Venture into the ice-capped wilderness of Argentine Patagonia. This park of 4,460 square kilometres is the second largest in Argentina and is covered by ice fields from which 13 major glaciers descend into two lakes, Lake Argentino and Lake Viedma. Close to the lakeside resort of El Calafate are several towering glaciers, which creak and moan as they deliver icebergs into the lakes below. To see this, almost within touching distance, is one of nature’s most incredible experiences. The Park is a popular with trekkers and climbers during the summer months. El Calafate is linked by road with Puerto Natales allowing easy access to Torres del Paine National Park in Chile.
Day 1: El Calafate / Los Glaciares National Park
Arrive at El Calafate Airport. The transfer will be waiting to take you to enjoy a tour to the majestic Perito Moreno Glacier. Today, you will leave in the morning to visit the renowned Perito Moreno glacier, unique on the planet with its constant forward movement. Along the 85 km (53 miles) distance that you will drive to get to the park, you will discover many Andean pre-cordillera sites that are worth seeing or recording on camera and at the Argentino Lake you will access the National Park “Los Glaciares”. Along Brazo Rico River you will start to spot the floating icebergs until you finally are able to grasp in all its awe this natural wonder considered a World Heritage site by the United Nations. You will take the pathsways and enjoy some time to observe and to have lunch. Then, in the afternoon you will go to the hotel. Note: Please bear in mind that your flight should arrive in the morning in order to be able to do the glacier excursion on this day. After the excursion you will be transferred to the hotel. The estimated travelling time between the park and the hotel is approximately 1.5 hours. Overnight in Los Glaciares National Park. (Dinner)
Day 2: Los Glaciares National Park
Nibepo Aike Estancia offers a program designed for those guests looking for an exclusive service. Ideal for those who prefer to have a bilingual guide at their disposal and to have the freedom to explore on their own and/or join in the activities proposed by the estancia. During your stay you will have the following services: Accommodation with full board (breakfast, lunch or picnic, and dinner). Non- alcoholic drinks and wine offered by the house during meals. Guided activities in private within the property: hiking, horseback riding, bicycles, guided tour of the facilities, shearing demonstration, working with the farm personnel. One guide per reservation. Gourmet check-in with a welcome drink. Bilingual English / Spanish guide. One pair of espadrilles per person. A laundry service. One surprise souvenir per room. Overnight in Los Glaciares National Park. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Day 3: Los Glaciares National Park
You can enjoy doing activities provided by the Estancia, such as working in the corrals and participating in authentic rural life. You can explore the ranch, discovering its flora and fauna. The Rio Cachorro valley, the shore of Lake Argentino, the border landmark, the posts and the slopes of the Cerro Cristal are part of the routes that can be done on foot, on horseback or by bicycle; From certain panoramic points you can see the Perito Moreno Glacier and the hidden Glaciers, the southernmost point of the National Park. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner).
Day 4: Los Glaciares National Park /El Calafate
At the agreed time you will be transferred to El Calafate airport to take your flight. This transfer takes approx 1.5 hours. (Breakfast).