Half Day Estancia Nibepo Aike with lunch

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Half Day Estancia Nibepo Aike with lunch
Duration

Durations: 7 Hour(s)

Group Size

Group Size: 1+

Languages

Languages: Spanish

Estancia Nibepo Aike is far from mass tourism but readily accessible from El Calafate. This place retains the essence of the old Patagonian estancias.

From £ 108.30 per person

  1. Tour Overview

    Departing from El Calafate (8.30-9.00 a.m along the unmade road of the Provincial Route 15, also know as ‚Äúthe road to the estancias‚ÄĚ. Along the way it is common to come across condors, foxes and hares, with Cerro Fr√≠as taking centre stage. After crossing over the R√≠o Rico, the landscape changes suddenly from the steppe-land to mountain scenery.¬†

    The estancia is reached after travelling along the edge of Lago Roca and having entered Los Glaciares National Park.  

    The host guide welcomes you to the Estancia and takes you to the Quincho [rustic dining room] where you will be invited to have a hot drink (tea, coffee or mate) accompanied by home-made cakes and pastries. A good moment to pause and enjoy a magnificent view of the Andes mountain range. 

    The walk starts around the main building, the perfect example of a typical Patagonian estancia which was formerly devoted to sheep rearing and nowadays has become the most prestigious Hereford breeding ranch of these latitudes, while still retaining a small herd of sheep. 

    After the walk, the group meets up again at the door of the shearing shed. This is a chance to see inside such a shed with all its skilled hands and understand the work of the shearing teams. The process is described from the shearing of the animal to the baling of the fleece, ready for the wool to be stored and transported. Manual shears are used for the shearing as they were on all the estancias until the appearance of the mechanical handle with cutting comb, a much faster and more practical system, although not so kind to the animal and does not give such a good cut.  

    Returning to the Quincho where the person doing the roasting has the meat ready to delight the diners with tasty Patagonian lamb while enjoying the impressive view of the mountain range .

  2. What's Included

    Transfers to/from El Calafate Hotels 

    Morning tour: Breakfast (tea / coffee / mate and cakes) and Lunch: Lamb with salad, dessert with 1 glass of wine or soft drink per person. 

    English and spanish speaking guide

    Gaucho demonstration. 

  3. What's Excluded

    Horseback riding.

    Tips

    Entrance Fee

    Other services not especified 

  4. FAQs

    Please Note:

    Special meals are available on request (gluten free, vegetarian, vegan). 

    You can add a 45 minutes horseback ride for an extra fee. 

    Please inform the hotel where you will be stayin to coordinate the pick up. ONly valid from Centrally located hotels in Calafate village. 

  5. Requirements

    Comfortable and warm clothes

    Sunglasses

  6. Cancellation Policy

    • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 24 hours or less before event

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