El Calafate and El Chaltén
El Calafate is not just a gateway to the Patagonian wild, it’s a fantastic town offering all sorts of outdoor adventures and irresistible attractions. It hooks you up with its famous Glaciar Perito Moreno, 80 km away in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, a magnificent must-see of this region. Located between El Chaltén and Torres del Paine (Chile), the town is an inevitable stop for travelers in transit.
“Chaltén”, tehuelche word meaning “peak of fire” or “smoking mountain”, aptly describes the cloud-enshrouded summit. El Chaltén is the trekking capital of Argentina famous for its spectacular lookout points with stunning panoramic views. The world-class trails start here for trekkers who want to discover exclusive natural beauties of the Earth.
- Get to El Calafate via plane from Buenos Aires or cross the Chile-Argentina border from Puerto Natales (about 4 hours driving).