ESTANCIA CRISTINA | UPSALA GLACIER

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.
The program includes:
Boarding and departure at port Punta Bandera (NPC) 08.15 hours in a 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.
Return to Punta Bandera at 19: hs approximately.


CLASSIC: Navigation of North Arm of Argentino Lake and Cristina Channel + Museum + historic visit and tour.
• 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.

DISCOVERY: Navigation of North Arm of Argentino Lake and Critina Channel + Estancia Cristina + 4x4 Upsala Viewpoint + Museum.
• Duration of 4 wheel drive: 3 hours
• Drop: 550 m.s.n.m.
• Level of demand Low
• 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 visit to the Costumbrista museum (old shearing shed).
• Ascent in all-terrain vehicles, travelling 9.5 km through mountainous roads.
• Arrival to the Continental ice shelter.
• 30 minute walk.
• Visit the oriental front of Upsala Glacier. Lake Guillermo, Southern Patagonian Ice and Andes.
• Return to the farm house of the Estancia and board at 17:30 hs. Arrival to Puerto Banderas at 19: hs approximately.
NOTE: If the maximum number of passengers is exceeded, visitors will be divided in turns
by the tour coordinator of the Estancia.

TREKKING CAÑADON DE LOS FÓSILES: Upsala Glacier+ Ea. Cristina + 4X4 Upsala Viewpoint + Trekking Cañadon de los Fósiles

  • For wheel drive crossing 4x4 of 9.5 km. through mountainous roads.
  • Tour through a landscape that until recently was covered by glaciers and has a great geological interest.
  • View of Lake Guillermo and of the stunning oriental front of Upsala Glacier, Southern patagonian ice and hills Murallón and Don Bosco.
  • Descents through the Cañadón de los Fósilesarea where we can find fosiles, remains of the last marine ingression which has been ucovered by glacial action.Valley of unique characterisitics.
  • This activity can not be performed by children under 12 years; must be accompanied by their parents.
  • It is very important to bring the appropriate gear for this kind of trek: comfortable clothes for walking, hiking shoes or rubber soled shoes and sun protection.

Note: The manager of Estancia Cristina or designee will determine whether passengers who have chosen this activity can actually participate in it.

NOTES: Passengers have to bring their own lunch box; we do not provide this service ~ The program includes welcome coffee and a snack on board while navigating back to El Calafate ~ Children under 10 years old will not be able to participate in this program. If older than 10, they should be used to walking long distances.

SUGGESTIONS: In the southern Patagonia the weather can change radically several times a day. That is why we suggest you to bring appropriate clothing. Example: 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.

RATES PER PERSON VALID OCT/2018 & MAR/APR2019
INCLUDING TRANSFER TO THE PORT
REGULAR

PRIVATE 2 PAX

PRIVATE 3 PAX
PRIVATE 4 PAX
PRIVATE 5 PAX
CLASSIC Daily
$145
$181
$159
$151
$149
DISCOVERY Daily
$198
$235
$214
$206
$203

ADDITIONAL LUNCH*

$52
CAÑADON DE LOS FÓSILES Daily
$270
$306
$285
$277
$274

ADDITIONAL BOX LUNCH*

$30

 

RATES PER PERSON VALID NOV DEC2018 JAN/FEB2019
INCLUDING TRANSFER TO THE PORT
REGULAR

PRIVATE 2 PAX

PRIVATE 3 PAX
PRIVATE 4 PAX
PRIVATE 5 PAX
CLASSIC Daily
$160
$197
$176
$168
$165
DISCOVERY Daily
$231
$268
$247
$239
$236
LUNCH*
$50
CAÑADON DE LOS FÓSILES Daily
$308
$345
$323
$315
$313

ADDITIONAL BOX LUNCH*

$30

Rates in US dollar, valid from 1 Oct 2018 to 30 Apr 2019. National Park Entrance Fee not Included, it has to be included in your reservation. Ask us us about the cancellation policies.

*Lunch at the Estancia only for Classic and Discovery options. The Estancia does not provide lunch box.

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