1. Argentina
  2. Patagonia, Argentina
  3. El Calafate
  4. Estancia 25 de Mayo

El Calafate: Day-Tour to Estancia 25 de Mayo with Meal

Product ID: 384754
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Discover the local history, culture, traditions, and typical food of the Patagonian region at Estancia 25 de Mayo. See the driving of sheep with dogs and a sheep shearing demonstration, followed by a traditional lunch or dinner.
About this activity
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Mobile ticketing
Duration: 4.5 - 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Pickup only at hotels located in the urban area: Apart Hotel El Jardín de los Presentes, Alto Calafate, Rochester Hotel Calafate, Hotel Bahía Redonda, Hotel El Mirador del Lago, Las Dunas, Posada Los Alamos, Hotel Kosten Aike, Calafate Hostel, Quijote Hotel, Lagos Del Calafate, Folk Hostel, Marcopolo Suites Calafate and Cyan Calafate Hotel. If you are staying outside the pickup route, you will be provided the closest meeting point available.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about local history, culture, and traditions of the Patgonian region at Estancia 25 de Mayo
  • Watch a sheep shearing demonstration
  • Admire the views as you enjoy a traditional barbeque lunch or dinner
Full description
Start with a pickup from your hotel in El Calafate and travel to Estancia 25 de Mayo. Discover 17,000 hectares of beautiful, rugged Patagonian landscapes. Upon arrival, be welcomed and gather around a bonfire with mate (herbal tea) and tortas fritas (fried cakes). Meet your guide will give you an introduction to local culture, traditions, and activities in the region. 

Walk through the estancia and see its main buildings and learn about their function. Learn how the gauchos (local cowboys) corral the large herds of sheep with their loyal dogs. Watch as the gaucho demonstrates some sheep shearing with scissors. Then, set off on a hike from the shearing shed towards the viewing platform overlooking the estancia, with fantastic views of the region.

Finally, walk back to the restaurant to enjoy a delicious traditional lunch or dinner, depending on the option selected. Take in the views of the surrounding hills as you savor barbequed lamb and a variety of salads and desserts. With the dinner option in the evening, the meal will be followed by a folk music show with traditional music performed by local artists.

Alternatively, if you would not like to do the tour, you can just opt to see the dinner show only by selecting the relevant option upon checkout.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from El Calafate
  • Lunch or dinner (depending on option selected)
  • Spanish and English-speaking tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Beverages

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
Know before you go
• Beverages are not included
• Activity subject to weather conditions