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Estancia Cristina

Av. Libertador 1037, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
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Sailing, Hiking and Off-Road Patagonia Adventure...
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in El Calafate
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ranchs, Cultural
Activities: Horseback riding
Owner description: The Upsala Glacier is one of the largest in Los Glaciares National...
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Type: Ranchs, Cultural
Activities: Horseback riding
Owner description: The Upsala Glacier is one of the largest in Los Glaciares National Park. To sail through the Argentino Lake among icebergs and mountains and then visit Estancia Cristina is an interesting combination of nature, adventure, history, and pleasure.This full day program offers alternatives such as those who prefer a quite day of touring and history as well as those who look forward to activities with adventure like trekking and riding a four wheel drive.The excursions that are surrounded by the Andes mountains, glaciers and Argentino Lake leads us to get in touch with a natural, unique, remote environment, with culture and lifestyle of the pioneers and the interesting relationship of them with famous explorers of past century.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Wow, this has to be one of the best places we have ever stayed on holiday! From the first moment crossing the lake to reach the estancia the staff here treat guests brilliantly. They are incredibly knowledgable and attentive and really made us feel very welcome. The estancia and surrounding scenery were spectacular, and there are lots of hikes and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Take this excursion if you can. It was our best day in Patagonia. The boat goes up near the glacier near many amazing icebergs. The ranch is cool, authentic Patagonia. We took the Fossil Trek, a ten mile hike starting up by the glacier with fabulous views, WIND, and hiked across the moraine and down the glacier carved valley. Three... More 

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Lucia2620, Commercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! It is nice to know that you enojoyed your full day trekking tour! Regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More 

Ariccia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It starts by an over 2 hours navigation on the Lago Argentino. After a while you meet some icebergs getting bigger and bigger by reaching the Estancia. All along the way a guide will give some explainations about the geological events and the local fauna and flora. If you are lucky you can attend he drown of an iceberg. One... More 

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Lucia2620, Commercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this review

Ciao Nicole! Thank you very much for your detailed review! We are happy for knowing that you loved your full day tour. We hope to see you soon again! Best regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More 

Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

After the navigation in the Lago Argentino we took the pick-up and went in the upper side of the mountains to take an incredible look at the Upsala glacier. Then we went at the farm's restaurant to eat a properly cooked lamb. The place is simply beautiful and the crew of Estancia Cristina is professional and nice. It's a must... More 

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Lucia2620, Commercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this review

Thank you very much walterprintus for your review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your full day tour at the Estancia. Thank you for your reccommendation! Regards, staff Estancia Cristina. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The cruise through the icebergs was thrilling and the 4x4 ride to the balcony of the Upsala glacier was well worth the effort. The "historic tour" of the estancia was a let down and a bit of a bore. Altogether a great day trip!

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Lucia2620, Commercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback! Consider that the 'historic tour' is part of the excursion and let our passengers know about the history of the Estancia and the valley around. Regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The highlight of this tour was the boat trip through the icebergs. The Estancia Cristina part of the day was interesting and scenic. This is all a well trodden tourist track with well organised guides and programes. Was a long day out but fun.

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Lucia2620, Comercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! We are happy to know that you enjoyed your full day tour. Regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More 

londra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

beautiful experience with great guides helpful and charming. I was travelling with three others friends, we all loved the exprience and we didnt want to leave in the end. Going up to the mountain in the 4x4 was a bit rough at times, and going up walking i found it strenously...more comfortable ways should be introduced. It was great in... More 

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Lucia2620, Commercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment and for letting us know your dislikes; this help us to keep on improving our service. Best regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

It was an amazing day. Yes, it was long but totally worth it. Seeing the icebergs floating delicately on the water surrounded by snow capped mountains was both serene and beautiful. The 4x4 ride to view the Upsala glacier was bumpy but fun and the view of the glacier was so spectacular. The wind was insanely strong but that didn't... More 

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Lucia2620, Commercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! We are happy to know that you enjoyed your full day tour at the Estancia. Regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We enjoyed our day at Estancia Cristina, but as stated in other reviews it is a long day trip. Pick up with ~ 1 hr to boat, 2 hours on boat on way there and ~ 3 on way back to see front of glacier. We picked the Discovery tour option with the 4x4. To be clear, the 4x4 is... More 

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Lucia2620, Commercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! We appreciate all your comments and suggestions about the full day tour. Best regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It was a good experience only for the fact that we saw huge icebergs, the Upsala glacier and had a nice boat trip through the Lago Argentino... but the rest of the time in the Estancia, seemed to be only to cover "available" time by having a small tour in a small museum, then a walk through the enormous place... More 

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Lucia2620, Commercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this review

Thank you very much for such a detailed description, we liked it very much! We appreciate that you mentioned your likes and dislikes; for us is very helpful in order to keep on improving our services. Best regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More 

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