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Lago Argentino

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Address: El Calafate, Argentina
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Located in Glacier National Park, this 15,000-year-old lake is the largest...

Located in Glacier National Park, this 15,000-year-old lake is the largest in Argentina.

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El Calafate Glaciers Sightseeing Cruise
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Upsala Kayak Tour from El Calafate
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El Calafate Downhill Mountain Biking Adventure

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Beautiful lake. Milky water and glaciers.

I really enjoyed seeing the many different glacier pieces in the water on the way to Upsala. The lake is wide and beautiful; and perfect for taking pictures with breathtaking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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177 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed seeing the many different glacier pieces in the water on the way to Upsala. The lake is wide and beautiful; and perfect for taking pictures with breathtaking scenery.

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MEXICO
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45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy the view, the sounds, the silence. You can see the patagonic birds just a few steps away. The late sunset on summer. It has a walkway, in town you can rent a bike and ride along the shore.

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Curitiba, PR
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42 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lago Argentino com Perito Moreno I have seen 30 Years agou and allways had a tream to see again. and I did it know with friends. The nature is allways espetacular, but know it is better to walk there, to enjoy the glacial for houers

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Calafate is just a beautiful place, calm and in need of your support to preserve! Close to Perito Moreno Glacier, Lago Argentino will definitively provide you with a sense of wonder and tranquility! Bring your cameras because this place has many impressive natural spots for pictures to take.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lago Argentino has amazing colors, views, mountains, but specially great glaciars to see from the bottom. Upsala glacier is retracting a lot fast, so it is difficult to get near, but the iceberg spectacle and colors is amazing. Also the Spegazini is ridicolously awesome. It is a must at Calafate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a fabulous boat ride to the Glacier and then walked on the boardwalk. It's incredible to see the Glacier up close but we also had the experience of watching a huge tower calve. It was extraordinary!

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Dublin
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lake is a stunning shade of turquoise blue. An amazing chance to see Flamingos in the wild. It's a little akward to get to but worth it.

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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had never seen or experienced icebergs floating in a lake before. Amazing in an understatement. The colors of the icebergs were indescribable other than lots of shade of blue.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Lago Argentino is a large lake, and El Calafate sits about 1/2 the way from the start. I am rating the lake rather than the glaciers that feed into it. Otherwise including the glaciers raises it by a point. It is surrounded by the hills of the Patagonian steppes for the most part, with the higher mountains and glaciers in... More 

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California Central Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Visiting Calafate is surprisingly Argentinian, rather than a tourist trap. There are several excellent restaurants. If you're lucky you might catch a free tango show along main street. The dogs of Calafate are amazingly social, but ignore humans as they amble along the sidewalks like tourists in their own town.

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