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El Calafate

(3.6/5 based on 28,000+ reviews for top 30 attractions)
Things to do: sightseeing, nature, museums
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers. Serving as the starting point of many guided tours into the surrounding area, El Calafate provides all the modern amenities foreign visitors expect from major urban centers, including good hotels, well-stocked shops, and affordable restaurants. Aside from visiting the icy glaciers, popular things to do in El Calafate include hiking or biking to nearby El Chalten, another scenic town at the base of some of the most impressive peaks in the Patagonian Andes. Plan your holiday in El Calafate and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our Argentina itinerary maker.
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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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