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Perito Moreno Glacier (Los Glaciares National Park)
Ranked #1 of 49 attractions in Province of Santa Cruz
Category: Geologic Formations; National Parks; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: A trip to this imposing glacier gives you a chance to walk on the ice wearing cleats and to see and hear a truly astounding... more » Owner description: A trip to this imposing glacier gives you a chance to walk on the ice wearing cleats and to see and hear a truly astounding spectacle: blocks of ice rupturing and floating away as icebergs. « less
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Ranked #2 of 49 attractions in Province of Santa Cruz
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Cerro Fitz Roy (El Chalten)
Ranked #3 of 49 attractions in Province of Santa Cruz
Category: Hiking Trails; Mountains
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Laguna Torres (El Chalten)
Ranked #4 of 49 attractions in Province of Santa Cruz
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Bodies of Water
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Laguna de los Tres (Los Glaciares National Park)
Ranked #5 of 49 attractions in Province of Santa Cruz
Category: Hiking Trails
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Lago Argentino (El Calafate)
Ranked #6 of 49 attractions in Province of Santa Cruz
Category: Bodies of Water
Located in Glacier National Park, this 15,000-year-old lake is the largest in Argentina.
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Upsala Glacier (El Calafate)
Ranked #7 of 49 attractions in Province of Santa Cruz
Category: Geologic Formations
At 37 miles long, this glacier is considered one of the longest in South America.
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Ranked #8 of 49 attractions in Province of Santa Cruz
Category: Mountains
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Glaciar Huemul (El Chalten)
Ranked #9 of 49 attractions in Province of Santa Cruz
Category: Geologic Formations
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Viedma Glacier (El Chalten)
Ranked #10 of 49 attractions in Province of Santa Cruz
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Viedma Glacier is located in Los Glaciares National Park in the Province of Santa Cruz and is the largest in Argentina. It... more » Owner description: Viedma Glacier is located in Los Glaciares National Park in the Province of Santa Cruz and is the largest in Argentina. It flows directly from the Southern Patagonian Ice Field to the lake. Its front is 40mt from the level of the lake. Their risings are located in the heart of the ice field between 1.500 y 2.200 msnm. It has some dark, deep lines on the surface that are volcanic ashes strips mixed with ice. Also, it has suffered many repressions but not as important as the rest of the glaciers. Viedma Lake was discovered by Antonio de Viedma, in 1877 when Francisco Pascacio Moreno and Carlos Maria Moyano where on an expedition and discovered is location and characteristics. It belongs to the hydric basin of the Santa Cruz River.El Glaciar Viedma, ubicado dentro del Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, en la Provincia de Santa Cruz, es el mas grande de la Argentina.Este glaciar fluye directamente del Hielo Patagonico Sur hasta el Lago Viedma, su frente se eleva aproximadamente 40 metros sobre el nivel del lago. Sus nacientes se encuentran en el corazon del Campo de Hielo entre los 1.500 y 2.200 msnm.Tiene unas lineas oscuras en su superficie, que son bandas de ceniza volcanica, mezcladas con el hielo. Es un glaciar que ha sufrido retrocesos aunque no tan importantes como otros glaciares. El Lago Viedma fue descubierto por Antonio de Viedma. Se toma conocimiento exacto de su ubicacion y caracteristicas, como consecuencia de la expedicion que realizaron, hacia el ano 1877, Francisco Pascacio Moreno y Carlos Maria Moyano. Pertenece a la cuenca hidrica del rio Santa Cruz. « less
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Road to El Chalten (El Chalten)
Ranked #11 of 49 attractions in Province of Santa Cruz
Category: Scenic Drives
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Ranked #12 of 49 attractions in Province of Santa Cruz
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Hiking Trails; Trails
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Laguna Capri (El Chalten)
Ranked #13 of 49 attractions in Province of Santa Cruz
Category: Bodies of Water
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Cabalgata del Glaciar (El Calafate)
Ranked #14 of 49 attractions in Province of Santa Cruz
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
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Mirador del Torre (El Chalten)
Ranked #15 of 49 attractions in Province of Santa Cruz
Category: Lookouts
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Estancia Cristina (El Calafate)
Ranked #16 of 49 attractions in Province of Santa Cruz
Category: Ranchs
Owner description: The Upsala Glacier is one of the largest in Los Glaciares National Park. To sail through the Argentino Lake among icebergs... more » Owner description: The Upsala Glacier is one of the largest in Los Glaciares National Park. To sail through the Argentino Lake among icebergs and mountains and then visit Estancia Cristina is an interesting combination of nature, adventure, history, and pleasure.This full day program offers alternatives such as those who prefer a quite day of touring and history as well as those who look forward to activities with adventure like trekking and riding a four wheel drive.The excursions that are surrounded by the Andes mountains, glaciers and Argentino Lake leads us to get in touch with a natural, unique, remote environment, with culture and lifestyle of the pioneers and the interesting relationship of them with famous explorers of past century. « less
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Ranked #17 of 49 attractions in Province of Santa Cruz
Category: Mountains
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Ranked #18 of 49 attractions in Province of Santa Cruz
Category: Caverns/ Caves
Cave of the Hands contains prehistoric paintings.
