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Estancia Cristina: Upsala Trekking

Estancia Cristina: Upsala Trekking

Take an exhilarating trek through Fossil Canyon and marvel at some of the region's most striking, colorful geology.

Explore a paradisiacal world that offers scenery and hiking unlike any you've experienced before and which offers the best access to the Upsala Glacier.

  • Upsala Glacier + 4×4 + Trekking in the Canyon of the Fossils + Estancia Cristina.

    The tour begins when you embark and depart from the port of Punta Bandera at 08.30 hours in a modern and comfortable boat. You will sail between icebergs and a stunning scenery overlooking the western front of the Upsala Glacier and, from there, through the Cristina Channel to the point of desembarking at the estancia.
    The arrival at Estancia Cristina is at 11:30 and you will remain there for a period of 6 hours while it lasts all the activity. Just after the disembark, you will get on 4×4 vehicles and travel 9.5 km through mountainous roads. You will pass through a landscape that until recently was covered by glaciers and it has great geological interest, while you can enjoy from the Mirador Upsala of a privileged view of the eastern front of the Upsala Glacier, Lake Guillermo, Southern Ice, Hills Murallón and Don Bosco and the Andes.
    From here begins the trek to enter the Canyon of the Fossils, an area where a high concentration of fossils still remains of the last marine ingression and have been exposed by glacial action. The trek takes place for 4 hours at a steady pace to reach back into the estancia.
    Those who choose this activity will have lunch during the trekk, and will return to the estancia to, then, board the boat at 17.30. Arrival at Puerto Bandera at 19.00 hours.
    This trek, due to the physically demanding conditions and difficult terrain, is only suitable for people in good physical condition considering that you walk on uneven ground, and can not be done by children under 12 years old. If the coordinator of Estancia Cristina tour determines that passengers who have chosen this activity are not physically suitable for the trekk or lack the proper attire for trekking, will not be able to develop it, not accepting claims or refunds.

  • Frecuencia: Daily, not suspended by rain. 
    Duration: Full day excursion. 13 hours from 7.00 AM to 7.00PM. 
    Difficulty: Average- High. Good physical condition is recommended. Age: 12 years old minimum. Clothing: sportswear, comfortable fleece type jacket, windbreaker jacket, sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, hat, collars / scarves. Shoes: sports shoes, hiking boots, especially for trekking activity.
    Included: Guided tour of Estancia Cristina and Fossil Canyon. Catamaran and 4x4 vehicle ride
    Roundtrip transportation to and from most El Calafate hotel.
    Not included:  Lunch box (must take). Entrance to Los Glaciares National Park and lunch. Tickets to the park are paid the same income. 
    What to wear? Comfortable and warm clothes, waterproof jacket or windbreaker, cordoned sports shoes or hiking boots. Not allowed rubber boots, apres ski or high heels. Sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, hat for sun or warm to cold case. 

  • You can hire ON LINE by making a quote
    For this we have a form in each activity which must complete, entering your email address, the date of the excursion and select the drop-down menu the number of passengers and if necessary to deploy and indicate the number of passengers in the additional Depending on the package to be contracted, then press DRAFT so that the report of the selected value.

    By agreeing to the quote complete the required data and continue pressing the button that says RESERVE NOW, select the payment method to then load the data of your credit card and make the payment that ends the operation. Within the next 48 hours * we will process your reservations and send the corresponding checks with the necessary indications to consider the day of service delivery.

    For the payment through the deposit or the bank transfer from Argentina you must proceed in the same way making the quotation and then in the selection of means of payment select Bank Transfer, made the payment send a scanned copy or the photo of the voucher for the total of the package Indicating name and surname to the following address reservas@calafatexcursiones.com

    * Dentro de las 48 Horas hábiles.

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