Activities for a Rainy Day in El Calafate

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  • Lucas C
    Campinas, SP7 contributions
    It is cool to see the history of the snow, ice, global warming, etc. I really don't know why they build the museum so far from the city. But they have a free transfer leaving from tourism's secretary. The view there is beautiful. I guess that they could improve the experience with a real piece of ice from glaciar like the ice piece next to cassino. I was expecting more, like a real immersion with the ice.
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • Sam B
    United Kingdom21 contributions
    Pleased we decided to stay in town and wonder around instead of being hearded on to the standard tours. Unassuming place with helpful staff and multilingual guides to steer you around.
    Really informative. Be prepared to hang your head in shame at collective colonial past events.
    Written 26 January 2022
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  • Tourist728404
    Nysa, Poland35 contributions
    spring time mass schedule change affected oct 05 from 7pm to 8pm.catholic church is a catholic church, catholic mass is a catholic mass but the way the sing and clapping hands that was new to us.
    Written 21 October 2019
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  • Millet02
    Atlanta, GA508 contributions
    This museum has a ton of stuff, from about 1890 to 1970. It's really interesting to see the grouped collections of specific kinds of toys. Not much information on displays but no matter. Worth an hour for a visit
    Written 9 January 2019
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  • Thomas H
    Copenhagen, Denmark293 contributions
    I know staff in casinos is probably meant to keep a serious attitude, but the staff here made you feel like you were in prison! Not a single smile at any point, which makes it a significantly less enjoyable experience. There are quite a number of slot machines, which you will have to make do with if you come early as the tables only open later.
    Written 6 June 2017
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  • David W
    Santiago, Chile1 contribution
    We had a very good time. Ivan took us on a few trips and Lucia was back office always availeble for questions. Ivan knows a lot about the surroundings, talks passionate about the history of the land and where animals can be found. His English is very good. Reliable, relaxed and always on time. An excellent tour guide we strongly recommend.
    Written 3 May 2022
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  • Katrien S
    Ghent, Belgium1,982 contributions
    Booking this trip online was a bit of a hassle, and finally we ended up going to the office to pay and receive the vouchers. But the person in the office stayed open late for us, and was very friendly, helpful and spoke English. On the day itself we were picked up on time, and with just a few other people to go to the harbour. There one needs to still buy tickets for the national park, if you visited Perito Moreno the day before, you get a 50% discount (I think it also works the other way around). We were well in time for boarding, and 2 boats left at the same time, but near the glaciers had a slightly different itinerary. The boats are catamarans, pretty fast, but not that much place to stand outside and observe the scenery pass by. Still, very worthwhile to stand outside, as the scenery is quite spectacular and changes along the trip. We first visited the Spaghezini glacier, and the boat went really close. So great views of the shapes and colours of the glacier. This is the other glacier in this region that is still in equilibrium. Nearby we also stopped for lunch at a place where there was a restaurant as well as a pick-nick area. There is also a good gift and souvenir shop, and not more expensive than in El Calafate. From the land there were further good views of several glaciers, as one passes quite a few with the boat, not just the 2 named in the notes. The small walk as described in our notes however was closed off.
    From there we went to the Upsala glacier, which you do not get to see. However, this glacier is in retreat and spawns a lot of large icebergs. The boat does get very close to one of these icebergs, and on the way you pass quite a few. All have very interesting forms, are really sculpted by the wind. And all have great blue colours. At both sites the boat stops, so that photographers can take pictures of those willing to pay for it.
    Written 7 March 2020
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  • Jordan P
    1 contribution
    My experience with this company was amazing. The operator I spoke with was extremely helpful and responsive. I was scrambling to get a ride to Perito Moreno and they came through in the clutch. The price was amazing but the real star of the show was our driver, Alejandrina! She was extremely friendly, beyond courteous and so so helpful. She answered all my questions and i have broken Spanish. I just can’t say enough nice things!
    Written 12 February 2022
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  • Juanjo Porta
    San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina21 contributions
    The AR1872 Aerolineas Argentinas Flight from Buenos Aires to El Calafate is a wonderful destination because after a fourty minutes stopover in San Carlos de Bariloche, the Patagonian landscapes with its high mountains and large turquoise blue lakes are special for taking pictures for ninety minutes from Take off until landing.
    Written 10 March 2020
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  • Denci
    Sliema150 contributions
    Went to the ice bar in el calafate. You pay peso 400 to enter and then its open bar for 30 minutes. Cool way to spend half an hour.
    Written 12 December 2019
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  • Jnanayog
    St. John's, Canada4,116 contributions
    On first glance we thought we were back somewhere in Mendoza. A walkabout the shop proved this was one of the better selections of wines ( certainly the Red) we had seen in awhile, outside of Mendoza. The shop is a wonderful combination of rustic humorous adornments and given that they combine this huge selection of wines with tastings and yes even morning coffee to start your day... they have a quote for that there as well. My favourite was “I Make Wine Disappear. What is your Super Power? “ Yesterday we tasted white, this morning it was Cappuccino and blue cheese with whole grain bread. A Very Definite Place to Visit. Big thank you to the friendly and informative ex Buenos Aires young man ..Fredrico .. apologies for any mis-spelling.
    Written 12 February 2020
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  • Nonconformist
    Ft. Lauderdale188 contributions
    Its a novelty, an ice bar. You only live once- and its a time restricted experience, go for it. There are two ice bars, one in the Glaciarium and the other in downtown Calafate. I went to the downtown bar, there is an admission fee and the drinks are "on the house". The bar, chairs, throne and tables are made of ....ice. They provide appropriate clothing and gloves to keep you comfortable and protected from the cold, all included in the entrance fee.
    Written 17 March 2019
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  • swift314
    Sheffield, UK12,551 contributions
    Was enticed in the shop by the attractive display of chocolate and ice cream - fantastic selection and wonderful flavours.A little expensive I thought but well worth getting as a treat.
    Written 27 April 2016
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  • Southern Girl
    1 contribution
    On a last minute shop before leaving El Calafate, I went into Vellon Negro. Came out with 2 sweaters, but could have bought more! Have worn them constantly. Superb service from the ladies, who found exactly what I wanted! But now I want more, but will have to wait until International delivery reopens.
    Written 21 May 2021
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