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El Calafate City Tour

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    2 hours and 30 minutes

  • Start time

    Start time:r 02:00pm
    Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

  • Meeting Point
    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)
  • Ending Point

    You will be dropped back at your hotel

Key Highlights

  • Discover the fascinating history of El Calafate
  • See the rich birdlife and beautiful orchards of the region
  • Expert guide to accompany you
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off


If you are spending part of your holiday in El Calafate then this excellent sightseeing tour is a ‘must’.

With the help of an expert guide, you will learn the human history of this fascinating part of Argentina, from the indigenous people who lived here thousands of years ago to the pioneering wool traders who settled in the early 20th century.

You will also learn about the rich wildlife and about the fruit growing enterprises of the region. And you will be shown some stupendous views of the town of El Calafate.


For your El Calafate City Tour you will be picked up from your hotel at around 9.00 am or 3.00 pm, depending whether you have chosen the morning or afternoon excursion.

The history of El Calafate dates back to the first years of the 20th century. Originally, it was just a stopping place for wool traders, which gained official recognition from the Government of Argentina in 1927. The creation of the Perito Moreno National Park in 1937 stimulated growth in the town and the provision of better road access.

This city tour takes you to the old part of town where you will see some original buildings from the time of the first settlers. Your guide will tell you stories about the early pioneers, show you some local wildlife and tell you about many other interesting aspects of El Calafate.

You will pass the nature reserve of Laguna Nimez, only a few meters from the coast of Lake Argentino. The reserve is famous for its birds including flamingos, kelp geese, silver macas, black neck swans, bandurrias, teros, ducks, and many other species. This tour does not actually go inside the reserve but with the use of powerful binoculars at your disposal from the vehicle, you can participate in some bird watching.

You will also visit the orchard area, where fine fruit like strawberries, cherries, and sour cherries are cultivated with great care. Here you can find out about the different production techniques transmitted from generation to generation.

You will also pass by Cuevas del Gualichu, an archaeological site about 7 km from the city, where you can view hand-prints left thousands of years ago by the indigenous inhabitants of these lands.

Finally you will stop at the Mirador of Virgen de la Paz where you will see breathtaking views of El Calafate.

When the tour is over, you will be driven back to your hotel in El Calafate.


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish)


  • Food and beverages

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.This tour is subject to weather conditions. In the unlikely event of a cancellation due to weather, a refund will be provided or an alternative will be offered

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