Skip the hassle of renting a car and simply step aboard a comfortable coach outside your El Calafate hotel for the ride. Snap photos, enjoy the scenery, and listen to informative commentary about the UNESCO-listed Los Glaciares National Park before you arrive. Make several stops at scenic lookouts you might otherwise miss if you were focused on directions and navigation.
Once you arrive, walk on the glacier's wooden walkways and take directions from your guide to some of the nearby hiking trails. Your guide will also point out parts of the glacier prone to calving: chunks of ice rupturing off the face of the glacier and cascading into Lago Argentino.
Opt for a boat tour from Bajo Las Sombras, which sails between floating ice chunks of every size and crosses the Rico Arm of Argentino Lake.
Drop-off back in Calafate makes for a door-to-door, stress-free experience.