One of our main reasons for staying in El Calafate was to see the Perito Moreno Glacier, and that is what we did. We ended up booking the tour through our hostel and it was exactly what we were looking for. We got to see the glacier up close and personal before we got rained out.
During our time in El Calafate we started to realize just how expensive Argentina was going to be compared to the rest of South America. Our hostel was reasonable, but our food options were extremely expensive. It didn’t matter though because we had a great day at the glacier and overall we enjoyed our time in the small town of El Calafate.