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#1 of 23 attractions in El Calafate
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#2 of 23 attractions in El Calafate
Category: Geologic Formations
At 37 miles long, this glacier is considered one of the longest in South America.
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Category: Bodies of Water
Located in Glacier National Park, this 15,000-year-old lake is the largest in Argentina.
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Category: Horseback Riding Stables
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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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#6 of 23 attractions in El Calafate
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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#7 of 23 attractions in El Calafate
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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Category: Geologic Formations
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Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Category: Mountains
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Category: National Parks
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#14 of 23 attractions in El Calafate
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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#15 of 23 attractions in El Calafate
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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Category: Museums
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Category: Specialty Shops
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Category: Museums
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Category: Bodies of Water
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Category: Museums
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Category: Historic Sites; Caverns/ Caves
Owner description: The paintings on the rock walls of this cave are attributed to aborigines during the Paleolithic age, and have been restored... more » Owner description: The paintings on the rock walls of this cave are attributed to aborigines during the Paleolithic age, and have been restored where needed using the same ancient techniques. « less
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