno Glacier, hike the iconic…

  • 7 Days
  • $5,495
Iconic Sights of Southern Patagonia Tour

This action-packed group tour takes in the very best of Patagonia. Trek in Los Glaciares National Park for views of the Fitz Roy massif before heading south to the stunning Perito Moreno Glacier. Continue on to Torres del Paine National…

  • 14 Days
  • $5,299
Independent Trek in Paine & Chaltén

Combine fantastic day hikes around the Fitz Roy massif in Argentina's Los Glaciares National Park with the famous W Trek in Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. All travel, border crossings and accommodation is included and arranged for you,…

  • 11 Days
  • $3,985
The Best of Los Glaciares

Experience the very best scenery of the Los Glaciares National Park on a series of day hikes. You'll visit Laguna de Los Tres and Laguna Torre, plus spend time kayaking on Lago del Desierto. There's also a day trip to…

  • 7 Days
  • $2,265
South America - Southern Explorer

This fantastic, privately guided trip takes you through stunning Southern Patagonia, staying in comfortable hotels along the way. You'll visit all the spectacular, iconic sights while hiking through Torres del Paine National Park, getting up close to the immense Perito…

  • 10 Days
  • $6,517
Patagonian Odyssey

An upmarket cultural and scenic group tour adventure from Santiago to Buenos Aires. Along the way visit the stunning landscapes of Torres del Paine, the dynamic Perito Moreno Glacier and Ushuaia in the Tierra del Fuego National Park. Always accompanied…

  • 14 Days
  • $6,398
South America - Wild Patagonia

An epic, in-depth small group tour travelling the length of Patagonia in a kitted-out truck which will take you to places other tourist don't get to experience. Stay in comfortable hotels, visit wineries, volcanic lake districts, estancias, vast plains and…

  • 27 Days
  • $11,186