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Estancia Cristina

#3 of 26 Tours in El Calafate Features Animals
Avenida Del Libertador 1037, El Calafate Z9405AHI, Argentina
+54 2902 49-1133
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TLocated on the Northwest shore of the Argentine Lake on the far of Cristiana’s arm, Estancia Cristina is located in a unique corner in Los Glaciares National Park. Founded in 1941 by Joseph P. Masters and his wife, this stunning place still maintains its essence, keeping the history of this family alive, that with great effort and perseverance, made this lonely and inhospitable place a small paradise a home. This full day program grants alternatives to those who prefer a quiet afternoon of walk and history as well as those who are into adventure with trekking and 4x4 wheel drive rides.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Avenida Del Libertador 1037, El Calafate Z9405AHI, Argentina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The two guides were very kind and very interesting. The visit was gorgeous and we will keep wonderful memories of this magic place.

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Reviewed 23 May 2017

We book the cruise and the hike in the valley. We had a great day and can absolutely recommend the trip. The hike was a great experience in a wonderful landscape. Our guide was great as well - very knowledgeable. We give only 4 stars...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

So I was pleasantly surprised at the 2 hour boat ride and seeing icebergs and Upsala glacier from different angles. I enjoyed the hike and seeing all the different fossils and landscapes. Seeing the Condors in their natural habitat was such a treat. If you...More

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Lucia S, Comercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you so much for your review! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the Trekking tour! Regards, Estancia Cristina staff.

Reviewed 9 May 2017

The scenery was glorious, the transport was efficient, on time, comfortable, the staff were super-knowledgeable, friendly and professional, the Estancia provided a view into early 18th and 19th century history of the region, the hike to see the glaciers was amazing, the guides handled the...More

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Lucia S, Comercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank you so much for your beautiful review and perfect definition: "all this was accomplished in the back of beyond ... nearly at the very end of the world." Warm regards, Estancia Cristina staff.

Reviewed 8 May 2017

We visit this lovely reanch in April' you can reach there only from boat from Calafata, we take a Jep tour to see the Glassiere and then to visit the reanch, very nice, very otentec.

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Lucia S, Comercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank you so much for your review! Kind regards, Estancia Cristina staff.

Reviewed 25 April 2017

Fantastic experience being there; enjoyed thoroughly the views, the lake, the little bridge, historical museum (the place & the owner family), sumptuous lunch, the people attached to the trip - all were of top notch.

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Lucia S, Comercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Thank you so much for your review! Kind regards, Estancia Cristina staff.

Reviewed 25 April 2017

The place is wonderful for the location, with horses and ships all around the place. The owner is taking care of his guests. I would highly recommend the place. The only missing thing, is such a place, is a meal served for the guest. That...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2017

Our family of six spent a day at Estancia Cristina on our spring break trip to Argentina. The scenery is spectacular, the history is fascinating, the food is delicious and the guides are knowledgeable. If you have the time I would recommending staying overnight. This...More

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Lucia S, Comercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Thank you so much for your review and recommendation! Kind regards, Estancia Cristina staff.

Reviewed 23 April 2017

A pleasant moment in a great place. Food was excellent. People are very welcoming. Love this place A pleasant moment in a great place

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Lucia S, Comercial at Estancia Cristina, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Thank you so much for your review! Kind regards, Estancia Cristina staff.

Reviewed 18 April 2017

I stayed at Estancia Cristina for 2 nights as part of a work familiarization trip, which was part of a wider Argentina and Chile exploration trip. I work for a travel company so was keen to investigate this intriguing place. From the moment I stepped...More

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Kolesoo1
Hola, el almuerzo está incluido? Si no es así, que costo tiene? Gracias!
1 April 2017|
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Response from Lucia S | Property representative |
Hola Kolesoo1. Ninguno de los programas de Estancia Cristina Full day incluyen el almuerzo en su precio. Podes adicionarlo (tiene un valor de AR$600) o bien llevar tu vianda. Tene en cuenta que en nuestro restaurante solo... More
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Margaret H
Im wondering about footwear. I was intending to bring my hiking boots for Patagonia generally-would these be ok?
28 October 2016|
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Response from Lucia S | Property representative |
Hi Margaret! Yes! We reccommend treeking boots if your are planning to do some hikings around! Hope to see you at Estancia Cristina! Regards, Lucia.
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Condoraso
Hi, I'm planning a trip in early december, 1) Do they offer horse riding? and is it at extra cost, if so how much? 2) What times do they offer for visiting and pick ups and what time do they take you back? Kind regards
21 October 2015|
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Response from Jacob293982 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they offer horse riding, however I am not aware about the cost. Arriving to the resort is done by boat that is going out in the morning and returns at afternoon, however you can plan to stay the night over there (or... More
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