Category Archives: El Calafate

Ice Trekking Excursions on the Perito Moreno Glacier


If you visit Argentina’s glacier country, plan to do so between October and April so that you can go trekking on the Perito Moreno Glacier. Otherwise it would be like visiting Paris and skipping the Eiffel tower and the Louvre. The Perito Moreno … Continue reading

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Calafate Parque Hotel in Argentina’s Glacier Country


Calafate Parque Hotel is a cozy and comfortable 4-star hotel with the air of a cottage, nested in the picturesque heart of the city of El Calafate, in harmony with the surrounding lakes and mountains. Calafate Parque Hotel is located just … Continue reading

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El Rincon del Calafate: Great Value Hotel in Patagonia


The Rincon del Calafate is a cozy three-star hotel just 10 minutes from downtown El Calafate with prices under US$ 60.  It has the three most important things going for it: comfortable beds, free WiFi, and a wood fire always … Continue reading

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Excursion to the Petrified Forest from El Calafate


This excursion is ideal for adventurous people who enjoy outdoor activities and discovering new places. The route from El Calafate to the Petrified Forest is quite scenic with good visibility of the Lago Argentino lake, the Santa Cruz river, as well … Continue reading

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El Calafate’s First Ice Bar


Glacio Bar is the first ice bar in El Calafate, Argentina‘s principal glacier tourism destination. The ice bar is located inside El Calafate‘s Glacier Museum, Glaciarium, which was inaugurated earlier this year. The 80 sq. meter (861 sq. ft.) structure and all its furnishings including … Continue reading

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Excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier and Nautical Safari


Los Glaciares National Park, where Perito Moreno is located, was created in 1937 to preserve the natural wonders of this part of the Southern Patagonian Andes. The National Park’s 6,000 square kilometers encompass a zone of extreme weather changes and varying landscapes … Continue reading

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Chilean Volcano Ash Grounds Flights in Argentina


Ash from a volcanic eruption in Chile grounded flights in neighboring Argentina, officials said Tuesday. Flights were cancelled at the Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires, an official there said. Airports in several other cities are also affected, according to … Continue reading

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