El Calafate

El Calafate

El Calafate is a little village in the Patagonia region of Argentina. It is situated in the southern border of Lake Argentino in the southwest part of the Santa Cruz Province, about 320 kilometers Northwest from Río Gallegos. Its name comes from a little bush with yellow flowers very common in Patagonia, with dark blue berries: the calafate (Berberis buxifolia); the word comes from the word "calafate," which is Spanish for "caulk."

El Calafate is an important tourist destination as the hub to visit different parts of the Los Glaciares National Park, including the Perito Moreno Glacier (one of the most visited in the world) and the Cerro Chaltén and Cerro Torre.


Journeys trips that include El Calafate:

Patagonia Nature Safari

Chile and Argentina: The Altiplano to Buenos Aires from Feb. 14-March 15, 2008 with Will and Joan Weber

Argentina Explorer: Patagonia to Buenos Aires from March 5-15, 2008 with Will and Joan Weber

Fitzroy Trek trip extension


Information based on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Calafate