Los Potreros

8 Days  |  From £2600pp

Argentina ( Best airport: Cordoba)

Argentina. Land of the gaucho, wide open spaces, the finest beef and some of the world’s best wine. Where horses are used for work and transport, and where cattle roam free. Where your hosts, The Begg Family wait to welcome you for a taste of authentic estancia life.

The estancia is easy to reach from Córdoba but away from the tourist trail. Offering a unique insight into rural culture and traditions, the family invite you to share their home and lifestyle.  Whether your passion is horseback riding, bird-watching, exploring scenic walking trails or simply relaxing amongst local tradition and culture,  guests enoy a once in a lifetime holiday. Come and fall in love with Argentina as you eat, drink and breathe it alongside the gauchos.

“A magical place! I cannot imagine any other riding experience … beyond comparison.”

– K.K Feb 2022.

The Riding

Riding at Los Potreros is an experience not to be missed, whatever your ability. The horses are ridden ‘gaucho style’, in a relaxed manner with loose reins, which is very intuitive and easy to pick up. Each with their own personality, the horses take on the task of ensuring each guest has a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable experience. Trail riding is tailored to suit ability and the hills provide a surprising variety of landscapes and terrain. Rocky outcrops give way to open hillsides. Hidden valleys lead to tumbling waterfalls and wooded paths.

Trails take you to swimming holes and spectacular viewpoints, or further afield to neighbouring lands that offer a glimpse of rural life, past homesteads, churches and remote schools.

There are between 4-6 hours of riding a day. The itinerary is flexible, and subject to weather, particularly in the case of polo. On Sundays there is only a morning ride, but there are plenty of other activities to enjoy in the afternoon.

Level of Riding and Fitness

All levels of rider are catered for, from beginner to experienced. Rides and horses tailored to suit. The pace is dependent on ability, from walking, ‘pacing’ and plenty of opportunities to canter. The weight limit is 95kg.

Guides and Group Size

There is a maximum number of 12 guests at any one time. Due to the flexible itinerary the group size varies, but it is normally 4-6 riders plus 2 guides.

The Horses

There are over 80 riding horses, with the herd being a mixture of Criollos, Peruvian Pasos and polo ponies, which are forward-going, responsive and sure-footed. Your hosts tend to change horses during a guest’s stay, giving guests the opportunity to try several different horses.

There is a strict riding weight limit of 95kgs and 85kgs for polo and the Peruvian Paso breed.


Accommodation and Dining

The estancia has comfortable but simple rooms, traditionally furnished with plenty of antiques, all individual and with private bathrooms. Rooms are heated with wood-burning stoves or fireplaces. You can expect top quality beds, linen, dressing gowns and amenities, with a maid service 3 times per day. Wifi is not available in the bedrooms and is in the main house.

Meals are held together in the main dining room or on the veranda, with lunch and dinner hosted by the Begg family. Breakfast includes bacon and eggs, toast, cereals, yoghurt, fruit and porridge. Lunch and supper consist of two courses with coffee and a combination of international and traditional Argentine cuisine. Afternoon tea is tea and homemade cake or biscuits. There are regular picnics and ‘asados’ (barbecues).

Meal times are one of the highlights of a stay at the estancia as they are highly sociable and the hosts are always keen to share their insights into Argentine life. There is a swimming pool which is open mid-Oct-April.

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Los Potreros

8 days / 7 nights / 7 riding days

The estancia offers any day arrivals all year round excluding May to July when they are closed. The best time of year to visit is the warmer months of October to March. The price displayed is for a 7 night itinerary but you can choose the length of stay (3 night minimum).

Single Supplement
There are three single occupancy rooms available without an additional supplement, on a first come first served basis. To guarantee a double room for single occupancy then a single supplement of 30% of the total ride cost must be paid.

Flights & Airport transfers
The nearest international  airport is Cordoba, transfers can be arranged between 08:00 – 20:00 and in 2024 are free of charge. 2025 transfers will be charged at £50 per car each way (max 3 ppl)  The estancia is a one hour drive from the airport and we recommend arriving in time for lunch at 13.00 so that you can join the afternoon ride at 16.30 on your arrival day.

Children aged 10 to 16 years are welcome at the estancia and receive a 20% discount on the cost of the ride.

Price Includes
  • Transfers to/from Córdoba airport
  • All accommodation, food and drink (including alcoholic beverages) on a full board basis
  • Riding and all other estancia based activities
  • Guides
  • Local taxes
Price Excludes
  • Flights
  • Personal insurance
  • Discretionary tips (10 to 20% per day is customary)