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Discover El Calafate and the Glaciers

  • Perito Moreno Glacier
Discover El Calafate and the Glaciers map
4 days / 3 nights from £295 per person Based on two people sharing double or twin rooms in standard accommodation. Flights are available separately.
Pick & Mix tour in Argentina

Journey through the spectacular Glaciers National Park in Argentinean Patagonia, marvelling at the huge Perito Moreno Glacier.  Get up close to the wall of ice on walkways.

Day

City

Activity

Overnight

Meals*

Day 1  

El Calafate

Arrive El Calafate

El Calafate

-

Day 2

El Calafate

Perito Moreno Glacier Tour

El Calafate

B

Day 3

El Calafate

Day at leisure in El Calafate

El Calafate

B

Day 4

El Calafate

Depart El Calafate

-

B

* B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner


Upgrades and Extensions
  • Add one or more extra nights to allow a full day tour to the Upsala Glacier, or to El Chalten to enjoy a beautiful mountain walk overlooked by the imposing Mount Fitz Roy, or even a very long but rewarding day trip into Chile to visit the imposing Torres Del Paine National Park
  • Upgrade to one of our Superior hotels from £94 more per person for this 4 day/3 night itinerary
Combinations
  • Combine this tour with our Discover Buenos Aires Pick & Mix tour or head up to the Iguazu Falls
  • Travel overland into Chile from El Calafate and combine this tour with our Discover Chilean Patagonia Pick & Mix tour, including a night in a remote lodge within the Torres del Paine National Park

Day 1: Arrive in El Calafate and transfer to your Hotel

Upon arrival in El Calafate you will join a shared transport service to take you to your hotel.  Spend the night at our Standard hotel in El Calafate.

Day 2: Full day Perito Moreno Glacier Group Tour

You will have a fairly early start today as you have a full day tour of the Glaciers National Park, including the famous Perito Moreno Glacier.  You will be travelling in a group today with a bilingual English/Spanish guide.  You will stop at the viewing platforms where you can enjoy an exciting first glimpse of the glacier. When you get closer you can view ever changing aspects of the glacier by following one of the marked trails on the secure metal walkways.  You will have free time for lunch (not included).  In the afternoon you will travel back to your hotel, arriving early evening. Spend the night at our Standard hotel in El Calafate.

Day 3: Day at leisure in El Calafate

You have a free day in El Calafate.  You might want to add another day trip to El Chalten or the Upsala Glacier, or just take it easy after your full day yesterday.  Spend the night at our Standard hotel in El Calafate.

Day 4: Depart El Calafate

At the appropriate time you will have a shared transfer from your hotel to the airport.

 


Included:
  • 3 nights Accommodation in a twin or double room with en-suite at one of our Standard Hotels
  • Group tour to Perito Moreno with a Bilingual English/Spanish guide
  • Entrance fee to Los Glaciares National Park
  • Return shared airport transfers
  • Meals as indicated
Not Included:
  • Unspecified meals and services
  • Optional tips for Guides and/ or Drivers
  • International and domestic flights
  • Airport taxes

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Perito Moreno GlacierGlaciers National Park, El CalafateThe walkways at Perito Moreno GlacierGlaciers National Park, El CalafatePerito Moreno GlacierGlaciers National Park, El Calafate
  • DSA Standard El Calafate Hotel

Standard hotels are clean, comfortable and well located.  They usually have en-suite bathrooms with hot water and towels, and some in-room facilities like a TV and phone.  Depending on the location, many will have wi-fi at least in the lobby areas if not in the rooms.  They are often small, family-run establishments, and are tastefully decorated and full of charm.  In most cases rooms will not be very big and although staff are friendly and helpful, their English may not be perfect. Our standard accommodation would usually be classified locally as 3* hostels or 2.5* – 3* hotels.

  • DSA Superior El Calafate Hotel

It goes without saying that Superior hotels are also clean, comfortable and well located, mostly slightly out of town with views of Lago Argentino.  They offer that extra bit of comfort and a wider range of facilities (such as heating, hair dryers, cable TV, wifi in rooms, restaurant and sometimes room service). Rooms should be of a good size and you will have an en-suite bathroom with towels and some toiletries.  Staff will normally speak good English.  These hotels usually fall into the 3*-4* category locally.

Packing List
  • A body-warmer or down jacket
  • Thermal and fleece layers
  • Trainers or walking shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sun block
  • Small backpack
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Binoculars
  • Camera, memory card and batteries
  • Cash in Argentine pesos for lunch and souvenirs
All our tours are fully customisable - please ask us about any changes you would like to make to this itinerary.