Estancia Cristina Full-Day Trip from El Calafate with Lunch
Enjoy a full-day guided tour, ideal for those who want to keep exploring all that Argentinean Patagonia has to show us. The tour begins with a navigation through the icebergs, sailing right in front of the Upsala Channel, in a journey towards the Estancia Cristina, where you will spend the rest of the day to learn its history and traditions. Visit the Folkloric Museum and the Estancia's surroundings and find amazing wildlife. This tour includes lunch and transportation by an air-conditioned coach.Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Lago Argentino, El Calafate Argentina
The tour starts at 7am with pickup from centrally located El Calafate hotels. Travel around 30 miles (45 km) along a road that will take you through the countryside, littered with picturesque wooden houses.
Having reached the port of Punta Bandera, on Lake Argentino, board a modern and comfortable boat, that at approximately 8:15am, will leave behind the port to begin the navigation.
Duration: 2 hoursStop At:
Upsala Glacier, El Calafate Argentina
Through towering icebergs, head to the north arm of Lake Argentino up to the last permitted point of navigation on the Upsala Channel, where stunning views of the Upsala Glacier await. Continue sailing through the Cristina Canal to the point of disembarking at the Estancia, arriving around 11:30am.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
ESTANCIA CRISTINA, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
Having disembarked at the shores close to Estancia Cristina, an expert guide will welcome you and take you 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 nature, until you reach the highlight of this trek: Los Perros River Waterfall, also a fantastic spot for observing flowers and plant life especially orchids.
Later on, having returned from the trek, enjoy a traditionnal lunch with drinks. We recommand you to taste the famous empanadas and the delicous patagonian lamb (one of the options) !
In the afternoon, visit the Folkloric Museum with your guide, located in what used to be an old shearing shed, where they will introduce the history of the Estancia. Start a small and pleasant walk of about 30 minutes to visit the Caterina River and Chapel and then tour the historic town of Estancia.
Duration: 7 hoursStop At:
Lago Argentino, El Calafate Argentina
Around 5.30pm, get back to the boat to begin the return to Punta Bandera port, then back to El Calafate. Drop-off at hotels will be at approximately 8pm.
Duration: 3 hours
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required"
"Warm clothing and walking shoes are recommended"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"It is the passenger's responsibility to wear a protective mask and maintain distance, in case they don't respect the basic safety measures, they will be asked to leave the tour.
The capacity of tour will be temporarily reduced to ensure social distancing."
Hora de Inicio:
Duración: 13 Hours
Lugar de comienzo:
El Calafate, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia
Traveler pickup is offered
The pick up transfer is only from selected centrally located hotels. If your hotel is outside the geographic area, we will confirm you the closest meeting point. Indicate the name and address of your hotel.
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.