Car Rental in El Calafate | Book at Unbeatable Prices
Compare Prices and Book from the Top Car Rentals
Welcome to El Calafate, a picturesque town located in the Patagonia region of Argentina. This small scenic paradise is gateway to Los Glaciares National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Within a day’s drive of El Calafate, you can spot diverse wildlife, gaze at magnificent glaciers, and walk through an unspoiled landscape of peaks and forests. The word "Calafate" refers to a local berry, known for its supposed magical properties to ensure your return to Patagonia once consumed.
While in town, you'll definitely want to plan a trip to the Los Glaciares National Park. Known for its incredibly beautiful glaciers, particularly the Perito Moreno and Upsala Glaciers, it is the perfect place to experience the raw beauty of untamed nature. Make sure to also include El Chaltén, Argentina's trekking capital, to your itinerary - reachable by car in less than three hours. El Chaltén is a veritable paradise for trek lovers, offering trail paths with all kinds of difficulties and duration.
The immense expanse of the Patagonian wilderness is best explored by car. The distance from El Calafate to major highlights are moderate; for instance, it is 80 km to Perito Moreno Glacier, 220 km to El Chaltén, and 310 km to Torres del Paine in Chile, establishing El Calafate as an ideal base for exploring. Top it all with the authentic Patagonian gastronomy, warm welcome and cozy accommodations that El Calafate offers, making it a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts.