Trips selected by Cap Rando agencies partners
Type
Stationary trail rides
Comfort
In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
Level
You must be able to walk and trot

Enjoy estancia life and join the gauchos on their daily activities ! Ride as much as you wish: help rounding horses and cattle, pitch in with branding, vaccination and use the lasso as a work tool in the real environment of an Argentinean Gaucho. You stay at one of the historic estancias of the Corrientes region outside of Esquina - a very remote area still largely untouched by civilization. This is rural Argentina, where the Gaucho is a valued and important profession. Ride out with us and become part of the daily activities. Of course the national sport is polo, so you are invited to join us for some "Stick and Ball" on the private polo field - on excellent Polo ponies. Private lessons are also available on request. There are activities and horseback rides for all levels. Non riders will be delighted by the immense bird and wildlife in the countryside. Fishing opportunities are available in the large river system - catch a Dorado and we will cook it for you at night. Dinners are usually in the great dining room or outside with candlelight. Professional Tango dancers are available to teach you the Tango - Argentina Style - with passion and romance.

Itinerary
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INDICATIVE ITINERARY*

Day -1: Transfer to Estancia depart from the bus depot in Buenos Aires for the 8:55 PM luxury sleeper bus transfer to Esquina, arriving the next day at 5:10am (the bus can be booked directly by you or by us. Please let us know your preference at the time of booking) inner is included in the overnight bus service. No overnight included

Day 1: Arrival & Introductory Ride rrive by overnight sleeper bus from Buenos Aires in the morning, check in, rest, stroll around the estancia and meet the family for lunch. If you are very energetic - you can even go for a short morning ride. A nice afternoon horse ride takes you along the Corrientes gaucho plains, experiencing various landscapes on your first canter across the wide open fields.
Meals included: Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Estancia

Day 2: Pampas Ride oday the landscape is different and new because we will be heading up the pampas, large water extensions and we will be visiting a rural school, a place where you will understand cultural issues of the region. In the afternoon, on horseback or by horse-cart, we will ride along native forests, stopping in an authentic grocery store or “pulperia” (place where gauchos buy their basic provisions and have a drink). Before getting to back the house our hosts will be waiting for us next to the lagoon with a cup of afternoon tea. Here, we relax and enjoy the calm of the countryside and the sunset at the horizon.
*If you like: watch or participate in milking the cows in the morning before breakfast. The ranch produces its own milk and cheese.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Estancia

Days 3 & 4: Helping Gauchos e accompany and actively participate in gauchos tasks (herding horses and cattle, marking, vaccination, etc.). We go out looking for stray cattle and bring them back to the corrals. Along the way we chase after calves and cattle that try to escape and bring them back into the herd. Once in the corral, we will separate cows from calves on horseback to be able to start sanitation works. After lunch and a short nap, we finish our work taking the cattle back out to the range. There are some fishing opportunities on Day 4 in the Corrientes and Parana Rivers.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Estancia

Day 5: Ride to neighboring Estancia e begin our trip to a local Estancia. Passing various estancias and local people along the way, we reach our lunch place, an old coral lost in the immense landscape. In the afternoon we arrive at the estancia. We will be delighted with the owners’ hospitality and excellent homemade food. Optional massages are available.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Estancia

Day 6: Esquina Ride In the morning we begin our trip to the nearest town, Esquina. Sightseeing on our horses. Lunch in a particular restaurant in the river’s coastline and back to the estancia.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Estancia

Day 7: Polo & Departure. We enjoy some Stick and Ball and maybe even a short Polo game in the morning and then depart after lunch on the 11:25am bus back to Buenos Aires. If you prefer, you can stay for the day, play another game of Polo in the afternoon, have dinner and then take the overnight bus at 10:40pm to arrive in BA the next morning (small surcharge).

*tinerary subject to change and open for your suggestions.

Other Available Activities (no extra cost):
-Stick and ball for
-Fishing on the Estancias Lagoons (we provide all needed)
-Bird watching (not guided by bilingual, we provide somebody to help to find the best places (not a specialist on birds but somebody that know the fields perfectly), binoculars, bird check list.

Other Available Activities (extra cost, please inquire):
-Polo lessons by 2 goals handicap teacher
-Polo match 4 chuckers (book minimum 15 days in  advance )
-Sunset Boat Excursion 4 hrs. Maximun 5 persons per boat 
-Full fishing day by boat (trolling or spinning), or 2 fisherman max on fly fishing.
-Bird watching with specialist guide
-Tango lessons
-Massages
-Hunting: Mainly bird (partridge, ducks and pigeon)

MEETING/DEPARTURE

MEETING:
Esquina bus station. Departure from the Buenos Aires bus station for the luxury bus transfer at 8:55 p.m. to Esquina, arrival the next day at 5:10 a.m. (The bus can be booked directly by you or by us. Please indicate your preference at the time of booking).

