Estancia Cristina

Los Glaciares National Park

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3 Days / 2 Nights

Los Glaciares National Park Adventure

Spend 3 days at Estancia Cristina experiencing the Patagonian lifestyle. Its  privileged location within Los Glaciares National Park, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981, enables you to go on excursions to spot local flora and fauna and take in the impressive glaciers and mountains, and the idyllic light blue lagoons.

Please note: This tour is available from October 15th to April 15th, and the itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions.Β 

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This tour includes:

    • 2 nights at the Estancia Cristina
    • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
    • All transfers, entrance fees, and tours
    • English-speaking guides
    • Beverages during activities
    Not included:
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Tips or gratuities
    • Medical immunizations
    • Travel or medical insurance

Highlights:

  • Lodging in Los Glaciares National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Accommodation at a gaucho estancia
  • Trekking to Upsala Glacier

Estancia Cristina Church

Arrive at Estancia Cristina

Day 1


A guide will transfer you from your hotel in El Calafate or the Punta Banderas Harbour to transfer you to Estancia Cristina.
The lodge is made up by five buildings, and all of the rooms offer views of the impossing Norte, Pfifer and Moyano Hills, and their hanging glaciers.
Eat a traditional Patagonian dinner and head to your room to rest in the soothing Los Glaciares atmosphere.


Glacier nearby Estancia Cristina

Upsala Viewpoint

Day 2


The tour starts ascending on 4WD vehicles crossing the Cordon Feruglio, 9.5 km through mountainous road. Discover a landscape that until recently was covered by glaciers and has a great geological interest.
As you reach the 550 m, observe the majestic view of the Upsala Glacier from the eastern front, exclusive of Estancia Cristina. You will also be rewarded with breath-taking views of the Andes Mountains, outstanding the Bertrand hills cone, and part of the southern Patagonian ice field. Walk on terrain of glacier, enjoying the scene over the front of Upsala Glacier, Guillermo Lake, southern Patagonian ice field and the Andes Mountains.
Ride on 4WD back to the estancia.

Duration: 4 hours (departure and return)
Difficulty: Low


Glacial Lake near Estancia Cristina

Pesca Lagoon & Departure

Day 3


After breakfast, head for a tour ideal for those who want to unwind and get away from it all as they gaze the alluring natural Patagonian lands.
Walk to the end of the valley to the north, enjoying the flora and fauna of Los Glaciares National Park. Admire wildlife, mighty mountains, and lightblue Pesca Lagoon (or 'Laguna de la Pesca' in Spanish), which has a pluvial origin.

Duration: 3 hours
Difficulty: Low

Return to Estancia Cristina for the check-out.
Afterwards, board a boat to ride from the estancia to Punta Bandera harbour, where you will have a group transfer to El Calafate. You can combine this tour with another one starting in El Calafate and continue your Patagonian journey, or transfer to the airport for your departure.


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