SOUTHERN GLACIERS EXPEDITION
8 DAYS | 7 NIGHTS
NOVEMBER TO APRIL
Argentina, romance of the Gauchos!
Ride through the low native forests, along the valleys and across the grasslands of the undulating hills, then navigate the lakes to arrive at the face of the glaciers. Watch the condors soar overhead, join the gauchos tending the cattle and sheep, then return to sit around the fireplace to hear about the incredible stories of the arrival of the pioneers in this untamed wilderness.
8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
Nights are spent in a very remote Estancia house, comfortable rooms filled with antiques; situated within the Glaciares National Park.
ITINERARY IN BRIEF
DAY 1 : Buenos Aires to Southern Patagonia
DAY 2 : The Frontier
DAY 3 : The Lowlands, Frías Glacier
DAY 4 : Ranch Work
Day 5 : Glaciares National Park
Day 6: Perito Moreno Glacier
Day 7: Return to Buenos Aires, Tango
Day 8: Breakfast and Farewell
DAY 1 | BUENOS AIRES TO SOUTHERN PATAGONIA
Guests meet up in Buenos Aires in time for the afternoon flight to Calafate. Guests will be met on arrival at Calafate and driven along unpaved roads to Estancia Nibepo Aike, a working ranch run by the same family for over 100 years, our Estancia home for the next few nights.
Dinner & Overnight at the Estancia house (ranch)
Tea, D (approx. 1½ hours transfer in)
FROM US$ 2,575
All accommodation (private bathrooms); all meals and water (from day 1 dinner to day 8 breakfast except lunch day 7 – options at Airport); English speaking guide & 2nd local guide; riding on 5 days; horses & spare horses; saddlebags; grooms services; Tango show & dinner; all necessary transfers/transport as per itinerary; all necessary local taxes, private reserve & national park entrance fees.
Appropriate medical insurance (mandatory); visa (as necessary); Buenos Aires-Calafate return flight (currently USD170, to be confirmed at the time of inquiry), international or national airport taxes; lunch day 7 – options at Airport; soft and alcoholic drinks; personal expenditure; tips; all services not mentioned in the detailed description.
“The immense glaciers, the miles and miles of wilderness and the tales of the first pioneers formed a lasting impression on me.”
Sally, Ride Andes after her first trip, 2004.