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El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers. Serving as the starting point of many guided tours into the surrounding area, El Calafate provides all the modern amenities foreign visitors expect from major urban centers, including good hotels, well-stocked shops, and affordable restaurants. Aside from visiting the icy glaciers, popular things to do in El Calafate include hiking or biking to nearby El Chalten, another scenic town at the base of some of the most impressive peaks in the Patagonian Andes. El Calafate is in Province of Santa Cruz. With our world travel planner, Argentina vacations can be built around trips to El Calafate and other destinations in Argentina.
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Top El Calafate tours
Full-Day Tour to the Perito Moreno Glacier including Boat Safari BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $99
Duration: 7 to 8 hours
Perito Moreno Glacier Day Trip with Optional Boat Ride from El Calafate BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $50
Duration: 8 hours
Full-Day Tour to the Torres del Paine National Park BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $199
Duration: 14 to 15 hours
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