Sailing the north arm to Upsala Channel (Iceberg watching and panoramic view of the Upsala Glacier) + 4WD to the Upsala Glacier Viewpoint (3:00hrs approx.) + Visit to the historical sites of the Estancia and Museum.
Having set sail from Punta Bandera harbor at 9 AM, we will glide over the waters of Lake Argentino’s Northern Arm to reach the furthest possible point of navigation in the Upsala Channel, where we can enjoy an incredible panoramic view of the Upsala Glacier’s immense front. Then, having disembarked at the shores close to Estancia Cristina, the Discovery group is welcomed by our specialized driver guides, who will help them into their 4×4 vehicles, ready to head off into the wilderness.
Our sturdy 4WDs will then venture up into the Feruglio Mountains, a 9.5km ride that offers great views of our surroundings and takes us ultimately to an elevated area where the cars will be parked. Once there, we’ll begin a 20-minute trek over terrain characterized by glacial erosion until reaching the Upsala Glacier Lookout, an exclusive vantage point for visitors to appreciate this immense glacier that can only be accessed from Estancia Cristina.
There will be plenty of time here to enjoy views of Lake Guillermo and the eastern side of the Upsala Glacier, as well as the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. Afterward, the groups will return to the lodge in our 4×4 vehicles for a well-deserved rest and break for lunch (approx. 1 hour). Later on, having returned from the trek, we will visit the Costumbrista Museum, housed in the estancia’s old shearing shed, where guests can learn all about the history of the Masters family: their lives, adventures and how they became pioneers in Patagonia. Finally, a guided tour will take visitors around Estancia Cristina’s estate – up to the Caterina River, the waterwheel, the chapel, and the rest of the lodge.
|Starting Time:||8:45 am|
|Finishing Time:||19:00 pm|
|Pick Up:||From Your Hotel|
|Drop Off:||At Your Hotel|
|Language:||English and Spanish|
Non-refundable. The rescheduled will be subject to availability or can be left as a credit to apply to a future reservation.
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The maximum age for this tour is 85 years old.
Please ask us before booking.
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 not included, but you can add it as an option in the booking form.
The lunch includes:
• Appetizer (two meat or corn empanadas)
• Main course (lamb stew with grilled vegetables or pasta with mushroom pesto and sundried tomatoes)
• Dessert (flan/cake).
• One soft drink or glass of wine per person + coffee or tea.
Vegetarian and celiac options are also available.
Transfers are not included, but you can request them in the booking form below.
Just complete the booking form. When you finish, you will be redirected to Paypal, where you can pay for the tour.
As soon as you finish the booking, check your email. There you will receive the instant confirmation of your excursion.
In that email you will also have the voucher. Print it or take it on your phone the day of your excursion.