Estancia Nibepo Aike, El Calafate, Patagonia, Argentina
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Horseback Riding to the Hidden Glaciers from Estancia Nibepo Aike

Enjoy this amazing 3-night or 4-night expedition to the hidden glaciers from Estancia Nibepo Aike in Patagonia!
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Horseback Riding to the Hidden Glaciers from Estancia Nibepo Aike


An amazing expedition from Estancia Nibepo Aike to the hidden glaciers

A journey of horseback riding, trekking, and rural life!

With the horseback riding to the Hidden Glaciers, you can explore the most remote corners of Los Glaciares National Park and experience authentic rural life at the three outposts of the Estancia that serve as the base for the journey. Access a unique postcard of the Patagonian Andean forest, the crystal-clear waters of the lakes, the immensity of the mountains, and the imposing glaciers as you advance towards the outposts that serve as shelter and evoke traditional rural life.

We invite you to distance yourself from civilization and feel part of the landscape, like a rider advancing into the unknown, surrounded by dazzling beauty. Adventure is part of our history, forged by those horsemen and pioneers who dared to reach this area. A combination of horseback riding, trekking, and country life.


DAY 1-4

Expedition to the Hidden Glaciers

After pick up from your hotel in El Calafate, or even in El calafate airport, we will go directly to the incredible Estancia Nibepo Aike.

The route from El Calafate to Estancia Nibepo Aike takes travelers through some of the most stunning landscapes of Argentine Patagonia. Typically, the journey begins in El Calafate, a town known for its proximity to the spectacular Perito Moreno Glacier.

From El Calafate, travelers usually head southwest on Provincial Route 11, also known as the “Camino al Glaciar” (Glacier Road). This route offers breathtaking views of Lake Argentino and the surrounding mountains as it winds its way through the rugged Patagonian terrain.

After approximately 50 kilometers (31 miles), travelers reach the turnoff for Provincial Route 15, which leads to Estancia Nibepo Aike. This road continues through the picturesque countryside, passing by vast expanses of grasslands dotted with grazing sheep and cattle.

As travelers approach Estancia Nibepo Aike, they may catch glimpses of the ranch’s traditional buildings against the backdrop of the snow-capped Andes mountains. The final stretch of the journey often involves driving along unpaved roads, adding to the sense of adventure and remoteness of the location.

Arrival to Estancia Nibepo Aike, reception and check in. 2 nights of accommodation with breakfast, lunch, dinner and local activitites included.

our comfort. We offer full board programs, which include activities within the estate and regional gastronomy. With only 10 rooms, exclusivity and warm attention are guaranteed.

The main house of the pioneering family has been converted into a Country Inn, the ideal setting for relaxation in a natural environment. It’s a typical Patagonian construction, featuring warm spaces, maintaining the original wooden floors, and the original fireplace.

During the months of November and April, due to weather conditions, access will only be available to the Laguna Outpost, making the program 4 days and 3 nights: one night at the Country Inn and two nights at the Laguna Outpost. During the months of December, January, February, and March, departures are for 5 days and 4 nights: one night at the Country Inn, the second night at La Rosada Outpost, and the third and fourth nights at the Laguna Outpost.

*Please inquire about private departures outside of the scheduled dates.

What´s included?
In either option, one night of accommodation in a Standard room at the Country Inn is included, along with horseback riding every day to various spots guided by an estate guide, meals and beverages throughout the program, saddlebags for the horses, and also the option to take the Adventure excursion with Glaciar Sur company.

La Rosada Outpost: It is a shelter with two rooms. It has four bunk beds and a dining area. It does not have a full bathroom, only a toilet.

Laguna 3 de Abril Outpost: This outpost has two rooms. One room with 2 bunk beds and a single bed (5 people), and another area that serves as a dining room and kitchen where there are two more stools that convert into beds. In another smaller outpost a few meters away, there is one more bunk bed with a bathroom with a shower.

Difficulty of the horseback ride: Moderate.

Riders should have experience in horseback riding for at least 6 hours per day.

Child policy: Only guests over 12 years old are accepted.



What is Included

  • Transfers in/out from airport or hotel in El Calafate
  • 3 or 4 nights of accommodation with full board included. Check itinerary details
  • Guided horseback riding to the hidden glaciers from Estancia Nibepo Aike
  • Tips


No, the expedition is only available from October to April

It´s a moderated horseback riding. You will be horseback riding around 6 hours per day. Available for children over 12 years old

Yes, check with us special rates for special dates

Absolutely! We can add a couple of nights, and make a wonderful 4-night tour for example to enjoy the glaciers and finalize with your stay at Nibepo Aike.


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