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Day Trips from El Calafate

Discover the best day trips from El Calafate. Explore pristine landscapes, glaciers, and wildlife on unforgettable excursions near this charming Argentine town.

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The Best Day Trips from El Calafate

El Calafate, a gem nestled in the Argentine Patagonia, serves as the gateway to the stunning glaciers and pristine landscapes of the region. While the town itself is charming, the real magic lies in the surrounding areas, ripe for exploration. For those looking to venture beyond, Happytripz offers unforgettable day trips that promise to enrich your travel experience.

Perito Moreno Glacier

Undoubtedly, the star attraction near El Calafate is the Perito Moreno Glacier. This colossal river of ice is not only a visual spectacle but also an auditory one, as you listen to the thunderous sound of ice calving into the waters of Lake Argentino. Happytripz provides guided tours that include a boat ride along the glacier's towering front walls, an experience that is both humbling and exhilarating.

Estancia Cristina and Upsala Glacier

For a blend of history and natural beauty, consider a day trip to Estancia Cristina. This remote ranch offers a glimpse into the life of early Patagonian settlers. From here, you can also witness the grandeur of the Upsala Glacier, a vast expanse of ice that is best appreciated from a boat on the nearby lakes. Navigate to Estancia Cristina with Happytripz for a day of adventure and cultural immersion.

Torres del Paine National Park

For those willing to cross into Chile, the Torres del Paine National Park is a must-visit. Its iconic granite peaks, turquoise lakes, and diverse wildlife make it a paradise for nature lovers and photographers alike. Happytripz ensures a seamless journey to this breathtaking park, allowing you to soak in its beauty without any hassle.

  • El Chaltén and Mount Fitz Roy: A trekker's paradise, El Chaltén offers trails for all levels, leading to stunning views of Mount Fitz Roy and the surrounding peaks.
  • Rios de Hielo Express: Board a boat and sail among the icebergs on Lake Argentino, getting up close with several major glaciers.
  • La Leona Petrified Forest: Step back in time and walk among ancient fossilized trees in a landscape that feels otherworldly.

With Happytripz, your day trips from El Calafate are not just excursions; they are journeys into the heart of Patagonia, leaving you with memories that last a lifetime. Each adventure is carefully crafted to ensure you get the most out of your visit, with local insights and comfortable travel. So, pack your bags and let Happytripz be your guide to the wonders beyond El Calafate.

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Madisyn Potter

The Perito Moreno Glacier tour was breathtaking! A must-see natural wonder with great guides.

Alena Walker

Lovely day trip to Rios de Hielo. The boat ride offered stunning views of the glaciers. Highly recommend!

Madalynn Riley

The Estancia Cristina trip was fantastic. The history and landscapes were captivating. Great experience!

Brady Cano

A day trip to Torres del Paine from El Calafate was unforgettable. The scenery was out of this world!

Houston Gaines

The 4x4 excursion to the Balcony of El Calafate provided amazing panoramic views. Well worth the trip!