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EL CALAFATE ( Glaciers zone )
Services include:
* Round trip airport transfers.
* Minitrekking.

* Navigation to Estancia Cristina + Upsala Explorer + 4 x 4

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Patagonia 

 
 

Santa Cruz

 

Ice masses amazing show at Calafate

Perito Moreno Glacier

Amazing ice lakes in Argentina

The Andes mountain range shows its beauty in the Patagonian provinces. Millennial silent forests with native vegetable species are extended along the shores of glistening waters. On top of the mountains, nature overflows with granite peaks and ice fields spreading their glacier tongues into lakes of unsurpassable beauty.

Imposing mammals and sea birds, half-way between real life and fantasy, spend certain seasons on the rough coasts of Patagonia where they complete part of their life cycle. Seals colonies play on the islets and sandbanks. The world’s most important southern elephant seal continental colony is located in Peninsula Valdés. Every year, southern right whales come to Nuevo and San José gulfs to breed. Patagonian hares, “ñandúes” (South American ostrich) and “guanacos” run about the steppes, and the largest colony of Magellanic penguins in the world is located in Punta Tombo. This life cycle repeated since time immemorial, unfolds itself in front of the astonished visitors’ eyes.

In the south, Tierra del Fuego and the World’s southernmost city, Ushuaia, are the gateway towards the vast and mysterious Antarctica.

Santa Cruz

Something you cannot miss during your visit in Argentina is the Perito Moreno glacier, which, together with other twelve glaciers, makes up the biggest sliding masses of ice and snow of Los Glaciares National Park. This 5-Km-wide glacier, which is 60 meters above Lake Argentino, continues in advance. Throughout the year, ice towers detach from the glacier and plunge into the water as small icebergs. Perito Moreno glacier can be reached from El Calafate. Sailing across Lake Argentino, among white and blue icebergs, you can see 50-Km-long Upsala glacier. Onelli and Agassiz glaciers can be admired after walking 1,5 Km from Onelli bay.

Things to do

ADVENTURE TOURISM. Trekking, Andes mountaineering, climbing ice fields and mounts Torre and Fitz Roy, rafting, canoeing, horseback riding, archaeological trips, overland and photographic safaris.

SPORT FISHING. Sea fishing: salmon and trout fishing in lakes and rivers.

SKIING. Valdelén Winter Sports Center is just 4 Km away from Río Turbio.
 

Places to visit

LOS GLACIARES NATIONAL PARK AND PERITO MORENO GLACIER. Something you cannot miss during your visit in Argentina is the Perito Moreno glacier, which, together with other twelve glaciers, makes up the biggest sliding masses of ice and snow of Los Glaciares National Park. This 5-Km.-wide glacier, which is 60 meters above Lake Argentino, continues in advance. Throughout the year, ice towers detach from the glacier and plunge into the water as small icebergs. Perito Moreno glacier can be reached from El Calafate. Sailing across Lake Argentino, among white and blue icebergs, you can see 50-Km.-long Upsala glacier. Onelli and Agassiz glaciers can be admired after walking 1,5 Km from Onelli bay.

PERITO MORENO NATIONAL PARK. Park of great paleontologic, archaeological and biologic value. There are eight lakes chained by an interesting fluvial system and guanacos herds (a member of the camel family lacking a dorsal lump).

BOSQUES PETRIFICADOS NATURAL MONUMENT. 130 million years ago, this area was covered by giant forests. Volcanic eruptions took place simultaneously with the rising of the Andes mountain range, burying the landscape with ashes. As time went by, trees were fossilized and, later on, an authentic rock forest with trees of up to 35 m. long and a diameter of 3 m. was unveiled by the action of the wind and the rain.

CUEVAS DE LAS MANOS, AT THE UPPER PINTURAS RIVER. In this amazing canyon we find one of the most significant displays of cave painting in Patagonia: Cueva de las Manos (Cave of the Hands) receives its name from the human hand stencils appearing on the rocks, and 9,300-year-old paintings of guanaco and ñandú (South American ostrich) hunting.

Other places of interest: Río Gallegos, administrative and commercial center. Laguna Azul, located inside the crater of an extinguished volcano. Cabo Vírgenes and Isla Deseada, inhabited by xerophilous vegetation and a Magellanic penguin continental colony. Puerto Deseado and Puerto San Julián are ideal places to watch sea birds and mammals in their natural habitat.
 

Source:    Argentina - Secretaría de Turismo de la Nación

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