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Estancia Caballadas, Argentina | Plan South America

Argentina | Patagonia | Property

Nestled in the foothills of the Andes, Estancia Caballadas is a family-run, working ranch with over 20,000 hectares. Surrounded by Patagonian wilderness, Caballadas offers some of the most breathtaking horse-riding adventures in Argentina

What we love about Estancia Caballadas

  • Owned and run by the Lagos-Marmol family – Isabel runs the lodge and her husband, Santiago, guides the daily adventures
  • The vast and unspoilt private estate has valleys, canyons, mountains, creeks, rivers, pampas and lakes 
  • With only 8 bedrooms, Estancia Caballadas is exclusively for families or small groups of friends
  • Thoughtful touches, such as a dulce de leche petit four waiting for you on your bed, make guests feel at home
  • Guests have sole access to 14 km of River Quillen, one of the most exclusive fly-fishing rivers in Patagonia
  • Head Chef Erika serves up traditional Patagonian meals and gourmet extravaganzas using local ingredients
  • There are many activities such as 4×4 expeditions, hiking, riding, fishing, polo and helping the gauchos on the farm
  • Option to stay at the lodge enjoying daily outings or to extend your stay to also include a multi-day horse ride and camping trip 

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What to do at Estancia Caballadas?

Ride through prehistoric monkey-puzzle forests stopping for a picnic lunch by a dramatic canyon. Hike to a ‘Pinohuacho’, an orphan tree, for stunning views over Lake Quillen or spend the day helping the gauchos with daily ranch activities.

If the weather’s playing ball, Santiago can drop you off at a remote lake-side beach with a picnic basket, bottle of Champagne and radio. Relax, swim, sunbathe and enjoy the solitude. When you feel like returning to the lodge, just give Santiago a call on the radio and he’ll pick you up.

After your daily adventure, indulge in a delicious afternoon tea and recharge with a soak in the bath. Whilst dinner is being prepared, sit out on the wrap around veranda with your book and a glass of wine. Later on, with no nearby street lights, this is also a fantastic place to stargaze with a nightcap!

We’d recommend staying a few days longer to be able to experience a riding and camping trip in the wilds of Patagonia. Pass through spectacular landscapes, cross steep mountains and gallop along lake-side beaches lined with emerald-coloured Patagonian pine trees. Far from ‘roughing it’, you’re treated to hot showers and G&Ts.

Map & location

Located in the Neuquén Province of Argentina, within the northern section of Lanín National Park, Estancia Caballadas is set in the most secluded and spectacular area of the Patagonia Lake District, offering the utmost in privacy and exclusivity.

From Buenos Aires, Aerolineas Argentinas and LAN Argentina run daily flights to San Martin de los Andes, Neuquen, and Bariloche airports. By car, Estancia Caballadas is 2 hours from San Martin, 4 hours from Neuquen and 5 hours from Bariloche. Self-drive is easy and common in these parts of Patagonia, but it’s also possible to arrange a transfer.

When to Travel

Every month, the scenery surrounding Caballadas offers a different reason to visit! In Autumn, the landscapes glow orange and there are no bugs. During winter, the snow makes it enchanting. The waterfalls overflow during Spring and in summer wildflowers colour the meadows.

The Rural country show is a highlight of the Patagonian social calendar and takes place every January, offering a real insight into the gaucho way of life and Patagonian traditions.

 

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