Calafate - Argentina

Calafate Travel: Trekking Perito Moreno glacier

Travel guide to El Calafate, Patagonia Argentina.

EL CALAFATE: Information & pictures of amazing glaciers providing customized tours, reservations, hotel listings, excursion to the Perito Moreno glacier, Upsala and others.

EL CALAFATE: located on the south margin of the Argentino lake 320 kilometers away (to the northwest) of Río Gallegos in Santa Cruz province. If the tourist comes traveling north-south by the national route #3 passing Piedra Buena by 40 kilometers (approx.) he can take the provincial route #9 toward the west (no asphalt), to cross the steppe and to be saved several kilometers to arrive to El Calafate. It is a village with more than 5000 inhabitants divided in two by the stream of the same name. It was a place frequented by the villagers that transported the wool from the estancias (ranchs) of the area and in December 7 1927 El Calafate commune was created. Today the main activity is the benefit of tourist services and there are hotels and hostels of very good quality, diverse types of nautical trips that takes the tourist to the base of the glaciers, cavalcades by spectacular paths, estancias visits, fishing in the rivers and lakes of the surroundings, etc..
Calafate is called the capital of the glaciers given its vicinity to the The Glaciers National park that was created in 1937 and declared by the United Nations in 1981 ‘World Patrimony of the Humanity’. This National Park embraces 450,000 hectares where 13 glaciers descend to the lakes Viedma and Argentino.
All are beautiful but that of an extraordinary and imposing beauty is without any doubt the glacier Perito Moreno located in the arm Rico of the Argentino lake which presents a wall 60 meters high. Traveling the North arm of the same lake you can visit one another the glaciers Upsala, Onelli and Spegazzini, going by the lagoon of the floes. El Calafate, Patagonia Argentina.

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