The lodge, in a 3,000-hectare (11.6 sq mile) estate, is 30 minutes' drive from El Calafate, on the eastern slopes of Mount Frias, with panoramic views of mountains, lakes and the plains of Los Glaciares National Park. Activities include mountain biking and riding, and the lodge offers sauna, an indoor pool and lectures on the glaciers. Journey Latin America (020 8747 8315; www. journeylatinamerica.co.uk) offers a three-night package from pounds 518 per person, excluding international flights.
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