Estancia Cristina - Trekking Full Day Program



We depart from Punta Bandera (Flag Point) Port at 8:30 am, ferrying on the northern arm of Lake Argentino up to the last permitted point of navigation on the Upsala Channel, where stunning views of the Upsala Glacier await.

After disembarking at Estancia Cristina, the group signed up for this trek will be assigned a FWD vehicle with a specialized guide. Our ride will take us in ascent along the Feruglio cordon for 9.5 km where we will leave our vehicle. 

From there we will walk to the Upsala Glacier Lookout Point, which features stunning views of Lake Guillermo, the imposing Upsala Glacier’s eastern front and the South Patagonian Continental Ice Field.

From there we will begin a 14km trekking over Fossil Canyon, an area with a great concentration of unique marine fossils, geological treasures left uncovered after the passage of the oceans long ago. This trek is a gradual downhill climb.

During the journey there will be a break for lunch (optional) and then walk down to Estancia Valley and to the boarding pier.


  • Minimum age: 12 years.
  • Due to the physical requirements and difficulty of the terrain, this hike is only suitable for people in good physical condition.
  • Not recommended for people with back, hip, ankle or knee problems.
  • Once the hike begins, the only way to return to the Estancia is on foot.
  • We highly recommend appropriate shoes, preferably boots with ankle protection.

Transfer to Punta Banderas Port

The excursion begins at Punta Banderas Port, located 47kms from the city of Calafate.

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