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Estancia Cristina

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Avenida Del Libertador 1037, El Calafate Z9405AHI, Argentina
+54 2902 49-1133
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Located on the Northwest shore of the Argentine 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. This full day program grants alternatives to those who prefer a quiet afternoon of walk and history as well as those who are into adventure with trekking and 4x4 wheel drive rides.
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“upsala glacier” (134 reviews)
“day trip” (56 reviews)
“discovery tour” (15 reviews)
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Avenida Del Libertador 1037, El Calafate Z9405AHI, Argentina
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting museum. The lunch was ok but very expensiv. Better to bring some sandwichens! The trio with 4x4 vars to the glacier was nice.

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Thank JosZell
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fabulous tour taking in some remarkable scenery.Fab boat ride to the estancia taking in views of the Upsalla glacier and the many icebergs floating around.Very interesting off road trip!!!! up to the viewpoint overlooking the Upsalla glacier where the views and colours...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take a boat ride from Punta Bandera, they are on a regular schedule. Settled by an English couple with 2 kids who lived in a tent for 2 years. What were they running from? Sheep ranch for many years, now a park. Fantastic scenery, worth...More

Thank Richardhencke
ritag1969, Commercial Deparment at Estancia Cristina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks a lot for your comments! Your question, in a way, made me laugh! I personally believe that there were not runnig, but folowing a different life, At that time, things would have been completely different! Kind regards Staff Estancia Cristina

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ritag1969, Commercial Deparment at Estancia Cristina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked the day trip through viva patagonia. I couldn’t find them here on TA so leaving the review here on the Estancia Cristina page. Review of the day trip: Glaciers, mountains, the lake and great food! The main part of my “Discovery” tour was...More

Thank Philip M
ritag1969, Commercial Deparment at Estancia Cristina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Philip M Many thanks for your detailed and graphic review! I will be of much help to those who rely on TripAdvisor! Kind regards Staff Estancia Cristina

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we were looking for El Calafate excursions and this one kept popping up, we were skeptical. We booked the Discovery tour with lunch and it was a fabulous day and experience. Seeing the glacier from the water is worth the trip in and of...More

Thank ChicagoEllie
ritag1969, other at Estancia Cristina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for your fantastic review! Kind regards Staff Estancia Cristina

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to have a real Patagonia experience visit Estancia Cristina- you can realize what it meant to live in Patagonia and you can taste a genuine and good food in the restaurant (try "cordero patagonico" and the wonderful empanadas)

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ritag1969, other at Estancia Cristina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much Martina M for your review! I do love Cordero & empanadas too!!!! Kind regards Staff Estancia Cristina

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Thank orchardfamily2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a two week trip as a family to south Patagonia with our two teenage girls, Christmas / New Year break 2017-18. Landed in Buenos Aires where we spent Christmas. Flew to El Calafate where we did the Estancia Cristina tour. From here we went...More

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ritag1969, other at Estancia Cristina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for your review! What a wanderful family trip! It is a honor to have been part of it! Kind regards Staff Estancia Cristina

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hslowe
28 October 2017|
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Hi hslowe! Please, find the descriptions below: Multi-cereal bread sandwich (2 units): Chicken, smoked pork loin, Tybo cheese, sweet onions, mixed greens and herb seasoning; Cookie with seeds and salty dried fruits; Brownie... More
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hslowe
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Hi Hslowe! The trekking is 14 km long since you leave the Upsala Viewpoint. Remember that the first part of the excursion is on 4x4. Regards, Estancia Cristina staff.
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Hola Kolesoo1. Ninguno de los programas de Estancia Cristina Full day incluyen el almuerzo en su precio. Podes adicionarlo (tiene un valor de AR$600) o bien llevar tu vianda. Tene en cuenta que en nuestro restaurante solo... More
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