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EL CALAFATE & THE GLACIERS

Hiking in El Calafate

Getting Up Close to the Glaciers

Enjoying Calafate's Unique Landscape

FROM 270 USD 3 Days / 2 Nights
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El Calafate Tours
Perito Moreno Glacier Tour
Travel to Patagonia

EL CALAFATE & THE GLACIERS

Tour Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina's Patagonia - 3 days

In this 3-day adventurous trip Perito Moreno Glacier will be the highlight. It is arguably one of the most impressive natural wonders in Patagonia and a “must-see” for all visitors! Located just 80km (49.7 miles) from the bustling town of El Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier is massive…Walk along the boardwalk as the magnificent glacier creaks and calves into Lake Argentina, take a boat cruise close enough to feel the crisp breeze from the ice on your face! If you feel inspired, try the “Big Ice” tour and get to hike on top of the glacier!

Day 1 – Travel to Patagonia & Discover El Calafate

 

Today, Southern Patagonia welcomes you with open arms. El Calafate is a starting point for adventure seeking travelers who chace to unearth the most spellbinding natural wonders of Patagonia, like the Perito Moreno Glacier.

 

 

The Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the only glaciers in the world that’s still advancing. Though it’s not the only glacier in the area, it’s the one that made the city of El Calafate famous worldwide. For many years now, El Calafate has been considered capital of the glaciers. Located at the shore of Lago Argentino (the southernmost, largest Patagonian lake) it’s also home to the Spegazzini glacier, which forms the natural border between Argentina and Chile, and the Upsala Glacier, named Glaciar del Gigante (Giant’s glacier) it’s the biggest glacier that sits at the mouth of Lake Argentino.

 

 

Is El Calafate all about the glaciers? Well, yes and no…glaciers are main attractions that you can visit via hiking or a boat ride, but you have lot more to discover about Argentine rural culture. From Calafate you can also visit a typical Patagonian finca (ranch) and learn all about the gaucho (cowboy) culture and enjoy a great asado (barbecue). You’ll soon realize that Calafate has more to offer than being just the gateway to the Perito Moreno Glacier.  

 

 

Upon arrival, you will be taken to the hotel and have the remainder of your day to relax or explore the surroundings.

 

 

Say Hueque Tips

 

Take a look at our Calafate Travel Guide to find more practical information about the city. Our advice: if you feel like exploring a bit on your own, you can visit The Glaciarium Museum and learn about the history of glaciers and its first explorers. To get to the museum there is a transfer you can take at the Tourist Office.

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Day 2 – El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier Tour

 

In the morning, we’ll drive you to Glaciers National Park to take the 6 hour long Perito Moreno Glacier tour. Get prepared to play with the giants!

 

 

Glaciers National Park has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1981 with home to 200 approximately glaciers. Half of this park is occupied by the campo de hielo patagónico (Patagonian ice field), the largest ice field after Antarctica. You will travel 40 km (about 25 miles) from El Calafate to the park, enjoying the views of the Patagonian steppe.

 

Once inside the park you will take the walkways to explore the different viewpoints, and you’ll feel really close to the Perito Moreno Glacier. If you’re lucky, you may get to see a piece of ice break off and fall from the glacier wall, sinking forever in the lake. For about one hour, a bilingual guide will provide you with all the information you want to know…you will discover things you might have never thought about.

 

After this visit,you will take a boat ride which will take you close enough to fully appreciate the 80 meter (262 feet) high ice walls of Perito Moreno! You’ll never feel closer to this gigantic and impressive natural masterpiece.   

 

 

Say Hueque tips

 

Have you ever imagined walking over the back of a glacier? Well, if your answer is yes, why don’t you take a look to the Big Ice tour over the Perito Moreno…We’re sure you won’t regret it.    

 

 

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Day 3 – El Calafate, see you soon!

 

Today we’ll take you to the airport where this travel adventure will come to an end. Don’t be discouraged! You can return whenever you want (we welcome you with open arms) or…continue your trip towards the North area of Argentina, to the beautiful Salta region or the wine area in Mendoza. We have still a lot to offer!—check out our travelers’ favorite trips to Argentina and Chile.

 

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Included

Transfers and tours mentioned in the itinerary

Daily breakfast

Bilingual guide (English / Spanish).

2 night accommodation in a hotel (El Calafate)

Not Included

National Park Entrance Fees

International or domestic flights

Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quotation please follow this link: World Nomads

 

Accommodation & Prices

EL CALAFATE & THE GLACIERS


INN/ B&B

USD 270

CONFORT

USD 315

SUPERIOR

USD 370

*Prices in US Dollars.
*Valid until April 2019 (ask for prices in Christmas and New Year).

The Perito Moreno Glacier mini-trekking tour is available from September – April.

Prices are per person, based on 2 people in double occupancy. Single rates are available on request. Flights are not included in the price, but can be arranged on request.

*Please note that this tour is also available in Luxury Category. Ask your Travel Advisor for the details and quotation on this category.



Flights needed for this itinerary

No flights needed for this trip. Trip starts and finishes at El Calafate.

Flights in South America cost approximately $100 to $250 USD per segment (destination). We offer special rates on flights for this tailor-made itinerary.

Included

Transfers and tours mentioned in the itinerary

Daily breakfast

Bilingual guide (English / Spanish).

