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Other attractions near El Calafate

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Other attractions near El Calafate


We have 5 days in Patagonia and had originally hoped to do Peninsula Valdes and Perito Moreno, however after researching our plans I do not think we can do both within the timeframe.

We think we should definitely see the Perito Moreno glacier, but my question is what else is there to do after you have seen the glacier (which I gather only requires one day). If we spend 4 or 5 days in the area what else can anyone recommend that we do?

Thank you very much

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There are several other glaciers to visit (apparently Upsala is actually prettier than Perito Moreno - I've not seen it) and you could do some glacier walking or take a trip on Lago Argentino. You could also head up to El Chaltén to do some walking if you're in to that sort of thing.

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Hi! You can also visit a Patagonian estancia, which is quite different to the estancias in the Pampas. El Chaltén has many interesting sites if you like trekking or horse-riding. About the glaciers, a person I know told me that Upsala is better than Moreno glacier.

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Or you could cross over to Chile and go to Torres del Paine (www.torresdelpaine.com). I'm planning to go to El Clafate in November and cross over for 3 days to do some trekking. For trekking you also have El Chalten, which is meant to be trekking paradise. I haven't been and won't have time to visit it this time... I'm leaving it for my next visit (hopefully!). Or you could also go horse riding.


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you could also take a cruise that goes all through the galciers and where you can spend the night, it's amazing. Or, go to an estancia as suggested - that is a really good program!

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evamay...in Calafate and area

1) Glacier Moreno

2) All Glaciers boat tour

Two complete days....and drive to Chalten and spend at least 2 nights..

1) Cerro Torre trek...full day

2) Huemul Glacier Trek...towards Lago del desierto

Huemul Glacier has a fantastic view, on top of Lago del desierto...do not spend time and money with the boat tour at this lake

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Upsala is big and v. interesting but not as spectacular as Moreno. And its location does not allow to get as close on all sides as Moreno...

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