Fly with JetSMART at ULTRA LOW prices and discover El Calafate, a city located in the Argentinean Patagonia and considered the gateway to the impressive Los Glaciares National Park. The city is about 316 kilometers from Rio Gallegos, capital of the province of Santa Cruz, and its name comes from the Patagonian bush called calafate.
The International Airport Comandante Armando Tola, is located about 16 km northeast of the city of El Calafate and represents one of the most modern terminals in the country. It is located next to Los Glaciares National Park. There you will find car rental service, cabs, remises and buses to move from the airport. The trip to the city center will take approximately 20 minutes.
From El Calafate most of the circuits to know the glaciers begin, especially the Perito Moreno. In order to visit it, you will find a variety of services that offer tours during the day. Let yourself be impressed by its beauty and it is likely that during your visit you will witness some of its detachments, which will undoubtedly be unforgettable. During your stay you will also enjoy the exquisite gastronomy of the place and the Patagonian flavors. Included in your itinerary is a visit to the Walichu Caves, a must-see open-air tour to visit and photograph.
The climate in El Calafate, is predominantly dry, with temperatures that reach a maximum average during the summer of approximately 19º C and a minimum average in the winter of -2º C. The best months to visit the city are January, February, March and December, being August the coldest month of the year.