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Address: Av. Libertador 1033, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
Phone Number: (02902) 491-133
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Activities: Horseback riding
Description: The Upsala Glacier is one of the largest in Los Glaciares National Park...
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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Decades after reading about Patagonia and Estancia Cristina I was able to go there. It did not disappoint. I loved the day tour to Estancia Cristina which included a 4x4 drive up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Decades after reading about Patagonia and Estancia Cristina I was able to go there. It did not disappoint. I loved the day tour to Estancia Cristina which included a 4x4 drive up to a lookout over Glaciar Upsala and the mountains around, absolutely beautiful. If you want to see how far and how fast a glacier can recede, this is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Did the tour with our kids (12 and 9) and it was one of the highlights of the trip to Patagonia. The cruise, getting up close to the icebergs, is incredible and the Estancia itself is really interesting - we did a 4x4 tour up to the Upsala glacier overlook - it was all very well organised (you get separated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stayed at the Estancia for 2 nights; most people are only able to do a day trip. If you can, make arrangements for more than a day-trip. Its a beautiful ranch surrounded by mountains. You can take the 'jeep' ride and then hike down from a glacier through a gorge littered with fossils. Or walk to a waterfall. Or... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The two thing that made the tour worthy, was the catamaran ride, as you get close to some icebergs floating around, and then the jeep tour we choose - the fossil tour is not that great. The staff is friendly, but we were unlucky by having a small group of Italians along, that spoke to English or Spanish, and had... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Stayed for 2 nights with a Backroads trip. We hiked the park for 2 days and went horseback riding. We were accompanied by local guides, beautiful trail. Horses are well kept and the gauchos are very professional. The grounds are simple but perfect for this type of vacation. The food was also very good and the staff very friendly. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We had a wonderful time on this excursion. It was a full day, but well organized. The boat trip was comfortable and enjoyable. Hot coffee and croissants were available, a professional photographer can take pictures for you and all the guides we encountered were helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Lovely boat trip to Estancia Cristina - we saw plenty of icebergs in all shades of blue and grey. It's not possible to approach the Upsala Glacier anymore but you still have a beautiful view. We chose the Cañadon de Los Fosiles tour and I highly recommend that you do the same even if you're only moderately fit like me.... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Estancia Cristina is an old farm that tells the story of the pioneers in the Calafate region. Such stories can be found in many other places, however, there is a route leading from this farm to a magnificent panoramic spot from where you can observe a Series of glaciers (about 6 of them). The way to the panoramic spot is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Visited this place in April 2015 with my wife. We had one day's tour, part of a travel package. Experiences were like dream having to learn the Masters' family life in this remote, cold part of South Argentina. In the museum at the estancia most of everything is still preserved. The guides were excellent. Foods at the restaurant was good.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is a dream place, probably the most spectacular places we have ever visited. The whole experience to go there was amazing. The only way to get there is by boat, which takes about 2 hours to arrive, while passing trought iceberg and amazing scenery. Once arrived at the estancia you have few options: - Trekking to reach the Upsala... More 

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Lucia2620, Comercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this review

Thank you so much Luca for such a beautiful review! We are glad to know that you enojoyed your full day tour! Hope to see you soon again staying in our exclusive Lodge. Best regards, Estancia Cristina. More 

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