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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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$196.10*
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El Calafate Glaciers Sightseeing Cruise
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$215.00*
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Upsala and Spegazzini Channel Navigation Tour from El Calafate
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$430.00*
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Gourmet Glaciers Experience Aboard the 'Leal Cruiser' from El Calafate

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Colour Changes

The main attraction of this lake is that tends to change colour several times during the day depending, one supposes, on the reflection and angle of the sun.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Thornhill, Canada
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Thornhill, Canada
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The main attraction of this lake is that tends to change colour several times during the day depending, one supposes, on the reflection and angle of the sun.

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Ingolstadt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is amazing, beautiful and unforgettable, the landscape is dramatic, colorful, wild... something to see in a lifetime.

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Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One can see the power of the glaciers with Lake Argentino where the hues go from a gray green to aquamarine to azure blue depending on where the lake is vis a vis the melting glaciers are compared with the lake. the more sediment, the murkier, than with just the right amount the colors change. Unfortunately this past year was... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing to see the greatness of the Argentinean Patagonia, the lake's colour of the water (blue as the Argentinean flag) is unbelievable

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Arroyo Grande, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

This is the water from the glaciers, pure, serene, and huge. Stop and take the time to absorb nature like a huemule, fox, guanaco, condor, or puma.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Last year when we came the part of the lake in close to the town of El Calafate had a lot more water, this year its more of a wetland which was fantastic for birdwatching. Southern Lapwing fiercely protecting their young, Upland geese and flamingos steal the show. Sit and observe or head out for a careful walk in the... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Beautiful lake surrounded by mountains and the small town of El Calafate. Nature reserve by the lake. No boating or fishing.

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Lago Argentino is a very big lake, aside the Perito Moreno Glacier, with snowed mountains surrounding. Astonishing views

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

The view of this place is amazing worth the visit when you are on your way to perito Moreno. So take your time and enjoy the view =)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

At Lago Argentino you will see the most amazing ICEBERGS displays and glaciers a must see in the south of Argentina! A site not to be missed! MP.

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