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Estancia Cristina

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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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Beautiful trek - Cañadon de Los Fosiles

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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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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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We had very good time at Estancia Cristina. The landascape is really beautiful and the hospitality we found at the estate was really good. Everything were excellent and very well organized, the visit, the lunch, the trip by jeep to Upsala Glacier (wonderful scenery). We were also very lucky because of the weather a bit windy but really warm. This... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The arrangements were excellent, however the weather was terrible. There were heavy winds and heavy rainfall. Due to the bad weather we could get rather sketch glimpse of the glaciers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

"Espectacular"" the trip by booat,the icebergs on the way,the estancia with its perfect organization,good food,nice trip by jeep to Upsala Glacier.We shall remember the whole day!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Estancia Cristina featured one of the most breathtaking treks in all of Argentina. The boat tour offered beautiful scenery as well as impressive views of icebergs and the Uppsala glacier, but the highlight was really the long trek through the Canyon of the Fossils. Spectacular value and well worth the trip from El Calafate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

This is the best attraction in " el calafate" !! . Very Profesional company with amazing guides that really show you something different. The tour on the boat to see the icebergs was amazing!!!! Than the 4x4 trip to see the Uppsala iceberg was incredible!!!! I would recommend it much more than any other experience in el calafate!! Worth any... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We took the trekking tour... The views of the iceberg were impressive, the boat ride with complimentary coffee and media Luna's was nice, the trek on the "glacier pavement" was quite unique... but I did not like that we were not allowed to walk 20m from the group to take a pictures, not allowed to touch anything, or step on... More 

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