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El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park Area

Tours to El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park Area

Upsala and Perito Moreno Glaciers Upsala and Perito Moreno Glaciers
Visit the Glaciers National Park.
Program from 4 days /3 nights US$ 368
   
El Calafate and Perito Moreno Glaciar, the Argentino Lake El Calafate and Perito Moreno Glaciar, the Argentino Lake
El Calafate is a touristic village at the foot of Calafate Hill and on the edge of Argentino Lake, surrounded by snow covered mountains.
Program from 3 days /2 nights US$ 148
   

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El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park Area

El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park Area

The small city of El Calafate is the entering point to Los Glaciares National Park. It is situated close to the south bank of Argentino Lake and it is found 185m above sea level with an extension of 1415 km2.

The park is 80 kilometers from the city and has an extension of 600 thousand hectares. Due to its extraordinary characteristics it was declared a Natural Heritage of Humanity Site by UNESCO.

More than  30% of its surface is covered by ice that forms part of the Patagonian ice camp. There are 47 glaciers that descend from the most known. It is known as the Perito Moreno that is on the south branch of the Argentino Lake (5 km wide and 60 meters in height). However the largest glacier is the Upsala, that is 10 km wide and 50 km long on the north branch of the Argentino Lake.

In the area of the Viedma Lake -only 240 km north of El Calafate- highlight the Viedma and Moyano glaciers. However, the major attraction of this area are the Fitz Roy and Torres mountains situated with in limits of the park, the same as the small village of El Chaltén the point of departure for any excursion to any of the mountains or to Lago del Desierto (Desert Lake), only 37 km north in distance.

The activities that can be accomplished in the park its highlights are trekking -it's possible to walk on the Perito Moreno glacier-; sport fishing especially in Brazo Rico; lacustrine excursions; scaling the mountains Fitz Roy and Torres, and visits to estancias (country homes) Nibepo Aike and Helsingfors, in between activities.

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