Estancia CristinaPatagonia, Argentina
A chance to get outdoors and experience the stunning landscape of this very special region of Patagonia.
Estancia Cristina Lodge was founded in 1914 by Joseph Masters, an Englishman who came to Patagonia with his wife in 1900 to pursue his dream after hearing about the marvels of this land. He established the Lodge as a working Fazenda (farm estate) and it was passed down through the family before being turned into a hotel in 2010. It is now owned and run by the National Parks Authority. There are 5 elegant cabins, each with 4 rooms that simply and warmly decorated. The location offers stunning views of Mt Norte, Pfifter and Moyano and its hanging glaciers.
Guests travel to the Estancia by boat on a scenic cruise through the icebergs and scriated rocks on Lago Argentino, in the heart of the Los Glaciares National Park. We think that this is one of the most beautiful lakes in South America. Arrival is at Estancia Cristina’s private pier.
In the evening you will be met by a guide to discuss your options of the day ahead. There are a variety of options including trekking, mountain biking, horse back riding or fly fishing for Pacific Salmon and trout.
The Estancia also has exclusive access to the Upsala Glacier and offers the opportunity to walk on the glacial terrain around the glacier. A longer trek of approximately 14 km takes guests to the Cañadón de los Fósiles (the Fossil Canyon), an area covered with fossils and interesting geological features. For those less keen on walking, 4×4 transport can be arranged.
Estancia Cristina is an exhilarating and remote place to stay deep in the National Park.