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Sail across Lago Argentino to Estancia Cristina

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Traverse the iceberg-strewn waters of Lago Argentino and visiting an historic estancia deep in the wilderness.

This full-day tour combines the inhospitable natural grandeur of Los Glaciares with the human story of a family who made it their home.

The morning begins with a voyage by boat across the iceberg-strewn waters of Lago Argentino towards Estancia Cristina. With only snow-strewn mountains and ice fields for neighbours, the historic estancia was founded by an English pioneer in 1914. It's truly remote here, and the estancia's dramatic location makes it a wonderful focal point for explorations in the area. One option is to head out by jeep after a hearty Patagonian lunch to see the stunning surroundings and take a short walk to a viewpoint from which 360° views unfurl to reveal a wonderland of glaciers, lakes, Andean peaks and the Southern Patagonian ice cap. You can spend a night or two at the estancia if you wish, with chances to go hiking or simply relax and make the most of its glorious isolation.

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El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park

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  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • Ben Line
    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.

  • Carrie Gallagher
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lina Fuller
    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.

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