Planning your stay at an estancia
Haciendas and estancias are simply enormous farms, plantations, ranches or colonial estates, owned by wealthy families who faced a setback during the industrial revolution. Today, they are converted into beautiful accommodation, authentically reflecting deep history and perfected by dreamy landscapes.
An integral part of South American history, estancias and haciendas reflect their European roots with English and French styles, often luxuriously furnished and retaining their elegant colonial air. The owner of an estancia or hacienda is called the estanciero or hacendado.
A hacienda or estancia stay lets you experience traditional South American life, and participate in gaucho (cowboy) activities –riding horses, sheep and the occasional traditional guitar musicand folklore.
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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 miles out into the field.
Estancias … A Place to Relax
In Argentina, estancias also fulfil the role of being a place to come and relax. Beautifully trimmed gardens surrounding swimming pools and the’make yourself at home’ approach of many owners provides a lovely opportunity to take iteasy during your Argentina trip.
Source: Argentina Polo Day