Patagonia Estancia Experience


Nibepo Aike retains the essence of the old Patagonian estancias. It is actually within Los Glaciares National Park on the shores of the southern arm of Lake Argentino, and it covers an area of over 12,000 hectares, reaching as far as the border with Chile.  Formerly it was devoted to sheep rearing, but nowadays only a small flock is kept, with its chief activity being the breeding of Hereford cattle. The Hidden Glaciers program proposes exploring on horseback the remotest corners of the Estancia Nibepo Aike and Los Glaciares National Park - pristine nature with a combination of Andean woodland, crystal clear lakes, high mountains, impressive skies and endless glaciers. We get to where vehicles cannot reach, leaving the main buildings of the estancia far behind. 

First and Third Thursday of the month
4 Days
Argentina, Patagonia


Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Standard

• 3 nights with breakfast (1 night at the Hostelry, 2 nights at Puesto Laguna 3 de Abril).
• 2 Days horse-riding + 1 Day combined horse-riding/hiking.
• Full board: 3 lunches, 3 evening meals.
• Includes non-alcoholic drinks with meals.
• 1 bilingual guide (English-Spanish).
• Transfer from and to El Calafate on regular service.
• Taxes 

Difficulty Rating 1 (easy)
Single Surcharge

FROM US$775 - Subject to season and availability, contact us for more details. 


Not included:

Transfers outside stipulated hours.


Alcoholic drinks with meals at the hostelry (evening meal Day 1 and lunch Day 4).

Sleeping bag.

Price Dependent upon

Season and availability


Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:

1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.

2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.

3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America.

4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.

5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute to work via bicycle.

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Accommodation & Pricing

Standard ARTSNAG-STD AUD 1350

The below hotels are our preferred options for the respective tour standards mentioned above. Hotels can easily be changed at the customers request. We also note that in some cases our preferred hotels may be unavailable and in those circumstances we may need to provide an alternative hotel of a similar standard.

 Estancia Nibepo Aike - El Calafate
Standard Room
Estancia Nibepo Aike is situated on the southern arm of Lake Argentina, just 56 km. from El Calafate town, within Los Glaciares National Park, in utterly unspoilt countryside of incomparable natural beauty. The estancia’s main house and buildings are of the typical construction, restored and refurbished to make a country hostelry, offering a warm and comfortable welcome to the tourist, whilst preserving the original characteristics. *Please note that this service is not available from May to October due to weather restrictions. Contact us for more information.

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