Estancia Cristina – Classic Program

Los Glaciares National Park, Lago Argentino Department, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina

U$ 124,00

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  • All Glaciers National Park:
    This National Park, located in Santa Cruz Province, in the south of Argentine, comprises an area of 4,459 km² (1,721 sq miles). In 1981 it was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This park, created in 1937, is the second largest in Argentina and its name refers to the giant ice cap in the Andes range that feeds 47 large glaciers. The ice cap is the largest outside of Antarctica and Greenland.
  • Estancia Cristina:
    It was founded in 1914 by Joseph Percival Masters, an Englishman who came to Patagonia with his wife in 1900. Having heard marvels about the Patagonian lands of Southern Argentina and being in search of a promising future, he decided to embark with his wife towards Buenos Aires, to later travel to Patagonia.
  • Upsala Glacier
    The Upsala Glacier is a large valley glacier in the Argentinean the Glaciers National Park.The name comes from the Sweeden Uppsala University, which sponsored the first glaciological studies in the area around the 20th century.
  • Argentino Lake:
    Argentino Lake is the largest lake in Argentina and the third in size in South America with a total surface of 1,560 km² (602 sq miles). The especial color of the water is due to a very fine powder produced by glacier abrasion, called “glacier milk”.


Boarding and departure will be at port Punta Bandera in a comfortable boat and you will be sailing among icebergs and stunning scenery overlooking the western front of the Upsala glacier and then through Cristina Canal, you will get to the point of disembark at the Estancia. Arrival Estancia Cristina will be at around 11:30 hr. You will have a guided walk up to Caterina River and Chapel and tour around the Estancia.

Later on, there will be a 2.30 hr long hiking to Los Perros Fall, a waterfall surrounded by woods and that will amaze you because of its beauty and the panoramic view to the Caterina River and Valley as well as the Estancia Cristina.

Experience Details

Trip length
08:15 – 19:30

Activity level

October to April

  • Professional bilingual Guides (English/Spanish) expert in Calafate.
  • Navegation
  • Transport
  • Tips
  • Extras
  • Meals
  • Entrance
  • Services not specified
  • For the tour, children up to 2 years old are free of charge. Between 3 years and 11 year old pay 50%. From 12 years old pay 100%.
  • For the entrance fees, children up to 2 years old are free of charge. Between 3 years and 11 year old pay 50%. From 12 years old pay 100%.
  • Wear comfortable clothing, sunscreen and sunglasses. During cool days, bring a windbraker and some coat (check weather forecast the day before to be dressed accodingly).
  • As this tour is on shared basis, the pick up time and duration of the activity are approximates.
  • Pick up from: El Calafate town hotels.
  • Drop off: El Calafate town hotels.

** Other locations on request and with a possible additional surchage. 

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Activity type : Daily Activity
Activity Time : Boarding from 08:15
Duration : 11
Maximum number of people : 6
Cancellation : Cancellation within 3 Day(s) before the date of arrival 100% will be charged.
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