Full Day Tour to Upsala Glacier and Estancia Cristina

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What To Expect

Experience the combination of nature, adventure, history, and pleasure as you sail through the Argentino Lake among icebergs and mountains, and as you get in touch with the remote environment and Argentine gaucho culture of Estancia Cristina.


  • Enjoy an unforgettable 2-hours boat ride on Lake Argentino

  • Marvel at the phenomenal ice field of Upsala Glacier

  • Take incredible pictures of the icebergs floating on the Upsala Channel

  • Join the very informative historical tour of Estancia Santa Cristina


Tours from El Calafate
Departs From:
El Calafate
Meeting Point:
Hotel Pick up
9 hours
daily at 7:00 AM
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Departing from El Calafate you will enjoy a scenic 40km ride to Puerto Bandera Pier though gorgeous Patagonian landscapes. Admire the beautiful bluish and turquoise colors of Lake Argentino and the shades the sun makes on its surface.

Upon arrival at Puerto Bandera you will be able to purchase the Entrance Fee to the Glaciers National Park before this spectacular adventure starts. You will be boarding and departing from Puerto Bandera port in a modern and comfortable boat.

Sail through icebergs and stunning Patagonian scenery, and experience the fantastic view overlooking the western front of the Upsala glacier, the second longest glacier in South America. The journey continues through Cristina Canal to finally disembark at Estancia Cristina just before noon. Taste the unique regional cuisine of the Estancia such as the traditional Patagonian lamb. Walk up to Caterina River, a popular fishing spot for typical Patagonian trout. The tour will follow to the local Chapel, around the Estancia and the historical Gaucho museum. At the end of the afternoon, we will return to Puerto Bandera by boat and then to Calafate.


  • Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off from Hotels in El Calafate

  • Scenic Boat Ride to the Estancia

  • Guided Visit of the Museum of the Estancia

  • Guided Walk around the Estancia

  • Entrance fee to the National Park


  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Meals and drinks

Please note

  • Comfortable shoes are recommended for this tour.

  • Feel free to bring your lunch box from El Calafate if you do not want to have lunch at Estancia Cristina restaurant

  • The following information will be required upon booking:

  • Full Name in Passport

  • Date of Birth

  • Passport Number and Nationality

Cancellation Policy

  • 30% Cancellation Fee (70% reimbursement): 6 days prior to date of activity.
  • 55% Cancellation Fee (45% reimbursement): between 2 to 5 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 1 day or less prior to date of activity.

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