Explore the landscapes of Los Glaciares National Park in a unique way when you take this fantastic horseback ride around the Estancia Cristina ranch. You will enjoy incredible views of Argentino Lake and the surrounding mountains
Cristina Ranch Horse Ride
We will pick you up at 7:30 a.m from your hotel in El Calafate before driving by minibus to the dock at Punta Bandera.
When we arrive, we will begin a two-and-a-half-hour boat ride along the Upsala channel. We will disembark at the Estancia Cristina ranch, where the horses will be waiting for us. After a brief lesson on how to ride these friendly animals, we will set off on our equestrian adventure.
Crossing the valleys, with the majestic Cerro Norte mountain on the horizon, we will ride to the idyllic Laguna Pearson. We pause here for a while, so you can enjoy our picnic of sandwiches, a cookie, fruit, and water. Alternatively, if you prefer, you can purchase your own food at one of the delicious local restaurants.
After regaining our strength, we will return to the stables to visit the ranch's Costumbrista Museum. At 5:30 pm, we will return to the pier and take the boat back to Punta Bandera.
Our activity finishes when we drop you back at your hotel in El Calafate at 8 pm.
Tour without transfers
When making the booking, you can choose the option without transfers. In this case, you must be at the Punta Bandera pier at 8:15 am, where the boat will be waiting to take you to the Estancia Cristina ranch. We will drop you back at the pier at 7 pm.
The minimum age to take part in this activity is 6 years old.
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Tour without transfers
Per personUS$ 180
Tour with transfers
Per personUS$ 217.50
Tour with transfers + food
Per personUS$ 240
12 hours 30 minutes.
This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.
Hotel pick up and drop off (depending on chosen option).
Transport by minibus (depending on chosen option).
Two and a half hour boat trip.
English speaking guide.
Entry to the Costumbrista Museum.
Food (depending on chosen option): two sandwiches, fruit, biscuit, and water.
Entry to Los Glaciers National Park (800 Argentine pesos / €16.80 approx.).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).