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Trekking Cañadón de los Fósiles

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USD 310.00
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    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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    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    • Professional guide
    • Round-trip shared transfer
    • Entry/Admission - Estancia Cristina
    • Food and drinks
    • Lunch
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum age is 12 years
    • May be operated by a bilingual guide
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
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    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
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    Response from Estancia C, Commercial Department at Trekking Cañadón de los Fósiles
    Responded 14 Jan. 2020
    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
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    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.
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    Response from Estancia C, Commercial Department at Trekking Cañadón de los Fósiles
    Responded 1 May 2019
    Thanks a lot for your review RosalindaB Glad you´ve enjoyed the Experience. The Canyon is UNIQUE Cordially Estancia Cristina Team
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    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
    Mariana C
    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
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    Mariana Marieiro
    Barueri, SP
    Incredible views and history
    We did the Discovery Tour, which goes by 4x4 to Glaciar Uppsala viewer, lunch and a historic tour inside the
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    Arnold, Maryland
    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
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    Richard C
    Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
    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
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    Magnificent Place
    Excursion Trekking full day THE BEST. You need a good physical conditions because the experience lasts all day
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    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    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
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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
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    De Bilt, The Netherlands
    Very Interesting estancia
    Great Boattrip to Estancia Cristina with Icebergs. Rock and roll ride to Uppsala Glacier Viewpoint and Interesting
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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
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    My family and I had a great experience and day in Estancia Cristina. We did the Discovery tour and everything was
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