Lago Argentino, El Calafate

4.7
Yet another example of Patagonia's incomparable nature, Lago Argentino wows visitors with its spectacular scenery. Surrounded by craggy mountains and enormous glaciers, Argentina's largest freshwater lake attracts a growing number of outdoor enthusiasts, photographers, and fishermen. Take a boat trip to see the mighty Upsala glacier from your vantage point on the water. Keep an eye out for bright pink flamingos as your boat weaves around icebergs floating in the lake. Take a look at our El Calafate online sightseeing planner to schedule your visit to Lago Argentino and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Under different lighting the lake is of different colors. It is often bright turquoise in color. It can be traveled from different directions and make a lot of amazing photos.
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  • The argencino lake is located within the town of El Calafate. We end up unintentionally discovering at the information point, because there are no signs, no advertisements. Theoretically there is a built-in path on the shore of the lake. Without maintenance, no destruction, no tourist information and without structure. There at the end you accidentally come across the entrance to the lake park, you can pay to enter and walk to the edge of it, a walk in the middle of the bush high. However if you keep walking along the shore will also arrive at the edge of the lake and for free.
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