- 13 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Enjoy a full-day guided tour, ideal for those who want to keep exploring all that Argentinean Patagonia has to show us. The tour begins with a navigation through the icebergs, sailing right in front of the Upsala Channel, in a journey towards the Estancia Cristina, where you will spend the rest of the day to learn its history and traditions. Visit the Folkloric Museum and the Estancia's surroundings and find amazing wildlife. This tour is limited to 15 people, includes lunch and transportation by an air-conditioned coach.
- Lunch included
- Led by a local guide
- Ideal choice for families
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Navigation to/from the Estancia
- Entry/Admission - Estancia Cristina
- Entry/Admission - Lago Argentino
- Entry/Admission - Glaciar Spegazzini
El Calafate, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia
Traveler pickup is offered
Passengers should wait in the lobby of the hotel to be picked up from there
Returns to original departure point
The tour starts at 7am with pickup from centrally located El Calafate hotels. Travel around 30 miles (45 km) along a road that will take you through the countryside, littered with picturesque wooden houses.
Having reached the port of Punta Bandera, on Lake Argentino, board a modern and comfortable boat, that at approximately 8:15am, will leave behind the port to begin the navigation.
Through towering icebergs, head to the north arm of Lake Argentino up to the last permitted point of navigation on the Upsala Channel, where stunning views of the Upsala Glacier await. Continue sailing through the Cristina Canal to the point of disembarking at the Estancia, arriving around 11:30am.
Stay there about six hours and visit the Folkloric Museum, located in what used to be an old shearing shed, where they will introduce the history of the Estancia. Start a small and pleasant walk of about 30 minutes to visit the Caterina River and Chapel and then tour the historic town of Estancia.
Once visited the most important spots of the stay, enjoy free time for lunch and continue touring the place.
Around 5.30pm, get back to the boat to begin the return to Punta Bandera port, then back to El Calafate. Drop-off at hotels will be at approximately 8pm.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- Warm clothing and walking shoes are recommended
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.