Estancias of Argentina

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If you enjoy horse riding and are looking for an authentic Argentinian experience, staying at an estancia is a must. An integral part of the culture of Argentina, staying at a gaucho's home can either be a relaxing experience or you can get involved with cattle rearing, sheep shearing, horseback herding or polo.

Gauchos in Argentina

Gauchos in Argentina

One of Argentina's most iconic inhabitants is the rugged gaucho - the cowboy.

Life and the weather can be harsh in the scarcely populated wilderness that covers much of the centre and south of the country, and the job of herding cattle and sheep and of maintaining the farmland could only fall to a horseman of the utmost skill and resilience.

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Magnificent horsemanship is an aspect of estancia life that has been put to good use for visitors and allows amazing opportunities to live that childhood cowboy dream! You could have a short trot around an estancia (in a horse-drawn carriage if you don't fancy riding yourself), learn to play a game of polo, or take a horseback trek of many days out into the wilderness, it is even possible to traverse the Andes.

The experience

What to expect from a stay at an estancia in Argentina.

Recommended estancias

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Itinerary Ideas

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