Estancia Cristina Full-Day Trip from El Calafate
  • Estancia Cristina Full-Day Trip from El Calafate

    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 is limited to 15 people, includes lunch and transportation by an air-conditioned coach.

    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: El Calafate, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia

    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.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Lago Argentino, El Calafate Argentina

    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 hours

    Stop 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 hour

    Stop 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 some free time to have lunch and visit the place.
    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.

    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: 8 hours

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "Most travelers can participate"
    "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"
    "This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"

    • Hora de Inicio7:00 AM
    • Lugar de comienzo: El Calafate, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia

      Traveler pickup is offered
      Passengers should wait in the lobby of the hotel to be picked up from there

    • Duración: 13 hours
    • 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.
  • Incluye

    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Navigation to/from the Estancia
    • Lunch - Starter/Main Plate/Dessert + Wine and Soft drink. Try the tipical patagonian lamb! Vegetarian option also available.
    • Entry/Admission - Lago Argentino
    • Entry/Admission - Upsala Glacier
    • Entry/Admission - ESTANCIA CRISTINA

    No Incluye

    • Gratuities

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