Horseback Riding In Hidden Glaciers
Estancia Nibepo Aike - Patagonian “Puestos”
1st Jan to 31st Mar 2022
£1,125 / $1,410
£1,125 / $1,410
*Price per person based on twin/double share
DAY 1: EL CALAFATE - ESTANCIA NIBEPO AIKE (D).
Arrival into El Calafate and depart through the Route of the Old Patagonian Estancias. Afternoon at leisure to explore its surroundings by bike or foot. There is an option to take part of the sheep-shearing demonstration using traditional hand shears.
DAY 2: ESTANCIA NIBEPO AIKE - PUESTO LA ROSADA (B, L, D).
Morning departure by horse climbing the Cristales Mountain Range. As you ride, view the lakes, the Southern Branch, the Rico Branch, the Lake Roca and the Frías Hill. Continue into the Andean Patagonian Forest to Puesto La Rosada for a picnic lunch. In the afternoon see El Hito (The Minestone), end of the Estancia and of Argentina and see the Chilean territory on the other side.
DAY 3: PUESTO LA ROSADA - PUESTO LAGUNA 3 DE ABRIL (B, L, D).
Ride from La Rosada and start the ascent to Puesto Cachorro. After lunch continue to Puesto Laguna 3 de Abril.
DAY 4: PUESTO LAGUNA 3 DE ABRIL (B, L, D).
Today head towards the glaciers. Taking a short trek to Lake Frías then sailling over the lake to the opposite shore, then trek to “the Amphitheater” of the glaciers Gorra, Frías and Grande, with its lagoon and icebergs.
DAY 5: PUESTO LAGUNA 3 DE ABRIL - ESTANCIA NIBEPO (B, L).
This morning you will ride the Southern Branch side reaching the hull of the estancia. After lunch transfer to El Calafate for your flight for extend your trip.
Accommodation - 4 nights in minimum 3-star hotels.
Meals - As specified in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
Luggage - One normal suitcase and one handbag per person included for hotel porterage.
Transfers - all airport transfers from arrival on Day 1 to final day (assuming specific group flights booked).
Tours (with local bilingual English-speaking guides) - Puesto Laguna 3 de Abril: Horseback ride to Hidden Glaciers - Trekking Glaciar Sur Adventure.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
International flights and airport taxes to join the tour.
Internal Flights and airport taxes within the tour (specific flights will be advised).
Tips for local guides / drivers.
Check required group flights at time of booking.
Intermediate level required for horse riding - up to 6 hours riding per day.
Puesto La Rosada is a one room refuge with 2 bunk beds for up to 4 persons. It does not have a bathroom.
Puesto Laguna 3 de Abril a one room refuge with 2 bunk beds for up to 4 persons.
It is recommended bringing a sleeping bag. Please advise if you are not able.
Good physical condition is required for this tour.
Activities are subject to weather conditions.
Tour prices are based on shared group services (not private services).
Passport copies required 30 days prior to arrival for all passengers.
DAY 1: Arrival - El Calafate - Estancia Nibepo Aike
DAY 2: Estancia Nibepo Aike - Puesto La Rosada
DAY 3: Puesto La Rosada - Puesto Laguna 3 De Abril
DAY 4: Puesto Laguna 3 De Abril
DAY 5: Depart Puesto Laguna 3 de Abril - Estancia Nibepo - El Calafate (or extend your trip)
Extensions for this tour
Contact us for available tour extensions
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