El Calafate Holidays

You will find your holiday to the mythical town of El Calafate equally as irresistible as the sweet Patagonian berry it is named for. Perched on the shores of Lago Argentino, we love El Calafate for being Argentina’s national capital of glaciers, the jagged peaks rising above the beautiful lake. Set up a picnic on the shores of Onelli Bay where you can chill champagne in the arctic waters of the lake while listening to the cracking of the ice as it shrinks and expands around you.

Destination Highlights
  • Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Boat Tours
  • Estancias
  • Glaciarium
  • Glacial Ice Bar
  • Ice Skating
  • Boat Tours

    This enormous, glittering glacier rises at the centre of Glacier National Park, its massive, jagged peaks towering above Lago Argentino. This is one of only three Patagonian glaciers that are still growing. Take a boat to the observation platform and listen to the creaks and crashes as the ice chunks crash into the water.

  • Estancias

    Feel shivers race down your spine on a boat tour of the icy waters of National Park Los Glaciares. Float amid giant icebergs drifting through the near-frozen waters in various shapes and shades of blue and white. Cruise a few metres from the face of Perito Moreno Glacier and see the sheer ice wall directly in front of you.

  • Glaciarium

    Experience the life of a gaucho on an authentic Argentine estancia (ranch). The estancias around El Calafate raise cattle and horses and you, as a guest, get to help with traditional ranch activities like cattle drives, sheep shearing, and horseback riding. At the end of a long day on the ranch, settle back for a tasty asado (barbecue) and wash it all down with mate, a type of tea made from the dried leaves of the holly plant.

  • Glacial Ice Bar

    Overlooking the mountaintops of the Los Glaciares National Park, this science museum takes a closer look at the hundreds of glaciers in the area. See the multimedia exhibitions that describe how snow turns into ice, the behaviour of glacial masses, and how glacial masses affect climate change.

  • Ice Skating

    Next to the Glaciarium, the GlacioBar is the only bar in the world made of glacial ice. Don futuristic-looking capes, boots, and gloves to stay warm as you sip fernet con coca, a bitter digestive mixed with Coke, amid the Patagonian ice.

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