2 night accommodation in a hotel (El Calafate)

Not Included

National Park Entrance Fees

International or domestic flights

Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quotation please follow this link: World Nomads

 

Trip Reviews

EL CALAFATE & THE GLACIERS

Henry Smith

Henry Smith

(5 / 5)

We had a marvellous holiday and couldn’t have enjoyed ourselves more!

Hi Yuna, I would just like to thank you again for recovering our holiday following the the El Calafate flight cancellation. Please accept my apologies for losing my temper at the time. It wasn’t your fault and fully down to the Airline.

We had a marvellous holiday and couldn’t have enjoyed ourselves more. Hotel staff and tour guides were very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. In fact, more than helpful.

Will look forward to visiting other Argentinian destinations in the future.

I would also like to pass our thanks on to Karen for arranging the perfect itinary and to Vanessa for greeting and providing us with excellent guidance on arrival.

Happy Christmas and New Year to all.

Henry


14.12.17

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Buenos Aires, Patagonia

Mia Basharahil

Mia Basharahil

(5 / 5)

Amazing time in Argentina & Chile. Patagonia, in particular, Torres del Paine is just absolutely spectacular!

We had an amazing time in Argentina/Chile and many thanks to Say Hueque for arranging most our transfers and some of our hotels. Vera and Yuna were amazing in sorting our itinerary and making last minute changes promptly, very attentive to our requests and made detailed programs.

Our couple friends used Say Hueque for their Argentinian travels and recommended it to us, this made us to choose to work with you. We also do not know much about Argentina and we are not to familiar with Patagonia (which is the main purpose of our trip) and needed some help in transfers and excursions. Cities such as Buenos Aires and Santiago are easy to navigate by ourselves but not places like Patagonia which saves us a lot of headache arranging through a travel agent.

The highlight of our trip was definitely Patagonia and Iguazu falls. Patagonia, in particular, Torres del Paine is just absolutely spectacular. The hotels we stayed in all had a different vibe and character to it, which we liked. The transfers between towns, airports and excursions went all smoothly.

Our favorite hotel is Torres del Paine, Las Torres. It´s a little fancier than the others but homely and cosy at the same time. Its location, right in the park was just so stunning, having to wake up in the mornings to the sight of the park was just wonderful. The hosteria we stayed in El Chalten was also lovely, small but homely and cosy. We chatted and met quite a few people, I guess thats the beauty of staying in a quaint hosteria! Also loved the mountain refugee in the woods we accidentally stayed in ( this was suppose to be the Eco Domes but nevertheless we had an amazing time), it was so tranquil and quiet. Great to get away from connectivity some times.

The iguazu excursion was superb, great tour guide very informative. Both excursions at the Perito Moreno glaciers, one which was included in the package and the other mini trek up the glaciers, were wonderful. But I must say the excursion from El Calafate to Torres del Paine is the winner! Absolutely wonderful tour guide, very attentive and always making sure we are fine especially at the border controls. Humorous and love listening to his exceptional knowledge in the geology of the park. So all guides were wonderful but the Torres del Paine one is the winner.
There were a couple of hiccups but nothing big issues. For example, we got the bus from Santiago to Mendoza. The bus station was a huge one with many different buildings and we were confused in finding the one we are to take the bus from. The address mentioned was correct but the platform number was incorrect. It did not take us too long though, as we found the bus Cata International, which happened to be the only Cata International bus we saw that day, as we entered another bus building area.

We were so glad that we took the bus to Mendoza as the bus ride was absolutely terrifyingly gorgeous, cutting through the Andes mountains. We didn’t expect it to be a highlight but we are so glad we did it. It was such a beautiful ride and we got amazing seats right up front!
We noticed that we could have gotten in earlier connecting flights so maybe next time, if you can give options of flights on the day of flying and we can make our choice based on our schedule say if we rather pay a little extra but will leave a little earlier. Its similar to the options you gave us for hotels, you can also give us for flights. And to ask where we will also need baggage allowance for the flights.

But in all, we had a unforgettable time and left with wonderful memories.
Thank you to all three of you!
Cheers,
Mia


17.11.17

Kath Chui

Kath Chui

(4 / 5)

I have a really great time in South America and especially Argentina, everything there is amazing!

Hi Patty,

Thank you for your email. I only just returned home a few days ago!
South America is amazing and thanks again for your hospitality. Overall, I have a really great time in South America and especially Argentina, everything there is amazing and would definitely return.

I found Say Hueque through online research and chose it because of the positive online reviews. My highlight was having a destination host and being taken care of along the way

The Vain Boutique Hotel was the nicest and cleanest of all the hotels I stayed in.

My favorite excursion was big ice trekking in El Calafate because it is amazing and it is one of a kind. All the local guides are very knowledgeable and helpful. I´d recommend NOT to do the Buenos Aires city tour as it was a waste of time. The van was half an hour late and the tour finished by 11.30am/12pm, which supposed to be 2pm and I think a walking tour would be much
better than just sitting in a van and looking out the window.

It would have been better if the initial communication during my booking was handled more promptly as I had to call the office a few times to get someone to look at my booking. Lucia also poor in communication- she was quick to reply until payment was made which made it nerve racking for someone who uses your company for the first time.

Thank you, Kath


28.10.17

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Testimonials

Henry Smith

We had a marvellous holiday and couldn’t have enjoyed ourselves more!

Mia Basharahil

Amazing time in Argentina & Chile. Patagonia, in particular, Torres del Paine is just absolutely spectacular!

Kath Chui

I have a really great time in South America and especially Argentina, everything there is amazing!

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