Estancia Cristina: Fossil Ravine

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.

Day 1

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

IMPORTANT:

  • Minimum age: 12 years.
  • Due to the physical requirements and difficulty of the terrain, this hike is only suitable for people in good physical condition.
  • Not recommended for people with back, hip, ankle or knee problems.
  • Once the hike begins, the only way to return to the Estancia is on foot.

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. You must take a box lunch or reserve one in advance (please confirm this when booking).

Recommended personal kit:

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

NOTE: In the event that the Estancia Cristina excursions coordinator decides that any passenger who has chosen this activity is not suitably fit, or lacks adequate clothing for the trek, they will be prevented from participating in the activity. No complaints will be accepted and there will be no refunds.

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.

Fossil ravine (Cañadón de los fósiles):

Estancia Cristina guides reserve the right to prevent any passengers who are not physically fit enough, or who don’t have suitable clothing, from taking part in this activity.

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Trip Facts

  • 12 hours
  • Difficult
  • October to April
  • Minimum age 12 years
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