Far from mass tourism and near El Calafate is Nibepo Aike Ranch, a place that stores the essence of old Patagonian ranches. Nibepo Aike covers 12,000 ha and it is delimitated by the south branch of the Argentinean Lake and the border of Chile marked by the Andes range.Dedicated to cattle production with a Hereford farm and many remains of great times for ovine production, this place is ideal to immerse in the lifestyle of an authentic Patagonian ranch.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: All PatagoniaDeparture start at El Calafate to the 16:30 pm to take Road 15, also known as “The Ranches Trail”. During the journey it’s normal to see condors, foxes and hares in Cerro Frías as protagonists. After crossing Rio Rico, the scenery changes abruptly to turn into a cordillera landscapeDuration: 1 hourStop At: Estancia Nibepo Aike, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, PatagoniaThe guide will welcome you and take you to the Quincho (barbecue area) where to have a hot beverage (tea, coffee or mate) with homemade pastriesDuration: 1 hourStop At: Estancia Nibepo Aike, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, PatagoniaTour through the facilities of this typical Patagonian ranch.Hiking to see the south branch of the Argentinean Lake, and to discover varied rocky formations eroded by glacier action and the changes in the lake’s levels. After the hiking, we go to the door of the shearing barn. The whole process will be explained and scissors will be used to make a demonstration of the traditional way to shear. Afterwards we’ll proceed to do a “test of rein” with riders or farm labor in the stables close to the center, depending on the activities of the day. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Estancia Nibepo Aike, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, PatagoniaDinner at El Quincho where lamb will be ready to taste its delicious meat while enjoying the view of the Cordillera.Duration: 1 hourStop At: All Patagoniawe drop you off at the hotelDuration: 1 hour