El Calafate is the main tourist center of Santa Cruz and the gateway to the famous Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the many wonders that the Los Glaciares National Park, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
It is not to be missed visiting the National Park, walking its walkways and, for the most adventurous, experience a walking tour of the blue ice of the glacier and enjoy a final whiskey on the rocks.
To get more adrenaline, the neighboring Upsala glacier, also within the National Park, allows you to paddle a kayak for approximately two hours, surrounded by icebergs and ice fields. Upsala is the second largest glacier in Argentina and is surrounded by floating ice floes like rafts on the turquoise lake.
Sailing on the Argentinian Lake and getting to know other glacial formations that descend from the third largest glacial mantle on the planet, the Patagonian Ice Field, is also a must-see in El Calafate.
- World Heritage Sites by Unesco: Los Glaciares National Park.
- Recommended protected areas: Los Glaciares National Park.
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