Estancia Cristina: Discovery

An amazing day sailing the Argentino Lake, visiting the “Estancia Cristina”, an old ranch where the Marshall’s family lived early in 1900’s and take a 4×4 adventure trip to the Upsala Glacier viewpoint.

Day 1

El Calafate hotel pick-up at 7 am, or shortly thereafter. We depart from Punta Bandera (Flag Point) Port at 8:30 am, ferrying on the northern arm of Lake Argentino up to the last permitted point of navigation on the Upsala Channel, where stunning views of the Upsala Glacier await.

After disembarking at Estancia Cristina, each group will be assigned a FWD vehicle with a specialized driver-guide. Our ride will take us in ascent along the Feruglio cordon for 9.5 km to the spot where we will leave our vehicle. Once there, we will start a 20-minute walk on glacial erosion terrain up to the Upsala Glacier Lookout Point, which features sweeping views of Lake Guillermo, the imposing Upsala Glacier’s eastern front and the South Patagonian Continental Ice Field.

We then walk back to our FWD vehicles and return to the Estancia for a lunch service of approximately 1 hour.

Afterwards we will visit the Estancia’s Costumbrista Museum, formerly an old shearing shed, where visitors will learn about the history of the Masters Family pioneers, and their awe-inspiring experiences and on this remote corner of the earth some 100 years ago. There will also be a guided walk by the Caterina River, the well, the Chapel and the Estancia’s colonial main house.

Return sailing to Punta Bandera Port and transfer to El Calafate

Includes:

  • Mountain/tour guide.
  • Transfers: Hotel/Port/Hotel.
  • Boat Punta Bandera Port/Estancia Cristina/Punta Bandera.
  • Excursion in 4×4 vehicles.
  • National Park entrance fees.

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.

Recommended personal kit:

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

 GENERAL 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.

Discovery:

In the event that the maximum number of passengers is exceeded, visitors will be split up into groups by the Estancia’s excursions coordinator.

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Trip Facts

  • 12 Hours.
  • 2. Moderate | Height gain: 550m
  • October to April

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Book now until 30th September - Only 10% deposit required + fully refundable up to 90 days prior to departure (minus 4% CC fee).
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