Locals in the know say the most outstanding trekking in the region is right here. Lodging is in bright, modern cabins with expansive views. A visit includes guided activities and boating to Glaciar Upsala. Accessible by boat from Puerto Punta Bandera, off the northern arm of Lago Argentino.
Estancia Cristina Lodge - El Calafate has cosy rooms with parquet floors, scenic views and private bathrooms showers. All rooms are equipped with heating.
Fishing and horse-riding trips, and trekking activities can be arranged for a fee, and guests can surf the net for free on public areas.
Please note Estancia Cristina is accessible by boat only. Boats leave once a day from Puerto Punto Banderas, 50 km away from El Calafate. Boat rides, transfers from and to El Calafate, and National Park fees are included on the rates and should be booked in advance.
Note that an overnight stay in El Calafate is needed before and after visiting Estancia Cristina. As Perito Moreno cannot be accessed from the Estancia, guests wishing to visit the glacier should do so on a different day from their base in El Calafate. Departure times vary during the week, guests are kindly asked to contact the hotel for full detail.
Please note, electricity is turned off after 23.30 everyday.