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Calafate Night Tour

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5 hs

In Calafate Night Tour you can contemplate, with telescope, one of the cleanest skies in Argentina while visiting Estancia La Usina, located next to Los Glaciares National Park. This estancia, due to its excellent location 45 km from El Calafate, offers an ideal sky for stargazing. The tour includes dinner and a visit to the estancia, stargazing, galaxies, nebulee, satelites, astrophotography and light painting, accompanied by an experienced astronomer.

Calafate Night Tour is a different activity in which, accompanied by telescopes and an astronomer with more than 10 years of experience, you will learn the history of astronomy, how to read the sky, do night photography (astrophotography) and have fun doing light painting.

The tour begins when you are picked up from your hotel in El Calafate at 7:00 p.m. and head to Estancia La Usina where you wil first visit the surroundings and learn about the history of the place and its magnificent natural environment to then enjoy dinner that includes main course and dessert with drinks.

After dinner and before going out, there will be a short film projection to introduce you to astronomy and anticipate what you will enjoy in the next few minutes.

Then, you will go out to the Patagonian steppe for 2 hours for stargazing in open sky with telescope where an astronomer will explain about galaxies, nebulae and stars, reviewing the constellations and their
mythology. The astronomer will guide you on how to look at the sky, use the telescope and teach you about the Milky Way, nebulae, stars, constellations, mythology, and more. You will also have fun doing astrophotography and light painting.

Dinner menu
Free pasta buffet. Long pasta, bolognese lasagna, sorrentinos or ravioli and gnocchi, accompanied by 4 cheese sauce, white, bolognese or filet. Dessert. Includes a bottle of wine for every 2 people or a soft drink or mineral water per person.

Adaptation of the menu for vegetarians and celiacs is offered with prior notice.

Calafate Night without transfer: Passengers must arrive at the Estancia Tierras Patagónicas at the indicated time. The transfer can only be added more than 7 days in advance of the chosen date. Check route here.

Calafate Night with transfer: The passenger will be picked up at the hotel where they are staying and at the end of the tour they will return to the same place. If you are not staying in a hotel or hostel, a meeting point will be assigned to begin the tour.

To Consider

  • Duration: 5 hours (pick up times for hotels may vary by 30 minutes).
  • Difficulty level: LOW.
  • Age: Tour suitable for all ages.
  • Recommendations: Wear warm clothing, gloves and comfortable shoes.
    Includes: Entrance to the Tierras Patagónicas Ranch. Includes a bottle of wine for every 2 people or a soft drink or mineral water per person. Bilingual guide. Telescope, binoculars and ponchos available.


Calafate Night Tour

Astroturism + Dinner in ranch.


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