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Visit Estancia Cristina – Patagonian Homestead

Available in English Hotel Pick up included

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    01 Oct - 30 Apr: Daily

  • Duration

    Approx 9 hours

  • Start time

    08:00am

  • Meeting Point
    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)
  • Ending Point

    You will be dropped back at your hotel

Key Highlights

  • A tantalizing taste of rural life in Patagonia
  • Delicious home-cooked lunch or dinner
  • Expert English and Spanish- speaking guides
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off

Overview

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.

Itinerary

  • 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.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Scenic Boat Ride to the Estancia among icebergs and close to Upsala glacier
  • Guided Visit of the Museum of the Estancia
  • National Park Admission
  • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
  • Traditional Patagonian lunch

Exclusions

  • Beverages

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.This tour is subject to weather conditions. In the unlikely event of a cancellation due to weather, a refund will be provided or an alternative will be offered

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