Estancia Cristina – Classic Full Day Program
Having set sail from Punta Bandera harbor at 9AM, 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 across to 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, chapel and rest of the lodge
The excursion begins at Punta Banderas Port, located 47kms from the city of Calafate.
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Almost all of our tours are done in small groups. All of them have english speaking guides.
Please, check with us before booking.
• Minimum age: No restriction.
• Maximum age: 85 years.
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No returns or refunds will be made.
If it can be rescheduled subject to availability or leave as a credit to apply to a future
Any cancellation/rescheduling generated by a situation associated with a pandemic already
either due to border closures, cancellation of flights related to it, or restrictions applied by
Competent authorities may reschedule the activity without penalty or rate adjustment. If a
passenger, in particular, could not travel due to being medically affected by the pandemic, he must process the corresponding reimbursements with your travel insurance.
After booking and finalizing payment, you will receive a confirmation for 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 we will send you the voucher before your excursion begins.
Lunch is not included.
Lunch at Estancia Cristina is optional and can be requested when reserving the excursion. If bringing your own lunch, the estancia also offers a cafeteria service.
Vegetarian / Celiac options are also available.
The excursion begins at Punta Banderas Port, located 47kms from the city of Calafate. Estancia Cristina offers a regular transfer service to the Port from Calafate – departing from city hotels from 7:30 am. with an additional cost of US $ 38 per person, otherwise guests can organize their own transfers (maximum show-up time at the port 8:45 am).