Lago Argentino, El Calafate

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Yet another example of Patagonia's incomparable nature, Lago Argentino wows visitors with its spectacular scenery. Surrounded by craggy mountains and enormous glaciers, Argentina's largest freshwater lake attracts a growing number of outdoor enthusiasts, photographers, and fishermen. Take a boat trip to see the mighty Upsala glacier from your vantage point on the water. Keep an eye out for bright pink flamingos as your boat weaves around icebergs floating in the lake. Take a look at our El Calafate online sightseeing planner to schedule your visit to Lago Argentino and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The Lake is a spectacle that the exuberance of the other attractions look like ordinary, but the view of the Lake accessible in major hotels is beautiful!
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  • You'll necessarily see arriving at El calafate! This Lake is beautiful! If the Perito Moreno is worth seeing for sure, the Lago Argentino worth also taking some time to walk along its banks!
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  • A Very large lake with an incredible green color. It is also very large and beautiful. We did the catamaran ride and highly recommend it.  more »

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Where to stay in El Calafate

El Calafate offers abundant lodgings, from budget-friendly guesthouses to four-star hotels. Top beds sell out well before the peak season (October to April, and especially December to February), so it's a good idea to reserve in advance if you plan to visit during that time. Spontaneous travelers without prior arrangements can look for youth hostels, many of which are located just outside of town. To stay in comfort without burning a hole in your wallet, consider vacationing here during the low season, when most hotels offer deep discounts.
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