- Transfer from the airport to your hotel in El Calafate
Upon arrival at El Calafate, we’ll meet and drive you to your hotel. El Calafate is located in the Patagonian steppe, dry and dramatic. It is on the border of Lago Argentino (Argentina’s biggest lake) and is considered the capital of the glaciers. It is the gateway to visit the world-renowned Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the only glaciers in the world that is still advancing.
- Meet our local guide and pick up your car
At the appropriate time, you’ll meet our local guide who will brief and share all the information you need for your self-drive trip in Patagonia. Then you’ll pick up your car at the car rental’s downtown office.
- Optional self-drive to the Glaciarium Interpretation Center
For your first day in El Calafate, we recommend that you visit the Glaciarium, a glacier’s interpretation center. It is a modern center where you learn about the Patagonian Ice and its glaciers. It’s one of the few glaciological interpretation centers in the world!
To reach the Glaciarium:
- Take PR11 and drive along km 6 until reaching the Glaciarium
This optional self-drive trip will take you to travel along 6 km of paved road and for 30 min (plus the time spent on-site).