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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 August 13, 2019

Lago Argentino is the gate to the most wonderful sights to visit the glaciers of the southern Andes. Glaciar Perito Moreno,can be visited on a catamaran getting as close as posible to the glacier, is a remarkable experience!!!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

Overlook the calm waters of this stunning lake and take in its beauty. Stand in awe as the surrounding hills reflect off its Crystal blue waters. An excursion here is a must

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Adrian B
Reviewed June 26, 2019

The Lago Argentina has the most clear blue waters and the views are amazing! it is very large and it is sourrounded by mountains, you can see it from everywhere in El Calafate.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank catedratico02
Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

We took 10 hours, you can start on two sides. I recommend take a taxi to the other side of the hike it starts off a lot easier. Such a pretty hike don’t miss the little water fall detour when you exit we saw so...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed May 14, 2019

The lake is the largest freshwater lake in Argentina and a feature of the area, within the Los Galciares National Park, fed by the melt water from the glaciers and viewed from both the air en-route to the airport at El Calafate, and by road...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed May 6, 2019 via mobile

This place is so amazing. The color of the water blue turquoise is really stunning. One of the best views in the world

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 29, 2019

This lake can be viewed from the airplane before landing in El Calafate, from the road most people take to see the Glacier Perito Moreno and from many view points along the way. The amazing milky blue color of the lake against the barren Patagonian...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank LAVict0ria
Reviewed April 16, 2019

You will pass lago Argentino on your way out of El Calafate to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares or to El Chalten. There are a few hotels on it's shores in El chalten and I imagine they may offer up some amazing sunset views. It's beautiful...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank TryppAdams
Reviewed April 14, 2019

We had an hotel with a view on the lake and did several activities nearby the lake, including some walking. Strange water, dusty, due to the particles from the melting ice that prevents light entering and thereby blocks photosynthesis, which gives a particular impression.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Philip P
Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

Magnificent lake which is massive and surrounded by beauty and of course is the home to the tremendously powerful Perito Moreno glacier. You can take boat rides that take you to the glacier which is a whole other experience. The lake can sometimes be very...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from AlanP483 | 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
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Response from JuliaHubbel | 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
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