It's the land of EL DORADO (the mythical realm of a gold-attired king sought by the Spanish conquistadores), a place where the lone rider's only companions are the fat cattle in the lush green fields, the owls on the fence posts, the water birds and frogs in the marshes and an occasional Cayman that was left in a lake by the crest of some flood.
The ride is an introduction to spice and adventure of Corrientes' rural life, with comfortable overnight stays at four different estancias. The flat terrain make this ride an ideal experience for people who like to canter and gallop during their riding vacations. More than 20 miles are covered each day; mostly at a trot or canter.
Pre Departure: We can arrange airport transfers, city tour, tango show, Horse Opera etc for you in Buenos Aires.
Day 1: Meeting in the late afternoon in downtown Buenos Aires. A bilingual guide specialized in the History, Arts adnd Architecture of the city will take you on a 3 hour city tour to see all the important sites. We then drop you off at the bus depot for the 8:55 PM luxury sleeper bus transfer to Esquina ... arriving the next day at 4:30 AM. (meals available, but not included)
Day 2: Arrival in Esquina and transfer to Estancia La Rosita. After resting up and good breakfast, choose your steed, saddle up and go on a short introductory trail ride. After lunch more riding or you can opt for some Polo training at the nearby Polo Club. La Rosita is an isolated ranch house where you forget all city problems. The opulent forest of native trees around the main houses and barbecue area is so tall that the flat landscape around it peeks through between the tree trunks; beneath the dense tree tops. Later, enjoy a luxurious candlelight dinner in the dining room of the 19th century wing of the ranch house.
Day 3: Today you start your horseback adventure with a ride from ‘La Rosita’ to ‘La Amistad’ covering approximately 22 miles. Riding time is five hours. At lunch time you are treated to a fabulous lamb barbecue picnic. In evening the hosts will spoil your at the ranch with a relaxing massage session (included).
Day 4: The second part of your journey on horseback takes you to ‘Buena Vista’ Farm. It’s again a long day in the saddle with lunch on the way consisting of delicacies like pate and sausages. You can rest under the trees at the entrance to the property, and later, at the swimming pool; have tea under the Magnolia tree and visit the owner’s pheasant and wild duck raising operation. Approximately five hours of riding.
Day 5: Leaving ‘Buena Vista’ F