Estancia Cristina: Classic

El Calafate hotel pick-up at 7 am, or shortly thereafter. Embark on a boat at 8.15 am at Punta Bandera Port to sail across Lake Argentino towards the Estancia, during which you will get the chance to admire the imposing landscape of the Upsala Glacier and its icebergs.

Upon arrival at the estancia, you are invited to visit the museum that focuses on the foundation and development of the ranch.  Next comes a guided walk to the Caterina River and the chapel, and a tour of the historical centre of the Estancia. After this, visitors are taken on a short trek, lasting about two and a half hours, to Cascada de los Perros, a surprisingly beautiful waterfall surrounded by copses of Antarctic beech, and from where you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Caterina River valley and Estancia Cristina.

After touring the Estancia for about six hours, the boat takes visitors back to the port. A perfect blend of nature, adventure, history and fun!

– Duration: 9 hours

– Lunch included

Includes:

  • Mountain/tour guide.
  • Transfers: Hotel/Port/Hotel.
  • Boat Punta Bandera Port/Estancia Cristina/Punta Bandera.

Doesn’t include:

  • Meals.
  • Tips.
  • Services not specified in the programme.

Food: Not included. It is possible to have lunch at the Estancia (please confirm when booking), or you can take your own food. If you decide to have lunch at the Estancia, this will include a Starter, Main Course (pasta or meat) and Dessert, with one non-alcoholic drink or a glass of wine per person, and coffee or tea.

We recommend that you confirm your preference when making your booking. Remember to let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.

Recommended personal kit:

  • Back pack.
  • Water bottle.
  • Snacks.
  • Warm jacket.
  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Gloves.
  • Hat.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Walking boots.

Terms and conditions

Estancia Cristina reserves the right to cancel and/or modify all or part of the excursions due to weather or operational reasons.

The order of the activities included in each excursion will be defined by Estancia Cristina.

The activities offered at the Estancia are subject to modifications or cancellations, based on weather conditions and the terrain that is travelled over. No such modifications or cancellations shall imply the full or partial refund of any payments made.

The types of activities, as well as inclusions, exclusions or changes to these programs, correspond to decisions made by the Estancia Cristina Company.

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

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  • October to April
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