Low-cost airline JetSmart will connect both local destinations by two weekly flights (Mondays and Thursdays). Another step forward to enhance tourism in our country.
Though the pandemic continues, Argentina does not give up and keeps working to be in the best position to welcome world travelers once the COVID-19 ends.
One of these improvements is related to air connectivity. Argentina is a large country with many destinations to visit and enjoy, so a good connectivity system is required to offer tourists all possibilities available to tour the Argentine territory.
To this end, Argentina has taken a step forward by introducing two weekly flights between the City of Buenos Aires and El Calafate, a tourism icon of Patagonia, known to be the closest city to Los Glaciares National Park, the area which hosts the famous Perito Moreno Glacier.
Through low-cost airline JetSmart, the capital city of Argentina and the Patagonian destination will have direct connection as from today, with two weekly flights (on Mondays and Thursdays).
As Ricardo Sosa, Executive Secretary of the National Bureau for Tourism Promotion (INPROTUR) pointed out: “This connection that our country has introduced is a new step forward in the long road that Argentina has been building in terms of air connectivity. El Calafate is a destination that welcomes thousands of international tourists every year, so the JetSmart flights will provide them with a wider variety of options and possibilities to go from the Argentine capital city and enjoy an unparalleled experience in Patagonia”.
El Calafate, located southwest of the Province of Santa Cruz, is one of the most recognized Argentine destinations in the community of international travelers. Less than a two-hour ride from the center of El Calafate is the amazing attraction that thousands of tourists from all over the world come to visit: Los Glaciares National Park.
Once visitors are in the park, they can see the majestic famous Perito Moreno Glacier, which offers the advantage of being highly accessible, as it can be seen while strolling along a modern walkway system. Visitors can also walk on the Glacier and enjoy one of the most amazing experiences of the Park.
Not everything is the Perito Moreno, though. By sailing along the Lago Argentino, visitors can take a close look at other wonderful glaciers, such as the Spegazzini or Upsala.
El Calafate also offers other excellent alternatives such as a walk along the promenade watching the Bahía Redonda [Round Bay], which becomes a spectacular ice-skating rink in winter. The Avenida del Libertador, the major city artery, is ideal to go shopping or tasting the exquisite Patagonian lamb.
And among thousands of possibilities, the city is usually the ideal starting point to visit El Chaltén, a neighboring district slightly more than a two-hour ride away, known as the National Capital of Trekking.