Estancia Cristina, El Calafate

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Off-Road Tour Nature / Wildlife Tour
A veritable outdoor wonderland, Estancia Cristina organizes tours that will get you out on all kinds of adventures in the Patagonian mountains. Take a cruise out on Lago Argentino, navigating between icebergs as you approach the spectacular Upsala Glacier. Test out your fitness with a hike around the area, enjoying the scenery along the way. You can even go horseback riding through wild expanses of nature. The lodge offers accommodations, as well; if staying here, you can enjoy some brilliant stargazing by night. Plan your visit to Estancia Cristina and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our El Calafate tour planner.
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  • The two guides were very kind and very interesting. The visit was gorgeous and we will keep wonderful memories of this magic place.  more »
  • We book the cruise and the hike in the valley. We had a great day and can absolutely recommend the trip. The hike was a great experience in a wonderful landscape. Our guide was great as well - very kn...  more »
  • So I was pleasantly surprised at the 2 hour boat ride and seeing icebergs and Upsala glacier from different angles. I enjoyed the hike and seeing all the different fossils and landscapes. Seeing the C...  more »
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  • Estancia Cristina was a once in a lifetime experience, this is a full day excursion with a variety of options available. Plan to leave early in the morning the catamaran leaves around 8:30 AM, you cross a lake while observing icebergs and mountainesque landscapes, go hiking to a majestic glacier and learn about the history of Estancia. I would recommend the 6 mile hike, but there are other excursions available if you don't enjoy hiking. The guides are very pleasant and so knowledgeable. Along the excursion you gain knowledge of the effects of global warming to the Patagonian glaciers, the family history behind Estancia and how passionate the family was about the preservation of land and its wildlife. With great effort, the national park administration are able to keep the family history that is tied to the land alive.
  • My family and I loved this excursion. The views of the Upsala glacier are stunning, and the whole excursion is very well organized. It's very pricey and the boat trip is a bit long (3 hours to go, 1.5 hours to come back), but it's a great experience nonetheless.
  • Beautiful place! Impressive waterfall of dogs! Upsala glacier, incredible! Wonder created by God!
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  • The Instance has no big attractions, Cristina the Museum does not have nothing to arouse the public interest by presenting only items of the family owner of the Instance. Lunch on site is very good, although not be sophisticated, the funcionairos are all very attentive and kind. To Instantiate Cristina worth for your visit the Upsala Glacier, which sits on your property.
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  • Excellent location for access to the views of the Upsala glacier.
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