Estância Cristina is the most beautiful of the Patagonian resorts.
Located near several glaciers, in a space with waterfalls and a breathtaking view of Lake Argentino is a must visit for anyone who is in El Calafate!
In addition to knowing the resort, in 4x4 we can reach the best of the viewpoints of the region with the possibility of viewing the entire Upsala Glacier. Really, gorgeous!
We leave the hotel in El Calafate early in the morning towards the beautiful Lake Argentino.
Arriving at Puerto Punta Bandera we embark for a delicious navigation of approximately 2 hours by the north arm of the Argentine lake until arriving at the channel upsala, and suddenly, we are surprised by several icebergs. We passed very close to these ice giants. We then arrive at the panoramic point of the famous Upsala Glacier, the surprising third longest glacier formation in South America.
We then arrived at the port of the resort where we disembarked and headed to a 4x4 where we covered 9.5km exploring the place. We climbed the mountain where we started a walk of approximately 30min in the terrain of glacial erosion. After this walk we arrive to the Upsala Glacier gazebo. Simply amazing!! A truly spectacular sight !!
With the privileged front view, we will stay for a while to contemplate the view of Lake Guillermo and the imposing eastern front of the Upsala Glacier and the Continental Patagonian South Ice Field.
We return to the 4x4 to return to the main entrance where we will have time to enjoy a delicious lunch.
Satisfied, we will visit the Costumbrista Museum, where we see the old objects used in the resort and know the history of the founding family, thus understanding the importance of the estancias in the historical context of the Patagonian region.
We will also take a short guided walk to the Caterina River, the sugar mill, the chapel and also the main house of the estancia.
After this walk through this place that looks like it came out of a fairy tale, we returned to the harbor of the resort to embark back to El Calafate full of photographs and beautiful memories.
Transfer back to the hotel.
Entrance fee of Los Glaciares National Park.
Navigation by the north arm of Lake Argentino
4x4 ride to Upsala Glacier Viewpoint
Lunch: Entrance (2 empanadas), Main Dish (lamb casserole with roasted vegetables or pasta with mushroom pesto and dried tomato), Dessert (flan) and 1 drink (soft drink or glass of wine) + coffee or tea.
Visit to the Museum and the Historic House of the Resort
Children from 0 to 2 years old do not pay.
Children from 3 to 11 years old have a 45% discount.
In case of impossibility to carry out the tour due to the climatic conditions, we rebook the tour to another date according to availability or the amount paid will be returned in full.
Request for cancellation up to 4 days in advance: 50% refund of the amount paid.
Cancellation request less than 4 days in advance: no refund.
In case of unavailability on the date chosen, the day and / or period may change.
This tour is subject to change and / or cancellations under the weather conditions.
We recommend comfortable and warm clothing. In order to carry out a short trekking, wear appropriate footwear for the activity.
Transfer back to the hotel.