- Historic Homes/Mansions, Sightseeing, Tours Type
- Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
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Founded in the early 1900s by English pioneer and cattle farmer Joseph Percival Masters, Estancia Cristina offers both impressive views and excursions. Sitting next to Glacier National Park in Southern Patagonia, this lakeside historic home serves as an ideal platform for exploring the immense 35-mile-long Upsala Glacier, the largest glacier in all of South America. If you would prefer a more relaxing adventure, you can embark on a fishing expedition from the Caterina River to the tranquil Lake Anita.
Recent visitors highlight Estancia Cristina's particularly amiable staff. One TripAdvisor user raves, "Amazing trip to this Estancia last month […] could not have been more impressed with the views from our room, the activities, and the genuine pleasant nature of the staff."
Estancia Cristina offers several expeditions departing from El Calafate. Excursions last between five and eight hours, and rates run from about $330 ARS (about $75 USD) to $525 ARS (approximately $120 USD). For further details, consult Estancia Cristina's website. You can reach Estancia Cristina via a four-hour panoramic boat ride from El Calafate.