How to get there and move around
The main gateway to the region is the airport of El Calafate. If you are planning to visit the attractions in the north, you may take a flight directly to Comodoro Rivadavia (380 km from Perito Moreno and 440 km from Los Antiguos) in Chubut. An alternative way to reach this destination is on the legendary National Route 40 from the Andean Patagonia Route.
The best way to explore this 900 km region is by car, due to the long distances between villages and cities. Take your time and enjoy the views along the journey. You can go on excursions to visit many of the must-sees in the area, including Scenic Route 41, the Hands Cave, and Posadas Lake.
There is a bus company that runs on a regular schedule along National Route 40 connecting El Calafate, El Chalten, Perito Moreno and Los Antiguos.
Where to stay
Some of the main accommodation options are found in El Calafate and El Chalten, in the south.
Other urban centres also offer lodging, including Perito Moreno and Los Antiguos in the north, or Gobernador Gregores and Lago Posadas, a small village, in the central area.
Another option is to stay at touristic estancias (ranches) that offer accommodation, gastronomic options and excursions. You may also decide to camp in wild campsites or stay in a shelter in the national parks.
When to go
The best time of the year to visit the area is from October to April. From May to September, temperatures may significantly decrease and the snow on the road may pose problems.