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Estancia Cristina

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Address: Avenida Del Libertador 1033, El Calafate Z9405AHI, Argentina
Phone Number:
+54 2902 49-1133
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08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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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Plenty of people have posted reviews of the actual trip, so I will keep mine short and then make sure that everyone understands the choices from different tour companies in town... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Plenty of people have posted reviews of the actual trip, so I will keep mine short and then make sure that everyone understands the choices from different tour companies in town -- some people may not understand how tours in El Calafate work. The super short version is that the icebergs are great, the boat doesn't go anywhere near the... More 

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Concord, MA, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoyed this trip so much. The boat (hydrofoil) ride to the Estancia was long, but so amazing, beautiful and enjoyable. We stopped about 5 miles before the glacier to view it, though it seemed that we were much closer, since the glacier is so huge. The glacier calves a lot, creating turbulence and icebergs, so this is as close... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent throughout. Highly recommend it! It was fun and educational, the tour guide was knowledgeable. We highly recommend it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unbelievable! This is heaven on earth... beautiful... vast... home. It's easy to see why the family held on to the ranch for as long as possible. The staff is amazing. I feel blessed to have visited and want to return some time in the future. We spent 3 days with day hikes - all in different directions - from the... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent wecome by staff. Superb food, very pleasant atmosphere and first class decoration. As a regular client of Relais et Chateaux, Estancia Cristina is one of the two best hotels among the 30 ones we visited over the last 5 years the other gem being Domaine de Rochevilaine in FRance .

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

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

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I recently took a day-long excursion to Estancia Cristina while holidaying in Argentina. This turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip as it helped us understand early settler life in the Patagonia as explained by our entertaining and informative tour guide. The lunch at Estancia Cristina was outstanding and the 4 WD trip... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review and recommendation! Regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More 

Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can t go to el Calafate without doing that excursion... tour guides are pro... the site is stunning... we did the discovery tour.

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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 

San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Entire trip from morning pickup at the hotel to downtown El Calafate return was well planned. The bus ride, boat ride and the visit on the farm was wonderful. The best part was when the entire crew came out to bid farewell to all of us as we left on the boat across the lake. Very touching, personal attention.

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had 2 days in Calafate. One was dedicated to the mini-trekking. I Perito Moreno glacier (*****). The Estancia Cristina was the second best ranked experience and we decided for it. Their website is also very well designed. We went for the Discovery Experience, which seems to be the most popular. Basically you are crammed in a 4x4 truck and... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review and recommendation! Just one remark: we offer a 3 step menu (that should be pre-booked) or the option that each visitor take their our box-lunch. We do not offer a menu at the Estancia with different options for lunch. Regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful experience. Sailing along Lake Argentina and seeing things is weather dependent. Takes 3 hours to get there since there is a detour into the Uppsala channel to see the glacier. The spirit and history of this Estancia are very interesting and fascinating. Take a 4 wheel ride up the mountain once you get there to a view point from... More 

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Thank you so much for your review and recommendation! Regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More 

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