Join Malcolm and Jane Wallace on a wonderful adventure to Argentina. Begin with a couple of days in and around Buenos Aires, known as the ‘Queen of the River Plate Basin’ or the ‘Paris of South America’, a city full of contrasts where the architecture reflects a time of splendour and abundance and cultural influences from immigrants including the Spanish, Italians, English, French, Dutch, Jews, Arabs, Greeks and Japanese.
Then spend seven days on Estancia Huechahue in Argentine Patagonia, a land which is unfeasibly beautiful, rugged and wild. Four generations of the Wood family have worked on the 15,000 acres of Patagonian Steppe to produce a self-sufficient oasis and thriving cattle operation. Today Jane Wood Williams runs the estancia and has been welcoming guests since 1990. Life here is always an adventure, whether you are out on the hills on horseback or on the river with fly rod in hand. Huechahue maintains traditional values and customs whilst welcoming visitors into a unique world where horses and cattle still roam free and food is home grown. Enjoy a riding programme which will be adapted to the experience of the group and to how long you wish to ride each day. There will be opportunities to catch sight of condors, swim and to work with the cattle on horseback.
There is also an optional extension to Southern Patagonia where one of the most beautiful landscapes in the Western Hemisphere can be found in the Patagonian Andes. Numerous turquoise lakes fed by melt-water from the glacias reflect the majesty of the snow-capped peaks. The mountainsides are covered by primeval forests of sub-Antarctic beech trees. Surrounded by this magnificent vegetation are the immense glaciers, the highlight of any trip to this region. Travel to the small and picturesque tourist town of El Calafate, known as the National Capital City of de Glaciers and enjoy excursions into the awesome Los Glaciares National Park and to see its famous Perito Moreno Glacier.
17th February 2020
- Price includes economy class flights & airport taxes.