- 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.
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What You Can Expect
absolutely fantastic, an amazing experience
It was a full day with a great tour and service.
Was great tripp
Fantastic tour. Views were amazing, guide was fantastic. Tour went like clockwork. Snacks offered on boat to and from ranch, but will either need to bring your own lunch or pay for lunch at ranch. Lunch is huge and two people can share. Pick-up/drop off from hotel included. Is FULL DAY--pick up before 8 AM and drop off was at about 9 PM so plan accordingly. A must-do.
An excellent, varied day. The pick-up from our hotel in El Calafate was prompt and efficient; the initial cruise up Lake Argentino was a pleasure with the sun beginning to strike the surrounding mountains; the close-up view of the glacier and the huge blue iceberg 'calves' was breath-taking; and the visit to the Estancia was efficiently organised so that there was never many visitors doing the same thing. We opted for the walk up the valley to the waterfall. Our guide was a friendly and engaging young man who spoke impeccable English. The views across to the expanse of the glacier and back down the valley to the estancia and lake were a great reward. The tour of the estancia was conducted by another guide who spoke perfect English, was most informative about the history, geography and economics of the place and had an engagingly wry style that was perfectly suited to the group.
Most incredible day of my entire month-long visit to Argentina. Take the 4x4 tour! The view of the Upsala glacier from above is AMAZING! You get to see Upsala from a boat as well as many icebergs in Lago Argentino. Guides speak English very well. Be prepared for cold and wind, though the day was never really uncomfortable. This tour makes for a long day, but SO worth it!
I took my lunch for this tour and was glad I did. The meal on the Estancia was quite pricey ($40/person), though it looked and smelled amazing. The restaurant is happy to serve you wine, coffee, dessert, etc, even if you don't buy the full meal offered.
The nicest part was the walk of 15 minutes to the Upsale Glacier and the 4x4 ride. It was too long the Museum visit and explanation as well as the Chapel visit at the Estancia. The food at the Estancia was not very good. We did not eat lamb so could not try the cordero. Pasta was ok, not special and the empanadas the meat inside smelled too strong. We thought it was lamb.
We should have more time after the 4x4 ride, it's the best part.
Very professional tour but could have benefited from a guide with better English. It's a long day but well worth the time as the views of the glaciers and the ice falls are great. The hike up to the falls was ok but the falls themselves nothing special
A much better day that I originally expected. Awesome scenery and great guide. A long day but it is not boring at all. Plenty of options to choose from.
This tour was amazing!