Estancia Cristina Discovery Tour
From USD: 285

Estancia Cristina Discovery Tour

Enjoy a unique day trip in Estancia Cristina with panoramic views of the Upsala Glacier. One of the most amazing estancias in Argentina and Patagonia.

Why choose this excursion?

  • Full-day tour
  • English-speaking guide during all navigation and visit to the estancia
  • Navigate in front of the Upsala Glacier

Estancia Cristina Discovery Tour

Estancia Cristina + Upsala Glacier + 4x4 Upsala Lookout + Museum

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

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.

itinerary

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.

Duration: Full Day
Cancellation Policy: Non-refundable
Availability: All year
Starting Time: 8:45 am
Finishing Time: 19:00 pm
Pick Up: From Your Hotel
Drop Off: At Your Hotel
Language: English and Spanish
Minimum Booking: 1

What is Included

  • Navigation in front of the Upsala Glacier
  • Guide during navigation and visit to the estancia
  • Visit to Upsala Glacier lookout in a 4x4 vehicle
  • Entrance fee to National Park
  • Transfers

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!
  • Lunch
    2 empanadas (meat and corn), Main course: Lamb stew with roasted vegetables or pasta with mushroom pesto and dried tomatoes, Dessert: homemade flan with 1 soft drink or glass of wine and coffee or tea.
  • 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

Non-refundable. The rescheduled will be subject to availability or can be left as a credit to apply to a future reservation.

Faq

Please check with us.

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.

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Booking FAQs

How Do I Book?

Just complete the booking form. When you finish, you will be redirected to Paypal, where you can pay for the tour.

What Happens After Booking?

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.

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