|Local draught beer||$2.13|
|Mid range bottle of wine||$5.45|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$10.49|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$341.68|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre||$850.11|
Most people purchase cheap flights to El Calafate in order to go on to visit the stunning Glacier Perito Moreno, located just 80 kilometers (or 50 miles) away. Nearly all tourism here is centered around this magnificent glacier, so be warned that January and February are the busiest and most expensive times of year to visit, with most hotels booked months solid ahead. Make sure you book hotels in El Calafate and airline tickets to El Calafate well in advance, to take advantage of excellent price points and more variety of hotels.
When you order cheap flights to Argentina, most people also schedule organized day trips to visit the Glacier Perito Moreno, the imposing and beautiful glacier. Truly once in a lifetime experience, you will need to go through the park through a winding hillside in order to see the fabulous glacier formations. Depending on what you choose, some trips will just take you to see the glaciers via various observation points by the Peninsula de Magallanes. However, some tours will make you come early to see a gorgeous sunrise over the lake, and then begin your tour. You can even do things like take boats to see the glaciers way up close. You can also see the largest glacier, when you go and see Spegazzini Glacier.
With flights to El Calafate, It's also a cool opportunity to use ice cleats and tour the glaciers of Glacier Perito Moreno itself from the ice. Most of the time though, you'll probably be busy with your camera, taking in the large glaciers, the crackling sound of ice, as it breaks and falls into the lake, and the loud bang sounds that go along with it. Then you'll watch these fabulous chunks of ice float down the lake and it's truly magnificent.
With cheap flights to El Calafate, you can even take a tour which will take your for hours across the ice of the glacier, with ice cleats, to get a better look up close. Pretty much everyone says the same thing about El Glacier Perito Moreno: that it's an amazing experience and truly unforgettable. Don't miss it, there are trips which run extremely cheap and some which run very expensive, so there's pretty much something for everyone and every budget.
In glacier national park, you can also see Lago Argentina, a gorgeous, 15,000 year old lake, with beautiful views, scenery and gorgeous floating icebergs floating on the lake. It's the largest, fresh water lake in all of Argentina, and a beautiful site to take in.
In addition to the glacier, there are other cool things to do, like the Enjoy Adventure park of El Calafate. It's the perfect opportunity to engage in some outdoor activities, like ziplining, rock climbing and hiking in the canyons. There's even golf and rappelling, so there is really a great variety of sports to participate in. With cheap tickets to El Calafate, you can enjoy plenty of other activities besides the nearby glaciers, like at Enjoy.
There's also a wonderful petrified forest to visit, called Bosque Petrificado La Leona. It's the perfect opportunity to see lots of dinosaur fossils petrified in the Araucaria trees, and you are just surrounded by petrified wood and dinosaur bones. It's actually private property, so make sure you arrange to make a visit beforehand. Did you know that Flighthub offers the cheapest flights to El Calafate, as well as hotels? Check out our prices and be prepared to be impressed.