Horsing Around in Argentina
Who: Couples and Families

13 Days

From £4,565pp

Ollie, Kate B and Alexandra are here to help give you the inside track.

Argentinean horses are some of the best in the world, so on this 13-day itinerary we have chosen two of our favourite estancias where you can learn the ways of the gaucho - Argentina's seriously charismatic cowboys - and spend a few days exploring Buenos Aires to boot.

Itinerary at a glance
  • Take a walking tour of Buenos Aires' best bits
  • Learn the polo basics - or the tricky bits, depending on your ability - on an estancia (ranch)
  • Spend a few days learning the ropes on a working estancia

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Day 1: International Flight

Your overnight flight to Argentina will leave London late evening and will land in Buenos Aires fourteen hours later.

Day 2: Buenos Aires

Your flight lands in the morning, and after clearing customs and collecting your luggage you will be met by our representative on the ground for a private transfer to your hotel.

As we imagine you'll want to freshen up after a long flight, we've arranged an early check in for you. After lunch at the hotel, we recommend stretching your legs and shaking off jet lag by taking a walk around the city - consult our detailed destination Dossier for our favourite places to visit.

Day 3: City Tour

This morning you will be met at your hotel by our expert guide for a private tour of the elegant turn-of-the-century districts that earned Buenos Aires the soubriquet 'the Paris of South America'.

From the charming cobbled alleyways and colonial architecture of San Telmo to the picturesque district of La Boca, along the Plaza de Mayo dominated by the Casa Rosada (Government House), the Nación Bank, the Cathedral and original Parliament House, up the leafy Avenida de Mayo towards the imposing grandeur of the Palace of Congress and then up to the historically fascinating Recoleta Cemetery, resting place of such legends as Eva Peron. After your tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel to spend the rest of the day and evening at leisure.

Day 4: Art Tour and Tango Lessons

Today you will be met at your hotel by our expert guide for a visually stunning introduction to the vibrant world of Buenos Aires' street art.

This city is one of the most exciting places in the world for street art, which has progressed from fiery political origins to its modern incarnation. With your guide, who will draw on the experiences of Buenos Aires' leading artists, you will search for the best murals in the city - which trace its recent past, giving a fascinating insight into Argentine socio-political history, before you visit a local artist's studio where you can pick up some almost criminally affordable art.


After your tour you will have a little time to further explore Buenos Aires before a private tango class this afternoon. In the company of two genius instructors, you will learn all the moves to tango the night away, before heading to dinner and a tango show to watch the pros light up the stage.

Day 5: Cordoba

After breakfast this morning you will take a private transfer to the airport for the one and quarter hour flight to Cordoba.

After you have collected your luggage, you will be met by your driver for the one-hour private transfer to your estancia (ranch), where you will be free to spend the rest of the day as you please, be that exploring the estate or basking by the pool.

Day 6-7: Horsing Around Part Uno

The next two days are yours to fill as much as you like.

Your estancia hosts will help you choose from the myriad activities on offer, from learning the ways of the gaucho to bird watching, or even just alternating between pool and hammock.

Additional Activities

  • Polo lessons
  • Hiking
  • Swimming in natural rock pools
  • Horse-drawn carriage rides
  • Private tour of Cordoba
  • Visits to the historic Estancia Santa Catalina and Jesuit Museum

Day 8: Internal Flight

After breakfast this morning you will be met at the estancia for a one-hour private transfer to Cordoba airport for your flight to Bariloche. After you have collected your luggage, you will be met by your driver for a private transfer to your next estancia.

Day 9-10: Horsing Around Part Dos

For the next two days you will be staying on a sprawling, 15,000 acres, working cattle estancia.

Your hosts will help you plan an itinerary for the duration of your stay, with as much or as little activity as you like.

Activities include:

  • Horse trekking
  • Cattle herding on horseback
  • Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Wild swimming
Day 11: Buenos Aires

After checking out of the estancia you will be privately transferred to the airport for the two-hour flight to Buenos Aires.

Having collected your luggage, you will be met by your driver for a private transfer to your hotel for the night. Once you've freshened up, you will be met in the lobby for a private transfer to one of the best tango bars in Buenos Aires. Here, you will be treated to a show from some of the best tango dancers in the world - a rather fitting end to your Argentine adventure.

Day 12: International Flight

After checking out of your hotel this morning, you will be privately transferred to the airport to check in for your overnight 13-hour flight home, which will take off around mid-day.

Day 13: International Flight

You will land in London in the early morning.

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A Rough Idea of Price

While all of our holidays are completely tailor-made and prices will vary based on things like time of year and level of accommodation, we want to give you as good an idea of how much this itinerary will cost.

This Itinerary

If you would like to book the itinerary mentioned above, with economy flights, during mid-season and staying in our preferred room category at our preferred hotels.

From

£5,370pp

Bare Necessities

If you would like to pare back the above itinerary by travelling at non-peak times, staying in a standard room and removing some or all of the guided activities.

From

£4,565pp

Bells & Whistles

If you are looking for something extra special, we can discuss with you upgrading your accommodation, flights or activities.

From

£6,445pp

The guide prices shown are designed to provide you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your trip. There are a number of factors which will influence the price; these include the standard of accommodation, the season, the class of flights, the airline used and the level of private guiding versus shared excursions.

Ollie, Kate B and Alexandra are our experts for this itinerary and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

Image of Alexandra Heriot Maitland