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Backpacking free travel is more than just a Travel Agency.  It also works as a functional information center for each visitor, a gathering point to exchange experiences and information with local people and other travelers. 

“BAFT Backpacking Free Travel, Independent Travelers” is made by young tourism professionals who understand that each visitor is also someone interested in getting to know the place where we live: Patagonia, Argentina, South America. 

Having this as the main concept, we offer the traveler a wide variety of options according to each one’s availability and possibilities, only after having a brief interview to get to know their needs while sharing a cup of coffee or perhaps a mate.


El Calafate, also known as «Calafate», is a city located by the southern shore of Lago Argentino, at Patagonia in Santa Cruz , Argentina. It is about 80km away from Perito Moreno glacier. 

Head of the Lago Argentino department, El Calafate is one of the three main cities of Santa Cruz due to its population, next to Río Gallegos and Caleta Olivia.

IT is located 20 km to the north east of the capital, Río Gallegos. The city is popular for being the access door to Los Glaciares National Park, where you can find tourist’s attractions such as Perito Moreno Glacier, Upsala Glacier and  Fitz Roy Mountain, among many others, all very typical at the South Patagonian Ice Field which also includes the national park Torres del Paine, located on Chile´s side. 


Calafate counts on different types of lodgings (Hostels, Hotels, Bed and breakfasts, etc.) for their visitors. It is from Calafate that you can take the main tours, such us ice trekking or kayaking in front of Perito Moreno among plenty other activities as horseback riding, navigations and more.





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