The estancia experience
Many of the properties are ancient family homes that have only recently opened their doors to visitors while others have been purpose-built as country hotels. While the older estancias give you a great sense of history, their newer counterparts are often aimed at the more luxurious end of the market. However, all will have sweeping grounds, horses, and gauchos.
A visit or a stay at an estancia, wherever it is in the country, will most likely be based around three things: food, including the obligatory ‘Asado‘ (barbeque) lunch; drink, including the traditional maté and wine; and horses.
We offer guests the opportunity to get involved in the herding and shearing that is part of the gaucho’s day-to-day life, but the gauchos will more likely make an appearance to demonstrate their skills with livestock than to interact with guests. Guests are welcome to get involved as much as they like, with riding excursions available for all levels.