Estancia Cristina

Estancia Cristina


We spent an amazing two days at Estancia Cristina.  The Estancia was a working sheep ranch established in 1914, on leased land that was later incorporated into Los Glaciares National Park.  The family working the land was allowed to stay in perpetuity until 1998 when there were no more heirs.

It is now used as a base (after a 3 hour boat ride) for day trips and hikes to and around the Upsala Glacier, and as a small lodge.  We stayed one night, as did one other couple (a German taking a 6 month sabbatical and his Argentine companion).   After the day visitors left, it was just the 4 of us (and the very attentive staff).

We were driven on 4X4 trucks to the glacier, and hiked 14km back to the lodge.  We tried horseback riding!  And we relaxed and soaked up the vistas.

Have a look at the gallery below.

Go to the next post: Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New Day

4 thoughts on “Estancia Cristina

  1. Awesome pics. You guys look fabulous – especially gaucho Stu and the Stallion (or is that Stu the Stallion?) Have a great rest of trip!

  2. What a journey we”ve enjoyed with you! The latest pics are truly majestic,quite a contrast to Bay Street. Safe journey home!
    Amy B.

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