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Upsala Glacier

El Calafate, Argentina
+54 2902 49-2118
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Sailing to Upsala Glacier and Patagonia Adventure to Estancia Cristina
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At 37 miles long, this glacier is considered one of the longest in South America.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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El Calafate, Argentina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took a very comfortable boat tour of the Glacier area , great photo opportunity and nature at its most dramatic!

Thank 15yearsleft
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

About a year ago the ice broke causing unclear consequences (not explained to us), for which the reaction on the local authorities was to forbid to get close to the glaciar, now with a minimum distance of 15km. Not even from Estancia Cristina you can...More

Thank Francisco P
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We booked a trip to see the glacier because we wanted to see another glacier. The day takes 12 hours and to my mind could be much shorter. You spend 2 hours on the lake to get to an area with icebergs - and if...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

the kayaking has been halted at Upsalla glacier due to environmental issues but the group now offers 1/2 day trips at Perito Moreno glacier, it was fantastic! what an amazing way to witness a natural phenomenon. You can drive yourself or take a local bus...More

Thank Lorna S
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Hiking offered by Estancia Christina takes you up to see the glacier- breathtaking! ! Hike can be strenuous but worth it. Guides are great and knowledgeable!!

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Join the cruise ship company MARPATAG in El Calafate for the day tour of this area. A great trip was had by all.

Thank Joseph Y
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

To get to the viewpoint you take a 4x4 over a rough road to a short but gnarly hike. It's worth it. Many exposed recently glaciated areas are sprouting new plant life, fascinating for the botanist.

Thank Richardhencke
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

It was a bit long journey to Estancia Cristina but it was worth it. During the 3-hour cruise, we got to enjoy sailing among various shapes of icebergs. Then we went up in a jeep and continued walking against strong winds, typical of the Patagonia...More

Thank Hala D
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

nice place to visit. 3 hours sailing and you will be there at Estancia Cristina. to get to Upsala: jeep travel and a little trekking. and you will get to a spectacular view!

Thank Lusmaria
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

You hardly get to see the Upsala glacier from the boat, the boat stops at several miles. Instead you are stopping infront of some icebergs on the way where the onboard photographers are endlessly taking the time of trying to sell you pics. Same thing...More

Thank R F
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Lisa F
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Response from ThaboCapeStFrancis | Reviewed this property |
We booked our trip with our local Travel Agent here in South Africa and were well looked after. I believe the company was caller Buquebus or something like that - same as report above. They were absolutely great.
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Yee-120
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Response from Ele G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yee, sorry for my delay. Please note that i have made the reservation with Ice river Express. its was ok. But i saw that Mar Patag is more luxury. Our tour lasted a few hours. its was more than fine. thank you
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