Estancia Boat Voyage

Cruise past icebergs on Lake Argentino as you journey to the remote Estancia Cristina. Base yourself at this comfortable ranch while exploring the wilderness on foot, on horseback or by 4x4. Hike to Cerro Carnero, ride to Laguna de la Pesca or take a road trip to Glacier Upsala – the choice is yours. This trip also includes a night in the popular lakeside town of El Calafate. Cruise past icebergs on Lake Argentino as you journey to the remote Estancia Cristina. Base yourself at this comfortable ranch while exploring the wilderness on foot, on horseback or by 4x4. Read more...
5 Days
$1,940

Estancia Boat Voyage - 5 - $1,940

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

Day 1: Arrive in El Calafate 

Day 2: Boat cruise to Estancia Cristina

Day 3: Choice of activities; Estancia Cristina

Day 4: Choice of activities; Boat to El Calafate

Day 5: Transfer to El Calafate Airport or bus station

Start from El Calafate and end at El Calafate

Landmarks visited on Estancia Boat Voyage

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in El Calafate

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

Accommodation: Hotel, El Calafate


Day 2: Boat cruise to Estancia Cristina

There will be an early start today as you are picked up from your hotel at 7.30am to travel to Puerto Bandera to meet our boat. The boat cruise will take us onto the beautiful Lake Argentino – Argentina's largest lake and the third largest in South America. Along the way we'll navigate past icebergs and admire the expansive views. We'll sail up to Glacier Upsala which is fed by the mighty South Patagonian Ice Cap. The height of the glacier's front wall is an intimidating 60m. 

We'll then arrive at Estancia Cristina, an exclusive lodge made up of 20 comfortable rooms. Feel free to enjoy a drink, warm up by the fire and get to know your fellow guests. We'll then enjoy a gourmet dinner made from regional ingredients, accompanied by fine Argentinian wines.

Length of cruise: 1.5hrs

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Estancia Cristina


Day 3: Choice of activities; Estancia Cristina

You can choose from a variety of activities.

Option 1: Horse back ride to Laguna de la Pesca – 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.

Difficulty: Mild

Option 2: Hike Cerro Carnero – 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.

Difficulty: Medium

Option 3: 4x4 Experience – Tour through this remote landscape along an old mountain road. Climb 550m and enjoy the views of Glacier Upsala, the Ice Cap and the Andes mountain range.

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Estancia Cristina


Day 4: Choice of activities; Boat to El Calafate

Today you can join a different excursion, or try a different walking route to that which you enjoyed on Day 3. Make the most of your last day at this beautiful estancia.

At 5:30pm our boat will be ready to cruise back to Puerto Bandera near El Calafate

Length of cruise: 1.5hrs

Meals: Breakfast; picnic lunch

Accommodation: Hotel, El Calafate


Day 5: Transfer to El Calafate Airport or bus station

After breakfast at your hotel, there will be a private transfer to El Calafate Airport or bus station for you to continue your onward journey.

Meals: Breakfast

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

The price of USD $1,940 per person is based on 2 people sharing.

Please get in touch for information on departures.

Additional Notes

Additional night – It is possible to stay an extra night at Estancia Cristina to make this a 6 day trip. Prices are from USD $395 per person. Please get in touch for more details.

Includes

  • Meals: 4 breakfasts; 3 picnic lunches; 2 dinners
  • Accommodation: 2 nights hotel in El Calafate; 2 nights at Estancia Cristina 
  • Boat trip on Lake Argentino
  • Activities as detailed in itinerary
  • English and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to Los Glaciares National Park
  • Transfer to/from Puerto Bandera

Excludes

  • Meals not included in itinerary
  • Drinks during lunch or dinner
  • Personal equipment (see our recommended kit list)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gratuities/tips
  • International and domestic/in-country flights
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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