Estancia Cristina
From USD: 250

Full day tour to Estancia Cristina: Classic Option

Enjoy an amazing full day navigation visiting Estancia Cristina. Visit one of the best estancias in Argentina and Patagonia.

Why choose this excursion?

  • Classic full-day tour
  • English-speaking guide
  • Low difficulty

Full day tour to Estancia Cristina: Classic Option

A full-day excursion in Estancia Cristina with a small trekking

Easy Cancellation

If you need to cancel or postpone, just send us an email and we will take care of everything.

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English Speaking Guide and Small Groups

Almost all of our tours are done in small groups. All of them have english speaking guides.

Overview

The Estancia Cristina Classic option presents an unparalleled opportunity to delve into the remote and captivating landscapes of Argentine Patagonia. Accessible solely by a scenic boat journey across Lake Argentino, this historic sheep ranch offers a glimpse into the pioneering days of the region. Guided tours, nature walks, and visits to historical sites immerse visitors in the rich history and natural wonders of the estancia. Highlights include exploring the nearby Upsala Glacier, indulging in authentic Patagonian cuisine, and engaging with local staff to gain insights into the traditional way of life. From breathtaking scenery to cultural immersion, a day at Estancia Cristina promises an unforgettable adventure in the heart of Patagonia’s wilderness.

itinerary

The journey commences at Punta Banderas Port, situated 47 kilometers from the city of Calafate. Estancia Cristina provides a regular transfer service to the Port from Calafate, departing from city hotels starting at 7:30 am. Alternatively, guests can arrange their own transfers, with a maximum arrival time at the port of 8:45 am.

Additional fees apply: in compliance with regulations from the National Parks Services, the Entrance Fee to the “Los Glaciares” National Park will be automatically included in the activity ticket price.

Departing from Punta Bandera harbor at 9 AM, we will cruise across the waters of Lake Argentino’s Northern Arm, heading towards the furthest point of navigation in the Upsala Channel. Here, visitors can marvel at the breathtaking panoramic view of the massive front of the Upsala Glacier. Upon disembarking near Estancia Cristina, a knowledgeable guide will greet guests and lead them on an exhilarating trek through the surrounding valley. The hike traverses an ecotone area, a stunning semi-arid landscape adorned with native shrubs and grasses. Gradually ascending to a raised viewpoint, guests are treated to sweeping vistas of the valley, Lake Argentino, Lake Pearson, and the majestic Andes Mountains.

Continuing along a gently sloping path surrounded by ñire trees, guests will arrive at the highlight of the trek: Los Perros River Waterfall. Not only does this spot offer awe-inspiring views, but it also serves as an excellent vantage point for observing the diverse flora, including orchids.

After returning from the trek, guests will visit the Costumbrista Museum, housed in the estancia’s historic shearing shed. Here, visitors can delve into the captivating history of the Masters family, learning about their lives, adventures, and pioneering endeavors in Patagonia. Finally, a guided tour will lead fortunate guests around Estancia Cristina’s estate, showcasing landmarks such as the Caterina River, waterwheel, chapel, and the rest of the lodge.

Type: Estancia
Duration: Full Day
Cancellation Policy: 72 hs before your tour
Availability: All year
Starting Time: 8 am (to be reconfirmed)
Finishing Time: around 19:00 pm
Pick Up: From Your Hotel
Drop Off: At Your Hotel
Language: English and Spanish
Minimum Booking: 1

What is Included

  • Navigation of Lago Argentino to see glaciers
  • Visit to the Estancia Cristina and hikes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Lunch!
  • Short trekking activity in the estancia
  • Entrance fee to National Park

Optionals

  • Entrance fee to the Glaciares National Park
    Add an entrance fee to one of Patagonia's most beautiful National Parks and enjoy many different glaciers!
  • Transfers from/to your hotel
    Pick-up from your hotel in El Calafate to the pier and drop-off to your hotel at the end of the activity

Cancellation Policy

Refundable only 72 hours prior departure. Changes allowed. The rescheduled will be subject to availability or can be left as a credit to apply for a future reservation.

Faq

Please check with us.

The maximum age for this tour is 85 years old.

After booking and finalizing payment, you will receive a confirmation of your purchase. Then, in less than 24 hours, you will receive the voucher that you can use to take the excursions.

If the reservation is for the next day, we will be attentive and send you the voucher before your excursion begins.

Lunch is included. Vegetarian and celiac options are available.

Transfers are not included, but you can request them in the booking form below.

 

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Booking FAQs

How Do I Book?

Once you’ve filled out the booking form, you’ll be directed to PayPal to complete your tour payment. You also have the option to pay with your credit card even if you don’t have a PayPal account.

What Happens After Booking?

After you’ve successfully completed your booking and payment, you’ll promptly receive a confirmation of your purchase. Within 24 hours, you’ll receive the voucher required for your participation in the activity.

If you’ve reserved an activity for the next day, there’s no need to worry. We’ll ensure that you receive the voucher before your activity begins.

Do I Need to Print my Voucher?

No, printing is not necessary. You can simply show your voucher on your mobile device, and it will be sufficient for check-in or participation in the activity.

Are There Any Age or Health Restrictions?

Certain activities may impose age or health restrictions for the safety of participants.

These restrictions will be clearly outlined in the activity details. We encourage you to review this information before making a booking. If you have any concerns or require clarification, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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