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Estancia El Galpon

Estancia El Galpon

Discover the life of an Argentine gaucho as you tour the stunning landscapes of Patagonia. It’s the ideal way to explore the Patagonian steppe, whose natural beauty, sights and colours will take your breath away!

At the estancia you can enjoy activities such as sheep herding with Kelpie breed dogs, sheep shearing demonstration, horseback riding, hiking and birdwatching in the Birds Lagoon.

  • Heading to Punta Bandera and the Perito Moreno glacier, on provincial route Nº 11 (paved), and at 22 km El Calafate, is situated "Estancia Alice-El Galpon". It is an ideal place for ecotourism development adapted to the different times of stay of tourists in the area. 
    On arrival at the estancia, the staff offers chocolate, tea or coffee with cakes, sweets and homemade cakes. Then, the activities begin: sheep herding performed by gauchos on horseback and with Kelpie dogs and trekking to the Birds Lagoon.
    After returning from the lagoon, you make a tour to the old shearing shed and participate in a demonstration to learn about this practice and wool processing.
    After the activities, we welcome you with typical patagonian grilled lamb, assorted vegetables, salads and dessert (drinks not included). To finish the day, if the total group is at least of 15 people, we present a folk dance and tango show performed by local artists.

  • Frecuencia: Daily, not suspended by rain.
    Duration: Half day excursion. 4:00 pm (returns 10:00pm). Regular service.
    Difficulty: No, suitable for all ages.
    Included: Transfer to and from hotels. Welcome tea, dinner and folk show.
    Not included:  Drinks. Extras of any kind.
    What to wear? Comfortable and warm clothes, waterproof jacket or windbreaker, cordoned sports shoes or hiking boots. Sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, hat for sun or warm to cold case. 

  • You can hire ON LINE by making a quote
    For this we have a form in each activity which must complete, entering your email address, the date of the excursion and select the drop-down menu the number of passengers and if necessary to deploy and indicate the number of passengers in the additional Depending on the package to be contracted, then press DRAFT so that the report of the selected value.

    By agreeing to the quote complete the required data and continue pressing the button that says RESERVE NOW, select the payment method to then load the data of your credit card and make the payment that ends the operation. Within the next 48 hours * we will process your reservations and send the corresponding checks with the necessary indications to consider the day of service delivery.

    For the payment through the deposit or the bank transfer from Argentina you must proceed in the same way making the quotation and then in the selection of means of payment select Bank Transfer, made the payment send a scanned copy or the photo of the voucher for the total of the package Indicating name and surname to the following address reservas@calafatexcursiones.com

    * Dentro de las 48 Horas hábiles.

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