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.
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