We travelled almost 11,000 km within Argentina, and it was El Calafate that stole our hearts! It really is the most spectacular place we've ever been! Trekking the Perito Moreno Glacier and staying at Eolo and the Estancia Cristine where as guests we were able to ascend to the vista then hike down 12 km through the fossil canyon and horseback ride through glacial paths is something everyone should experience.
The staff and guides at the Estancia Cristine were knowledgeable and friendly, making each excursion better than the last, and the food was spectacular!
The remoteness of this property along with the history of the glacier had a profound impact on us.
This destination was suggested by Alejandro Varrente of Breaking Trails and I doubt we would have done it without his glowing recommendation. It was one of the best experiences of my life!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the Northwest shore of the Lake Argentino 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.Estancia Cristina is a unique Lodge; it count with 20 comfortable rooms distributed in 5 elegant cabins and exclusive access to the most stunning sights of the Upsala Glacier. An enchanting and warm place, that just like in the past grants the best Patagonian hospitality. The only access to the Estancia is by boat; the full board Lodge program offer exquisite Patagonian gastronomy, a museum and a variety of activities to enjoy of this wonderful region. There are many activity options for you to choose: Walks of different demands, 4x4 wheel drive rides, horse riding, mountain bike or fishing. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Estancia Cristina Lodge El Calafate, Argentina - Patagonia