Estancia Cristina: Upsala Trekking

Upsala Glacier + 4x4 + Trekking in the Fossils Canyon + Estancia Cristina. This excursion combines navigation in Lake Argentino to the Estancia Cristina with a 4x4 journey and a trekking through a fossils canyon. After arriving in the estancia, you will travel in 4x4 vehicles to a viewpoint that offers views of the eastern front of Upsala Glacier, Lake Guillermo and The Andes. From here begins the 4 hours hike through the canyon back to the estancia appreciating marine fossils recently exposed by the glacial action.

$ 8.750 ARS

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  $ 1.290 ARS - Transfer from your hotel
$ 430 ARS - Lunch box Más info
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    Duration
      13 Hours.
    Requirements
      Age: 12 years old minimum. 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
      Lunch box (must take) nor entrance to the National Park.
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    Physical difficulty 70%

    Upsala Glacier + 4×4 + Trekking in the Canyon of the Fossils + Estancia Cristina.

    The tour begins when you embark and depart from the port of Punta Bandera at 08.30 hours in a modern and comfortable boat. You will sail between icebergs and a stunning scenery overlooking the western front of the Upsala Glacier and, from there, through the Cristina Channel to the point of disembarking at the estancia.

    The arrival at Estancia Cristina is at 11:30 and you will remain there for a period of 6 hours while it lasts all the activity. Just after the disembark, you will get on 4×4 vehicles and travel 9.5 km through mountainous roads. You will pass through a landscape that until recently was covered by glaciers and it has great geological interest, while you can enjoy from the Mirador Upsala of a privileged view of the eastern front of the Upsala Glacier, Lake Guillermo, Southern Ice, Hills Murallón and Don Bosco and the Andes.

    From here begins the trek to enter the Canyon of the Fossils, an area where a high concentration of fossils still remains of the last marine ingression and have been exposed by glacial action. The trek takes place for 4 hours at a steady pace to reach back into the estancia.

    Those who choose this activity will have lunch during the trekk, and will return to the estancia to, then, board the boat at 17.30. Arrival at Puerto Bandera at 19.00 hours.

    This trek, due to the physically demanding conditions and difficult terrain, is only suitable for people in good physical condition considering that you walk on uneven ground, and can not be done by children under 12 years old. If the coordinator of Estancia Cristina tour determines that passengers who have chosen this activity are not physically suitable for the trekk or lack the proper attire for trekking, will not be able to develop it, not accepting claims or refunds.

    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
    Hiking in the Canyon of the Fossils
    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.
    $ 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.
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