Nibepo Aike – Day Ranch & Horseback Riding

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Enjoy a full-day tour to explore the rural tradition of Patagonia. Nibepo Aike is one of the only ranches near El Calafate that still maintains its cattle activity. Learn about gauchos’ lifestyle, savour a delicious asado and enjoy a horseback ride into the wild. 

Day Tour


Nibepo Aike - Day Ranch & Horseback Riding (1 hour)

  • Transfer from and back to your hotel
  • Traditional asado for lunch
  • Visit a traditional ranch in Patagonia and enjoy a horseback ride
  • Duration: Full-day
  • Difficulty level: Low

Depart from your hotel in a minivan towards Glacier National Park. Leave El Calafate behind and travel for 1hr 30mins with the snow-capped Cerro Frías as your backdrop. Once inside the National Park reach Nibepo Aike Ranch, the only ranch in the area that has maintained sheep shearing and Hereford cattle breeding as its primary occupation.

Enjoy a welcoming hot drink and a delicious snack in the quincho (rustic dining room)! Walk the coast of Lago Argentino, watch how a real gaucho (the Argentine cowboy) works the shearing shed, and enjoy a unique 1-hours horseback ride. Depending on the day’s activities, you may help milk the cows, herd sheep, or learn the history behind the founders of the estancia. At the end of the day, return to the quincho, where a mouth-watering grilled lamb awaits, sizzling over its traditional Patagonian fire pit. Take the same road and transportation to return to El Calafate. 


  • Valid from September to May. December 24th and 31st: Only operates in the morning. December 25th and January 1st: Only operates in the afternoon.
  • Age restriction for optional Horseback riding (+ 10 years old) / Others (pregnancy, health or physical impediments)


  • Transfers mentioned above (shared)
  • Tour in shared service 
  • Bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
  • Meals: Traditional asado for lunch
  • Horseback riding (1 hour)


  • Gratuities
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