Estancia Los Potreros - Argentina

Estancia Los Potreros

5 star rating   21 November 2022

Joanna who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Los Potreros Argentina - This holiday provided bucket list memories that weren't even on my bucket list! | Returning to the same place I loved in under a year, I was doubtful whether it would live up to my expectations and be as truly amazing second time... it absolutely exceeded my expectations! The riding was superb and I found myself having bucket list moments that I didn't even know were on my bucket list - riding across the estancia in the heat to jump into a beautiful rock pool, hidden away where we swam and relaxed whilst the horses dozed with the Gaucho. I rode some previous favourite horses again and lots of new ones. Georgia knows my riding style and horse tastes so well that when she brought out the beautiful grey Peruvian horse, Aguito proclaiming "I think this might be love for you" she was 100% right! The quality of riding was brilliant, I can't think of a better place to ride!

The Riding

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The Accommodation

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The accommodation is lovely - a real home from home. The food is beautiful and as a vegetarian I was well catered for with delicious and creative options provided, often cooked on the barbecue. The wine tasting session led by Kevin is always a fun and engaging night and the Chef's Night in the kitchen where we got to prepare our own empanadas and ravioli was really fun. One of the best things about Los Potreros is you feel like you are part of the family. Everyone sits down for meals together and talks about the day and gets to know each other. Having very little wifi is a great opportunity to disconnect from the pressures of modern day world and deeply relax; the moment we start driving through the series of gates through the estancia on arrival I feel myself starting to unwind. The housekeeping staff look after you well, discreetly turning down the room and whisking away your laundry regularly to quickly return it - you don't need to take a lot of clothes; I travelled with hand luggage only! The estancia provides solid shampoo, conditioner and body scrub bars which are locally sourced and lovely to use.

Before Your Holiday

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The standard of service from In the Saddle is consistently high, accurate information and follow up telephone calls to check you have all the information you need is appreciated

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I recommend a high factor sunblock as the sun is intense, also ensure you pack long sleeve shirts as some of the bushes you ride close to are quite prickly. Remember a swim suit if you get the chance to ride to one of the pools to swim as that is definitely not to be missed.
An unforgettable experience!