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Argentina - Pampas, Gauchos, Polo & Buenos Aires

Combine horseback adventures in the Pampas, the Gaucho culture, some fun Polo and Buenos Aires, the home of tango. 

There is no better way to understand the real Argentine spirit than to experience its world renowned Pampas. Full of tradition and history and cradle of the best Polo in the world, they are part of the way Argentina was made.  Feel at ease to run horses all day long. This is one of these few situations where you can still feel the spirit of freedom.

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. 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.

 

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Accommodation and Food

You will stay for four nights in the Guest House, one night on the Estancia and one 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 is tastefully 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.

Travel Information

Ability description: Level Trail Ride 2-3>>

Included: The price includes one night at a hotel in BA, five nights on the Pampas. The price of the stay at the Pampas 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 lunch and breakfast is included) and transfers.

Travel: Book flight/rental car >> 
Fly to Buenos Aires.

Transfer: Included, book in advance with HorseXplore.
You will be met at the airport before going to the Pampas.
After six days on the Pampas, you will travel back to Buenos Aires to experience this fantastic city over two days.

Minimum 4 riders, max 8.

Program

Day 1: Arrive Buenos Aires during the morning. Pick up at International Airport at preset time. 1.5-2 hs. drive to the lodge at Capilla del Señor in the Pampas. Lunch. Horseback riding in the afternoon. With the help of your guide you will be introduced to the Argentine horse tack and riding style. You will ride the surroundings farmlands. A hearty Argentine welcome dinner. Argentina is now known worldwide for its wine production. Each night during your stay you will be enjoying a different wine from its terroirs. We have prepared a special selection which includes some of the world renowned Argentine Malbecs. 

Day 2 – Polo day: Your visit to Argentina would not be complete without experiencing Polo. Polo is a sport intimately linked to Argentina, its countryside and its people. Today we will focus on the sport in a fun, easy going way and at your own pace. If you have the riding skills and enthusiasm, this is the perfect opportunity to embed in a sport from which there is no way out. For introduction to the sport or improvement of your skills, you will have lessons of its well kept secrets. You will also have the chance to interact with local players. Lunch at the polo fields and dinner at the lodge.  

Day 3 – Horseback ride along the Paraná river: You will ride in a privately owned wildlife reserve that sits by the huge Paraná river. This river is 2500 miles long and its name means “as big as the sea” in the local Indian language. This is the second largest river in South America (second to the Amazon river) and the water flowing into the Atlantic Ocean roughly equals the Mississippi river. Pic nic at the river banks. Dinner at the lodge.  

Day 4 – Horseback ride to El Tatú: Today is when you ride the farmlands following the old road to San Antonio de Areco. In the old days, this was the road gauchos used to ride their horses to town. Now, a new road gets the car traffic and ours is very much forgotten. But on the way you will stop at the small rural school and the old church at El Tatú (The Armadillo) where we plan our pic nic. After riding the morning and afternoon we go back to the lodge for dinner. 

Day 5 – Estancia: After breakfast we move to the beautiful 19th Century Estancia for riding and cattle work where we will spend the night. There are a few activities, typical of an Argentine Estancia to enjoy, in case you prefer not to engage in full day riding, like horse driving, folk music, “Doma India” (Argentinian horse whispering), hiking, cycling and bird watching. This Estancia splits cattle breeding and farming. Lunch and dinner at the Estancia. 

Day 6 – San Antonio de Areco/Buenos Aires: After breakfast, we will visit this town, very proud of its gaucho spirit at the heart of the Pampas. We will visit a couple of silversmiths who keep alive this skills dating back from Colony days. The gaucho museum in town is also worth paying a visit. Lunch at one of the old time gaucho restaurants. After lunch we leave Areco and head to Buenos Aires city. Hotel check in. Free time to wander around the city, go shopping, visit museums. Optional: Tango Show with dinner and a tango lesson. Night at hotel. 

Day 7 – Buenos Aires: Breakfast. City tour. We meet to take some time to visit the city and learn about its icons in a very special way: Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada’s balcony, Eva Peron, etc. Free time until transfer to Ezeiza International Airport. Flight back home in the evening. End of program.


 

Dates and prices

DateDaysName of tripPrice from
06/11/20227Argentina - Pampas, Gauchos, Polo & Buenos AiresEUR 2,050Book on request
11/12/20227Argentina - Pampas, Gauchos, Polo & Buenos AiresEUR 2,050Book on request
08/02/20237Argentina - Pampas, Gauchos, Polo & Buenos AiresEUR 2,050Book on request

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