There’s a warm welcome when you visit Estancia Cristina - a traditional Patagonian sheep farm not far from El Calafate.
On this action-packed half-day tour, you will get the chance to observe well-trained ‘kelpie’ dogs herding the flock, watch sheep being skilfully sheared and wool being baled ready for market.
You will also have a chance to trek through the estate to visit an ancient Indian site and a nature reserve with a rich variety of birds.
Farm food is famous for being wholesome and filling and meals served up at Estancia Cristina are no exception! Depending on the time of your visit you will be treated to a slap-up lunch or dinner as appropriate.
Note: This tour operates from 1 October to 31 March.
Once you have been picked up at your hotel you will be able to enjoy the views of the Patagonian Steppe (Desert) and Argentine Lake as we make our way to the port of Calafate.
We will sail among icebergs and stunning Patagonian scenery aboard a luxurious and modern boat. It is on this journey that we will have the opportunity to see the western front of the Upsala glacier which is the second longest glacier in South America. The journey continues through the Cristina Canal and ending at Estancia Cristina just before noon.
While here you have the option to taste the unique regional cuisine of Estancia such as the traditional Patagonian lamb (not included in the price).
After your free time we will take a guided walk up to Caterina River, a popular fishing spot for typical Patagonian trout. The tour will follow to the local Chapel, around the Estancia and the historical Gaucho museum.
After spending the afternoon discovering the beauty of the Estancia, we will return to Punta Bandera by boat and then back to Calafate.
01 Oct - 31 Mar: Daily
Approx 9 hours
Start time: 0800h (08:00am)
Duration: Approx 9 hours
Your hotel in El Calafate.
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
You will be dropped back at your hotel
Wear comfortable shoes for walking. Bring a camera and a pair of binoculars if you have them
Please call the activity operator at least 48 hours prior to start of the tour to give them the name of your hotel for the morning pick-up and to confirm the departure time.
If you need a vegetarian option please state this when making your booking
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