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Estancia Christina, Argentine Patagonia, Argentina
Just getting to Estancia Christina in Argentine Patagonia in Argentina is an experience in itself with a scenic three hour boat trip across Lago Argentino, passing icebergs whilst enjoying glacier views. Upon arrival, enjoy a homely and authentic ranch style lodge surrounded by forests, dramatic glaciers and towering mountains in one of the beautiful and untouched corners of Patagonia. A stay at the lodge includes an extensive excursion program away from day visitors, with an opportunity to explore the remote beauty of Patagonia in peace and quiet.
On a branch of Lago Argentina, Estancia Cristina in Argentine Patagonia in Argentina is set at the heart of Los Glaciares National Park with views of 9,000-foot Cerro Norte. Accessible by boat from Punta Bandera, guests can marvel at the staggering Upsala Glacier upon arrival.
Its five lodges, each with four rooms, are built in the traditional Patagonian-estancia style with large bay windows to complement views of snowy peaks and hanging glaciers. Interiors are warm and brightly furnished while generous en suites and have an abundance of hot water.
Dine in the octagon-shaped main building for delicious buffet lunches and à la carte dinners. Vegetarian optionfs sourced from the ranch’s organic vegetable garden.
Estancia Cristina’s location lends itself to exploration with daily excursions to breathtaking viewpoints, trekking, boat trips and fishing for rainbow trout. Established in 1914, guests will enjoy discovering more about Estancia Cristina’s heritage at the ranch’s informative museum.
Location & Getting There
Located in a remote and spectacular setting on the shores of Lake Argentino, Estancia Cristina in Argentine Patagonia is a 30-minute drive from El Calafate Airport.
Estancia Cristina offers elegant and rustic-style rooms housed within five lodges. Each room features simple furnishings, huge windows and a large porch with stunning views of the snow-capped peaks and hanging glaciers.
There is plenty to keep even the most active guest busy. Guided excursions and activities to choose from include flora and fauna study, horse riding, 4WD excursions, trekking, mountain biking and fly fishing, all amongst simply breathtaking scenery with sweeping views of the Andes, vast ice-blue glaciers, turquoise lakes and picturesque forests.
Children are welcome at Estancia Cristina although there are no specific facilities available.