A short flight north-west of Buenos Aires into the geographical
centre of Argentina is the large but pleasant city of Córdoba,
capital of the province of the same name. One of Cordoba's key
holiday attractions is its setting, at the foot of the 'Sierras
Chicas' - the rolling hills or 'little mountains' of the central
part of the country, and its temperate climate. Between the
pancake-flat pampas and the Andean spine that divides Argentina and
Chile, this is gaucho territory too, although the horsemen and
cattle-herders here have very different terrain to deal with from
their pampa or Patagonia counterparts.
Saskia and Will are here to help give you the inside track.
Why we think you’ll love it
An estancia stay in the rolling hills of the Sierras Chicas is
an idyllic holiday destination for nature lovers and horse riders.
You don't need to be a keen equestrian to appreciate the rural
traditions of this part of the country, but there is no better way
to experience it than like a Gaucho!
A short flight west of Buenos Aires, Córdoba is a horse riding
holiday heaven; with rolling hills and excellent estancias. Cordoba
can also be reached via direct flight from the Chilean capital
Santiago, and is home to the country's oldest university, founded
by the Jesuits in the early 1600s, and to beautifully preserved
colonial architecture. We can also arrange stays at beautiful
estancias where you can ride out with gauchos.
Drinking mate, the Argentinian national drink, on a gaucho riding trip. There is a lot of protocol about the process - for instance, don’t take the first sip - but it’s an excellent bonding experience.