- Estancia Cristina tour from El Calafate
- Sail among icebergs to view the Upsala Glacier
- Tour the historic Estancia Cristina ranch
- Hike to a waterfall or take an off-road tour to the Upsala Glacier viewpoint
- Learn about the the Patagonia region from your local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off included
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
A great way to experience all that Patagonia has to offer. With hotel pickup and drop-off included, it’s also a convenient way to tour the region.
What You Can Expect
Enjoy croissants and hot drinks served on board the comfortable boat as you glide among icebergs, past the stunning scenery of snow-covered peaks. Sail to the western front of the Upsala Glacier, then cruise along Cristina Channel to Estancia Christina.
Disembark at the historic estancia, and learn the history of the sheep and cattle ranch on a visit to the museum and old shearing shed.Enjoy a snack break before continuing your tour of the estancia.
Take a short guided walk up to Caterina River to visit the estancia’s chapel and other historic buildings.
After lunch (own expense), take an off-road trip for fantastic views of the Upsala Glacier, or an easy trek to see the beautiful waterfall of Los Perros.
The three-hour off-road trip takes you along a scenic mountain trail, following a route of great geological interest, until quite recently covered by glaciers. Reaching a mountain refuge, take a 20-minute walk over terrain eroded by glaciers to reach the Upsala Glacier. From here you can see amazing views of Lake William, the Patagonian ice field and the Andes mountains.
If you choose the walk to the cascading waters of Los Perros waterfall, the two-hour trek takes you through beautiful woodlands for lofty views of Caterina River and the estancia below.
In the late afternoon, relax on the boat ride back to the port of Punta Bandera, arriving at around 7:30pm, then be dropped off at your hotel at El Calafate.