• a view of a snow covered mountain with Perito Moreno Glacier in the background

El Calafate Holidays

On the shimmering shores of Argentina’s largest lake - Lago Argentino - sits El Calafate, a small town in southern Patagonia. El Calafate also happens to be Argentina’s National Capital of Glaciers; surrounded by towering, snow-tipped mountain ranges that rise majestically from the alpine lake, cloaked on all sides by dense forest. A true winter wonderland.

This quaint town boasts a big attraction, and one that draws thousands of visitors every year: the Perito Moreno Glacier, within Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Possibly the most impressive glacier in the entire Patagonia region, Moreno is the centrepiece of the park’s icefield, at 30km long and 60m high, and stretching a total of 121 miles. But the most exceptional thing about the glacier is the fact it grows larger each day - up to 2m - causing building-sized icebergs to sprout from its sides.

Traverse an icy world on our El Calafate holidays

Parque Nacional Los Glaciares itself offers a wealth of exploration and breathtaking scenery for visitors. With ice-riddled rivers, huge, turquoise lakes, and numerous opportunities for trekking, climbing and boating, holidays to El Calafate are pure adventure from start to finish.

When you’re not ice-deep in the National Park, why not enjoy a picnic on the picturesque shores of Onelli Bay, where you can chill your champagne in the arctic waters and listen to the crackling ice as it shrinks and expands all around you. While small, the town has an array of restaurants and souvenir shops, chocolate stores and rustic hotels.

Get in touch with our Destination Specialists today so we can start planning your expedition into the icy wilderness of El Calafate.

Destination Highlights
  • Explore expansive and exhilarating Los Glaciares National Park
  • Witness the majestic Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia’s largest and most awe-inspiring glacier
  • Take part in the region’s ice-fuelled activities: boat trips, hiking, climbing, ice skating and more
  • Glimpse the towering peaks of Cerro Chalten and Cerro Torre

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