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Lago Argentino

El Calafate, Argentina
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Located in Glacier National Park, this 15,000-year-old lake is the largest in Argentina.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A Very large lake with an incredible green color. It is also very large and beautiful. We did the catamaran ride and highly recommend it.

Thank Ines C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This lake stretches from the Parque National Los Glacieres to a long way east of El Calafate and is the largest freshwater lake in Argentina. It is very exposed, with few trees around and a harsh environment. It is a magnet for a lot of...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As we flew into El Calafate from Bariloche we saw this enormous lake. Once in town we decided to walk to the lake. Very breathtaking! Sitting on the shoreline looking at the lake as well as the surrounding mountains makes for a beautiful site. Natural...More

Thank LorenaGus
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This beautiful lake created by the glacier nearby has mountains all around and a beautiful light blue coloring that looks amazing. We stopped for some pictures on our way to Los Glaciares National Park.

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

The 5 hour boat tour through Lake Argentino is unforgettable and breathtaking! Besides the magnificence of the glaciers, the color of the water, the big blocks of ice floating (parts loosened from the glaciers) and the constant changing light makes this lake absolutely magnificent! Difficult...More

Thank 523paulot
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We loved the lake but have to say that we only had sunny weather while in El Calafate overlooking the lake from our hotel. We toured the lake on horses and have to say that made it very special. Dogs from the stable went along...More

Thank Marjolein C
Reviewed 14 October 2017

The lake provides a splendid vantage point for the Perito Moreno glacier. But of itself the lake is a phenomenon, with a colour a curious blue caused by the tiny rock pieces held in suspension in the water, after being released from the glacier. Has...More

Thank Bob G
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Sailing around the largest lake in Argentina is a wonderful experience. So much to see and seeing icebergs floating like blue meringues is a humbling experience. Well worth a visit

Thank gerifc
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Took a day tour to see the lake along with the historic caves. Really beautiful! Not too far from El Calafate. The lake is an impressive size and a beautiful hue of blue. Soak it all in... feels remote and exotic!

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The lake is huge and very blue. Love the cruises we took on it to Perino Moreno and Upsala glaciers (2 different days). Very dramatic scenery!

Thank Hegira
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27 August 2016|
Response from Alan P | Reviewed this property |
Hi Diane My trip to Patagonia was the first 3 weeks of January. We could not have asked for nicer weather. Clear skies and daytime temps 55-60 degrees. It was shirt and short sleeves all day long. In El Calafate we stayed... More
16 February 2015|
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Response from Julia H | Reviewed this property |
Hey guys, as with any large, large body of water, it depends on weather conditions. As other respondents have indication there is time to stop and view, and also the boat isn't moving fast in the first place. But given the... More