Excursion to Estancia Cristina, Classic Option
The excursion begins at Punta Banderas Port, located 47kms from the city of Calafate. Estancia Cristina offers a regular transfer service to the Port from Calafate – departing from city hotels from 7:30 am. Otherwise, guests can organize their own transfers (maximum show-up time at the port 8:45 am).
Additional Charge: as required by National Parks Services regulations, the cost of the Entrance Fee to the “Los Glaciares” National Park will be automatically added to the ticket value of the activity.
Having set sail from Punta Bandera harbor at 9 AM, we will glide over the waters of Lake Argentino’s Northern Arm to reach the furthest possible point of navigation in the Upsala Channel, where we can enjoy an incredible panoramic view of the Upsala Glacier’s immense front. Then, having disembarked at the shores close to Estancia Cristina, an expert guide will welcome visitors and take them on an exciting trek through the surrounding valley. The hike unfolds along an ecotone area, a beautiful, semi-arid place carpeted in native shrubs and grasses. Next, the walk gradually ascends to an elevated lookout point that bestows sweeping views of the valley beyond, over Lake Argentino and Lake Pearson across to the towering Andes Mountains.
From here, continue on a path sloping gently uphill, surrounded by ñire trees, until you reach the highlight of this trek: Los Perros River Waterfall, whose viewpoints not only bestow jaw-dropping vistas but are also a fantastic spot for observing flowers and plant life especially orchids.
Later on, having returned from the trek, we will visit the Costumbrista Museum, housed in the estancia’s old shearing shed where guests can learn all about the history of the Masters family: their lives, adventures, and how they became pioneers in Patagonia. Finally, a guided tour will take lucky visitors around Estancia Cristina’s estate–up to the Caterina River, the waterwheel, chapel, and the rest of the lodge
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No age restriction. Maximum Age: 85
Cancellations can be done without penalty, until 48 hours prior to departure
After booking and finalizing payment, you will receive a confirmation for your purchase. Then, in less than 24 hours, you will receive the voucher that you can use to take the excursions.
If the reservation is for the next day, we will be attentive and we will send you the voucher before your excursion begins.
Lunch at Estancia Cristina is optional and can be requested when reserving the excursion. If bringing your own lunch, the estancia also offers a cafeteria service.
Vegetarian/Celiac options are also available.
Yes, pick up and drop off are included in the price
Just complete the booking form. When you finish will be redirected to Paypal where you can pay the tour.
As soon as you finish the booking, check your email. There you will receive the instant confirmation of your excursion
In that email you will also have the voucher. Print it or take it on your phone the day of your excursion.
This tour is 100% refundable until 72hs before your tour.