El Calafate is situated on the shore of Lake Argentino in the southern part of Argentine Patagonia. The city is named after a berry that grows in the area which is said that once eaten will guarantee your return to Patagonia. El Calafate is the gateway to one of Argentina’s greatest attractions, the Perito Moreno glacier. You can take a boat trip to watch huge chunks of ice breaking off the glacier and plummeting into the lake or even trek on top of the glacier itself. El Calafate is also the best place to base yourself when on a luxury tour to Argentina
for further explorations of the vast Patagonian steppe and traditional estancias.