THE BEST RIDING´S EXPERIENCE
*Estancia LifeStyle and traditions
Carefully designed for those travellers looking for real experience.
Welcome to Estancia Los Potreros
Argentina. Land of the gaucho, wide open spaces, the finest beef and some of the world’s best wine. Where horses are used for work and transport, and where cattle roam free. Where your hosts, Kevin and Louisa Begg wait to welcome you for a taste of authentic estancia life.
We’re easy to reach from Córdoba but away from the tourist trail. Offering a unique insight into rural culture and traditions, we invite you to share our home and lifestyle.
Whether your passion is horseback riding, bird-watching, exploring scenic walking trails or simply relaxing amongst local tradition and culture, we’re proud to offer our guests a once-in-a-lifetime vacation. Come and fall in love with Argentina as you eat, drink and breathe it alongside us.
|DEPARTURE FROM||Cordoba Airport|
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The best riding experience
Upon arrival at the Córdoba airport, you will be greeted by one of our guides and transferred to Hotel Azur Real. After check in we start a 2 ½ hours walking tour. We will visit the Jesuit Block. It contains the core buildings of the capital of the former Jesuit Province of Paraguay: the church, the Jesuit priests’ residence, the university, and the Colegio Convictorio de Montserrat. Then we go to Paseo del Buen Pastor, a place with some interesting architectural nuances and interesting sculpture by local artist.
Your guide will introduce you into the tradition of having mate, one of the most important cultural features in Argentina.
Evening at your leisure to explore the city and try the local cuisine, an interesting mixture of different backgrounds.
Night at Azur Real Hotel Boutique
We leave the city in north direction to reach a beautiful but little-known range of hills known as the ‘Sierras Chicas.’ Nestled between the Pampas and the Andes, the area is designated provincial reserve, renowned for its stunning scenery, abundant wildlife and rural traditions.
After 1 hour driving we will left the road ant take a path between hills to get into Los Potreros Experience.
The arrow dirty road is part of this adventure: a real inmersion into a Estancia LifeStyle and Gauchos experience. As soon as you arrive to the main house you will be part of the environment and the family.
Night at Estancia Los Potreros
Trail riding is tailored to suit ability and the hills provide a surprising variety of landscapes and terrain. Rocky outcrops give way to open hillsides. Hidden valleys lead to tumbling waterfalls and wooded paths. Trails take you to swimming holes and spectacular viewpoints, or further afield to neighbouring lands that offer a glimpse of rural life, past homesteads, churches and remote schools. You will enjoy this day getting in touch with riding experiences, horses and gauchos. Night at Estancia Los Potreros
Every day at the estancia is different. The would-be gauchos amongst you can canter along grassy hilltops, take a dip in natural rock pools, visit local churches on horseback, help round-up the young horses (to protect them from the elusive puma), learn how to lasso, or have a go at polo.
Out of the saddle, the cattle and horse trails make for wonderful walking, taking guests to awe-inspiring viewpoints and hidden waterfalls whilst experiencing the plentiful birdlife and colourful wildflowers, or watching the gauchos at work. Enjoy the best of Argentine food and wine with home-reared beef washed down with Malbec. The serenity and landscape lend themselves to those who enjoy painting, photography or writing, or simply curling up with a book, whilst good conversation and a gin and tonic are never far away.
Night at Estancia Los Potreros.
After breakfast we will start the trip to discover the Jesuit Legacy (UNESCO Sites) and them trip back to Córdoba Airport.