It is the only excursion of tourist estancia in El Calafate which still continues practicing the traditional tasks that characterize them and why they became famous.
After being picked up at your hotel, the journey starts from El Calafate driving on the old road of the estancias, now with stretches of gravel and other paths that are true only for 4 × 4 vehicles. You will pass by estancia Huyliche, Anita and Alta Vista, and will make numerous stops at vantage points that will allow you to see from perspectives very rare, the Perito Moreno glacier, the Andes and lakes Argentino and Rock. The 56 km vehicle ride from El Calafate is combined with walks, to be more in touch with nature. All the way to the estancia, the guide is available for passengers who want to know about the local history, geography, fauna and flora.
After arriving at the estancia Nibepo Aike, you will enjoy lunch which includes grilled patagonian lamb. There is an organic vegetarian lunch option.
Then, you can participate in the activities of shearing and herding, hiking to the lake shore or horseriding accompanied by a gaucho (ride is not included in price), climb up the Crystal Mountain, where the panoramic view is incredible and visit the organic garden. In the afternoon, after tea, you begin the return to El Calafate, bordering the southern shore of Lake Argentino.
The tour is also available departing from El Calafate in the afternoon and returning at night.
Departure time: 8:30 (morning shift) 16:30 (afternoon shift)
Arrival time: 15:30 (morning shift) 23:30 (afternoon shift)
Service provider company: Nibepo Aike.
Minimum group size: 2 personas.
Annual availability: Desde Octubre hasta Abril.
Requirements: Be prepared to experience life in a typical patagonian estancia.
Duration: 7 hours.
Time needed: Half day.
Included: Breakfast or snacks (tea / coffee / mate and cakes). Tour of the facilities of the estancia, walk around the place, shearing demonstration. Lamb with salads and dessert.
Not included: Drinks nor 1 hour horse riding.
Available languages: Spanish, English.
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