If there is one place to which everyone wants to return, that is estancia La Estela. Not only is it a magical place to stay, but it is also ideal to go on various kinds of tours around the surroundings.
At the source of La Leona river, on Lake Viedma, there lies the shell of this particular estancia and its lodge, both called “La Estela”, surrounded by one of the most spectacular landscapes in Patagonia: Lake Viedma and its glacier and the silhouettes of Mounts Fitz Roy and Torre, two of the most difficult to climb in the whole world.
A memorable tourist destination, activities include the horseback rides that leave from the estancia and tour around a large portion of the shore of Lake Viedma.
Angling is also coveted among visitors. Specimens of rainbow and salmon trout, as well as perch, may be caught all along La Leona River and on the shores of Lake Viedma.
Home of the Lodge
Paco and Agustín
Place Room, along the Rio La Leona
A different place
Road to La Matera
Provided with various rafts, this tour starts at the estancia shell and goes down La Leona River getting past the rural school. After several stops, it reaches the famous rest area.
Archery is also practiced at the estancia on a daily basis. The venue provides the necessary gear for visitors to test their aiming abilities. Safety is guaranteed, as well as amusement for all archers.
Amateur photographers find in this place a real paradise at sight. Around the estancia, picturesque nooks invite guests to enjoy nature and all its manifestations.
But besides all this, staying at this beautiful estancia is an attraction itself. The guesthouse rooms have been decorated with the neatest country style details.
The matera nestled on La Leona River is one of the most beloved areas in the estancia. This site was specially designed to serve delicious homemade breakfast and to be delighted by a night with unforgettable asados made with the famous Patagonian lamb.
The room for multiple uses was recently inaugurated. It is perfect to relax by the fire after lunch or dinner, play pool and enjoy a good drink. It is furnished with soft armchairs, a varied library, a games room, a winery and a delicious decoration in the best Patagonian style, in addition to a telescope that lets guests appreciate the faces of the moon at night.
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Contact of the excursion or tour
Ruta 40 y Paso del Río La Leona (9405) El Calafate, Santa CruzCel: +54 2966-271695
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