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Ranked #19 of 49 attractions in Province of Santa Cruz
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas

If you're tired of seeing more glaciars while staying in El Calafate, you can try an excursion to the Bosque Petrificado La Leona, about 100 km of distance from El Calafate, and... more »

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Lago Buenos Aires (Los Antiguos)
Ranked #20 of 49 attractions in Province of Santa Cruz
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Lago Roca (El Calafate)
Ranked #21 of 49 attractions in Province of Santa Cruz
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Ranked #22 of 49 attractions in Province of Santa Cruz
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Onelli Glacier (El Calafate)
Ranked #23 of 49 attractions in Province of Santa Cruz
Category: Geologic Formations
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Salto El Chorrillo (El Chalten)
Ranked #24 of 49 attractions in Province of Santa Cruz
Category: Waterfalls
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Glaciarium (El Calafate)
Ranked #25 of 49 attractions in Province of Santa Cruz
Category: Museums
Owner description: GLACIARIUM is a modern interpretive galciological centre, and one of the few Glacier Museums in the world. The understanding... more » Owner description: GLACIARIUM is a modern interpretive galciological centre, and one of the few Glacier Museums in the world. The understanding of glaciers and environmental awareness are our main subjects.The exhibits include models, dioramas, photographs, screens, interactive representations, a 3D documentary, and other modern resources that provide an enriching experience. « less
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Ranked #26 of 49 attractions in Province of Santa Cruz
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Cerro Frias (El Calafate)
Ranked #27 of 49 attractions in Province of Santa Cruz
Category: Mountains
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Ranked #28 of 49 attractions in Province of Santa Cruz
Category: National Parks
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Av del Libertador (El Calafate)
Ranked #29 of 49 attractions in Province of Santa Cruz
Category: Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: End your day with a leisurely stroll down El Calafate’s main street, where you’ll find stores, internet access, tourist... more » Owner description: End your day with a leisurely stroll down El Calafate’s main street, where you’ll find stores, internet access, tourist agencies and great restaurants for an evening repast. « less
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Laguna Nimez Reserve (El Calafate)
Ranked #30 of 49 attractions in Province of Santa Cruz
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Ingles:Laguna Nimez Nature Reserve is an IBA Important Bird Area. There is a variety of 80 species of birds, both Patagonian... more » Owner description: Ingles:Laguna Nimez Nature Reserve is an IBA Important Bird Area. There is a variety of 80 species of birds, both Patagonian residents and migrators between waterbirds, landbirds, shore birds and birds of pray. It has an important nesting reed area, patagonin steppe bushes, wetland and lake shore.We offer information and maps in 6 different languages, interpretation path around the 2 lagoons with signs with pictures of birds, viewpoints, walkways and two hides or blinds for wonderfull birdwatching. Takes from 1 to 3 hours visit. Bird field guides, binoculars, water and toilets on site.Entrande fee helps management, conservation and education.Espanol:Laguna Nimez es una sitio AICA, Area Importante para la Conservacion de las Aves. Alberga una gran diversidad de aves residentes patagonicas y migratorias, son alrededor de 80 especies entre aves acuaticas, terrestres, playeras y de presa. La Reserva tiene diferentes ambientes, humedal, arbustos de la estepa patagonica, costa de Lago, pastizal y una importante zona de nidificacion en juncales.Ofrecemos informacion y mapas en 6 idiomas para recorrer el sendero interpretativo con carteles con fotos de las aves, miradores y 2 refugios observatorios. La visita tiene una duracion de entre 1 y 3 horas.En el ingreso tenemos disponibles Guias de campo para la identificacion de las aves, binoculares, agua potable y sanitarios.La entrada contribuye al manejo de conservacion, ecoturismo y educacion de esta Reserva Natural Municipal, administrada por la Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia Austral UNPA. « less
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