Staying at Estancia Cristina means living the experience of a real Patagonian Lodge. Its remote and exquisite location, the vast and green glacial valley, the majestic Cerro Norte and the mountain range with its hanging glaciers, make us feel tiny in front of so much immensity.

  The Lodge

The Lodge offers a comprehensive, all-inclusive program, which includes transfers between the city of El Calafate and Punta Banderas Port (departure and return point of our boats), the panoramic navigation of the northern area of Lake Argentino – North Arm and Canal Uppsala -, an extensive menu of activities in the valley area, full board including non-alcoholic drinks.

The coordination of the activities during the stay can be confirmed during the reception, even so, as an orientation, we have some suggestions according to your interest and objective.

from October 15 to April 15

Our Guestrooms

A collection of 20 homely guestrooms split between five cottages (each with a shared living room), plus a cozy fire-lit lounge and inviting gourmet restaurant in the main building make up the Estancia Cristina lodge, all found in the protective shadow of a majestic mountain range in remote Patagonia.

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Exclusive Space

The Octogon

Our Patagonia adventure lodge possesses a private lounge for exclusive guest use only, the Octagon, which cannot be accessed by those only visiting on a day trip. This means that you have the plump sofas, roaring fireplace and Wi-Fi connection all to yourselves, with our concierge team also close by should you need them. Cozy up with a book, sip a warming drink or chat with fellow guests in the welcoming atmosphere of this private living room, recounting the day’s adventures or anticipating the activities to come.

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Exclusive Place

The Octogon

Our Patagonia adventure lodge possesses a private lounge for exclusive guest use only, the Octagon, which cannot be accessed by those only visiting on a day trip. This means that you have the plump sofas, roaring fireplace and Wi-Fi connection all to yourselves, with our concierge team also close by should you need them. Cozy up with a book, sip a warming drink or chat with fellow guests in the welcoming atmosphere of this private living room, recounting the day’s adventures or anticipating the activities to come.

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Dishes designed to make the stay perfect

Our Cuisine

The Estancia offers specially selected dishes for a perfect stay, including regional flavors and mouthwatering meat barbeques or “asados”. Stays at the Estancia include all meals (breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, snacks) and non-alcoholic beverages. From the moment of arrival and until departure, guests have these services available in the Octogon.

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  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.

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  Our Rates

* Rack rates are shown in US dollars, per person. VAT not included (Decree 1043/16).

  Included Services

• Land transfers from El Calafate and lake transfers between Punta Bandera harbor and Estancia Cristina.
• All meals during your stay.
• Non Alcoholic drinks and infusions during your stay.
• All programmed & listed activities at the estancia and in the surrounding valley (EnglishSpanish guide).
• A Wi-Fi and mobile phone detox–with internet only available in the Octagon, and mobile signal unable to reach this blissfully remote part of Patagonia.
• 20 rooms featuring a double or twin bed setup, 5 of which can also include an additional bed or crib if required.
• Generator-powered electricity.
• National park entrance free

ADDITIONAL EXTRAS: Alcoholic beverages, laundry service, tips, fishing permits, satellite telephone calls.

  In/Out Itinerary

Arrival Day

7.30 AM – Pick-up service from hotels.

8.45 AM – Embarkation at Punta Bandera.

9.00 AM – Depart Punta Bandera and sail to the Northern Arm of Lake Argentino. Cruise along Upsala Channel to see the front of the Upsala Glacier (weather permitting) and continue towards Cristina Channel.

11.30 AM – Arrival at Estancia Cristina. Take lunch in the Octagon and choose an activity for the rest of the afternoon (included in the program).

2.00 PM – Check-in

Departure Day

10.00 AM – Check-out Guests can still enjoy a half or full-day activity today, with meals and drinks also included. Note that this must be arranged with lodge staff beforehand.

5.00 PM – Embarkation at Estancia Cristina.

5.30 PM – Depart Estancia Cristina

7.00 PM – Arrival at Punta Bandera harbor.

8.00 PM – Arrival in El Calafate

  Special In/Out Itinerary

Arrival Day

10.00am Pick-up service from hotels in El Calafate.

10.45am Embarkation at Punta Bandera.

11.00am Depart Punta Bandera and sail to the Northern Arm of Lake Argentino. Cruise along Upsala Channel to see the front of the Upsala Glacier (weather permitting) and continue towards Cristina Channel.

2.00pm Arrival at Estancia Cristina and check-in.

Departure Day

10.00am Check-out Guests can still enjoy a half-day activity today, with meals and drinks also included. Note that this must be arranged with lodge staff beforehand.

03.00pm Embarkation at Estancia Cristina and departure.

05.00pm Arrival at Punta Bandera harbor.

06.00pm Arrival in El Calafate.

08.00pm Aprox. Arribo a El Calafate.

LIVE THE UNIQUE EXPERIENCE
OF STAYING IN CRISTINA STAY

 

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