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Horse Back Riding tour provided by Estancia Cristina

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Horse Back Riding tour

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 10/13/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Estancia Cristina is tucked away in a pristine, north-westerly corner of Lake Argentino, in Los Glaciares National Park, near the incredible Upsala Glacier. Along the tour, pass waterfront forests, towering mountains, bobbing icebergs and the iconic Upsala Glacier. An exclusive and unique setting in Patagonia.
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    Perito Moreno Glacier
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
    Estancia Cristina is tucked away in a pristine, north-westerly corner of Lake Argentino, at Los Glaciares National Park, near the incredible Upsala Glacier. From El Calafate, it’s a 50km drive to Puerto Bandera, the harbor area where an awaiting boat will depart for the scenic 2:30-hour navigation. Along the way, pass waterfront forests, towering mountains, bobbing icebergs and of course, the iconic Upsala Glacier itself, continuing on to your landing point on the northwestern banks of the Cristina Channel, where Estancia Cristina sits. Having disembarked at the shores close to Estancia Cristina, an expert guide will welcome visitors and take them on an amazing ride. Expect a delightful mix of mountain views, time spent by the lake and birdwatching opportunities on this gentle horseback ride to Cristina Valley, making for an easy but rewarding excursion. After leaving the Estancia behind, we ride in a northerly direction, heading deeper into nature, cross the Caterina River and pass The Noria. Make your way on horseback along pathways covered with loose stone and moss, leading you eventually to an elevated lookout point that bestows sweeping views of the valley. Then, when you are finally ready to head home, go back along the same route towards the starting point, the perfect time to take it all in. Later on, we will visit the Costumbrista Museum,where we can learn all about the history of the Masters family: their lives, adventures and how they became pioneers in Patagonia.
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Important Information
  • Helmet
  • During the sailing coffe & croissant are offered.
  • Entry/Admission - Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Mariana C wrote a review Feb 2020
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We had a wonderful time at Estancia Cristina. Totally worth it time and money! The boat trip was very nice and organized, the horseback riding was amazing! Paula the owner of the horses guided us through a 4 hour ride in amazing places! We loved. Fully recommend!!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from Estancia C, Director Comercial at Horse Back Riding tour
Responded Mar 2, 2020
THANK YOU for your review and recommendation! I couldn't agree more about Paula and the horses! She is gorgeous! Best regards Estancia Cristina Staff
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WimvL99 wrote a review Dec 2019
maarheeze155 contributions76 helpful votes
We did some riding in the past. When we arrived we had a short riding tour with Leandro. Very nice, good horses and great guide. We liked It so much that we decided to plan another tour. That one was about 6 hours and we had a great, great time. We climbed the mountains with the
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Estancia C, Commercial Department at Horse Back Riding tour
Responded Jan 14, 2020
Dear WimvL99 Many thanks for your comments! I assume you stay lodge at Estancia (just because you places the review in the Full Day Tour user), what is fabulous!!!! I couldn't agree more about the long ride, you definitely are alone and in peace! Kind regards Estancia Cristina team
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By: Estancia Cristina
Incredible glacier views
Reminiscing about our great stay at Estancia Christina in March 2019. It started with a great boat tour of Lake Ar
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Just fantastic
The real Patagonian atmosphere. And very well organized too. No other worlds are possible to explain a incredible
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Magical place
The location is outstanding, the boat trip getting there spectacular. I didi not sleep there, I went for a day trip
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terrible tour of a historic sheep station
Guiding was unprofessional and the "tour" of the museum was an embarasment. The lamb meal consisted mainly of lamb
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Great experience of Patagonian estancia now converted to tourism
Thoroughly enjoyed our full day trip to Estancia Christina. The weather helped as we had such wonderful views on th
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Incredible views and history
We did the Discovery Tour, which goes by 4x4 to Glaciar Uppsala viewer, lunch and a historic tour inside the ranch.
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So enjoyed this day, but be prepared for some rough going!
The boat ride revealed some magnificient sights and iceburgs but be prepared for rough "seas"; the 4x4 trek on dirt
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Long day out.
This is a long day out. A drive out for 45 minutes is the same route as to Moreno glacier, followed by a two hour b
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Magnificent Place
Excursion Trekking full day THE BEST. You need a good physical conditions because the experience lasts all day
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Don't go there!
We did not like this trip at all. First of all, it was way too much money for what we've got. The historical tour w
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Worse experience ever
You are just a "color bracelet". If you do not pick either horse riding or 4x4 ride, they take you on a 3 miles wal
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Very Interesting estancia
Great Boattrip to Estancia Cristina with Icebergs. Rock and roll ride to Uppsala Glacier Viewpoint and Interesting
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Alan Brattan from Yorkshire UK
Very interesting trip. Unique and stunning scenery but also gave a good understanding of the tough life that the ea
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My family and I had a great experience and day in Estancia Cristina. We did the Discovery tour and everything was b
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Perfect Patagonia
Awesome scenery, great horseback ride with Juan and off the hook food. We loved our stay at Estancia Christina!
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  • Duration: 12h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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