Upsala Glacier, El Calafate

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Admire the contours and colors of Upsala Glacier, one of Patagonia's biggest treats for nature lovers. The icebergs surrounding the glacier are renowned for their remarkable shapes, and on a sunny day, you can enjoy a spectacle of light reflecting off the ice. The only way to get close to the glacier is by boat, and you'll find numerous cruise companies offering tours from El Calafate. If you're looking for more than just sightseeing and photo opportunities, book one of the tours that include kayaking or walking on the glacier. Use our El Calafate online vacation maker to arrange your visit to Upsala Glacier and other attractions in El Calafate.
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  • Go warm, is boat, unforgettable, wonderful and glaciers Upsala glacier views by any crossing of the colors more eco tourism the most incredible, we take a picnic to eat, is a journey of 4 hours
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  • Saving the cost, the rest is unmatched. Almost all those who do so are foreigners for the cost. The rest is all first class service.
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  • the truth is a tour must believe that it is one of the biggest attractions of the Park recommend go well sheltered by that when he goes out to the outside it is too cold and carry machine beautiful photographic views of icebergs and glasiares
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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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