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Lunch in the middle of Patagonian nature is present in all our expeditions, creating the perfect mix between adventure and relaxation.

HOW IT WORKS

  • Lunch is included in all the expeditions.
  • The Glaciar Upsala and Classic expeditions will have lunch at El Quincho restaurant and meeting point.
  • For the Trekking, we will bring lunch boxes.
  • On the Horseback Ride, we will enjoy an outdoor lunch.

TRANSPORTATION FOR VISITORS

Estancia Cristina is set in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.
Daily departures available from Puerto Punta Bandera to
Estancia Cristina
Daily returns available from Estancia Cristina to Puerto Punta Bandera

ABOUT THE TRIP

Estancia Cristina owns a fleet of 3 Ships:

 

  • Francesco 1°: 68-foot catamaran
  • Chinook: 82-foot catamaran
  • Janet: 70.5-foot ship

FREQUENT ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS THE PATAGONIAN CLIMATE LIKE?

The climate is part of this lovely southern tip of the planet. It is intense, unpredictable, and dry.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AND DAYLIGHT HOURS

  • Fall: Min. 3° – Max. 13° / Sunrise at 7:50 am and sunset at 8 pm.
  • Winter: Min. -3° – Max. 5° / Sunrise 9:50 am and sunrise 5:50 pm
  • Spring: Min. 5° – Max. 15° / Sunrise 7:40 am and sunrise 7:45 pm
  • Summer: Min. 9° – Max. 19° / Sunrise 5:30 am and sunrise 10 pm

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

It is best to dress in layers to cope with sudden temperature changes and acclimatize when necessary. We suggest wearing comfortable clothing, a fleece coat, and a final windbreaker layer, preferably waterproof. Wear sunglasses, sunblock for skin and lips, gloves, a hat, and a scarf. It is essential to wear shoes with grip soles, boots, or trekking shoes.

WHAT ARE THE SAFETY AND FIRST AID MEASURES?

The Estancia has a DA Defibrillator. Trained staff with a CPR course. Emergency first aid kit.

CAN I VISIT ESTANCIA CRISTINA ALL YEAR ROUND?

Visits run daily from October 1st to April 30th – even on special dates such as Christmas and New Year’s Eve. From May 1st to September 30th, Estancia Cristina is closed.

HOW LONG IS A DAY’S VISIT TO THE ESTANCIA?

The expedition lasts 10 hours in total, 6 hours at Estancia Cristina plus 4 hours of navigation, considering the round trip. Additionally, we must include the time of land transfers to Puerto Punta Bandera, which can be one hour each way.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO PARK MY CAR AT THE PORT?

Yes, Puerto Punta Bandera has an open-air parking lot.

CAN THE EXPEDITIONS BE CANCELED DUE TO RAIN?

The trekking expedition is the only activity that weather conditions can stop. The Classic, Glaciar Upsala lookout, and Horseback Ride expeditions operate even when it rains.

ARE THERE AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR THE ACTIVITIES?

The Trekking expedition is for people over 12 years old.
Horseback Ride Expedition is from 6 years old and without previous experience.

IS THE PARK ENTRANCE TICKET MANDATORY?

Yes, the park entrance fee is mandatory. You can purchase it online at the National Parks Administration website or request it from our sales representative.

WHAT FOOD AND BEVERAGE DOES ESTANCIA CRISTINA OFFER?

Glaciar Upsala Lookout & Classic expeditions include a family-style lunch in “El Quincho”.

Trekking Expedition includes a lunch box.

The horseback Ride Expedition includes an outdoor lunch. 

Beverages are included during meals.

IS THERE CELL PHONE SIGNAL OR WI-FI ON THE ESTANCIA?

Given the remote location, the connection is only with the force of nature. There is no cell phone signal or wi-fi service.

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