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El Calafate 4x4 Off-Road Tour

El Calafate 4x4 Off-Road Tour
3 hours
USD 65.00
Embark on a 4x4 adventure in Calafate Mountain Park, taking in the spectacular scenery of Los Glaciares National Park as you ride to the Calafate Balcony. This summer excursion (October to April) offers Patagonia's best views of glacial Argentine Lake (Lago Argentino) and the Andes mountain range from an all-terrain vehicle. Accompanied by a driver-guide, you'll watch condors soar above as you admire Mt Fitz Roy, Mt Torre and El Chaltén. Snack and round-trip hotel transport are included.

Full Day Tour to the Perito Moreno Glacier

Full Day Tour to the Perito Moreno Glacier
9 hours
USD 95.00
<p>Be seduced by the fascinating landscape of Argentinia's Perito Moreno glacier on a full day tour from El Calafate. Explore glacier streams, small lagoons, gullies, crevasses and plenty of ice formations on this one of a kind South American experience. Enjoy a 1-hour boat ride and learn about the different flora, fauna and general glaciology of the region as well as a particular phenomenon that happens in the Perito Moreno Glacier.</p>

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El Calafate Airport

Where is El Calafate Airport?  

The city of El Calafate is stuated 320 kilometres northwest of Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz, the largest province in Argentine Patagonia.

El Calafate is the gateway to Perito Moreno Glacier, Cerro Chaltén and Cerro Torre in Los Glaciares National Park, an important tourist destination.

El Calafate International Airport (IATA: FTE, ICAO: SAWC), officially Comandante Armando Tola International Airport, or  El Calafate Comandante Armando Tola Airport, or simply El Calafate Airport, is located about 21 kilometres (13 miles) east  of El Calafate, in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina.

El Calafate Airport serves about half a million passengers a year.

Airlines that fly to El Calafate Airport include Aerochaco, Aerolíneas Argentinas, LADE and LAN Argentina.

Cities with flights to El Calafate Airport include Buenos Aires, Comodoro Rivadavia, Córdoba, Gobernador Gregores, Mar del Plata, Puerto Madryn, Río Gallegos, Río Grande, San Carlos de Bariloche, Trelew and Ushuaia.

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El Calafate Airport's terminal was designed by Carlos Ott, the famous architect from Uruguay.


El Calafate Airport services include:

  • Drugstore
  • Cafeteria (open around scheduled flight times)
  • Electrical outlets


You will need to pay a boarding fee at El Calafate Airport:

  • Domestic: ARS 38.00
  • Regional: ARS 6.05
  • International: USD 20.50

Additional El Calafate Airport information may be found by visiting their official website below.

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Last Updated: 15 Feb 2016