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Address: Avenida Del Libertador 1033, El Calafate Z9405AHI, Argentina
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Upsala Glacier is one of the largest in Los Glaciares National Park. To...

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.

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Sailing to Upsala Glacier and Patagonia Adventure to Estancia Cristina
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Fabulous end-of-the-world hike

We visited the Estancia as part of a day tour, which started with a two hour ferry ride across the channel and through sculptured ice towers, with informative narrative in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Gen S
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Perth, Australia

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the Estancia as part of a day tour, which started with a two hour ferry ride across the channel and through sculptured ice towers, with informative narrative in the background. Many tours are available and we opted for a 14 km hike. A small group of six, we were driven to a high vantage point and then hiked... More 

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice place where spend a little time walking in peace. The restaurant is very good with a superb panorama. The service is superb. Only the visit with guide is too long and too much detailed. Better reduce the time of visiting and let more time to visitors for walking around

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Lucia S, Comercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your opinion and seggestions! We will take them into account in order to keep on improving our service! Regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting trip. The explaination of the guides was pleasant and they were very knowledgeble. It is a pitty that there are no animals at the farm. It now is solely a museum.

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Lucia S, Comercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! They are prohibited due to the creation of the National Park (197). Onle the horses are allowed for the horse ridding for our guests. Regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More 

Bloomington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Toured the Estancia and drove to the Upsala glacier overlook. Beautiful views. The meal at the Estancia was very good. The lamb was very good and the corn empanadas were amazing.

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Lucia S, Comercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! Regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More 

Criciuma, Sc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A boat ride along Argentina Lake takes you to the Estancia and on the way in you'll see icebergs coming from Upsala glacier floating on the lake. A 4x4 trip departing from the Estancia's ground takes you close to the glacier and is worthwhile taking and closely become aware of the full strength of the glacier in changing the surroundings... More 

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Lucia S, Comercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your opinion! Kind regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More 

County Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A late 19 Cent. Ranch originally created by an English couple and now running a variety of ecotourism projects with access by boat through the iceberg-laden lake. You can hike through the spectacular landscape, travel in an all-terrain vehicle or explore the lake by boat. Excellent museum. Our guide was particularly good - both knowledgeable and an excellent communicator. Highly... More 

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Lucia S, Comercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this review

Thank you son much for your review and all the tips for future visitors! Regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 8 hours, it was amazing, it felt as if we have landed at a different planet, the steps bordering the Andes, the wonderful lakes, and the amazingly colored Glaciers where delighting.

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Lucia S, Comercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your beautiful comment! Regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More 

London
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After booking 3 weeks in advance, our trip to Estancia Cristina was cancelled 3 days before we were due to go. Luckily I was checking my emails while we were away! And luckily again, we managed to book on the Rios de Hielo glacier trip, so we didn't have a wasted day. Annoyingly, it also took a month to get... More 

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Central NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The grounds of the site are quite interesting. Learning about how the area was settled and its importance was good. The restaurant and facilities were very good. Helpful and speak some English. it was a trip well worth the visit.

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Lucia S, Comercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this review

Thank you very much for you review! Kind regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour is quite nice, the views are amazing and the service too !! I did the trakking, it is beautiful ! The problem is the price, if you don´t want to spend a lot of money in El Calafate or if you have only few days I suggest definitely not do this tour.

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Lucia S, Comercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this review

Thank you very much Danielcatrocunha for your opinion! We are glad to know that you enjoyed the tour; it is a pity that you do not recommend it, simply, for its price. Regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More 

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