The first destination for visitors to El Chaltén, Perito Moreno, Torres del Paine and many other attractions at Parque Nacional de Los Glaciares – due to the airport and good structure to welcome tourists. El Calafate is cozy but with lots of adventure, the weather is warm during the day and very cold at night. It is a great place to eat parrillas, empanadas, sweets and ice cream.
El Calafate is named after a typical fruit, found in some places. I picked and tried it right from the tree – it is tasty and has a lot of seeds – I prefer jam or ice cream made of calafate.
During the 18 days in Patagonia, we went back to the same inn 3 times, where we left our main luggage to avoid carrying extra weight on the trails. We spent some time walking down the main avenue, going to stores, eating and resting.
We had a free afternoon and some people decided to go on a jeep ride, which sounded really cool. I chose to walk on the streets and go to Lagoa Nimez and Lago Argentino – you can rent bikes, motorbikes and horses or do it all on foot.
About the tours, look for the local travel agencies and check the options, we had already organized ours with Ecocaminhantes.
On AVENIDA DEL LIBERTADOR GRAL. SAN MARTIN you find photo stores, currency exchange, restaurants and travel agencies.