Los Glaciers National Park

Estancia Cristina


Glaciers, snowcapped peaks and lakes

On the northern shores of azure Lake Argentino and accessible only by three-hour boat trip, Estancia Cristina is set in an exquisitely remote location inside the aptly named Los Glaciares National Park.

The original estancia was founded by Englishman Joseph Percival Masters and his wife Jessie in 1914, with the history and pioneering spirit still tangible today as you look out to the lake and surrounding mountains.

The 20 comfortable guestrooms are spread across five cottages, each with a shared living area. Two rooms can be connected making it the ideal option for families or groups of friends. The restaurant’s menu includes regional dishes and traditional asados.


At a glance

  • 20 guest rooms

  • Restaurant

  • Lounge

  • Museum

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    Enjoy views of Lake Guillermo and the eastern side of the Upsala Glacier, as well as the Southern Patagonian Ice Field and Fossil Canyon, named so for its immense concentration of marine fossils, imprints of squid and jellyfish among them, left behind after the last ice age.

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    Horse riding

    Explore the area by horse, taking in mountain views, river crossings, time spent by the lake and birdwatching opportunities.Suitable for riders of all levels.

Community & Culture

Because southern Patagonian does not have a strong local indigenous community, most of the staff at Estancia Cristina come from other parts of the country. The lodge does, however, have a fascinating history which they work to keep alive.


Estancia Cristina is committed to developing sustainable and ecological ways of doing business, ensuring that all of their endeavors fit in with their promise to protect the environment. All packed meals and snacks are served in reusable containers, as well as biodegradable and compostable bags and food wrap. Single use plastic straws have been replaced with stainless steel straws, canned drinks have been replaced by bottle drinks, and washable material bags are used instead of plastic bags.


What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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