The Best Things to Do in El Calafate

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El Calafate

3.8
Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water

Popular things to do in El Calafate

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Fishing Charter / Tour
Estancia Cristina
4.3
Duration: 6 hours
Water Body
Lago Argentino
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Geologic Formation
Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Specialty Museum
Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico
3.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers. Serving as the starting point of many guided tours into the surrounding area, El Calafate provides all the modern amenities foreign visitors expect from major urban centers, including good hotels, well-stocked shops, and affordable restaurants. Aside from visiting the icy glaciers, popular things to do in El Calafate include hiking or biking to nearby El Chalten, another scenic town at the base of some of the most impressive peaks in the Patagonian Andes. Our Argentina online driving holiday planner allows you to schedule your trip to El Calafate, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.

Hidden gems in El Calafate

Outdoor Activity
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4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal
2.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Water Body
Rios de Hielo
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
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Neighborhood
Avenida Libertador
3.4
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in El Calafate

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Geologic Formation
Upsala Glacier
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Geologic Formation
Onelli Glacier
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Lago Roca
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
Water Body
Calafate Fishing
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in El Calafate

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Vellon Negro
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Gift & Specialty Shop
Casa del Mate
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Gift & Specialty Shop
Puerto de Frutos
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
La Aldea de los Gnomos
3.6
Duration: 2 hours

Wildlife in El Calafate

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
Wildlife Area
La Leona Petrified Forest
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Outdoors in El Calafate

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Outdoor Activity
Estancia Nibepo Aike
4.3
Duration: 8 hours
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