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A veritable outdoor wonderland, Estancia Cristina organizes tours that will get you out on all kinds of adventures in the Patagonian mountains. Take a cruise out on Lago Argentino, navigating between icebergs as you approach the spectacular Upsala Glacier. Test out your fitness with a hike around the area, enjoying the scenery along the way. You can even go horseback riding through wild expanses of nature. The lodge offers accommodations, as well; if staying here, you can enjoy some brilliant stargazing by night. Plan your visit to Estancia Cristina and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our El Calafate trip maker tool .
Estancia Cristina Reviews
First of all Estancia Cristina is not an "attraction" it is a first class eco-lodge in Patagonia ourside El Calafate, Argentina. You take a 3 hour ferry ride (awesome) to get there and then, bam!, you... more »
Très belle promenade dans la plaine de la Patagonie, accompagné d'un guide super sympa. Nous avons marché plusieurs heures dans la sierra. Une très belle cascade nous attendait. De retour à l'Estancia... more »Very nice walk in the plain of Patagonia, accompanied by a super nice guide. We walked several hours in the Sierra. A beautiful waterfall was waiting for us. Back to the Estancia visit a beautiful wool museum and its export ... Really to discover!
This is a really nice trip. There are several options for activity once you are at the ranch. The lunch was tasty and service efficient. The boat trip gets a view of the face of the Upsala Glacier and many icebergs calving from the glacier. Upon landing at the ranch, the group is devided into subgroups depending on which activity you chose. The staff and crew are very helpful and efficient. Tours are offered in Spanish or English but many of the guides speak other languages as well. I chose the Discovery option which includes a 4x4 drive up the mountain and a hike to an overlook where a large section of the icefield and glaciers are dramatically displayed. The views are stunning and unlike anything I've ever seen. The guides explain a bit about the glaciers and the Southern Icefield, which is the 3rd largest in the world. Whichever option you choose, this a trip not to be missed.
Excellent walk! Spectacular views! History to be missed
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