NIBEPO AIKE RANCH

Leaving El Calafate by an ancient road we will make you feel the beauty of the Patagonian steppe, passing by several classic estancias until we arrive to the Perito Moreno, the Cordillera de los Andes, the Argentino and Roca Lakes viewpoints. During the ride we´ll make many photographic stops so you can take the best pictures, we´ll also make walks so you have a better contact with nature. We´ll tell you about the history, the geography, flora and fauna of the wonderful place.

Before entering the National Park, we will visit the Estancia Anita, where took place the events known as The Tragic Patagonia and the Strike of the 20’. After an hour we will arrive at the Nibepo Aike Ranch.

Schedule Country Day (With Lunch)

08:30 h: departure from El Calafate
arrival at the farm. Welcome. Mate cocido, tea and coffee with homemade biscuits while enjoying a wonderful view of Los Andes Range.
route around the historical farmhouse to recall some of the first colonists' stories and anecdotes.
visit to the organic market-garden. We visit the organic market-garden where we can find a wide variety of vegetables and fruit trees used for homemade product elaboration.
Cristal Hill climbing. We leave the farm by hiking along a winding path on the hills and as we get higher, the landscape becomes more impressive so we can see the farmhouse, the Southern Bend, Rico Bend and the outstanding Roca Lake.
sheep shearing demo: after going round the historical house, we gather in the sheep shearing shed to enjoy a manual sheep shearing demo which is unique in the area due to its characteristics. Wool classification and baling.
: lunch. Patagonian typical barbecued lamb. Chorizo steak. Highly-seasoned pork sausages. Fresh salads from the market-garden. Homemade dessert (pancakes with homemade caramel). Coffee and tea selection.
14.15 h departure to El Calafate
15.30 h: arrival at El Calafate.


Schedule Sunset on the Ranch (With Dinner)

16:30 h: departure from El Calafate
arrival at the farm. Welcome. Mate cocido, tea and coffee with homemade biscuits while enjoying a wonderful view of Los Andes Range.
hike to the Southern Bend. We walk along the Southern Bend of Argentino Lake while discovering several rocky emergences eroded by the glacier action and the level changes in the lake. There we can appreciate the earth's crust folds clearly differentiated due to the variety of sediments that originated them. These formations follow one after the other up to the point that the rocks are shaped like a natural amphitheatre originating in this way some very quiet peculiarly shaped beaches. On our way through the paths we discover a ñire and lenga forest where caracaras, cachañas (small parrots), hares, woodpeckers, eagles and a wide variety of native flora and fauna live.
route around the historical farmhouse to recall some of the first colonists' stories and anecdotes.
visit to the organic market-garden. We visit the organic market-garden where we can find a wide variety of vegetables and fruit trees used for homemade product elaboration.
sheep shearing demo: after going round the historical house, we gather in the sheep shearing shed to enjoy a manual sheep shearing demo which is unique in the area due to its characteristics. Wool classification and baling.
dinner. Patagonian typical barbecued lamb. Chorizo steak. Highly-seasoned pork sausages. Fresh salads from the market-garden. Homemade dessert (pancakes with homemade caramel). Coffee and tea selection.
22:15 h: departure to El Calafate, 23.30 hs arrival.

RATES
DAY OR EVENING AT THE RANCH WITH TRANSFERS
IN PRIVATE
IN REGULAR
2 Persons
$176
$ 102
3 Persons
$146
4 Persons
$131
5 + Persons
$125
Horseback ride (1h)
$23
DAY AT THE RANCH + 3 HS HORSEBACK RIDE
ASK
$168

Day at the Ranch + 3 hs Horseback ride: from 8.30 to 18 hs. The itinerary will be decided in situ by the guide according to weather conditions and profile of the passengers.

Rates in US Dollars per person, valid from 1 Oct 15 to 30 Apr 16.

 

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