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About Estancia Cristina
Located on the Northwest shore of the Argentine Lake on the far of Cristiana’s arm, Estancia Cristina is located in a unique corner in Los Glaciares National Park. Founded in 1941 by Joseph P. Masters and his wife, this stunning place still maintains its essence, keeping the history of this family alive, that with great effort and perseverance, made this lonely and inhospitable place a small paradise a home. This full day program grants alternatives to those who prefer a quiet afternoon of walk and history as well as those who are into adventure with trekking and 4x4 wheel drive rides.
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Sailing to Upsala Glacier and Patagonia Adventure to Estancia Cristina

Discover Upsala Glacier and Estancia Cristina on this full-day adventure from El Calafate. Sail past icebergs on Patagonia's Lago Argentino to Estancia Cristina, a historical sheep and cattle ranch at the end of the world. Tour Estancia Cristina, then choose between an off-road 4x4 tour to Upsala Glacier or a walk to a pristine nearby waterfall.
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11 hours
from $170.67

Horse Back Riding tour

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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12 hours
from $277.34
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giuseppeboniibc wrote a review Mar 2020
Forli, Italy1 contribution
The real Patagonian atmosphere. And very well organized too. No other worlds are possible to explain a incredible experience
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Estancia C, Commercial at Estancia Cristina
Responded Mar 17, 2020
Thanks a lot for your review and for sharing your experience on TA! Kind regards Estancia Critina Team
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Dario S wrote a review Mar 2020
Milan, Italy87 contributions39 helpful votes
The location is outstanding, the boat trip getting there spectacular. I didi not sleep there, I went for a day trip with a hike which was very nice with very good guides.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Estancia C, Commercial at Estancia Cristina
Responded Mar 17, 2020
Thank you so much!!!! Next time in Patagonia you can try at least 1 night with us!!!! Cordially Estancia Cristina team
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rcostel1 wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Guiding was unprofessional and the "tour" of the museum was an embarasment. The lamb meal consisted mainly of lamb fat and gristle with very little meat. overall a very disappointing experience
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Estancia C, Commercial at Estancia Cristina
Responded Mar 17, 2020
Dear rcostel1 Thanks a lot for your review. We are really sorry we did not fulfill your expectations because the tour was not what you expected. The Costumbrista Museum is the soul of the place, so sad you did not find it interesting. Most of the times, a place, even being in the middle of nowhere, has its identity in its History, if not, we can visit and see places just in a postcard, from home. I hope we can transmit what this place represents to all of our visitors. In reference to lunch, we will consider your comments, thanks a lot. Cordially Estancia Cristina Team
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BobandMaggie60 wrote a review Feb 2020
Willerby, United Kingdom87 contributions22 helpful votes
Thoroughly enjoyed our full day trip to Estancia Christina. The weather helped as we had such wonderful views on the boat and after the 4x4 ride to the viewpoint of Upsala glacier. The discovery part of our tour about the historical side of this Estancia was really interesting. We chose to take a packed lunch after reading previous reviews and were pleased we had as we didn’t want to spend 2500pesos each on the meal. The organisation of this trip is very good with plenty of staff to help/guide you .
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Response from Estancia C, Director Comercial at Estancia Cristina
Responded Mar 2, 2020
Thanks a lot for your review! Great you have enjoyed your experience at Estancia. Having read several comments about food, just for you to know, we have amended and improved many details. Thanks to you and others who, in terms of giving a positive warning, let us know about it. Kind regards Estancia Cristina Staff
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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
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Response from Estancia C, Director Comercial at Estancia Cristina
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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