Estancia Cristina: Upsala Classic

Upsala Glacier + Estancia Cristina + Museum + historic visit and walk. You will sail Lake Argentino among icebergs and a stunning scenery overlooking the front of the Upsala Glacier to, then, disembark at Estancia Cristina. There, you will remain for 6 hours in which you will have a guided tour to the “Costumbrista Museum” (former shearing shed), trek to the Caterina River and the chapel and visit the surrounding area of the estancia. If you want, you can have lunch in the restaurant of the estancia.

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Expected start date:
October 2021


  - Transfer service from your hotel to the port
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Available languages
  Español English
      13 Hours.
      Clothing: sportswear, comfortable fleece type jacket, windbreaker jacket, sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, hat, collars / scarves. Shoes: sports shoes, hiking boots, specially for trekking activity.
      Guide service throughout the tour.
    Not included
      Entrance fee to the National Park.
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    Physical difficulty 40%

    Upsala Glacier + Estancia Cristina + Museum + Historic visit and walk.

    Estancia Cristina Upsala Classic is a tour that combines a boat ride to the Upsala Glacier area, departing from the Port of Punta Bandera, with a visit to Estancia Cristina. You will enjoy unique views of the Upsala Glacier from the boat, visit its historic “Costumbrista Museum” and chapel and do a low difficulty trekking to a waterfall near the estancia.

    If you book the tour with transfer from Calafate, we will pick you up at 7:15 a.m. at your hotel to then head to Puerto de la Cruz located in Punta Bandera and at 47 km from El Calafate. If you book the tour departing from the Port of Punta Bandera, you must get there at 8:30 a.m.

    The boat sets sail at 9:00 a.m. sailing the North Arm of Lake Argentino until reaching the Upsala Canal, from where you can see the western front of the glacier in the distance, surrounded by huge icebergs of various shapes. You will enjoy a boat tour between icebergs and imposing mountainous landscapes to then sail the Cristina Canal until you reach the estancia.

    When you arrive at Estancia Cristina and disembark, you will take a guided tour to the Costumbrista Museum, which is a former shearing shed, and then have lunch at the estancia restaurant.

    After lunch, you will do a a low difficulty trek to the Caterina River located near the estancia where there is a waterfall. After this walk, you return to Estancia Cristina where you will take another walk around its surroundings visiting the chapel.

    At the end of the tour, you embark again to head towards the Port of Punta Bandera and arrive in El Calafate at 8:00 p.m.

    7:15 Pick-up at hotel
    40 km distance
    8:30 Boarding in port
    Sailing in front of Upsala Glacier
    Arrival at Estancia Cristina
    Visit by the estancia
    19:00 Return to the port
    Return to El Calafate
    20:00 Drop off at hotel
    Included activities
    Optional activities

    The schedule, order and the activities can vary according to the organization of the day.




    Estancia Cristina: Upsala Classic

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    Optionals. Include in the reservation:

    $ 2.200 ARS
    Transfer service from your hotel to the port
    Round trip transfer from your hotel to the port where the tour starts, located at 50 km from El Calafate. After the excursion will take you back to your hotel.
    $ 2.520 ARS
    Lunch at restaurant
    Starter: 1 meat and 1 humite turn over. Main course: lamb stew with roasted vegetables or dry pasta with mushroom pesto and dried tomatoes. Dessert: creme caramel. Includes 1 soda or a glass of wine per person and coffee or tea.

    $ 990 ARS
    Lunch box
    Shredded chicken sandwich in homemade bread with cream cheese, tomato, hard-boiled egg and sliced cheese. Includes a water, fruit, snack, sweet candy and a sweet dessert. Gluten free or vegetarian option is offered with prior notice.

    Guide service throughout the tour.
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