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Argentina. El calafate


Having set sail from Punta Bandera harbor at 9 am, we will glide over the waters of Lake Argentino’s Northern Arm to reach the "furthest possible point of navigation" in the Upsala Channel, where we can enjoy an incredible panoramic view of the Upsala Glacier’s front. Then, having disembarked at the shores close to Estancia Cristina, an expert guide will welcome visitors and take them on an amazing ride. Expect a delightful mix of mountain views, time spent by the lake and birdwatching opportunities on this gentle horseback ride to Cristina Valley, making for an easy but rewarding excursion. After leaving the Estancia behind, we ride in a northerly direction, heading deeper into nature, cross the Caterina River and pass The Noria: a replica of the original water-powered wheel that was built here in 1945, poplar trees and the house itself. Near Pearson Lake we will have time for lunch (Lunch can be booked in advance or visitors you can take their own lunch box). Then we go back along the same route towards Estancia Cristina: here we will visit the Costumbrista Museum where we can learn all about the history of the Masters family: their lives, adventures and how they became pioneers in Patagonia. At 5 pm we will head toward the shore, take the boat and return to El Calafate.