El Calafate

Huddling close to the shores of Lago Argentino, this Patagonian town is an attractive plot point for trekkers, kayakers, and glacier-hunters set to explore Argentine Patagonia. The awe-inspiring Perito Moreno glacier is the area’s star attraction, and at five hours by car from Torres del Paine, El Calafate is a popular destination for onward travelers to Chilean Patagonia.