Estancia El Colibrí in Córdoba Promises a Luxury Gaucho Experience

If you are vacationing in Buenos Aires you should try a brief interlude in the Pampas. The experience could be refreshing and exciting. My research online reveals a dude ranch Estancia El Colibrí. It promises its guests a sort of luxury gaucho experience: Horseback riding. Dove hunting. Perhaps some low-key animal husbandry. And, at the end of the day, a juicy grilled steak partnered with free-flowing bottles of Argentine Malbec. Sounds interesting?

It is a short flight from Buenos Aires to Córdoba. It is an hour long drive from the airport to the eight room hotel El Colibiri. It was built in 2005 and the front has been created to look like a centuries-old estate. The rooms have fireplace, satellite television and the baths are almost like a spa. You can straight away start off with a ride through the alfalfa fields on a spotted mare.

The next morning it could be polo lessons. You realize that you have to unlearn some of the riding lessons of the previous day. For Polo you need to steer the horse in a fast-moving little sphere swing a 4-foot-long polo mallet, all at the same time. You may choose to go for duck hunting the next morning before you wind up the weekend.

Via: online.wsj

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