Estancia Cristina: Upsala Discovery

Upsala Glacier + Estancia Cristina + 4x4 Upsala Viewpoint + Museum. This excursion combines navigation in Lake Argentino to the Upsala Glacier area with a picnic set in the Estancia Cristina, located on the right bank of the Upsala Canal. In the estancia, you will experience a 4x4 adventure, admiring, from the Upsala Glacier viewpoint, privileged panoramic views of the eastern front of Upsala Glacier, Lake Guillermo, Southern Patagonian Ice and The Andes. After visiting the viewpoint, you will go to the estancia’s museum.

$ 6.490 ARS

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  $ 1.290 ARS - Transfer from your hotel
$ 1.490 ARS - Lunch in restaurant Más info
$ 430 ARS - Lunch box Más info
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    Duration
      13 Hours.
    Requirements
      Clothing: sportswear, comfortable fleece type jacket, windbreaker jacket, sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, hat, collars / scarves. Shoes: sports shoes, hiking boots, especially for trekking activity.
    Included
      Guide service throughout the tour.
    Not included
      Entrance fee to the National Park.
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    Physical difficulty 50%

    Upsala Glacier + Estancia Cristina + 4x4 Upsala Viewpoint + Museum.

    This tour combines the navigation to the Upsala glacier area with a picnic day in Estancia Cristina, located on the right bank of the glacier. The tour departs, after picking you up at your hotel in El Calafate at 7:00 Am, from port De la Cruz, which is located in Punta Bandera. You sail in the north arm of Lake Argentino to the Upsala channel and reach the western front of the Upsala glacier where you can appreciate it from the boat. Enjoy browsing icebergs and stunning landscapes. Then, you will head by boat towards the Cristina channel and then to the estancia.

    When you get to the estancia, you will have a guided tour to the Costumbrista Museum (former shearing shed) and experience a 4x4 adventure journey, admiring panoramic views from the Upsala Balcony in a 9.5 km travel with a gradient of 550 meters above sea level.

    Then, you will get to the shelter of Hielos Continentales and undertake a 30 minutes walk on ground of glacial erosion. There, you will have a privilege view of the Eastern Front of the Upsala Glacier, Lake William, Southern Ice and Cordillera de los Andes.

    Finally, you will go back to the estancia and to the boat towards port De La Cross at 19:00 Pm and then on to El Calafate. In case the maximum number of passengers is exceeded, visitors will be divided in turns by the tour coordinator of the estancia.

    7:00 Pick-up at hotel
    40 km distance
    8:30 Boarding in port
    Sailing in front of Upsala Glacier
    Arrival at Estancia Cristina
    4x4 tour
    Visit to Upsala Viewpoint
    Visit to the museum of the estancia
    19:00 Return to the port
    Return to El Calafate
    20:00 Drop off at hotel
    Included activities
    Optional activities

    The schedule, order and the activities can vary according to the organization of the day.

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    $ 1.290 ARS
    Transfer from your hotel
    Round trip transfer from your hotel to the port where the tour starts, located at 50 km from El Calafate. After the excursion will take you back to your hotel.
    $ 1.490 ARS
    Lunch in restaurant
    Starter: 1 meat and 1 humite turn over. Main course: lamb stew with roasted vegetables or dry pasta with mushroom pesto and dried tomatoes. Dessert: creme caramel. Includes 1 soda or a glass of wine per person and coffee or tea.
    $ 430 ARS
    Lunch box
    Shredded chicken sandwich in homemade bread with cream cheese, tomato, hard-boiled egg and sliced cheese. Includes a water, fruit, snack, sweet candy and a sweet dessert. Gluten free or vegetarian option is offered with prior notice.
    Guide service throughout the tour.
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