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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.
We were picked up at our hotel on time. The boat trip to Estancia Cristina was spectacular. The Off road trip to see the Upsala Glacier was the best part of the package and an incredible experience! The hiking is not strenuous and very doable. The guides were very friendly, helpful and informative. You may want to pack light snacks for the boat trip. You can get a lunch at the Estancia Cristina Restaurant.
We were picked up and taken to the airport and the hotel on time. The guide was very friendly, extremely helpful and informative. We have seen glaciers before but nothing like Perito Moreno which is truly a wonder of nature. We preferred packing a lunch although there is a cafe because we did not want to spend time in the cafe when there is such beauty to enjoy. The park has walkways to see various parts of the glacier which are not strenuous and very doable. Even though there are steep steps, there are alternative routes that can be taken. Because we had an extra day, we selected the "Sailing, Hiking and Off- Road Patagonia Adventure to Estancia Cristina which was a good complement to this tour.