El Calafate: Estancias & Glaciers
Discover El Calafate in Argentina's Patagonia region, on our 4 day estancias and glaciers tour.
El Calafate, located on the shores of Lake Argentino, is a well-liked starting place for excursions to several locations within the Los Glaciares National Park. Take a boat to the stunning Perito Moreno, Mayo, and Negro glaciers, to get up close. Listen to the glaciers as the ice creaks and cracks - you might even hear a thunderous boom, and watch, enthralled as a huge chuck of ice breaks off the glacier wall!
Visit a estancia (ranch or farm) to get a small taste of gaucho (cowboy) life. Take a horseback ride, or just enjoy the wide open spaces of this 12,000 hectares cattle ranch at the foot of the Patagonian Andes. And of course there will be a typical Patagonian asado, or barbeque for lunch.
In the town of El Calafate, check out the local handicrafts and be sure to sample the famous Calafate berry ice cream! This El Calafate extension is designed to be added to many of our Argentina programmes - or cross the border to the magical Torres del Paine in Chile!
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Be amazed by the sheer size of Perito Moreno Glacier, which stretches 250 square kilometres and is one of the few remaining advancing glaciers in the world
No trip to Argentina is complete without a visit to an estancia. Enjoy a ranch experience meeting local gaucho, assisting with the cattle and enjoying an asado, a typical Patagonia barbeque.
Get on a boat and enjoy getting up close to the glaciers. Take your time to stop, listen and watch from both boardwalks to the amazing sounds of nature.