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Viedma Glacier and El Chalten Day Trip from El Calafate

Viedma Glacier and El Chalten Day Trip from El Calafate
12 hours
USD 141.00
Get up close to Viedma Glacier in UNESCO World Heritage-listed Los Glaciares National Park! This day trip to El Chalten from El Calafate takes you right up to Argentina's biggest glacier. Cruise over Lake Viedma in Southern Patagonia and watch icebergs float past as you hear fascinating facts from expert guides. Select from two options – a boat tour with 3-course lunch or a boat tour and trek – your choice. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 16 people.

Gourmet Glaciers Experience Aboard the 'Leal Cruiser' from El Calafate

Gourmet Glaciers Experience Aboard the
8 hours
USD 390.00
Glaciers Gourmet Experience is a different sailing offer that allows guests to make the most of the wonderful places Southern Patagonia has to offer. Sailing on board the stylish Leal Cruiser, guests will enjoy the highest standard of comfort, outstanding gourmet gastronomy and the best views of the glaciers shared with a small group of passengers.

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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 May 2017