Estancia Nibepo Aike
Located at the heart of the National Park Los Glaciares, Nibepo Aike Ranch is the scenario that joins history with nature.
Formerly dedicated to sheep breeding, Nibepo Aike is nowadays’ most prestigious Hereford ranch in the area. Due to its vestiges of wool production bloom times, the programme is ideal to introduce ourselves in the lifestyle of a typical Patagonian ranch.
Departing from the hotels, the tour goes through the old ranches route. After an hour driving, the host guide welcomes the group offering mate, tea and coffee with typical fried pasties, in good company of the Andes Mountain Range magnificent view.
The visit begins with a smooth walk that offers spectacular views of the Argentino Lake’s Rico Canal where rocky outcrops are left uncovered, eroded by glaciers movement and changing lake levels. Earth crust folds can be appreciated because of the varied sediments that gave origin to them. The rocks grow in amount until they naturally form quiet beaches of peculiar shapes. After a path, a lenga and ñire forest is left uncovered, house of vultures, southern parrots, hares, woodpeckers, eagles and abundant native flora and fauna.
Once the walk is finished, the time has come for the Gaucho’s skills demonstration (*): reins testing, dressage and the long-waited hand-operated shearing demonstration, accompanied by a speech about wool sorting and wrapping.
A visit to the old main house steps back into the first inhabitants’ stories and anecdotes.
After visiting the organic garden, dinner at “EL QUINCHO” restaurant begins.
(*) The Gaucho’s skills demonstration is subject to weather conditions.
Country Day AM: Pick up 08:30hs – Drop off 15:30hs approx.
Country Day PM: Pick up 16:30hs – Drop off 23:30hs approx.
Country Day & Horseback Ride (3hours): Pick up 08:30hs – Drop off 19:15hs approx.
NOTE: The reported schedule is estimative and it could be modified for a better activity development.
Half a Day
“Don Juan” restaurant’s holding capacity is of 60 people.
There are 10 horses available for horseback rides.
Regular programme: 40 people maximum.
Lamb typical barbecue, red meat beef, sausage, fresh organic garden salads, homemade dessert.
NOTE: One glass of wine or soft drink per person is included.