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Trekking Cañadón de los Fósiles provided by Estancia Cristina

Trekking Cañadón de los Fósiles

Trekking Cañadón de los Fósiles
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from AU$475.82 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6049P18
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide • Round-trip shared transfer • Entry/Admission - Estancia Cristina
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Lunch • Gratuities
Duration
12h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
The pick up time may vary depending on the hotel location. Any doubt contact our emergency whatsapp: +54 9 2902 504180. It is mandatory to inform your Hotel in order to properly coordinate the transfers.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Professional guide • Round-trip shared transfer • Entry/Admission - Estancia Cristina
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Lunch • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
The pick up time may vary depending on the hotel location. Any doubt contact our emergency whatsapp: +54 9 2902 504180. It is mandatory to inform your Hotel in order to properly coordinate the transfers.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
Minimum age is 12 years
May be operated by a bilingual guide
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Estancia Cristina
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
    Having set sail from Punta Bandera harbor at 9AM, 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 a panoramic view of the Upsala Glacier’s immense front. Then, having disembarked at the shores close to Estancia Cristina, the group is welcomed by our specialized driver-guides who will help them into their 4x4 vehicles, ready to head off into the wilderness. Our sturdy 4WDs will then venture up into the Feruglio Mountains, a 9.5km ride which offers great views of our surroundings and takes us ultimately to an elevated area where the cars will be parked. Once there, we’ll begin a 20-minute trek over terrain characterized by glacial erosion, until reaching the Upsala Glacier Lookout; an exclusive point for visitors to appreciate this glacier that can only be accessed from Estancia Cristina. There will be plenty of time here to enjoy views of Lake Guillermo and the eastern side of the Upsala Glacier, as well as the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, before beginning the 14km trek through Fossil Canyon. The fascinating Cañadón de los Fósiles, which is around 170 million years old, has been named so for its immense concentration of marine fossils. We can observe a kaleidoscope of colors across this terrain, the canyon’s walls rising beside us as we make a gradual descent until reaching a ravine at the edge of the valley. Along the way, we’ll stop and tuck into our box lunches, before leaving the canyon behind having explored it fully, then arriving back at the estancia and later onward to the port. Estancia Cristina offers an optional box lunch, please request it in advance. Please also let us know of any dietary requirements in advance.
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JPatti1
Chicago, IL108 contributions
Fossil Canyon amazes
Jan. 2020
Not only a beautiful canyon to hike down but abundant fossil, both negative (imprints) and positive (cavities filled by a material that has survived and thus left a 3D copy). In addition to the hike itself, a highight was the 4x4 ride to the Upsala Glacier overlook that is at the start of the trek - the overlook is fabulous to see and the ride up to it was invigorating and beautiful.
Written 6 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear JPatti1 Thanks a lot for your fabulous feedback We are glad you enjoy the Canyon that much, it is an amazing place and quite unique on earth! Kind regards Estancia Cristina team
Written 15 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

RosalindaBelgium
Belgium170 contributions
Wonderful scenery.
Jan. 2019 • Couples
We were the only 2 people who did the trekking that day so we had the guide to ourselves; It was a wonderful afternoon and we got a lot of information from the guide; We had clear wether with some wind but we thoroughly enjoyed it.
Written 27 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks a lot for your review RosalindaB Glad you´ve enjoyed the Experience. The Canyon is UNIQUE Cordially Estancia Cristina Team
Written 2 May 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Estancia Cristina
cdnproud
cdnproud
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Incredible glacier views
Reminiscing about our great stay at Estancia Christina in March 2019. It started with a great boat tour of Lake Ar
giuseppeboniibc
giuseppeboniibc
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Just fantastic
The real Patagonian atmosphere. And very well organized too. No other worlds are possible to explain a incredible
DarioS440
DarioS440
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Magical place
The location is outstanding, the boat trip getting there spectacular. I didi not sleep there, I went for a day trip
rcostel1
rcostel1
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terrible tour of a historic sheep station
Guiding was unprofessional and the "tour" of the museum was an embarasment. The lamb meal consisted mainly of lamb
BobandMaggie60
BobandMaggie60
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Great experience of Patagonian estancia now converted to tourism
Thoroughly enjoyed our full day trip to Estancia Christina. The weather helped as we had such wonderful views on th
B7600ACmarianac
B7600ACmarianac
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Great activity- worth it!
We had a wonderful time at Estancia Cristina. Totally worth it time and money! The boat trip was very nice and orga
mari_marieiro
mari_marieiro
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Incredible views and history
We did the Discovery Tour, which goes by 4x4 to Glaciar Uppsala viewer, lunch and a historic tour inside the ranch.
1000mL
1000mL
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So enjoyed this day, but be prepared for some rough going!
The boat ride revealed some magnificient sights and iceburgs but be prepared for rough "seas"; the 4x4 trek on dirt
C9120WYrichardc
C9120WYrichardc
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Long day out.
This is a long day out. A drive out for 45 minutes is the same route as to Moreno glacier, followed by a two hour b
julietap383
julietap383
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Magnificent Place
Excursion Trekking full day THE BEST. You need a good physical conditions because the experience lasts all day
JanBu2020
JanBu2020
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Don't go there!
We did not like this trip at all. First of all, it was way too much money for what we've got. The historical tour w
AnnecyleVieux74
AnnecyleVieux74
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Worse experience ever
You are just a "color bracelet". If you do not pick either horse riding or 4x4 ride, they take you on a 3 miles wal
charlievers
charlievers
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Very Interesting estancia
Great Boattrip to Estancia Cristina with Icebergs. Rock and roll ride to Uppsala Glacier Viewpoint and Interesting
AlanBrattan
AlanBrattan
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Alan Brattan from Yorkshire UK
Very interesting trip. Unique and stunning scenery but also gave a good understanding of the tough life that the ea
Flyer551743
Flyer551743
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BEST EXPERIENCE
My family and I had a great experience and day in Estancia Cristina. We did the Discovery tour and everything was b
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