My friend and I arrive in El Calafate on a Monday in April at 7pm. 2 of our friends will have just spend that previous weekend hiking/camping near El Chalten (Fitzroy?) and were originally planning on coming to El Cal to spend three nights with us, through Thursday, when we fly out at 8pm.
I'm worried that is too much time in El Calafate. True? We like to explore and do new things, and I'm concerned that after we see the glacier on that Tuesaday, we'll have nothing to do the rest of the time.
Instead, I'm thinking about driving half way (or all the way?) to El Chalten on Monday night or Tuesday morning, and coming back to El Calafate on Wed night, seeing Perito on Thurs before flying out.
Does anyone think this would be too much? Do you have any beautiful lodges or cabins in mind either in El Chalten or between there and El Calafate that you would recommend for 4 people? Helsingfors? Do you agree that 3 full days in El Calafate for non-touristy people like ourselves would be too much?