Estancia Nibepo Aike

The Nibepo Aike tour is the only one in which you visit a estancia located within Los Glaciares National Park in front of Lake Roca in a scenery of unparalleled beauty. Besides, is the only one that still continues performing the traditional tasks for which the Patagonian estancias became famous. The tour includes a demonstration of sheep shearing and sheep herding, creole skill and a walk around the estancia or horseriding. At the end of the visit, you will enjoy a typical grilled lamb with salads and dessert.

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Expected start date:
September 2020

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Price
 
Optionals
  - Transfer service from your hotel to the estancia
- 45 minutes horseback riding Más info
Available languages
  Español English
Shifts
 
    Duration
      7 Hours.
    Requirements
      Be prepared to experience life in a typical Patagonian estancia.
    Included
      Lunch or dinner in the estancia. Breakfast or Snack (tea, coffee, mate and cakes). Visit to the facilities of the estancia, walk in the surroundings, shearing demonstration and Creole skill.
    Not included
      Drinks.
    DisponibilidadesAvailable DisponibilidadesNot available
    Physical difficulty 20%

    Nibepo Aike is the only tour in which you visit a tourist estancia in El Calafate that continues practicing the traditional tasks that characterize them and for which Patagonian estancias became famous.

    In the case of booking the tour with transfer from El Calafate, you will picked up at 8:30 a.m. at your hotel to undertake the 55 km journey towards Nibepo Aike along the old estancias road. Currently this famous road has gravel sections and other sections that are true trails only for 4x4 vehicles. You will pass through estancia Huyliche, Anita and Alta Vista, making stops at panoramic points that allow you to see the Andes Mountains and the Argentino and Roca lakes from unusual perspectives.

    Upon arrival at Estancia Nibepo Aike, you will be welcome with tea, coffee, mate and fried cakes or homemade puddings. You will take a walk around the estancia while the guide tells the story of the first settlers of the place and the livestock exploitation of the area. Then, you will participate in the sheep shearing and sheep herding activities, there will be a demonstration of creole skill carried out by gauchos and you can also hike to the shore of the lake or Cerro Cristal from where you can have an incredible panoramic view of the Perito Moreno Glacier. You can also do a 45-minute horseriding that is optional along the shore of Lake Roca.

    While you remain in Nibepo Aike, the guide will be available to tell the history of the place, the geography, the fauna and the native flora.

    To finish the tour and a magnificent day in the country, you can enjoy a lunch in the quincho of the estancia that includes Patagonian lamb roast with salads and dessert . Non-alcoholic drinks and house wine are also included. There is an organic vegetarian lunch option upon request.

    The visit to Nibepo Aike ends returning to El Calafate using the same road of the estancias, after having visited the only tourist estancia located within Los Glaciares National Park.

    Lunch or dinner menu

    8:30 Pick-up at hotel
    55 km distance
    10:00 Welcome in estancia
    Sheep shearing and herding
    Walk around the estancia
    1 hour horseback riding
    Lunch in the estancia
    Patagonian lamb roast
    14:00 Farewell in estancia
    Return to El Calafate
    15:30 Drop off at hotel
    Included activities
    Optional activities

    The schedule, order and the activities can vary according to the organization of the day.

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    Optionals. Include in the reservation:

    $ 800 ARS
    Transfer service from your hotel to the estancia
    Round trip transfer from your hotel to the meeting point where the tour starts, located at 60 km from El Calafate.
    $ 890 ARS
    45 minutes horseback riding
    Horseback riding around the estancia and Lake Roca accompanied by a local guide. No experience with horses is required. Minimum age 10 years old.

    FREE
    Lunch or dinner in the estancia
    Patagonian lamb roasted to the stake (traditional cooking of the area) accompanied by salads. Sweet dessert. Includes one glass of wine or one soft drink per person during the meal.

    FREE
    Breakfast or Snack (tea, coffee, mate and cakes). Visit to the facilities of the estancia, walk in the surroundings, shearing demonstration and Creole skill.
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    This tour is expected to restart on: September 2020

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