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Estancia Cristina

  • Estancia Cristina
  • Estancia Cristina
  • Estancia Cristina
  • Estancia Cristina
  • Estancia Cristina
  • Estancia Cristina
  • Estancia Cristina
  • Estancia Cristina
  • Estancia Cristina
  • Estancia Cristina
  • Estancia Cristina
  • Estancia Cristina
  • Estancia Cristina
  • Estancia Cristina
  • Estancia Cristina
  • Estancia Cristina
  • Estancia Cristina
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Estancia Cristina is a friendly lodge in spectacular glaciated mountain scenery offering loads of outdoor activities. exploring the Patagonian landscapes.

With only snow-strewn mountains and ice fields for neighbours, historic Estancia Cristina was founded by an English pioneer in 1914. Today's guests need not endure the hardships suffered by the estancia's original sheep-rearing settlers: it's now a comfortable ranch-style lodge and a fine base from which to explore the remote corner of Los Glaciares National Park, in which it is located.

There are a number of activities to choose from: one is to head out by jeep to see the stunning surroundings and visit a viewpoint where 360° views reveal a wonderland of glaciers, lakes, Andean peaks and the Southern Patagonian ice cap. There are guided walks to lagoons and waterfalls nearby. Or you can choose to explore on horseback, or go fishing for salmon or trout.

The estancia's dramatic setting also makes it a wonderful place to relax, eat well, stay warm and absorb the real feeling of peace and isolation in this part of Patagonia. The building reflects the traditional style of ranches in Patagonia. For the exclusive use of guests, the beautiful and cosy Octagon building houses the restaurant, bar and lounge.

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What our clients say

  • Most memorable aspect: “Something between a long walk in Torres del Paine, the glacier, the boat ride in Ushuaia, San Telmo in Buenos Aires! Too many to pick from.” 

    RM, Tooting
  • Most Memorable Moment?: Impossible to say, as each element was so different from the rest. La Bamba certainly will leave an enduring memory. Just the way to chill out after…

    AD, London
  • An excellent holiday to a fantastically varied country inhabited by charming people. An absolute must.

    CF, Sutton
  • Most Memorable Moment: Perito Moreno glacier.

    SU, London
  • Excellent trip during which we felt we saw some of the real Argentina.  Delightful and helpful people abounded who had an enviable pride in their country.  Excellent service from JLA…

    ML, Cheltenham
  • Highlight? The trip to Puna.

    RE, Sheffield
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Our Expert's Opinion

Among the very best of the many wilderness experiences I've had in Latin America. Getting there is where the adventure begins as you sail past enormous dazzling blue icebergs and spectacular scenery. The lodge is homely and comfortable, with good food and attentive staff, but the setting and fantastic hiking and horseback riding through sublime landscapes are the real winners here! Just be sure to stay more than one night for the full experience!

Ben
Ben Line Travel Expert Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

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Real Latin american experts

  • Sophie
    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

  • Ben
    Ben Line - Travel Expert

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

  • Charlotte
    Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert

    Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.

  • Millie
    Millie Davies - Travel Expert

    Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.

  • Alex
    Alex Walker - Travel Expert

    A globetrotter since her childhood, Alex spent a year studying abroad in Guadalajara and has returned to Latin America countless times since then.

  • Hannah
    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

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