Welcome to the best Estancia

in Patagonia Argentina.

Estancia Cristina. Los Glaciares National Park.

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Since 1914

Located at the far end of the Cristina Channel on the northwest coast of Lake Argentino, Estancia Cristina stands on a remote corner of “Los Glaciares” National Park. Founded in 1914 by Joseph Percival Masters and his wife Jessie, the Estancia still conserves its essence, maintaining alive the history of this pioneering family who through enormous effort and perseverance, turned this inhospitable and solitary place into a small piece of paradise.

Accessible only by boat on Lake Argentino and then on the Cristina Channel, Estancia Cristina stands on an exclusive and privileged setting in the Argentine Patagonia. Strategically built on a glacial valley formerly occupied by the Upsala Glacier, one of the area’s most spectacular natural settings, the Estancia is surrounded by picturesque views of snow-capped mountains, lakes, rivers and hanging glaciers.

Estancia Cristina today

Navigate Lago Argentino

The visit to Estancia Cristina begins by navigating the North Arm of the Argentino Lake, enjoying a unique and magical landscape where the Icebergs and the mountains are protagonists. Our boat is the only way to access the valley.

Making our visitors protagonists at every moment, transforms the experience into unique and unrepeatable.

The National Park is located in a setting of mountains, lakes and forests. Due to its imposing natural beauty, it constitutes a unique wonder in the world, and was declared “World Heritage” by UNESCO in 1981 for having the great Patagonian Ice Field there; that is, the largest ice sheet in the world after Antarctica.

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Navigate Lago Argentino

The visit to Estancia Cristina begins by navigating the North Arm of the Argentino Lake, enjoying a unique and magical landscape where the Icebergs and the mountains are protagonists. Our boat is the only way to access the valley.

Making our visitors protagonists at every moment, transforms the experience into unique and unrepeatable.

The National Park is located in a setting of mountains, lakes and forests. Due to its imposing natural beauty, it constitutes a unique wonder in the world, and was declared “World Heritage” by UNESCO in 1981 for having the great Patagonian Ice Field there; that is, the largest ice sheet in the world after Antarctica.

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Be our guest….

A unique lodge in the world, in a remote and unexplored valley deep inside Patagonia, guarded by mountains, lakes and the majestic Upsala Glacier Exploring, experimenting, and traveling is what makes us connect
with nature and be real protagonists. 

Activities

All included activities take place on the Estancia’s grounds and surroundings. The Estancia offers short self-guided walking or mountain biking circuits, and also longer tours where bilingual guides will accompany guests on treks, horseback rides, and four-wheel drive (FWD) or fishing expeditions.

Trekking

TREKS & HIKES

HORSE RIDING

FISHING

4×4

4x4

Full Day Programs

October 1 through April 30

The Upsala Glacier, located only a few kilometers from Estancia Cristina, is one of the most stunning glaciers in “Los Glaciares” National Park. To visit Estancia Cristina by sailing Lake Argentino flanked by dramatic icebergs and picturesque mountains is to seamlessly combine nature, adventure, history and pleasure. The full-day programs available offer alternatives for those who prefer a quiet afternoon of walking and history, as well as for those who seek out untouched nature and adventure.

Trekking EN

TREKKING

Discovery EN

DISCOVERY

Horse Riding

HORSE RIDING

Classic EN

CLASSIC

What our visitors say

Muy Bueno. Fue una experiencia muy positiva!!! superó mis expectativas sobre el lugar. Estamos además muy conformes con mi marido por la cordial atención desde la venta de las excursiones como del personal que nos acompañó durante la excursión. Además muy bello lugar !!!!

vivianalealniz | TripAdvisorPico Truncado, Argentina

Día estupendo. Día estupendo de principio a fin. Organización perfecta. Permite ver varias cosas de Patagonia : el lago argentino, el glaciar Upsala y los paises increibles ! Merece la pena esta excursión !

romainhec | TripAdvisorParís, Francia

EXCELENTE PASEO AL UPSALA Y A LA HISTORIA DE LA PATAGONIA. Excelente excursión por el lago de los hielos y una vision esplendida del glaciar upsala, ademas de conocer la historia de los valientes pioneros que poblaron la inhóspita patagonia, vale la pena

48arnoldo | TripAdvisorBuenos Aires, Argentina

Espectacular la excursion en 4x4. Las vistas del glaciar Upsala son espectaculares . Merece la pena.

Toni G | TripAdvisorBarcelona, España

Lake, glaciers, icebergs, old farm and trekking.
Great full day excursion from El Calafate by bus, boat, 4X4 and (easy) trekking. One of the most spectacular sightseeing in Latin America, especially if the weather is nice.

michka2017 | TripAdvisorLarchmont, Estado de Nueva York

I want to return!!!
It was an interestisg experience, well organized with competence and taste for wild adventure inside wonderful landascape!
I hope i will see you soon!

disadattato | TripadvisorAlbissola Marina, Italia

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