Estancia Getaway - Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires Argentina: (IT-ARRT01)
URL: https://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/argentina_estancia_getaway_buenos_aires.aspx

Introduction
Buenos Aires Argentina
This Estancia Getaway lets you enjoy the Argentine countryside with the enhancement of its uses and customs.

The gauchos used to gallop their horses through the pampa from end to end. Their silhouettes vanished on the horizon, behind a large dust cloud. Only a river or a stream could stop them in this ideal land for livestock and crops. This infinite landscape was transformed with agricultural production, but the traditions of rural life still remain.

Right after crossing the gate, guests begin to enjoy the rural air. Flocks of ducks fly cross the sky in their
characteristic V-shaped formations, from lagoon to lagoon. The variety of birds in the area inspired the name of the estancia and also the rooms. The house is colonial style, with unostentatious elegance. Its pleasant and spacious rooms are an invitation to rest. The pastures and the hacienda can be explored on horseback. It is also possible to participate in a polo clinic or just enjoy being a spectator. The service is
customized, with caring attention.

Accomodation


Accommodations

This is a stationary ride where nights are all spent at the estancia.

Description
After walking through the agricultural pastures, guests arrive at the main house, framed by a magnificent grove of trees: immense banana trees, poplars, pines, as well as ginkgo bilobas that stand out in autumn with their intense yellow leaves. 
The estancia was built in a traditional 29th-century colonial style and was renovated in 2017. It offers 5 spacious bedrooms (1 standard, 2 suites and 2 apartments) with private facilities, separated by wide galleries, keeping the house cool. All rooms are named after birds that are frequently seen in the estancia.
The main building is surrounded by a big (1 million square feet!) park, with an unheated swimming pool that guests are welcome to use.
Please, note Wi-Fi access is available in some areas only and there is a weak cell signal.

Room Options



Standard
This double room has an ensuite bathroom.



Suites
The suites are equipped with a double bed, private bathroom and a fireplace. One of the suite is equipped with air conditioning.



Apartments
Each apartment has 2 double rooms, a living room and a bathroom, making it ideal for families or groups of friends.


Room Occupancy
Single supplement is mandatory if we are unable to find another rider to share the room with you.



Meals
All meals and beverages (including house wine and soft drinks) are included from dinner on Day 1 to lunch on your last day.
It is possible to pay a small to have lunch on your arrival day as well.

During your stay, you will be served traditional recipes, very tasty, cooked with fresh ingredients from the vegetable garden. You can help us with our daily works at the orchard such as watering, planting, harvesting, pruning or just wandering around the vegetable beds identifying the different crops.

It is impossible to miss the ever present homemade dulce de leche – fudge – and the juicy empanadas: everybody wants the recipe to take away!
Our asados (BBQ) are also memorable and we choose the best pieces of meat for your enjoyment (vegetarian option also available).

House wine (during lunch and dinner) and non-alcoholic beverages are included with your stay.

Dietary Restrictions
We can cater to all dietary restrictions with prior notice.

This trip includes some wine with dinner and can accommodate special dietary requests.

Riding


Horses
We have very well trained and easygoing horses, so you can enjoy a ride whether you have any previous experience or not.

Itinerary

During your stay at the estancia, 1 hour of horseback riding as well as cycling activities are included daily.




Extra Activities

Massage - 55 USD pp for 1 hour
You can choose between a decontracturant or a relaxing massage.
In the decontracturant massage the masseur will work on relaxing the muscles and dissolve contractures due to stress, poor posture or lack of rest.
In the relaxing massage, the masseur will work on relaxing your muscles, not treating ailments, although indirectly cause improvement in mild muscle problems.

Polo Lesson - 165 USD pp for 1 hour
Transfer to a polo field (10 minutes). Evaluation of the student’s experience, driving range from the ground (200 balls), on a wooden horse (200 balls) and final practice riding a “real” horse. Full equipment provided.

Cooking Lesson - 150 USD pp
A culinary experience that gives you the opportunity to learn hands-on in the kitchen, where our chef will teach you about traditional argentine cooking methods, ingredients and seasonal tastes. You can choose from a variety of recipes, such as empanadas, pasteles, tortas fritas and buñuelos! No previous experience is required! And of course, what you cook will be served in your next meal!

Bird Watching - 255 USD per guide (English & Spanish speaking) for 2 hours
Walking tour through the estancia or in the surroundings. Some of the birds that can be seen on the estancia ground include hummingbirds, cardinals, horneros, herons, storks, sparrows, tropical screech oils, southern screamers, coscoroba swans, black necked swans, woodpeckers, fork tailed flycatchers, and a variety of over 15 ducks, such as cinnamon teal, yellow billed pintail, white-faced whistling duck and southern wigeon.

