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Estancia Cristina

an unforgettable experience


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The visit to Estancia Cristina begins by navigating the North Arm of the Argentino Lake, enjoying a unique and magical landscape where the Icebergs and the mountains are protagonists. Our boat is the only way to access the valley.

The service reflects the perfect marriage between the simplicity and sobriety of a Patagonian Ranch and the highest international quality standards.

Making our visitors protagonists at every moment, transforms the experience into unique and unrepeatable.

The Estancia

A unique ranch-style lodge founded in 1914

Located at the far end of the Cristina Channel on the northwest coast of Lake Argentino, Estancia Cristina stands on a remote corner of the “Los Glaciares” National Park. Founded in 1914 by Joseph Percival Masters and his wife Jessie, the Estancia still conserves its essence, maintaining alive the history of this pioneering family who through enormous effort and perseverance, turned this inhospitable and solitary place into a small piece of paradise.

Accessible only by boat on Lake Argentino and then on the Cristina Channel, Estancia Cristina stands on an exclusive and privileged setting in the Argentine Patagonia. Strategically built on a glacial valley formerly occupied by the Upsala Glacier, one of the area’s most spectacular natural settings, the Estancia is surrounded by picturesque views of snow-capped mountains, lakes, rivers and hanging glaciers.


Lodging at

Estancia Cristina

Come to Estancia Cristina and experience firsthand life at a colonial Patagonian ranch-style lodge. Its remote location makes it ideal for an authentic off-the-grid experience. The Estancia offers all services and accommodations to enjoy a unique experience tailored for each guest.


October 1 through April 30

The Upsala Glacier, located only a few kilometers from Estancia Cristina, is one of the most stunning glaciers in the “Los Glaciares” National Park. To visit Estancia Cristina by sailing Lake Argentino flanked by dramatic icebergs and picturesque mountains is to seamlessly combine nature, adventure, history and pleasure. The full-day programs available offer alternatives for those who prefer a quiet afternoon of walking and history, as well as for those who seek out untouched nature and adventure.

The opinion of our visitors

“Muy Bueno. Fue una experiencia muy positiva!!! superó mis expectativas sobre el lugar. Estamos además muy conformes con mi marido por la cordial atención desde la venta de las excursiones como del personal que nos acompañó durante la excursión. Además muy bello lugar !!!!”

vivianalealniz | TripAdvisorPico Truncado, Argentina

“Día estupendo. Día estupendo de principio a fin. Organización perfecta. Permite ver varias cosas de Patagonia : el lago argentino, el glaciar Upsala y los paises increibles ! Merece la pena esta excursión !”

romainhec | TripAdvisorParís, Francia

“EXCELENTE PASEO AL UPSALA Y A LA HISTORIA DE LA PATAGONIA. Excelente excursión por el lago de los hielos y una vision esplendida del glaciar upsala, ademas de conocer la historia de los valientes pioneros que poblaron la inhóspita patagonia, vale la pena”

48arnoldo | TripAdvisorBuenos Aires, Argentina

“Espectacular la excursion en 4x4. Las vistas del glaciar Upsala son espectaculares . Merece la pena.”

Toni G | TripAdvisorBarcelona, España

“Lake, glaciers, icebergs, old farm and trekking.
Great full day excursion from El Calafate by bus, boat, 4X4 and (easy) trekking. One of the most spectacular sightseeing in Latin America, especially if the weather is nice.”

michka2017 | TripAdvisorLarchmont, Estado de Nueva York

“I want to return!!!
It was an interestisg experience, well organized with competence and taste for wild adventure inside wonderful landascape!
I hope i will see you soon!”

disadattato | TripadvisorAlbissola Marina, Italia


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