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At 37 miles long, this glacier is considered one of the longest in South America.
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El Calafate, Argentina
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

Its marvellous. Although you cannot see it directly from very near, buts really amazing. SDue to the last avalanche, we need to stop enough away from bthe actual glacier, but just knowing about it makes it very special.

Thank AforappleG
Reviewed May 21, 2018

We visited the upscale glacier during a 6-hour boat trip. The service on the boat was very good and the view is amazing. You come very close to the glaciers who have colors from light blue to dark blue and even grey.

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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Saw the Upsala from a distance as boats cannot go too near because of the icebergs , which are constantly detaching! The turquoise blue of the ice is just amazing. Such an awesome place!

Thank vagabondafelice
Reviewed May 12, 2018

I didn't really know what to expect, as visiting an estancia (a ranch) wan't on my top priorities and was afraid it would be a waist of time after visiting the majestic El Calafate the previous day, but I came back GLAD I took the...More

Thank luvninou
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

You can see in one of the may cruises operated here.You will see this on a full day cruises. Worth watching this beauty.

Thank SE s
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Took a very comfortable boat tour of the Glacier area , great photo opportunity and nature at its most dramatic!

Thank 15yearsleft
Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

About a year ago the ice broke causing unclear consequences (not explained to us), for which the reaction on the local authorities was to forbid to get close to the glaciar, now with a minimum distance of 15km. Not even from Estancia Cristina you can...More

1  Thank Francisco P
Reviewed March 3, 2018

We booked a trip to see the glacier because we wanted to see another glacier. The day takes 12 hours and to my mind could be much shorter. You spend 2 hours on the lake to get to an area with icebergs - and if...More

2  Thank Grant T
Reviewed February 27, 2018

the kayaking has been halted at Upsalla glacier due to environmental issues but the group now offers 1/2 day trips at Perito Moreno glacier, it was fantastic! what an amazing way to witness a natural phenomenon. You can drive yourself or take a local bus...More

1  Thank Lorna S
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Hiking offered by Estancia Christina takes you up to see the glacier- breathtaking! ! Hike can be strenuous but worth it. Guides are great and knowledgeable!!

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Lisa F
October 11, 2015|
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Response from ThaboCapeStFrancis | Reviewed this property |
We booked our trip with our local Travel Agent here in South Africa and were well looked after. I believe the company was caller Buquebus or something like that - same as report above. They were absolutely great.
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Yee-120
September 24, 2015|
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Response from Ele G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yee, sorry for my delay. Please note that i have made the reservation with Ice river Express. its was ok. But i saw that Mar Patag is more luxury. Our tour lasted a few hours. its was more than fine. thank you
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