DEPARTURE:
Day 7 at 11:25am or 10:40pm by bus to Buenos Aires.

BUS BUENOS AIRES - EQUINAS PRICE:
215 $ return per person.

FLIGHTS:
Flights to Argentina are not included in our prices because it is generally more interesting to book your flights yourself, an inclusive package is generally more expensive with agency commissions. However, we are at your disposal to help you find the best rates or to offer you a trip including transport on request: free service.

Riding

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RIDING LEVEL: 
Accessible to all levels. Equestrian activities by levels of riders. At three paces for experienced riders.
This trip is all about you! We welcome all riding levels, from those who have never been on a horse to those who have been in a saddle all their life. All rides are gauged to your measure. They may be unguided or guided, so long as you are a good rider. For several hours a day you will be able to ride excellent horses, every day if you wish. You will be able to choose how long each of your rides will take. From cattle work to polo games, there are so many options that it will be difficult for you to experience all of them. You may even be able to ride by moonlight!

GUIDE: 
Englishe and Spanish local guide.

GROUPS:
3 to 8 riders.

MINIMUM AGE:
16 years old accompanied by one or more parents.

randonnee cheval argentineHORSES: 
Over 100 horses  at the Estancia, so we can guarantee they'll find a match for you! Horses are born, raised, and trained at the Estancia. The owners instill proper care of our horses and ensure they are trustworthy for riders. If your stay coincides with the training process you will be able to watch and/or take part. (Participation is limited by prioritization of safety reasons).

TACK: 
Argentina saddles with sheepskin.

Comfort

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ACCOMMODATION:

This is a stationary ride, so all nights are spent in the same location.randonnee cheval argentine
Located 620km Northeast from the Federal Capital, Esquina, Province of Corrientes “Argentine Mesopotamia”, our family, for several generations, has been breeding cattle and enjoying life. Our authentic estancia first opened its doors 14 years ago to visitors, and has since showed them the Corrientes province and its enchantments. Well-known for offering comfort, the ranch is an old estancia of typical Correntino style, low ceilings and ample galleries. Onsite you'll find a swimming pool, solarium, 2 living-rooms (one of them with Satellite TV), dinner room + Thatched asado (barbecue) area: (“Quincho”), very spacious verandas, and our own polo field. 
Laundry and WIFI are available at no extra cost.
8 rooms total: 4 with private bathrooms and 4 rooms with adjoining bathrooms (1 bathroom to 2 rooms). All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning units, individual heating and maid service on a daily basis. Supplied with all grooming amenities
Room Occupancy: Single supplement is mandatory if you are traveling as a single rider. 

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All meals from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 7 are included. In menus, textures, smells, colours, flavours, and decoration are taken into account. Breakfasts, afternoon teas, and appetizers are varied and abundant. Regional lunches and gourmet dinners. Meals are served with wines coming from renowned wineries (included). 
Dietary Restrictions: All dietary restrictions given prior notice. 

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Rates
Infos tarif

2024 PRICE / PER PERSON : 

Double/twin occupancy: 1350 €

Single bedroom supplement: 350 €

Transfer by overnight bus from Buenos Aires (including dinner): 150 € per person return.

Supplement for departure in the evening of the last day instead of in the morning: 100 €

Booking fee: 15 €

Prices may be revised down or up depending on the $ / € exchange rate.

THE PRICE INCLUDES: 

Horse and tack rental, guide, full board accommodation from day 1 lunch until day 8 breakfast, transfers from/to the Esquina bus station, the financial guarantee of your payments by our travel operator deposit.

THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE: 

Individual insurance, flights, bus between the Esquina and Buenos Aires, personal expenses, drinks unless wine with meals, gratuities, everything that is not indicated in "the price includes ".

INSURANCE:
A civil liability and travel insurance (assistance/repatriation) are compulsory. A cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
A payment by credit card can make you benefit from its possible insurance (check your contract).
We offer to Europe Union, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway residents: the Chapka insurances.
Cap Security: full insurance with cancellation. Cap Cancellation: cancellation only.
See prices & information

FLIGHTS :
Flights are not included because it is more interesting to book directly your ticket: a transport package included is generally more expensive with agency commissions. However, we are at your disposal to help you find the best prices or to offer you a flight included package on request .

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Booking
How to book

By booking with Cap Rando, you get the benefit of the French travel agency law, one of the strictest in the world: an unlimited financial guarantee for all your payments !

