Jakotango & the Argentine Polo Open
Small group itinerary taking in Patagonia and the polo scene - November & December 2020
World class polo at the Argentine Open
Patagonia's immense mountain secenery
Asados (barbecues), woodsmoke and malbec
Jakob von Plessen and his band of gauchos
Cosy mountain cabins
Post-tour extensions available to Iguazu Falls, Mendoza, Brazil, Peru, Torres del Paine etc. Almost anything is possible - please enquire.
- Great for equestrians, polo fans and adventurous sorts
- 11 days
- 2 x departures available
- Outfitted by Jakotango
Head to Argentina to experience the thrill and glamour of the Polo Open in Buenos Aires, then journey to the Andes to immerse yourself in Gaucho culture and explore this stunning mountainous region of Patagonia with a small group of likeminded travellers.
The itinerary starts in Buenos Aires where you'll enjoy a guided tour of the city, and plenty of opportunity to explore in between the exciting polo games
of the Argentine Open.
Venturing to Patagonia you will join you guide, Jakob Von Plessen or one of his trusted gauchos, to ride through the Argentine wilderness. You'll stay at Estancia Tres Lagos, a privately owned estancia of 12,000 hectares bordering the Nahuel Huapi and Lanin National Park in an area known as The Lake District. Here you will witness all aspects of life on the property from cattle farming to red stag hunting, and stay in boutique log cabins - a cosy and picture perfect refuge. Mounting your sturdy Creolle horse you'll trek into the mountains to scale dizzying peaks and windswept passes, with two nights of fly camping allowing you to soak up the stunning scenery and warm gaucho culture.
Your Argentine adventure will be outfitted by Jakotango and led by Jakob Von Plessen or one of his fellow guides, all of whom bring age-old knowledge, horsemanship and good old fashioned charisma. Brought up on the land, all have spent their days between horses and cattle, learning the language of nature. Jakob has led and guided rides in the wildest and most unspoiled areas of our world and riding with Jakotango in his homeland is a true privilege.
Returning again to Buenos Aires you'll catch the final games of the Polo Open as the tournament comes to a head and the passion and drama intensifies. In between games you'll have time to try the many fabulous restaurants, shop for leatherware, browse the famous fleas markets, visit the theatre, dance in a tango hall or visit any number of other attractions - there is plenty to see and do in this cosmopolitan city.
An Argentine adventure through the mountains accompanied by gauchos is something truly spectacular and combining this with the most exciting event of the sporting calendar makes this itinerary an unmissable foray into Argentinean culture.
Welcome to Buenos Aires. Clear C&I before private transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure.
City tour of Buenos Aires with a private guide (4 hours). Argentine Polo Open ‐ Preliminary (Dep 1) Semi Finals (Dep 2). Evening at leisure.
Short domestic flight to Bariloche. Commence the Jakotango riding adventure with a boat ride across Lake Falkner. Meet your gaucho guides and trusty steeds, taking a leisurely ride up the valley to Estancia Tres Lagos & the Jakotango Base Camp. Settle into your cabin before enjoying an Argentine asado (BBQ) & siesta. Remainder of day & evening at leisure.
Your guides will lead you off on a full day of ride, exploring the valley and mountains of Estancia Tres Lagos (weather permitting). En route you will
stop for a picnic lunch & siesta. Return to the base camp for time to relax before dinner.
Explore more of Estancia Tres Lagos on horseback returning to base camp for lunch & a siesta.
Take a river swim and/or explore the surrounds on foot during an afternoon and evening at leisure.
Today is a full day of riding moving from the base camp to your mountain fly camp, nestled in a protected mountain valley. Stop for lunch & a siesta en route. Camp fire dinner and sleep‐out (weather permitting).
Ride into the Traful Valley to Felipe's house nestled in a forest by Lake Traful. Afternoon exploring Felipe's farm and dinner in Felipe's house.
A relaxed morning before departing by boat across Lago Traful to the village of Traful, then onward travel to Buenos
Aires. Evening at leisure.
Morning to visit art galleries, markets, museums, restaurants and shops. Argentine Polo Open ‐ Semis (Dep 1) or Finals (Dep 2) in the
Argentine Polo Open ‐ Semi Finals (Dep 1 only) and time to explore Bs As.
Today marks the end of the itinerary. A morning at leisure before being transferred to the airport or continuing with your private
Please note: if you are interested in seeing more of Argentina (or South America) we can design extensions to Iguazu Falls, the wine region of Mendoza, Brazil, Peru, the Torres del Paine in Chilean Patagonia and so forth. For example those keen on Departure 1 could extend for a week returning to BsAs for the Finals of the Argentine Polo Open. Contact us for ideas and recommendations.
- Outfitted by Jakotango, guided by Jakob Von Plessen or one of his trusted gaucho guides
- 11 days
- 2 x exlcusive departures available. Departure 1: 27 Nov-7 Dec 2020 | Departure 2: 4-14 Dec 2020
- Begins & ends: Buenos Aires
- For further details and a full itinerary please contact us