El Galpón del Glaciar
Formerly the casco (big house) of Estancia Alice west of El Calafate en route to the Moreno Glacier, El Galpón del Glaciar (RP 11 Km 22) is open for day tours that may include activities such as birding and horseback riding, as well as exhibitions of sheep herding and shearing, afternoon tea, and a barbecued-lamb dinner.
Rates are around US$53 pp with transportation to and from the farm; horseback rides (US$20 per hour) are extra.
El Galpón also offers accommodations (US$410 s, US$460 d, 2-night minimum, with limited activities included). For details, contact Agroturismo El Galpón (Avenida Libertador 761, El Calafate, tel. 02902/49-1793, www.elgalpondelglaciar.com.ar).
© Wayne Bernhardson from Moon Argentina, 3rd edition