This is an outing like no other. Visitors will sail amidst the ice floes, hike to the Upsala Glacier and finally enter one of the most beautiful estancias in Patagonia. Estancia Cristina, pleasure guaranteed.
Much had we heard about famous estancia Cristina and, the truth was that we had that excursion as a priority none of us wished to miss. According to comments, it involved a navigation across Lake Argentino to land at the estancia (only accessible through the lake). During the voyage, we would approach the huge ice floes that float adrift as passengers observe them from a luxurious catamaran.
The people who search for a place surrounded by woods, lakes and impressive glaciers to enjoy rural tourism have the chance to visit one of the most symbolic venues in the southern region, very close to El Calafate; namely, estancia Cristina.
Its privileged location offers the best land access to the Upsala Glacier and the continental ice field, which turns this site into a paradise second to none. Visitors may choose to stay all day or two days in order to see this wonderful venue, as they can stay overnight.
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Tour Kind: Contemplative
Duration: the excursion takes all day, and there exists the possibility of staying at the estancia overnight.
Timetables: the boat leaves at 8:30 am.
How to get here: to get to estancia Cristina, it is necessary to get on board the catamaran leaving from Puerto Bandera.
Recommendations: The program includes access to Los Glaciares National Park, navigation from Paraje de la Cruz at Puerto Punta Bandera up to the western face of the glacier and the estancia, bilingual guides, snack on board, activities menu choice to spend the day hiking and sailing on the catamaran and lunch with drinks can be hired separately. For all these reasons, we recommend that you relax and enjoy the intense day at the estancia.