Estancia Cristina & Upsala Glacier Cruise

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  • Sailing, yachting and motor boating
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  • duration 1 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 1+ years old
  • max group size 10
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts El Calafate, Argentina
  • Ends El Calafate, Argentina
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Go on a boat ride among icebergs
  • Get to see landmarks such as Mirador del Upsala and Guillermo Lake
The Estancia Cristina & Upsala Glacier Cruise tour starts and ends in El Calafate. The Estancia Cristina & Upsala Glacier Cruise is a sailing, yachting and motor boating tour that takes 1 days taking you through El Calafate, Argentina and other destinations in Argentina.

This tour is full of adventure like no other. You will navigate between icebergs and travel in 4x4 vehicles through mountain roads that used to be hidden by the presence of glaciers, in order to hike at the most beautiful scenery ever seen. Our Estancia Cristina Discovery tour begins with a navigation between icebergs, passing in front of the Spegazzini Glacier towards the Estancia Cristina. You will visit the Folklore museum, and will see landmarks such as the Mirador del Upsala and its imposing eastern front, Lake Guillermo, Southern Patagonian Ice and the Cerros Murallón and Don Bosco
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 32 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • From Hong Kong
  • On Dec 21 2019
5 - Excellent
Review for another Tangol Tours tour
“That water is just beautiful. Day very perfectly organized. Tour guide a marvelously experience man with great knowledge of the region. Bonus: food was good too!! And wine! Another bonus: tour guide has world class level of dry sense of humor lol”
  • Phillip
  • From Argentina
  • On Oct 07 2016
5 - Excellent
Phillip's review for another Tangol Tours tour
“A superb area and a well organized tour. The guide was competent and knowledgeable. A well spent day”
  • Anonymous
  • From Argentina
  • On May 24 2019
5 - Excellent
Review for another Tangol Tours tour
“Everything was perfect, we lived a unique experience. I recommend it, because you can appreciate the glacier”

The tour starts at 07 am, with the transfer from hotels in downtown Calafate. We travel around 45 km along a route that will take us through the countryside, allowing us to appreciate picturesque wooden houses along the way. Having reached the port of Punta Bandera, on Lake Argentino, we will board a modern and comfortable boat, that at approximately 8:15 am, we left behind the port to begin the navigation. Through towering icebergs we head to the north arm of Lake Argentino, where we can see the western front of the Spegazzini Glacier, it is undoubtedly a shocking image, with its 40m walls and beautiful scenery as a backdrop. After contemplating the glacier, we will continue sailing through the Cristina Canal to the point of disembark at the Estancia, arriving around 11:30 am

We will stay there about six hours, during which we will visit: the Folkloric Museum, located in what used to be an old shearing shed, where they will introduce us to the history of the Estancia. Then, 4x4 vehicles specially equipped for this type of terrain, will be waiting us to begin a journey of 9.5 km through the Cordón Feruglio, on a mountain road, which not so long ago used to be covered by glaciers. During the trip we will enjoy watching attractive landscapes of great geological value, until we reach the shelter Continental Icefields. From there we will take a walk of about 20 minutes to reach the Mirador del Upsala, located 550 meters above sea level, where we can appreciate the Lake Guillermo and the imposing eastern front of Upsala Glacier, the southern Patagonian ice, and Cerros Murallón and Don Bosco.

Around 05.30 pm we will get back to the boat to begin the return to Puerto Punta Bandera. After landing, at approximately 07 PM, passengers will be taken back to their hotels, ending the tour.

  • Transfer IN / OUT Punta Bandera - Hotels
  • Professional Guide
  • Boat Ride
  • Lunch & Drinks
  • Entrance To The National Park Fee
  • Extras
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Estancia Cristina & Upsala Glacier Cruise tour. You can cancel the tour up to 32 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 31 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 16 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 16 November 2021, a deposit of 50% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 31 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Estancia Cristina & Upsala Glacier Cruise tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Estancia Cristina & Upsala Glacier Cruise tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Rooms have to be filled when booking. Thus, if you are 1 person travelling you have to pick Single Room. If you’re 2 people travelling, you can either pick either Single Room, in which case each traveler will receive their own Single Room, or Double Room, etc.
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