“This was an amazing experience for us. Although El Chalten is very touristy (I don't think I met a local), it offers amazing hiking routes for all types of fitness levels. At the end of one route, we ended up at a lake which had a glacier in the background and massive icebergs at the "shore". It was absolutely amazing.
In El Calafate we ended up seeing the massive glacier, which was absolutely impressive! Just as a tip: If you'd like to do the walking routes, the boat ride isn't really necessary. It was included in our package, but if you're looking to save some time and money, you can easily exclude the boat ride without missing out on the majestic nature of this incredible iceberg.
We also visited an Estancia (a ranch), where we rode horses, saw a sheep being sheered and ate some amazing lamb. My favourite trip!
Highly recommended trip! Just bring a warm jacket ;)”