Estancia Cristina Trekking Tour
From USD: 158

Estancia Cristina Classic Full-Day Trip from El Calafate

Enjoy an amazing day trip to Estancia Cristina, located in El Calafate. Visit one of the best estancias in Argentina and Patagonia.

Why choose this excursion?

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

Estancia Cristina Classic Full-Day Trip from El Calafate

A full-day excursion in Estancia Cristina.

Easy Cancellation

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

Direct Communication With the Operator

You will have the WhatsApp for the operator of your choose excursion. No more lost pick ups!

English Speaking Guide and Small Groups

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


Sailing the north arm to Upsala Channel (Iceberg watching and panoramic view of the Upsala Glacier) + Hike to Los Perros Waterfall (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, an expert guide will welcome visitors and take them on an exciting trek through the surrounding valley. The hike unfolds along an ecotone area, a beautiful, semi-arid place carpeted in native shrubs and grasses. Next, the walk gradually ascends to an elevated lookout point that bestows sweeping views of the valley beyond, over Lake Argentino and Lake Pearson, and across the towering Andes Mountains.
From here, continue on a path sloping gently uphill, surrounded by ñire trees, until you reach the highlight of this trek: Los Perros River Waterfall, whose viewpoints not only bestow jaw-dropping vistas but are also a fantastic spot for observing flowers and plant life, especially orchids.
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 lucky 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
  • Visit to the Estancia Cristina and hikes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to National Park
  • Lunch


  • 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 for a future reservation.


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 not included, but you can add it as an option in the booking form below.

Vegetarian and celiac options are available.

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


Book Now!

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?

Once you’ve completed your booking and payment, you’ll receive a confirmation of your purchase. Within 24 hours, you’ll receive the voucher you’ll need to participate in the activity.

If you’ve booked an activity for the following day, don’t worry. We’ll make sure to send you the voucher before your activity begins.

I Have Other Questions...

Just head to our Contact Page and send us your enquiries.