Almost everyone relate a trip to Argentina with the pampas. In the last years the demand of accommodation at estancias (ranchs) increased much, so we choose some options to recommend in different destinations of Argentina.
- Ranges of Prices
US$ per person / day
Nibepo Aike is an estancia that retains the essence of the original Patagonian estancias. It is located within “Los Glaciares” National Park on the banks of the Southern Arm of Lago Argentino. Covering an area of more than 12,000 hectares, it stretches as far as the border with Chile. The estancia was formerly devoted to sheep production, maintaining a small herd nowadays, but its chief output is breeding Hereford cattle, for which it has developed a prestigious herd. It´s proximity with El Calafate, Puerto Bandera and the glacier Perito Moreno has made Nibepo a perfect location for travelers.
Activities: Hiking, horse-riding, bicycle, guided visit round the facilities of the main buildings, shearing demonstration and others farm work
El Cóndor Estancia is one of those places which you become attached to and want to return to, no doubt seduced by the wildness and remoteness of these lands which seem almost inaccessible. It is located on the shores of Lake San Martín, a very attractive lake with its many inlets and peninsulas. The landscape changes with the light and the height of your vantage point and never ceases to surprise. It was Perito Moreno who named the lake after the Liberator General San Martín. Today there are some 40000 hectares of unspoiled nature to explore and enjoy
Activities: Hiking, horse-riding (for bookings of min 3 nts).
Puesto Viejo means the “original post” and was the name given to the old building where the most trusted gaucho lived. There he was responsible for looking after the extremities of the original estancia. Combining old, rustic charm with modern day comfort, the location and experience are truly authentic. The main part of the hotel was fully refurbished and extended over the winter of 2011.
The 10 en-suite bedrooms, named after the owner’s favourite horses, are all individually designed using antiques sourced from local markets to give a traditional feel.
Puesto Viejo is a Polo Club, it is possible to take a polo lesson, or watch a polo practice there.
Activities: horseback riding, use of carriage, swimming pool, bicycles etc.
Located in North Patagonia, it embeds in a single place all the elements Patagonia has to offer: 500 acres of a privileged location within the Lake District and Nahuel Huapi National Park, 2 miles of lakeshore at the foot of Mt Cathedral, pristine forests, creeks and waterfalls.
It has a capacity for 30 beds in 12 rooms with view to the lake, distributed in 2 houses and 2 log cabins. All the rooms are decorated in an elegant rustique style, with superb views wherever you are
They offer 2 different lodging plans: our full board and Bed & Breakfast plans. Some of the activities: Trekking; horseback riding; kayaks; boat rides etc.
Set in a charming landscape in Los Glaciares National Park in Patagonia and surrounded by lush woods, Helsingfors Lodge boasts 9 luxury rooms in an exquisite setting often compared to JRR Tolkein’s ‘Lord of The Rings’ stories. Helsingfors is a very unique destination in Patagonia, a place of incredible beauty with exclusive services and a sophisticated regional cuisine that will make this luxury lodge an unforgettable place.
The design of the Patagonia lodge is intended to blend with, and compliment, the natural surroundings of Patagonia, South America. The Patagonia lodge is surrounded by a majestic natural landscape, protected by lush woods, which give way to a panoramic view of the lake, Mount Fitz Roy and the Andes Mountains. Since 1996, Helsingfors Lodge has welcomed visitors from all over the world and allows them to discover its past, its great beauty, and enjoy Patagonia in a unique way.
Include transfer: Tuesday, Thursday and Sundays. Open from November to March.
Activities: trekkings, horseback riding (short of aprox 2 hours, and also long ones of aprox 8hs)