Argentina - Estancia at the Pampas
Combine luxury ranch life on the Pampas and the excitement of Buenos Aires. There is no better way to experience Argentina than living on a beautiful real-life, Estancia. This is a real cattle ranch set on 2,000 hectares (5,000 acres). The main focus is cattle, but the ranch is also well known for raising genuine class horses which have been shown with great success. During your stay, you will be well taken care of and be able to enjoy the wonderful local cuisine, and your tastefully decorated and comfortable lodgings. The guesthouse has an old-world charm and has recently been tastefully re-decorated. Be ready to enjoy traditional Argentinian BBQ grill evenings and fantastic riding, or just simply relax. The program would not be complete if it did not include nearby Buenos Aires, otherwise known as the Paris of South America, and the birthplace of Tango. The city has a rich culture and a Latin spirit. This program combines adventure with culture and fine food and wine. An experience without compare.
Accommodation and Food
You will stay for four nights on the Estancia and two nights in a hotel in Buenos Aires. The accommodation is very comfortable with twin rooms and shower/toilet.
Out on the Pampas, you will be able to enjoy the wonderful local cuisine, and your tastefully decorated and comfortable lodgings.
Argentina is well known around the world for its wine production. Every evening during your stay you will be able to enjoy wine from the country. Your hosts have prepared a special selection that includes some of the world famous Argentinian Malbec variety wines.
The guesthouse has an old-world charm and has recently been tastefully re-decorated. Be ready to enjoy traditional Argentinian BBQ grill evenings and fantastic riding, or just simply relax.
Single rooms can be booked for a single supplement fee.
Ability description: Level Trail Ride 2-3>>
Included: The price includes two nights at a hotel, four nights at the Estancia on the Pampas. The price of the stay at the Estancia includes all food and drink (wine, beer, sodas and soft drinks), an English-speaking guide for the rides, the stay in Buenos Aires (where one dinner and breakfast is included) and transfers.
Travel: Book flight/rental car >> We help you book your flight if you wish.
Fly to Buenos Aires.
Transfer: Included, book in advance with HorseXplore.
You will be met at the airport before going to the Estancia on the Pampas.
After five days on the Pampas, you will travel back to Buenos Aires to experience this fantastic city over two days.
Minimum 4 riders, max 8.
Buenos Aires / Pampas: Arrival in Buenos Aires in the morning. You will be met at the airport and driven about three hours to the Estancia on the Pampas in the Province of Entre Rios. On arrival, you will be served lunch. After lunch you can test ride an appropriate horse. If the horse is suitable, you can keep it for the entire stay. This first ride is a pleasant introduction and you will be able to see some of the surrounding area. This is followed by a hearty Argentinian welcome dinner.
Day 2 -4
During your stay you will ride beautiful Argentinian horses on the world famous Pampas. You can enjoy long gallops on the plains and the chance to explore its picturesque and charming villages. Your guides are genuine Gauchos (cowboys) who love to show off the Pampas and initiate you into the ‘secrets’ of successfully rearing cattle and horses. You will be able to enjoy both horse and ranch activities in the Estancia over the following days, including:
- Rides along the banks of the El Gato River where you can experience the original Pampas wilderness
- Day-to-day work with the cattle
- An all day ride where you will visit a large neighboring Estancia and be served a traditional Argentinian barbeque grill lunch in the shade of a tree
- You will explore the local area and typical Argentinian villages along with the little town of Almada. The locals meet in a local bar and are always happy to welcome visitors and make new friends. It is like a trip back in time. Hitch you horse outside the bar the same way they did in the Wild West. Enjoy a drink and a chat with the locals. You are a genuine cowboy.
You have the chance for a ride before lunch and to say good-bye to the horses. After another beautiful lunch, you will leave the Estancia and drive to Buenos Aires. After checking-in at the hotel you are free to wander the city, shop or visit museums.
Breakfast. The group will meet and take an interesting tour of the city. Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada, Eva Peron and more will be experienced. In the evening, you will enjoy a tango show and dinner as well as get an exciting tango lesson at Complejo Tango. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, you will be collected at 9.00 am from the hotel for a visit to the Rio de la Platta / Paraná River Deltas and their picturesque towns. You will travel by bus, train and boat. At the Tigre River, you will climb aboard a boat. Snacks are available (not included). From the boat, you will experience the exotic sub-tropical forest in the Paraná River delta, a 14,000 square kilometer (5,500 sq. miles) area of islands and islets. Rio de la Plata is the last section of the Paraná River which is 2,500 miles (4,000 km) long and whose name in the local Indian language means ‘as big as the sea’. After the Amazon, this is South America’s second longest river and the volume of water that runs out into the Atlantic Ocean is equivalent to the volume from the Mississippi River. Transfer back to the hotel in Buenos Aires. Arrival at 2.30 p.m. Free time until your transfer to the international airport, Ezeiza. Fly home that evening.