5 Day Patagonia Estancia Tour

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Patagonia

    When you arrive in El Calafate, Argentina, you'll be met at the airport and taken to your Patagonia hotel. Depending on when you arrive, you might have time to visit the brand new Patagonia Ice Museum. Opened in 2011, the Glaciarum provides a wonderful introduction to this unique region.

  • Day 2 - Perito Moreno Glacier Tour

    Follow the shores of Lago Argentino until you reach the entrance of Perito Moreno National Park. You'll receive a brief orientation and then you are free to explore the footpaths overlooking and surrounding the Perito Moreno Glacier. In the afternoon you will board a catamaran and view the glacier's majesty from a sea side perspective where you can better appreciate the sounds and movements of this living piece of ice.

  • Day 3 - Upsala Glacier Cruise to Estancia Cristina

    Today you'll visit another, more remote glacier. Your adventure starts with a beautiful boat ride across Lago Argentino and up the Cristina Canal, giving you great views of the Upsala Glacier. When you arrive at land, drop your bags off at the secluded Estancia Cristina and gear up for a 4x4 trip through this remarkable landscape and to a glacial lookout right above Upsala.

  • Day 4 - Patagonia Frontier Expedition

    Now that you've explored Patagonia by boat, road, and foot, perhaps you'd like to spend today galloping across the steppe. Take a half day horseback riding tour to Laguna de la Pesca, or if you're comfortable on a horse, take a full day excursion to View Point Cristina. Alternatively, you can choose from numerous trekking tours if you're more comfortable on your own two feet.

  • Day 5 - Departure From Patagonia

    Enjoy a final leisurely breakfast surrounded by the sweeping Patagonian plains at the remote Estancia Cristina before boarding a boat for the scenic trip back to El Calafate. Upon arrival to land you'll be transferred to the airport for your flight back home or to your next South America travel destination.

Discover the wilderness of the Patagonian frontier by staying at the Patagonian Estancia Cristina. Cruise past icebergs, trek along glaciers, and gallop across the expansive steppe during this eye-opening Patagonia vacation.

2 nights in El Calafate, 2 nights at a Patagonia estancia


  • Observe the majestic Perito Moreno Glacier from land and water
  • Cruise down the Cristina Canal for great views of the Upsala Glacier
  • Horseback riding Gaucho-style

This fully customizable tour can be crafted by a Destination Expert to match the vacation of your dreams. From the moment you contact us, until the day you return home, we will cater for your every whim.

Day Tour from $2,490 per person


  • 2 nights in our preferred properties hand selected for comfort, convenience and quality
  • 2 nights at an all-inclusive Patagonia lodge with small-group excursions and transfers, and all meals included
  • All required entrance fees
  • All breakfasts
  • 24hr support
  • All taxes

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