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, the group signed up for this trek will be assigned a FWD vehicle with a specialized guide. Our ride will take us in ascent along the Feruglio cordon for 9.5 km where we will leave our vehicle. From there we will walk to the Upsala Glacier Lookout Point, which features stunning views of Lake Guillermo, the imposing Upsala Glacier’s eastern front and the South Patagonian Continental Ice Field.
From there we will begin a 14km trekking over Fossil Canyon, an area with a great concentration of unique marine fossils, geological treasures left uncovered after the passage of the oceans long ago. This trek is a gradual downhill climb. During the journey there will be a break for lunch (optional) and then walk down to Estancia Valley and to the boarding pier. Return sailing to Punta Bandera Port and transfer to El Calafate.
7:00 am – Estancia Cristina’s private transfer begins its tour from El Calafate hotels to Punta Banderas Port
8:15 am – boarding at Estancia Cristina pier
8:30 am – navigation begins up North Arm to the Upsala Channel and finally to Cristina Channel
11:30 am – arrival at Estancia Cristina (duration of the excursion: 6hs)
5:30 pm – departure from Estancia Cristina
7:30 pm – arrival at Punta Bandera Port
8:30 pm – arrival at El Calafate hotels
– Duration: 13 hours
– Lunch included