Estancia Boat Voyage

Take a boat trip to a remote estancia and stay in their renovated lodge at the base of the mountains. Visit glaciers and icebergs. Enjoy a range of activities exploring the wilderness.

5 Days


Estancia Boat Voyage - 5 - $1,384

Itinerary Map

Start from El Calafate and end at El Calafate

Landmarks visited on Estancia Boat Voyage

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrive in El Calafate and enjoy a free day to explore this popular lakeside town. 

Accommodation: Hotel, El Calafate

Day 2:

Today will be an early start as we pick you up from your hotel at 7am to take you to El Calafate port to meet our boat. 

Our boat trip will take us onto the beautiful Lago Argentino which is Argentina's largest lake and the third largest in South America. Along the way we will be cruising past icebergs, admiring the expansive views along the way. We will sail up to Upsula Glacier which is fed by the mighty South Patagonian Ice Cap. The height of the glacier's front wall is an intimidating 60m. 

We will then arrive at our estancia, which is now an exclusive lodge made up of 20 comfortable rooms. Feel free to enjoy a drink, get warm by the fire and get to know your fellow guests. You will then enjoy a gourmet dinner using regional ingredients accompanied by fine Argentinian wines.

Accommodation: Estancia Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:

You have the choice of which activity you would like to join. Please see below for some different options.

Accommodation: Estancia Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:

Join a different excursion or try a different walking route to the one you enjoyed on Day 3 and make the most of your last day at this beautiful estancia.

At 5:30pm your boat will be read to take you back to the port near El Calafate. 

Accommodation: Hotel, El Calafate

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

Day 5:

Onward journey.

Choice of excursions (days 3 & 4)

1. Horse back ride to Laguna de la Pesca

Difficulty: Mild

This ride will take you through the valley to the north, admiring the local fauna and flora along the way. Wade through streams and rivers and relax by the lake. 

2. Hiking Cerro Carnero 

Difficulty: Medium

This walk will take you towards the summit of the nearby Cerro Carnero (650m). Hike through forests and across open sheep grazing land and enjoy spectacular views from the top

3. 4x4 Experience

Tour through this remote landscape along an old mountain road. Climb 550m and enjoy the views of Upsula Glacier, the Ice Cap and the rest of the Andes mountains. 

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $1,384 per person for a complete group. If you are looking to join a group or you are a solo traveller we will help to form likeminded groups of travellers. Please let us know your travel plans.

The trip can also run on a private basis to fit around your plans. Departures may be tailored and can be set up on a date of your choice. Please note that there is a higher price for smaller groups. Please enquire for further details.

Please note:

It is possible to add an extra night in the estancia lodge to make this a 6 day programme, please get in touch for details on pricing.


  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in El Calafate 
  • 2 nights lodge accommodation at estancia 
  • Boat trip on Lago Argentino
  • Meals as detailed in itinerary 
  • Experiences & activities as detailed in itinerary 
  • Entrance fee to Los Glaciares National Park
  • Transfer to/from El Calafate to port


  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Personal expenses and equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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