El Galpon del Glaciar

Ruta Provincial 11 Km. 22, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia, Argentina | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $144.00

Travel Blogs from El Calafate

The Stunning South

A travel blog entry by chelleod


... door of my hostel and was only $Arg70 (again more expensive than stated in the Lonely Planet guide book so I'd advise people not to rely too much on the costs set out in the book and to do their own homework). The rest of the day I spent investigating the town a pizza in La Lechuza & a glass of wine in The Libro Bar followed by some grocery shopping and dinner in Da Pino just up from the hostel. I have to say that my experience with the Hostel here America Del Sur (my ...

Los Glaciers

A travel blog entry by leanneworth


... of which were such bright reds and oranges that the contrast was beautiful. We also got to see some woodpeckers in working which was really sweet. They make such a squeaking noise you can help but laugh. However the main thing to do is to simply stop and stare at the enormity of the glacier and wait in anticipation as chunks fall from the edge into the lake. We managed to see some pretty big chunks fall but ...

The icy wild nature of Calafate

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... our way down to the trail. It was very lightly raining as we started down the boardwalks. We approached the first of many viewpoints and finally witnessed the vast glacier. It was beautiful and massive, the signs stated it was roughly 60 metres deep and miles long. The sheer scale of it was incomprehensible. We tried to find anything that we could use to try and help our brains confirm the scale, but to no avail. We watched as what we though were pebbles of ...

Time to visit another glacier

A travel blog entry by nloon


... It reaches 55-60 metres in height from the surface and goes all the way down to the bottom of the lake which is between 200 and 700 metres deep depending on the area and is 5 km wide....so it's pretty huge!! It's also very active, it's one of the only glaciers in the world that is in equilibrium and not receding. Because it snows so much on the mountain the glacier advances 1 metre per day but icebergs and other little bits of ice are constantly calving off the face. ...

The Ice Age Cometh !

A travel blog entry by jl_bigtrip


... lamb feast, we decided to get out and see some of the surrounding landscape. One of the nearby estancias was offering 4 x 4 tours around the farm with the promise of views of Chile some 80kms away, if the weather was clear.

This is not a large group with only 4 of us and our driver. We were able to get away from the crowds and see some of the vast landscapes with a sense of the isolation the original settlers and explorers must have felt. The 4 wheel drive maneuvers ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Ruta Provincial 11 Km. 22, El Calafate, is near Glaciar Perito Moreno and El Chalten.
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