The United States and Argentina are more connected.
We have nonstop flights from Miami and New York to Buenos Aires. From there you will be able to comfortably connect to El Calafate, our destination of the month, and to any other of our 37 destinations in Argentina.
Next, we will share with you all the must-see things in the city, so you can plan your trip like an expert.
Upon arriving in a new city, it is always best to start exploring the most important streets. La Avenida Libertador is the main walking route for tourists in El Calafate. On this avenue one will find tourist agencies, all kinds of stores, as well as places to eat. Very close to the downtown area is the Lago (Lake) Argentina, where there are some beautiful views.
Lakeside walks are typical when one is traveling in Southern Argentina, but the “Rives of Ice” is much more than a normal trek. The walk along the Lago Argentina puts you face to face with some of the most important glaciers in the country, like Upsala and Spegazzini. Getting to know the purity and cleanliness of the glaciers in our country is really a unique experience.
Everyone that travels to El Calafate does so for one reason: to see the gigantic masses of ice, and there is no better place to do this than in the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.
It is a protected area that was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1981. It is approximately 80 kilometers (50 miles) from El Calafate and can be reached by taking a tour or on your own, in a car or bus.
In the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares one can find some of the most beautiful landscapes in our country. If there is anything that highlights this beauty, without doubt, it is the majestic Glacier Perito Moreno. Thanks to the extensive network of walkways, whoever visits this park, can admire its great size from different angles and heights. In the park there are also various other activities such as walking on the ice, hiking, climbing and fishing.
Food from Patagonia is unique. The originality of its flavors and the excellence of its products position it in a prestigious place globally. Lamb, being the specialty in Paratonia, is one of the most requested meals in El Calafate. There are several ways that lamb is prepared, but the most popular are slow-cooked in a pan, over wood or charcoal or over an open fire.
To sweeten your stay, the fruit from El Calafate is an excellent option. It is a blue berry that is used to make elaborate desserts. According to a popular myth, one who eats “calafate”, returns to Patagonia.