Estancia Cristina was founded in 1914, against all odds such as distance, wind and lack of communication. However, these elements left an incredible story, deep in Patagonia, to be discovered. A voyage of discovery for those who seek to explore, to be part of a place and who understand you never return as the same person who set out on the journey in the first place
Founded by Joseph Percival Master and his wife Jessie, the Estancia still retains it’s original essence: keeping alive the spirit of this pioneering family who, through enormous effort and perserverance, turned this inhospitable and lonely place into a little paradise.
Estancia Cristina was founded in 1914 by Joseph Percival Master and his wife Jessie. The place still retains it’s original essence: keeping alive the spirit of this pioneering family who turned this inhospitable and lonely place into a little paradise.
Estancia Cristina today
Navigate Lago Argentino
After more than 100 years, access to the Estancia is still done exclusively by boat, navigating the turquoise waters of the North branch of Lake Argentino and finally up the Cristina channel, to disembark in this valley, pure and wild as it was when first discovered.
The Estancia is located in the heart of Los Glaciares National Park and provides visitors two options for exploring it’s magic; staying overnight at the Estancia to fully immersse via an all inclusive program, or for those short on time and staying in El Calafate, it is possible to visit Estancia Cristina just for the day where four excusion options can be chosen from, depending on the activity level and preferences of the guest.
No matter how you choose to arrive in this valley, you will feel a part of it and a part of it’s history, and of Patagonia.
Estancia Cristina today
Navigate Lago Argentino
After more than 100 years, the access to the Estancia is still done exclusively by boat, navigating the North branch of Lake Argentino and the Cristina channel.
Located in the heart of Los Glaciares National Park in a pure and wild valley, the Estancia provides visitors two options for exploring it’s magic; staying overnight, or just visiting the Estancia for the day.
No matter how you choose to arrive in this valley, you will feel yourself part of it and part of it’s history.
Be our guest….
A lodge unlike any other on earth, hidden in a remote valley guarded over by mountains, lakes and the majestic Upsala glacier.
Travelling, exploring and discovering are what intimatley connects us with nature and make us part of a new chapter in the history of Estancia Cristina.
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.
Full Day Programs
December through April
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.
Social Distancing at all levels and areas of service.
Face coverings or masks are required for guests, passengers and staff.
Hand sanitiser available for guest and staff use.
Temperature controls for passengers and staff.
Common areas and equipment for activities regularly sanitised, with indoor areas fully ventilated.
Services will be digitalized to minimise contact – reservations, check-in and check-out, payment methods, comment and suggestion submissions.
Information about preventative measures and general recommendations displayed across the property.
Continual updates on the situation and how we will comply with any new procedures recommended by official health authorities.
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 pena48arnoldo | 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.michka2017 | TripAdvisorLarchmont, Estado de Nueva York
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.
I want to return!!!disadattato | TripadvisorAlbissola Marina, Italia
It was an interestisg experience, well organized with competence and taste for wild adventure inside wonderful landascape!
I hope i will see you soon!
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