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Estancia Cristina

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  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Avenida Del Libertador 1037, El Calafate Z9405AHI, Argentina
+54 2902 49-1133
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed February 7, 2012

Santa Cristina is a small estancia located adjacent to the Upsala Glacier. You can stay there overnight (see hotel reviews for that) or you can take one of three 1-day excursions to the estancia. All the excursions (and the hotel stays) include a 2-hour each...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed March 19, 2012

I could go on and on and on but I was very disappointed with Estancia Cristina excursion. First they pick you up in a very nice van.....drive you 30 min to the port where you get on their boat for 2 1/2 hours - a...More

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The place is so peaceful and calm. Know more about the history of the place. A trip to the best location to see the Upsala Glacier, really amazing and awesome.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Really enjoyed the experience at Estancia Cristina. Not only was it very interesting, but the guides were lovely people. Very professional, taking the time to translate Spanish to English, regardless of the question posed to them. Found them also to be very well organised, as...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Definitely go here. My sister and I just got back from Estancia Cristina and I feel like I was put under a spell. We stayed for 2 nights/3 days, and it was an amazing experience. The service, from the main host to the guides to...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The trek was the highlight of the visit for me. After difficult climbs elsewhere in Patagonia, this one was fairly easy, but it's a good idea to wear some sturdy hiking boots/shoes. Awesome geology!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I went on a really nice and informative trek with one of the guides. It wasn't difficult but the guide was knowledgable about the area and taught me a lot about the landscape.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The most comprehensive excursion we took in southern Argentina. The tour begins with a boat ride through Lake Argentina, cruising by icebergs and catching a glimpse of the Upsala Glacier. Once arriving at the Estancia, there are three different tour options. We took the Discovery...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The trip was fantastic. Enjoyed the icebergs/ boat trip. The trip in the tropp vehicles was long but fascinating, especially enjoyed the glacier and landscape. Lunch at the homestead was very good, and the tour of the farm interesting. Would have liked to be able...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You must get an italian speaking guide!Everything was perfect: food, excursions etc.We hope to come back again but for more days!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bus ride of about 30 minutes from El Calafate, followed by a 1 hour boat trip up Lago Argentino to Los Glaciares National Park. We were lucky and had perfect weather: clear skies and very little wind mad the lake surface a mirror. Stopping to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are just back from having spent a wonderful 2 nights and 3 days at the Estancia Christina. One day one, you leave El Calefate at 7am and are taken to the estancias boat for a 3 hour cruise to the Uppsalla glacier and its...More

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October 27, 2018|
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Response from KarinP63 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed 2 nights and had no problem booking the excursions we wanted. However, if you know which excursions you want to do you could let them know. We wanted to go on an extra horse ride which they arranged for us. The... More
Kate L
June 20, 2018|
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Response from Estancia C | Property representative |
The Day Tripper boat arrives at El Calagate at 8:30pm so, not possible to catch the flithg. If you are lodged at Estancia, special boat for guests arrives at El Calafate at 6pm, so, it is possible to get the flight at... More
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October 27, 2017|
Response from Lucia S | Property representative |
Hi hslowe! Please, find the descriptions below: Multi-cereal bread sandwich (2 units): Chicken, smoked pork loin, Tybo cheese, sweet onions, mixed greens and herb seasoning; Cookie with seeds and salty dried fruits; Brownie... More
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