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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.

What our clients say

97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.

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Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.

Mary Anne Nelson
Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert

Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

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  • Hannah Waterhouse
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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    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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    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

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    Lina Fuller - Travel Expert

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

  • Sophie Barber
    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.

  • Mary Anne Nelson
    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

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