BOOKING PROCEDURE:

1. CHECK THE AVAILABILITY, PRICE, DISCOUNT:
Check the availability and price (depending on the type of accommodation and after possible discounts) by contacting us through the availability & quote request form or by phone +33 (0)483431321, whatsapp +33(0)609520324, or e-mail: contact@horsebackridingvacations.eu
If you already have received the confirmation of the availability and the price, you can proceed directly to your booking:

2. BOOKING:
Fill out the online registration form: https://www.horsebackridingvacations.eu/form/booking-form
If you are registering and paying for several riders, you can add riders on the form.
If you have difficulty with the online form or if you prefer:
- Download the Excel file for 1 rider
- Download the Open Office file for 1 rider
- Download the Excel file for 2 riders
- Download the Open Office for 2 riders
To be completed, saved on your computer, and sent by email as an attachment.
Your personal information (birth date, height, weight, riding level & experience, health information, etc.) are contractuals. The facility / guide / instructor may exclude on site and without compensation, any person whose information is different from the information provided on the registration form, and/or who does not correspond to the conditions of participation.

3. INSURANCES:
Cap Rando is covered for its professional civil liability: GENERALI contract n ° AL974010.
To register on a Cap Rando holiday, you must be covered by an individual liability insurance covering your activity, individual accident, assistance, repatriation, and possibly cancellation (strongly recommended not to lose your payment in case of cancellation for a reason covered by a cancellation insurance).
We offer to Europe Union, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway residents (only) to subscribe the "Cap Security" insurance from Chapka Insurance. This covers you for cancellation, interruption of stay, individual accident, assistance 24h / 24h, repatriation, medical expenses abroad, luggage insurance, civil liability. You can also only subscribe a "Cap Cancellation" cancellation insurance if you have insurance covering other risks. 
See all information about our cancellation policy and Chapka insurance offer.
For other country citizens: if you pay by credit card, depending on your card, you may be fully covered: check your contract.
The US citizens can subscribe directly an insurance for instance on: https://www.axatravelinsurance.com/

4. PAYMENT:
- For a stay starting at more than 60 days: It is requested at registration: 30% of the price of the stay, the payment of the insurance possibly subscribed, the transport possibly requested, the booking fees. The balance is to be paid 60 days before the start date of the stay.
- For a stay starting at less than 60 days: Full payment is requested upon registration.
- For a stay starting at less than 21 days: Full payment by credit card is requested upon registration.
- If these are the last places available: Payment by credit card is requested upon registration.
You can pay:
- By credit card on our secure payment website: You will be directed to the payment link after completing the online booking form.
- By bank transfer: Our bank information will be sent to you after reception of your booking form.
For a quick processing and to secure your registration, receipt of your confirmation file within 24-48 hours: choose a payment by credit card. In addition: payment by credit card can allow you to benefit from its possible insurance.
Please note: your reservation will only be confirmed after receipt of your payment.
Your payments are guaranted by our GROUPAMA travel agent bond.
If you book a trip through Cap Rando, you have the guarantee not to loose any payment. 
The French law is the strongest and requires all French travel agencies to have an unlimited financial guarantee for their customers in case of financial failure.

5. CONFIRMATION:
You will receive a confirmation file and contract with the invoice and all useful information within 24-48 hours after reception of your registration form and payment.

6. TRANSPORTS:
Before booking your transport: we advise you to wait for the receipt of the confirmation file and check that your transports feet with the meeting/separation times of the offered transfers. We recommend booking refundable transports.

7. CANCELATION POLICY:
Please note: Any stay may be canceled if there are insufficient bookings to ensure the stay up to 20 days before the date of a stay of more than 6 days, 7 days for a stay of 2 to 5 days. In this case, you may be offered a replacement stay or a departure with a supplement, if these proposals do not suit you: a full refund (unless you have accepted a possible supplement upon registration), excluding booking fees and possible non-refundable transport, is guaranteed without compensation.
See the cencellation policy: cancelation conditions.

8. SALE CONDITIONS:
You can consult the sale conditions: see the conditions.


 

Useful information

CLIMATE:

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Average High Temperature (°F)

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Average Precipitation (days of rain)

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Source: NOAA

SEASONS:
As part of the subtropical area of Mesopotamia, the province of Corrientes has heavy rains and high temperatures with little daily and seasonal variation especially in the North. Moreover, the province does not have a dry season, which means that rainfall can be expected at any time of the year. On average, the warmest month is January and the coolest month is July. The maximum average precipitation usually occurs in April.

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Claire (France) - October 2023

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