Emille’s Tips for El Calafate, Argentinian Patagonia
🤸🏻♀️ What to do — Criollos will give you an excellent tour of the famous Perito Moreno Glacier in the Argentinian Patagonia, and Cerro Frías will satisfy your Range Rover 4×4, horseback riding and zip-lining mountain adventure cravings (full article here). Both companies have amazing, bi-lingual tour guides who know the region and history inside and out.
A backpacker saver option would be to take a bus from Bus Sur directly to the Los Glaciares National Park, where you can hike to the Perito Moreno Glacier.
Another option would be a mini ice trek with Hielo y Adventura directly, to avoid any middle man fees. We didn’t do this tour, but multiple sources have said that it was fantastic with breathtaking ice caves. Lastly, we heard that Lago Argentina has a popular floating ice tour. Since we were only had four days there, we didn’t have a chance to try this.
🥙 Where to eat — Makos Fuegos y Vinos. We gave them the “New York, See You Later! Best Restaurant in El Calafate (and likely all of Argentina) 2018” award, as we had the best meals of our lives there. Treat your party to a culinary experience they’ll never forget. Chef Matias, Emilce, Ana, Lucas and the entire staff take pride in their excellent offerings and service. They are a tight family and you will leave knowing the names of everyone you have the pleasure of meeting. (full article here)
Viva Lá Pepa! is owned by an awesome couple Carlos and Maria. They start you with some crisp carrots 🥕 and dip, and offer healthy salads, crepes, quiches, coffee and desserts. If you haven’t been eating as healthily as you would like, this place is the answer for lunch and dinner. (full article here)
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