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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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Gourmet Glaciers Experience Aboard the 'Leal Cruiser' from El Calafate
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Upsala Kayak Tour from El Calafate

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Beautiful horizon with lots of wildlife

I stumbled upon Lago Argentino by accident. And what started as a wrong turn, became 5 hours of walking the coastline. The water was peaceful and serene, and there were flocks of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Liz Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stumbled upon Lago Argentino by accident. And what started as a wrong turn, became 5 hours of walking the coastline. The water was peaceful and serene, and there were flocks of birds and flamingos, and the occasional dogs frolicking into the waters. ;) From here, you can view the surrounding houses and unique architecture, and wrap around to the... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful lake don't jump in its freezing! Lots of scenic photos to be taken whilst traveling to the Glacier. Spot the icebergs and wildlife! All the Condors

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Sooo, beautiful! It looked like a painting! It's worth seeing it, you can see it from the Glaciarium!

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West Milford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Our hotel was across the street from Lago Argentina, with clear views from the lanai. I was struck by its amazing beauty. We were there during the stark wintertime and were fortunate to enjoy several snowfalls blanketing the shores. At that time we even saw flamingos in the water, which astounded me. The lake is easy to access if you... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We first sighted the Lake when our flight was descending at Calafate. The lake is huge. We took a boat ride on the Lake which took us to the Spegazzini and Perito Moreno glaciers. The Lake gives me a sense of tranquility and peace!

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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Have never seen such a view of lake and mountain together! Very picturesque. Nice during December, January February months. You will still need a light jacket even though it is summer there.

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Blue Mountains, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The lake is certainly beautiful, and easy access. There are a number of easy walks and on a fine day, it would be very relaxing to just sit and watch the sunsets, with the amazing colours and reflections.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Try a hotel with lake view you will have beautiful sunsets across the lake. Also there are few places to go for walking, to take photos and to enjoy the Patagonia deep silence, you feel the difference.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

The trip on the lake was great. There are 2 fingers that come out of the north end. One takes you a huge glacier and on the was we circled a very large iceberg up close and personal. The second finger takes you to Estancia Cristina. It used to be a old sheep ranch (1909) but the last of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

We sailed the lago Argentino on a tour to Estancia Cristina and back. Overall we spent 5 hours sailing the lake. The lake water was flat and the views were nice. On the one side the banks and mountains are covered I snow.

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