Glaciers

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Marvel at the unequalled beauty of turquoise lakes, mountains, forests and steppes. The main attraction is without doubt the hypnotic sight of glaciers breaking off into the water as you sail between ice floes, trek on the ice or climb through crevasses. For trekking lovers, do not miss El Chalten, home to the famous twin peaks of Torre and Fitz Roy. The Chilean Torres del Paine National Park is just over the border.

 

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Hand-selected properties:

Estancia Cristina
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Estancia Cristina stands on a remote corner of the “Los Glaciares” National Park. Founded in 1914, the Estancia still conserves its essence, maintaining alive the history of this pioneering family who turned this inhospitable and solitary place into a small piece of paradise. Accessible only by boat on Lake Argentino and then on the Cristina Channel, Estancia Cristina stands on an exclusive and privileged setting in the Argentine Patagonia. Strategically built on a glacial valley formerly occupied by the Upsala Glacier, one of the area’s most spectacular natural settings, the Estancia is surrounded by picturesque views of snow-capped mountains, lakes, rivers and hanging glaciers. The service reflects the perfect marriage between the simplicity and sobriety of a Patagonian Ranch and the highest international quality standards.
Eolo
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This is without doubt the best hotel in Calafate. Part of the group Relais and Chateaux, Eolo is a comfortable and spacious rural house, in the style of the old Patagonian estancias, with all the comforts that a demanding guest needs. It embodies the spirit of Patagonia in a unique way: by its location in the middle of the Patagonian steppe, by its decoration, the products used in its cuisine, and by the history, culture and tradition transmitted by its guides through legends and stories. Its 17 suites and all common areas have exceptional views of Lake Argentino, Torres del Paine or Valle de Anita.
Their programs include transfer, full board and all the activities in the stay. You can relax in the main living room, in the TV room or in the heated pool; Delight yourself with the best gourmet cuisine; learn about the geography, history and fauna of the area with excellent guides, or venture into the Patagonian steppe with outdoor activities such as trekking, mountain biking or horseback riding.
Aguas Arriba
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Surrounded by forests, glaciers, lakes and mountains, the Aguas Arriba Lodge is exclusively located away from the outside world. Located 37 km from El Chaltén, within the provincial reserve of Lago del Desierto, it can only be reached by boat or on foot.
Its rustic but charming building, its 6 rooms and personalized service, make guests feel at home. Guests can relax and enjoy the views, enjoy a relaxed conversation or go to the kitchen and learn all the secrets of Patagonian cuisine. Full board rates include full board, trekking guides and fishing activities.