Board a modern and comfortable boat for your full day journey and sail among icebergs and enjoy the stunning scenery as you sail past the western from of the Upsala Glacier. Spend time at an Estancia and enjoy hiking and walking the trails.
What to Expect
The Upsala Glacier is one of the largest in Los Glaciares National Park. To sail through the Argentino Lake among icebergs and mountains and then visit Estancia Cristina is an interesting combination of nature, adventure, history, and pleasure.
This full day program offers alternatives such as those who prefer a quite day of touring and history as well as those who look forward to activities with adventure like trekking and riding a four wheel drive.
The excursions that are surrounded by the Andes mountains, glaciers and Argentino Lake leads us to get in touch with a natural, unique, remote environment, with culture and lifestyle of the pioneers and the interesting relationship of them with famous explorers of past century.
Estancia Cristina was founded in 1914 by Joseph Percival Masters, an Englishman who came to Patagonia with his wife in 1900. Having heard marvels about the Patagonian lands of Southern Argentina and being in search of a promising future, he decided to embark with his wife towards Buenos Aires, to later travel to Río Gallegos.
Pick up and drop off from El Calafate hotels.
Boarding and departure at port Punta Bandera (NPC) 08.15 hours in our modern and comfortable boat.
Sailing among icebergs and stunning scenery overlooking the western front of the Upsala glacier and then through Cristina Canal to the point of disembark at the Estancia.
Arrival Estancia Cristina 11:30 hs.
Stay at the Estancia for 6 hours.
Guided walk up to Caterina River and Chapel and tour around the Estancia.
Return to the boat 17:30hs. Arrival to Puerto Bandera approximately 19:00hs.
- Pick up from hotel to Punta Banderas Port
- Transfer IN/OUT Punta Banderas
- Visit Upsala Glacier
- Entrance Fee for National Park
- Drop off to hotels.
Know Before You Go
In the southern Patagonia the weather can change radically several times a day. That is why we suggest you to bring appropriate clothing. Suggestions:
Clothing: athletic, comfortable, fleece-type jacket, windbreaker jacket, sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, hat, collars / scarves.
Footwear: Sport footwear, boots or trekking boots, especially for the trekking activity.
The program does not include Lunch Box, we suggest you to hire it in the hotel in El Calafate.