Nibepo Aike is an estancia that retains the essence of the original Patagonian estancias. It is located within Los Glaciares National Park on the banks of the Southern Arm of Lago Argentino. Covering an area of more than 12,000 hectares, it stretches as far as the border with Chile. The estancia was formerly devoted to sheep production though its chief output today is breeding Hereford cattle, for which it has developed a prestigious herd.
Ideal time to visit
November to April
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Accommodation & Activities
The Estancia’s main house has a total of 10 rooms (8 Standard and 2 Superior), capacity of 23 guests and the buildings are a relic of the uniform style typical of Patagonian pioneer architecture.
Guests experience the authentic life of Patagonian estancias…
… with a magnificent view of the Andes mountain range ever-present.
It is common to see the men riding past, herding the cattle and sheep, and disappearing over the horizon.
And, behind the house is the vegetable garden which provides most of the fresh produce consumed on the estancia.
The estancia’s main building has been renovated to offer guests maximum comfort and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere while still preserving the original characteristics.
The main activity of the estancia is working with the gauchos, whether herding the sheep…
…or cattle out on the farm.
Or working with the stock in the corrals..
or looking after the estancia’s horses.
There also some fabulous rides round the estancia, including a ride to a mountain refuge beside one of the lakes…
And there is also some excellent trekking…
…and, though wildlife is scarce in Patagonia, because of the national park and the care the owners of Nibepo Aike have taken, the Estancia is an excellent place to see it. While staying at the Estancia you are likely to see Guanacos,
… foxes, hares….
…as well as a variety of bird life including the emperor of the Andes, the Condor.