Situated in spacious Patagonia this city of less than 10,000 dates back to the early 12th century as a gathering place for wool traders. Officially founded by the federal government to encourage settlement.

With the creation of nearby Perito Morales National Park and better road access increased growth and future success as the hub to Los Glaciares National Park to visit Cerro Chalten, Cerro Torre, and the world’s most visited glacier, the 30,000 year old “Perito Morales Glacier. “Boats dodge floating icebergs on nearby Lago Argentino and flamingos are routinely visible nearby as well.

El Calafate is a four hour flight from Buenos Aires.