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Estancia Cristina

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Located on the Northwest shore of the Argentine Lake on the far of Cristiana’s arm, Estancia Cristina is located in a unique corner in Los Glaciares National Park. Founded in 1941 by Joseph P. Masters and his wife, this stunning place still...more
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Avenida Del Libertador 1037, El Calafate Z9405AHI, Argentina
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Reviewed 3 days ago

this is a remote but beautiful place, which serves as base camp for trekking in the area. We just had lunch at the Estancia and we visited the museum with a guide, who explain the very interesting story of the family that started the Estancia....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Manuela C
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Estancia is beautiful but it is a long boat ride to get there. Once you arrive, you are put in a vehicle and driven to the glacier. It is a 20-30 minute bumpy ride. The ride is followed by a very easy hike to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jo516
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the tour that went through the ice berg field that was way cool. Then we landed and got off the boat walked to the main lodge we then split up into the respective hiking groups, we went on the valley waterfall hike it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank danb852
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove to the dock in our rental car which takes less than an hour from El Calafate. It takes 3 hours to get to the estancia but because of the weather (no wind and bright sunshine) that is time well spend with great views...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Estancia C, Commercial Department at Estancia Cristina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

THANKS a lot for your review!!! Kind regards Estancia Cristina team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were not quite sure what this day would bring, given we had seen the P Moreno glacier the day before: what could top it? A long boat trip to and from (next time, would take some playing cards) was rewarded with close-ups to some...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 007Wandering
Estancia C, Commercial Department at Estancia Cristina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks a lot for your great review! It is rewarding to know you have really enjoyed the experience at Estancia Cristina! Kind regards Estancia Cristina Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seen it, it is on a nive location. It has a great view over the surroundings and the lake. It is not liked by all Argentineans for it is build and owned by a former presidentMore

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank johannesb231
Estancia C, Commercial Department at Estancia Cristina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Estancia. I invite you to visit our website where you can read about the history of the place. The Estancia never belonged to any president, although some years it was associated with the ex president Cristina Fernandez...More

Reviewed 28 November 2018

I think all reviews here will depend on the weather. We had fantastic weather. Blue skies, flat lake. We stayed 2 days, one night here. It was too short and was the best bit of our patagonian holiday. Those who stay are treated sightly differently...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sparklex1
Estancia C, Commercial Department at Estancia Cristina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

THANKS a lot for your kindness! We love to know you really enjoyed your stay at Estancia Cristina! Regarding day trippers, you are totally right, and, as an extrs info, being a guest you can take our special boat, exclusive for them, that is not...More

Reviewed 20 November 2018

About 45 minute drive from El Clafate and then warm welcome from the crew of the tour boat. Very informative guide who was fluent in English and Italian - explained everything very well. Free coffee and croissants on board! Weather was extremely good - no...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 16 November 2018

Beautiful place to go, awsome view, perfec treatment for employes. Organized and gives you an another experience about the place. There you can see the Upsala glacier, it's inexplicable.

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Estancia C, Commercial Department at Estancia Cristina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! Kind regards Estancia Cristina Team

Reviewed 14 November 2018

The place is so peaceful and calm. Know more about the history of the place. A trip to the best location to see the Upsala Glacier, really amazing and awesome.

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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wkwongsin
Estancia C, Commercial Department at Estancia Cristina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

THANKS a lot for your review! Cordially Estancia Cristina team

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Heather C
17 January 2019|
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Response from chrismb2016 | Reviewed this property |
It is 3 hrs 30 from El Chalten to El Calafate and a further 30 minutes to Puerto Bandero for the boat to the Estancia, so a day trip from El Chalten would be unlikely.
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sh319
27 October 2018|
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Response from KarinP63 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed 2 nights and had no problem booking the excursions we wanted. However, if you know which excursions you want to do you could let them know. We wanted to go on an extra horse ride which they arranged for us. The... More
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Kate L
20 June 2018|
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Response from Estancia C | Property representative |
The Day Tripper boat arrives at El Calagate at 8:30pm so, not possible to catch the flithg. If you are lodged at Estancia, special boat for guests arrives at El Calafate at 6pm, so, it is possible to get the flight at... More
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