This is a place where stunning carved valleys, electric blue glaciers, aquamarine rivers and ancient wind-blasted beech trees combine to create an epic landscape. The town of El Calafate, surrounded by majestic peaks, is the gateway to some incredible experiences in the nearby Los Glaciares National Park.
Here, you can try some typical Patagonian food like Calafate berry stews, purchase local handicrafts or prepare for outdoor activities such as trekking and fishing in this incredible terrain. Trek a spectacular route, flanked on one side by the gargantuan Perito Moreno Glacier and on on the other by lush forests and small waterfalls.
The glacier, a huge chunk of ice that seems to extend beyond the horizon, makes for stunning photography opportunities. Wearing sturdy crampons, plot a route over the shimmering blues, reds and greens of the ice field or, for the ultimate adventure, try your hand at an unforgettable ice-climbing expedition up the side of the glacier.