Excursion to Estancia Cristina, Discovery Option
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, the Discovery group is welcomed by our specialized driver-guides who will help them into their 4×4 vehicles, ready to head off into the wilderness.
Our sturdy 4WDs will then venture up into the Feruglio Mountains, a 9.5km ride that offers great views of our surroundings and takes us ultimately to an elevated area where the cars will be parked. Once there, we’ll begin a 20-minute trek over terrain characterized by glacial erosion, until reaching the Upsala Glacier Lookout; an exclusive vantage point for visitors to appreciate this immense glacier that can only be accessed from Estancia Cristina.
There will be plenty of time here to enjoy views of Lake Guillermo and the eastern side of the Upsala Glacier, as well as the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. Afterward, the groups will head back to the lodge in our 4×4 vehicles, for a well-deserved rest and break for lunch (approx. 1 hour). 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 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.
• Appetizer (two meat or corn empanadas)
• Main course (lamb stew with grilled vegetables or pasta with mushroom pesto and sundried tomatoes)
• Dessert (flan/cake).
• One soft drink or glass of wine per person + coffee or tea.
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.