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Nibepo Aike Ranch

$77.00

Departure from El Calafate along the provincial gravel route Nº15, also known as “Camino de las Estancias”.
The Frías hill protagonist during the tour. It is common along the way to see condors, foxes, hares or a herd of sheep. After crossing the Río Rico, the steppe landscape gives way to the Andean landscape.

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Full Day Ranch Nibepo Aike

Valid from 10/01 to 05/15/2022
Adults U$D 77.-
Children under 4-10 years U$D 55.-

Regular departures in the morning.
▪ From Calafate: 8:30 a.m. (8:00 a.m. in April and May) to 3:30 p.m.
Horseback riding level: easy – no previous experience is necessary.
Regular transfer services from El Calafate: in/out

Description:
Departure from El Calafate along the provincial gravel route Nº15, also known as “Camino de las Estancias”.
The Frías hill protagonist during the tour. It is common along the way to see condors, foxes, hares or a herd of sheep. After crossing the Río Rico, the steppe landscape gives way to the Andean landscape.
Once inside Los Glaciares National Park, Lake Roca is bordered before arriving at the Estancia. The host guide welcomes the Estancia and walks to the Quincho, where a hot drink (tea, coffee or mate) is offered accompanied by of homemade pastry. A good break to enjoy a magnificent view of the Andes Mountains and begin to learn about the history of the ranch. Walk to the pens to witness the milking and herding the sheep to the paddocks, before the group separates between those who opted for the walk or the 45-minute ride.
On the way there are excellent views of the South Arm of Lake Argentino, discovering various rocky outcrops eroded by glacial action and changes in lake levels caused by the natural ice dam generated by the Perito Moreno Glacier. The folds of the earth’s crust can be clearly seen, differentiated from each other by the variety of sediments that gave rise to them. These formations follow each other until reaching a point where the rocks form a natural amphitheater with calm beaches of curious shapes. The trails framed by lenga and ñire forests, where caracaras, cachañas, hares, woodpeckers, eagles and an abundant variety of native flora and fauna live. The tour may vary depending on weather conditions.
The tour ends in the old shearing shed, today a small historical museum, a vestige of the years in which
which the ranch was dedicated mostly to sheep breeding, today replaced by a prestigious cabin of
Polled Hereford. Opportunity to get to know a shed with all its components and understand the work
of the shearing troupes. Demonstration of shearing with scissors as it used to be done before the appearance of the
mechanical handle. The explanation ranges from the shearing of the animal to the assembly of the bundle of wool, the way in which the wool is stored and transported.
In the surrounding corrals the riders wait to do a “rein test” or according to the activities
farm work of the day will be done. After the activity in the corrals, we return to the Quincho where the roast lamb on the stake is ready to go to the table. Meanwhile, life on the ranch continues and it is common to see the gauchos on horses herding cattle and/or sheep and get lost on the horizon.
After lunch we return to El Calafate. Knowing more about the rural life of the region and expediting the work of a typical Patagonian ranch gives more meaning to the immense Patagonian landscapes with infinite horizons.
IT INCLUDES
• Regular IN/OUT transfers at predetermined times.
• Tea/coffee/mate & fried cakes/homemade puddings
• Lunch: Roast Lamb with salads and dessert. Drinks: 1 glass of wine or 1 soft drink.
• English/Spanish bilingual guide during Field Day activities.
DOES NOT INCLUDE
• Horseback riding 45 minutes.
• Bilingual horseback riding guide.
• Drinks outside the stipulated.

Field Day & Crystals Parade

Valid from 10/01 to 05/15/2022
Adults $14,800.-
Children under 4-10 years old N/A .-

Regular daily departures am.
▪ from the stay: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
▪ From Calafate: 8:30 a.m. (8:00 a.m. in April and May) to 7:30 p.m.
Riding level: moderate – it is recommended to have ridden at least once
Regular transfer services from El Calafate: in/out
Whoever chooses this option, after lunch and rural activities, will undertake together with the guide
baqueano the Cavalcade to the Cordón de los Cristales.
IT INCLUDES
• Regular transfers to and from El Calafate.
• Reception with tea/coffee/mate & fried cakes/homemade puddings.
• Walk around the old historic quarter.
• Brief historical review of the breaking of the Perito Moreno Glacier and its consequences in the area.
• Milking in the morning and herding sheep.
(The milking will be subject to the calving season of the animals)
Shearing demonstration and rein testing.
• Lunch: Roast Lamb with salads and dessert.
• Drinks: 1 glass of wine or 1 soft drink.
• English/Spanish bilingual guide during Field Day activities, and Spanish-speaking local guide on horseback rides
• Horseback riding of 3 hours in the afternoon
DOES NOT INCLUDE
• Alcoholic beverages outside the stipulated.
• Bilingual horseback riding guide.

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