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Argentine lake district: Estancia Huechahue

Estancia Huechahue

Estancia Huechahue is a self-sufficient working farm belonging to an old Anglo-Argentine family. It's a rider's paradise: if you dream of living the life of the gaucho on a typical Andean cattle ranch, Huechahue will live up to anything your imagination has concocted.

The estancia is 3 hours' drive from Bariloche airport in the remote, rolling foothills of the eastern cordillera, with views of the snow-capped cone of Lanín volcano. Once there, guests enjoy the archetypal rural Argentine experience, including the chance to feast on typical asados (barbecued meats) and to ride across the open plains to their heart’s content. Besides riding, activities on offer include rewarding hikes, ancient Mapuche indian caves and rafting on the Chimehuin river. The area is also prime location for birdwatching, with a nesting cliff for condor nearby. Sightings are common, less so on hot days.

Most of our clients stay on the estancia for 3 to 5 nights, combining daily rides in its rugged surroundings with spells of relaxation. The estancia produces much of its own organic food and you can join in with cheese-making back at the ranch house or see if the gauchos need a hand with milking the cows. By prior arrangement fly-fishing for trout can be organised.
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What our experts say

If you're looking for a genuine Patagonian ranch experience, Huechahue is for you. Riders love it here, but you can just relax and the owners extend a warm welcome to all guests, whether riding or not.


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