You decide what you will do during the week. You will have the opportunity to ride as much as you like and you will be encouraged to work with the livestock. If you want to give polo a go, you can do that, too. There are small cozy villages to visit, a lovely swimming pool to relax by and beautiful lagoons for fishing. You can also have cooking lessons and order a massage. The week will pass much to quickly.
Here is an example of a daily itinerary:
You will be met at Esquina and be driven to the Estancia where you can rest a little, eat some breakfast and then get to know the horses and gauchos with a first ride in the surrounding area. After lunch, you can have another ride and try out your first gallop.
If you wish, you can join the milking and then ride away over the Pampas. There are large wetlands with a rich bird life. You can visit a local school and learn about the local people and their culture. In the afternoon you can ride (or take a horse and buggy) through the native forest and on to a ‘pulperia’ (a type of grocery store where gauchos buy their food and stop for a drink). Back at the Estancia, your hosts are waiting with a late lunch by the lagoon where you can enjoy the sunset.
Day 3 and 4
Today you will participate in the daily life of the ranch with your gaucho, herding cattle and horses, branding and vaccinating etc… You will ride and search for cattle to be brought back to the corral. If a calf tries to get away, you will need to ride after it and keep the herd together. Back at the corral, you will separate the cows and calves. After lunch and a short rest, you are back with the animals you rounded up before lunch. You can also choose to have a day’s fishing in the Corrientes or Parana Rivers, which is booked and payed for on location.
In the morning you will ride to the nearby village of Esquina, for some sightseeing on horseback. Lunch at a special riverside restaurant and then back to the Estancia.
You will start the day with the basics of hitting a polo ball. Lunch and then get ready for a polo match. The day finishes up at the polo club. It is time then for a farewell dinner. You will then be driven to Esquina for the departure to Buenos Aires – the Home of Tango.
Note that the itinerary may change due to local circumstances beyond our control.