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1/2 Day Activity In Calafate?

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1/2 Day Activity In Calafate?


My wife and I will be travelling to El Calafate in early January. We're planning on doing the Big Ice tour on the 5th and will be returning to Buenos Aires in the evening on the 6th. Our flight is at 6:30 that evening and I'm wondering if anyone has recommendations on a 1/2 day activity which we could complete by 3 or 4 so that we won't have any issues catching our flight.


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We did a jeep tour that took you up a mountain for some georgous view of scenery and nature. Afterward, they bring you back to the lodge for lunch.

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As for as I know the Cerro Frías excursion takes about 6 hours, you can also go to the estancias in the region: Nibepo Aike and/or El Galpon. All these excursions can be booked locally with tour operators. Another option is a visit to the Glaciarium museum, close to Calafate. Anyway in January it is high season, so there is a lot of activities that can be planned.

Enjoy Argentina,


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Will the weather during a late August visit allow for walking on the glacier? Need help finding a reputable tour company in El Calafate - to plan visit their. Thanks.

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Why not hire a couple of bikes and ride around. Or you could also go zip lining.

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In the dead of the Argentinian winter? I'm more concerned whether anything will be passable -- i.e. will be able to hike near/on the glacier?

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