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  2. Patagonia, Argentina
  3. El Calafate
  4. Estancia Cristina

El Calafate: Estancia Cristina & Cascada de los Perros Tour

Product ID: 31604
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Visit one of the most historic sheep farms of Patagonia on a full-day tour to the Estancia Cristina from El Calafate. Sail on Lago Argentino, till the Upsala Channel and enjoy a hike to a waterfall in the Patagonian wilderness.
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Duration: 11 hours
Starting time 7:30 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Please wait for your pickup in the reception of your El Calafate hotel. Please be on time.

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  • Sail among the icebergs of Lago Argentino
  • Hike to the beautiful Cascada de los Perros in the Caterina River valley
  • Explore the historic sheep ranch of Estancia Cristina
Full description
Located on the northwest coast of Lago Argentino (Argentino Lake), the historic sheep ranch of Estancia Cristina was founded in 1914 by Joseph P. Masters and his wife, and on this full-day tour from El Calafate you will explore the estancia to discover how it maintains the history of the family.

First, you will sail among the icebergs and mountains of Lago Argentino to Upsala Glacier, the 2nd largest within Los Glaciares National Park. Departing from Punta Bandera by modern and comfortable boat, enjoy the most stunning up-close views of the blue ice.

Upon arrival at the Estancia you will learn how the sheer perseverance of the Masters family made the inhospitable place a small paradise that they could call home. Visit the Estancia’s museum, and the old shed where the sheep were sheered.

Next, take a short walk to see the estancia’s chapel and country house. From here, you will embark on a 2.5-hour hike to the surprising waterfall of Cascada de los Perros, surrounded by native ñires shrubs. Enjoy panoramic views of the Caterina River valley, and Patagonian wilderness, back across to Estancia Cristina.
  • National park fee
  • Transfer from El Calafate hotels to the Punta Bandera port
  • Cascada de Los Perros Hike
  • Navigation on Lake Argentino
  • Bilingual Tour Guide English and Spanish-Speaking
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Personal hiking gear (boots, jackets, gloves etc.)

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Food
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Please note that the order of the activities will be defined by Estancia Cristina

From £127.60 per person

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Estancia Cristina - ECSA

Product ID: 31604