Visit to San Miguel del Monte (1-3 pax) - 220 USD per guide (English & Spanish speaking) 
Transfer (15 minutes). Walking tour of the civic center, the historical museum, Rosas’ ranch and the church. Entrance fees to sites of interest included.

Folklore Music Show - 190 USD pp for 30 minutes
Argentine folklore songs with guitar and bombo (bass drum).

Folklore Dances Show - 605 USD pp for 30 minutes
Folklore dancing (chacarera, zamba, malambo) and boleadoras show with three dancing couples. Guests are invited to participate.


Rates and Dates for Estancia Getaway - Buenos Aires

Rates include:

Accommodation in standard room, All meals with drinks, Taxes & 3 days of activities (horse riding and cycling)

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescription US$
    A
    20225 day trip (Standard Room) - High$1210
    • Single supplement (Standard Room)$250
      Upgrade to Suite, double, pp$330
      Upgrade to Suite, single$665
      Upgrade to Apartment, double, pp$200
      Upgrade to Apartment, single$480
  • B
    20225 day trip (Standard Room) - Low$1035
    • Single supplement (Standard Room)$215
      Upgrade to Suite, double, pp$250
      Upgrade to Suite, single$550
      Upgrade to Apartment, double, pp$150
      Upgrade to Apartment, single$415

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionUS$
2022 Return transfer from/to Buenos Aires Airport, per car (up to 3 pax) $120
2022 Return transfer from/to Buenos Aires City, per car (up to 3 pax) $155
2022 Half-day supplement (lunch included on arrival and departure day), pp - please inquire $0
2022 Discounts for 3rd or 4th guest staying in same room (Apartments) - please inquire $0
2022 Discount available for children younger than 12 - please inquire $0

Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
B 2022 02/01 - 04/13 5d / 4n 5 day trip (Standard Room) -... 2 /14 Reserve
A 2022 04/14 - 08/15 5d / 4n 5 day trip (Standard Room) -... 2 /14 Reserve
B 2022 08/16 - 10/31 5d / 4n 5 day trip (Standard Room) -... 2 /14 Reserve
A 2022 11/01 - 12/31 5d / 4n 5 day trip (Standard Room) -... 2 /14 Reserve

Dates Note:

Rates do not include:

Alcoholic drinks (other than house wine with lunch and dinner), Transfers & Gratuities

Other Info
Meeting:
Airport: Buenos Aires (EZE)
Transfer:

Climate:
                                                Buenos Aires area

Month

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Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

84

82

78

72

65

60

59

62

65

71

76

82

Average Low Temperature (°F)

69

68

65

59

53

48

47

49

52

57

62

67

Average High Temperature (°C)

29

28

26

22

19

16

15

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25

28

Average Low Temperature (°C)

21

20

19

15

12

9

8

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14

17

19

Average Precipitation (days of rain)

8

7

8

7

5

5

6

6

6

8

8

8

Source: NOAA


Seasons
Buenos Aires has a humid subtropical climate without extreme temperatures, so it is a year-round holiday destination.

Spring (September to November)
It is a great time to visit with temperatures hovering around 15°C (59°F) to 20°C (68°F).

Summer (December to February)
It tends to be hot and humid, but the heat never becomes unbearable.

Autumn (March to May)
This is one of the best times to visit as is it usually dry and sunny with pleasant temperatures.

Winter (June to August)
Wintertime is generally mild with little chance of snow, but the days can be overcast and the nights chilly.

What To Bring:

This list is only a guideline for you

 

Travel documents and Voucher

Flight tickets

Passport

Visa (check with your consulate)

 

RIDING GEAR

Riding pants or Jodhpurs (used if possible!)

Riding boots (waterproof) + Minichaps

Riding helmet  (recommended for all trips)

Riding gloves

Hat (with chin strip) for sun protection

Lightweight Rain coat

 

PERSONAL CLOTHING

Jacket or sweater for cool evenings

Comfortable T-Shirts/Shirts

Jeans

Shorts

Underwear and socks

Pajama

Bag for dirty clothes

Trekking boots/ comfortable shoes

Swimsuit

 

ADDITIONAL THINGS TO BRING

Personal Toiletries

Insect protection

Personal medications

Sore cream (for the emergency)

Sewing kit

Handkerchiefs

Adapter for electric appliances (optional)

Sun glasses with strap

Sun tan lotion and lip balm  

Binoculars