The Upsala Glacier is one of the largest in Los Glaciares National Park. To sail through the
Argentino Lake among icebergs and mountains and then visit Estancia Cristina is an interesting combination of nature, adventure, history, and pleasure. This full day program offers alternatives such as those who prefer a quiet day of touring and history as well as those who look forward to activities with adventure like trekking and riding a four wheel drive. The excursions that are surrounded by the Andes mountains, glaciers and Argentino Lake leads us to get in touch with a natural, unique, remote environment, with culture and lifestyle of the pioneers and the interesting relationship of them with famous explorers of past century.
Navigation of North Arm of Argentino Lake and Cristina Channel + Museum + historic visit and tour.
Boarding and departure at port Punta Bandera in our modern and comfortable boat and sailing among icebergs and stunning scenery overlooking the western front of the Upsala glacier and then through Cristina Canal to point of disembark at the Estancia. We arrive to the Estanci approximately at 11:30 hs and stay there about 6 hours. We can do a guided walk up to Caterina River and Chapel and tour around the Estancia.
Navigation of North Arm of Argentino Lake and Cristina Channel + Estancia Cristina + 4x4 Upsala Viewpoint + Museum
Boarding and departure at port Punta Bandera in our modern and comfortable boat and sailing among icebergs and stunning scenery overlooking the western front of the Upsala glacier and then through Cristina Canal to point of disembark at the Estancia. We arrive to the Estancia approximately at 11:30 hs and stay there about 6 hours. We can do a guided visit to the Costumbrista museum (old shearing shed).
We do an ascent in all-terrain vehicles, travelling 9,5 km through mountainous roads and arrive to the Continental ice shelter, where we can make a 30 minutes trekking. Then we visit the oriental front of Upasala Glacier, Lake Guillermo, Southern Patagonian Ice and Andes.
After that, we return to the farm house of the Estancia.
Trekking Cañadón de los Fósiles
Glaciar Upsala + Ea Cristina + 4 x 4 + Mirador Upsala + Trekking Cañadón de los Fósiles.
For Wheel drive crossing 4x4 of 9.5 km through mountainous roads. The tour goes through a landscape that until recently was covered by glaciers and has a great geological interest. We view Lake Guillermo and the stunning oriental front of Upsala Glacier, Southern Patagonian ica and hills Murallón and Don Bosco.
Then, we descent through the Cañadón de los Fósiles area where we can find fossils, remains of the last marine ingression which has been uncovered by glacial action and we also see a valley of unique characteristics.
Duration: 10 to 11 hours
Departure: 8:30 hs Puerto de Punta Bandera.
Arrival to Estancia: 11 hs – Stay in Estancia: 6 hs.
Arrival to Puerto de Punta Bandera: 19 hs.
Rates: Option CLASSIC: USD 160 (from 01/11/19 to 30/04/20)
Option DISCOVERY: USD 250 (from 01/11/19 to 30/04/20)
Option CAÑADON DE LOS FÓSILES: USD 325 (from 01/11/19 to 30/04/20)
Additional lunch: USD 46
* Validity up to 30/04/20
** National Park Los Glaciares entrance is included