El Calafate was founded in 1927 and is located 315 km from Rio Gallegos, capital of the province of Santa Cruz, and 80 km from the entrance to the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. This picturesque village on the shores of Lago Argentino, forming the senior resort Santa Cruz.
Lying on the slope of the plateaus that surround it, has a mild microclimate that makes it a wonderful oasis to the tourist who arrives after traveling the arid landscape of the Patagonian plateau. El Calafate stream, which divides the town into two, is a haven of tranquility with its rocky bed lying surrounded by willows on its banks.
It is the closest town to visit Glacier National Park and its famous Perito Moreno Glacier, declared Natural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO.
The flora of the area is characteristic of the Andean Patagonian forest, with a predominance of beech and cherry woods. There are good hotels and restaurants, tourism agencies and guides many tours organized by land and lake, restaurants, nightclubs and good transportation.
The first day at the airport, transfer to the Perito Moreno Glacier to visit this incredible place. Passengers will have time to walk the catwalk to see the glacier from different perspectives. Safari will also Nautical Navigation 1 hour south wall in front of the Moreno glacier.
Day 2: Our guide will pick you up early morning to transfer to the Puerto Punta Bandera, where to take the boat to take them to Estancia Cristina. There you can visit the Upsala Glacier lookout and trekking in the canyon area of the fossils. After the visit to Estancia Cristina, transfer to El Calafate airport for your flight.
Transfer to El Calafate Patagonia Queen Hotel accommodation in standard room with breakfast.