Estancia Cristina: Upsala Trekking

Upsala Glacier + 4x4 + Trekking in the Fossils Canyon + Estancia Cristina. The Trekking tour of Estancia Cristina combines a boat ride in Lake Argentino to Estancia Cristina with a 4x4 journey and a trekking through a fossils canyon. From the estancia, you will travel in 4x4 vehicles to the Upsala Glacier Viewpoint. From here starts the 4 hours hike through the canyon heading back to Estancia Cristina while you can appreciate marine fossils recently exposed by the glacial action.

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Expected start date:
October 2021


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      13 Hours.
      Age: 12 years old minimum. 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
      Lunch box (must take) nor entrance to the National Park.
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    Physical difficulty 70%

    Upsala Glacier + 4×4 + Trekking in the Canyon of the Fossils + Estancia Cristina.

    Estancia Cristina Upsala Trekking combines a visit to Estancia Cristina doing a trekking through the Fossils Canyon, a boat ride to the Upsala Glacier area and the visit to the Upsala Viewpoint. You will enjoy unique views of this glacier from the famous viewpoint of the estancia, you will visit in 4x4 vehicles the surroundings and you will hike through an old glacier canyon. This is the only tour in El Calafate that allows you to observe closely the Upsala Glacier front and its spectacular size while trekking through a unique place.

    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.

    After disembarking, you will ascend in 4x4 vehicles through a landscape that has recently been uncovered by glaciers and that is of great geological interest. You will enjoy from the Upsala Viewpoint a privileged view of the Eastern front of the Upsala Glacier, Guillermo Lake, Southern Patagonian Ice, the Murallón and Don Bosco Hills and the Andes Mountains.

    From the viewpoint, the trekking begins entering to the Fossils Canyon. This is an area where a large concentration of fossils is observed, which is a remnant of the last marine entrance and that has been exposed by glacial action. The trekking takes approximately 4 hours in direction of Estancia Cristina, at a constant pace and having medium/high difficulty.

    You will have lunch during the trekking in the Fossils Canyon so it is recommended to take a lunchbox. Upon arrival at Estancia Cristina, you will embark again to head towards the Port of Punta Bandera. You will arrive in El Calafate at 8:00 p.m. having made the only tour in Los Glaciares National Park that still offers close views of the Upsala Glacier.

    7:15 Pick-up at hotel
    40 km distance
    8:30 Boarding in port
    Sailing in front of Upsala Glacier
    Arrival at Estancia Cristina
    4x4 tour
    Visit to Upsala Viewpoint
    Hiking in the Canyon of the Fossils
    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 Trekking

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    $ 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.
    $ 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.

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