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Estancia Cristina: Upsala Trekking

Estancia Cristina: Upsala Trekking

Upsala Glacier + 4×4 + Trekking in the Canyon of the Fossils + Estancia Cristina.

The tour begins when you embark and depart from the port of Punta Bandera at 08.30 hours in a modern and comfortable boat. You will sail between icebergs and a stunning scenery overlooking the western front of the Upsala Glacier and, from there, through the Cristina Channel to the point of desembarking at the estancia.

The arrival at Estancia Cristina is at 11:30 and you will remain there for a period of 6 hours while it lasts all the activity. Just after the desembark, you will get on 4×4 vehicles and travel 9.5 km through mountainous roads. You will pass through a landscape that until recently was covered by glaciers and it has great geological interest, while you can enjoy from the Mirador Upsala of a privileged view of the eastern front of the Upsala Glacier, Lake Guillermo, Southern Ice, Hills Murallón and Don Bosco and the Andes.

From here begins the trek to enter the Canyon of the Fossils, an area where a high concentration of fossils still remains of the last marine ingression and have been exposed by glacial action. The trek takes place for 4 hours at a steady pace to reach back into the estancia.

Those who choose this activity will have lunch during the trekk, and will return to the estancia to, then, board the boat at 17.30. Arrival at Puerto Bandera at 19.00 hours.

Este trekking, debido a la exigencia física y dificultad del terreno, es sólo apto para personas con buena condición física, considerando que se caminará por terrenos irregulares, y no puede ser realizada por menores de 12 años. En el caso que el coordinador de excursiones de Estancia Cristina determine que los pasajeros que hayan elegido esta actividad no están en condiciones físicas o carecen de la vestimenta adecuada para realizar el trekking, no podrán desarrollarla, no aceptando reclamos ni devolución alguna.

Departure time: 7:00
Arrival time: 20:00
Annual availability: Desde Octubre hasta Abril..
Requirements: Age: 12 years old minimum. Clothing: sportswear, comfortable fleece type jacket, windbreaker jacket, sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, hat, collars / scarves. Shoes: sports shoes, hiking boots, especially for trekking activity..
Duration: 13 horas..
Time needed: Todo el día..
Included: Entrada al Parque Nacional..
Not included: Lunch box (indispensable llevar)..
Difficulty: Media..
Available languages: Español, inglés..

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