Why we like this estancia

  • Experience an authentic working estancia in Los Glaciares National Park with sheep, cattle and horses all managed on the grounds
  • The estancia's location is a huge draw, being just over an hour away from El Calafate. Get off the beaten track with little effort or time expended
  • It is a great place for beginners to horse ride with Patagonian gauchos, and also suited to more experienced riders with some epic multi day rides on offer
  • The property is nestled in a quiet valley with stunning scenery all around. Hiking up the mountain behind the estancia presents incredible views over Lago Roca, snow-capped mountains and a hanging glacier; continue a little further and explore a peaceful lenga tree forest at the top
  • With just 10 rooms and a charming laid-back atmosphere, you can expect complete relaxation and peace in your surroundings

About Nibepo Aike


The building is original and the rooms have a certain quaint hotel feel to them. The reception, lounge and dining area are in the main house, built in 1912. More recently, they added the other rooms, all decorated in the original wooden style.

The rooms are all spacious but simple, though when your surroundings are this spectacular, you'll be spending most of your time out and about anyway, enjoying the beautiful landscapes on your doorstep, or taking part in the many excursions.

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Triple room at Nibepo Aike


Nibepo Aike is especially good for families, with horseback riding, sheep shearing and a traditional asado all part of the experience.

There are a few trails which you can do self-guided, which can take anything from 30 mins to three hours, or you can ask a guide to show you the best of the nearby sights.

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Activities at Nibepo Aike

Getting there

Nibepo Aike is a one hour drive from El Calafate, 1.5hrs from the airport. Once you leave El Calafate you are on a gravel road, but the condition is good. The drive is really beautiful, and for those interested in their Patagonian history, it goes past the memorial to the1921 rural strikes, when hundreds of workers died.

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Pathway to Nibepo Aike

Dates & rates

The Estancia is open from October through to March, and prices in the high season start from USD $220 per person per night, based on twin occupancy in a standard room. Rates include full board accommodation, activities run within the ground, and transfers in/out of Calafate.

Standard Room:   $290 Single,  $220 Double/Triple

Superior Room:    $315 Single    $230 Double/Triple

All prices are per person, in USD including VAT

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Sheep shearing at Nibepo Aike

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