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Estancia Cristina

Av. Libertador 1037, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
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Ranked #5 of 23 attractions in El Calafate
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ranchs
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... more » 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. « less
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Bangalore, India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

After a bus picked us up from assorted hostels/ hotels, we boarded a large motorboat. On Lago Argentina, we watched entranced as we edged close to the Upsala Glacier, with the sun revelling in luminous blues on the icebergs that seemed within reaching distance. The charming estancia staff divided us into groups for the day, while croissants and coffee were... More

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Lucia2620, Commercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this review

Thank you so much Deetu for this wonderful review! We are glad to know that you enjoy your day at the Estancia. Best regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More

Balzan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This day's excursion was well-planned and organized. The early start gave us the opportunity to watch the beautiful sky at sunrise. The captain made it a point to go as close as possible to and round the icebergs of the Upsala Glacier. This was followed by the safari on Estancia(meaning ranch) Cristina with a 4 by 4. David, our guide,... More

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Lucia2620, Commercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your full day tour! Best regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More

Lévis, Quebec
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I went to Estancia Cristina in late November 2013. After an early start in El Calafate to pick up passengers, we went down to Lago Argentino for the real beginning of our adventure. We embarked on a clean, modern and comfy motor boat that took us to the Estancia proper. The boat trip lasts for about two hours and on... More

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Lucia2620, Commercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your detailed review from your Trekking experience!! All the tips you mentioned are very welcome to our future visitors! Best regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More

San Francisco, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Some went closer to the Upsala Glacier ( which they go and stay near on the boat) and others hiked (2km each way) to the glacier falls. Beautful hike since it was Fall with all the foliage colors.

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Lucia2620, Commercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! Regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More

Corcelles, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We went from Calafate on a one-day trip to the estacia Cristina. The best part of the excursion was the trip by 4x4 jeep on top of the hill to have a look on the Upssala Glaciar.... just a breath taking experience! The histoy of the english familiy who went to settle on this end of the world was also... More

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Lucia2620, Commercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this review

Thank you Barbara for your feedback. We will consider your review in order to keep on improving our service. Best regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The view is very beautiful, it is almost a painting. The Estacia Cristina's staff is very professional and polite, but the tour fee is a little bit expensive.

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Lucia2620, Commercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this review

Thank you very much for you feedback! We are happy to know that you liked going to the Estancia. We hope you understand that the National Park Fee is designated for NP Administration. Thank you and regards, staff Estancia Cristina. More

sydney
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I really enjoyed the history of this lovely ranch. The staff were very passionate and proud of their site but the time there was brief and we spend a lot of the day travelling of sitting around waiting.

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Lucia2620, Commercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your opinion. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your day! Best regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More

Las Vegas, Nevada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
45 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We visited the Estancia on Friday, March 21 2014 The full day excursion to Estancia Cristina was going to be one of the highlights of our visit to El Calafate. Along with the Perito Moreno Glacier, we figured we’d see the best the area has to offer in the two full days and three nights we had allowed ourselves in... More

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Lucia2620, Commercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this review

Dear Drew, thank you very much for your review and feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your Trekking tour at the Estancia. On the other hand, we appreciate that you recognize our effort in the unusual situation on 21st March.Thank you for your patience and comprehension. Best regards from the all staff of Estancia Cristina! More

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Would recommend doing the estancia cristina trip and taking the trek option. You join many others on the boat to the estancia but then split into a small group for the 4-5 hour walk. Amazing canyon/ geology...every corner you turn there's a new kind of landscape. Our guide was excellent and switched between spanish and english for the group (only... More

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Lucia2620, Comercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment! We are glad to know that you have enjoyed the Trekking on your full day tour! Regards, staff Estancia Cristina. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

That was amazing being in a boat for 2:30 hs with spetacular views of snow peak mountains, a wonderfull blue lake, marvellous blue, green and white icebergs and the huge Upsala Glacier. Then when whe arrive at Estancia Cristina we are driven in a robust 4x4 truck to have a diferent experiense at the other arm of Upsala Glacier, the... More

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Lucia2620, Commercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this review

Thank you very much Guzinn for you opinion! We are glad to know that you enjoyed your Discovery experience!} Regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More

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