Nibepo Aike retains the essence of the old Patagonian estancias. It is actually within Los Glaciares National Park on the shores of the Southern Arm of Lago Argentino. It covers an area of over 12,000 hectares reaching as far as the border with Chile. Formerly it was devoted to sheep rearing. Nowadays a small flock is kept, its chief production being the breeding of Hereford cattle, of which it has developed a prestigious breeding herd. The main buildings of the estancia are a relic of the typically Patagonian pioneer architecture. Guests at the estancia, which functions in the former main house, experience the authentic life of Patagonian estancias. Its position relative to El Calafate, Puerto Bandera and the Perito Moreno glacier, turn Nibepo Aike into a refuge for travelers visiting the area.
The rest of the afternoon and evening are free to enjoy the estancia, exploring its surroundings by bike or on foot, finding one’s own way along the footpaths and tracks and also taking part in the sheep-shearing demonstration using traditional hand shears.