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Polo Match, BBQ and Lesson Day-Trip from Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • 9 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Steep yourself in the sport and culture of polo on this full-day adventure from Buenos Aires. Visit an upscale country club to learn more about the game as you enjoy a snack and wine. Watch a dynamic match of both human and equine athletic prowess and, if you're so inspired, give it a shot yourself. Take a lesson tailored to your experience level from a professional player. Afterward, enjoy a traditional barbecue lunch including local wine and time to stroll the grounds of the club or relax in the pool before your return to Buenos Aires.
  • Full-day polo experience from Buenos Aires
  • Learn about the history, horses, and players of Argentina’s most exclusive sport
  • Watch a live polo game and learn the rules and techniques of the game
  • Hop on a horse to play polo during a lesson with an expert
  • Enjoy a delicious BBQ accompanied by Argentinian wine
  • Relax with a swim in the pool or a countryside stroll
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What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide (English/Spanish)
  • BBQ lunch and drinks
  • Polo lesson
  • Professional instructor
  • Use of polo equipment
  • Gratuities
  • Riding boots

Meeting And Pickup

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Start time

10:00 am

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What To Expect

Depart your hotel in central Buenos Aires by comfortable minivan. Gaze out the window at the Argentinian pampas during your journey and listen to your guide's introduction to the sport of polo. 

Arrive at the country club to a snack of wine and empanadas accompanied by a talk about Argentina's passion for polo. Learn about some of the top players and the breeding program that ensures the exceptional polo horses' blood lineages are passed on. 

Watch a live polo match that takes place over four fast-passed chukkas, or quarters, and involves 30 horses thundering up and down the field. Look to your guide for explanations of the rules, techniques and strategies on the field. 

Enjoy a traditional Argentinian asado (barbecue) for lunch, including grilled meats and local wine. Choose a vegetarian or fish dish if you prefer. Walk the grounds or take a dip in the country club's pool after lunch.

Then saddle up for your polo lesson, which begins with a safety briefing and introduction from your expert teacher. Get your leg up on a horse that's suitable for your skill level and practice holding the polo mallet, or taco, before engaging in a mini-match with your fellow classmates. 

After your day of adventures on the polo field is over, enjoy drop-off back at your Buenos Aires hotel.

Argentina Polo Day

Leave your centrally located Buenos Aires hotel in a comfortable minibus, driven by your friendly guide. During your roughly 45-minute journey, admire the Argentinian countryside as your guide explains the country’s passion for polo and the exceptional talents of the horses and players. Arrive at a polo center and enjoy a welcome snack of empanadas and Argentinian wine during a fascinating talk about this niche sport. Hear how Argentina’s horses are bred and trained and how blood lineages are continued. After learning about the time and energy invested in the horses, expect to be blown away by the pace of a live polo game! Watch a high-octane match of four chukkas (time periods) involving 30 horses as your guide describes the techniques and rules. At lunch, savor an included Argentinian asado (barbecue) of scrumptious grilled meats, or opt for a vegetarian dish, accompanied by Argentinian wine. Then, lounge by an outdoor swimming pool or soak up the rural views on a stroll. After you've digested and relaxed, get ready for a polo lesson! Start with a safety briefing, and then climb onto a horse that matches your riding ability. Don't worry if you've never been on a horse or played polo: this lesson is suitable for all skill levels. Grab your taco (polo mallet) and learn the essentials from an expert instructor in a practice session. Once you feel confident, take part in your own mini-game! Feel the adrenaline pumping as you chase and hit the ball with your fellow novices — it’s a thrilling experience! Afterward, reflect on your exciting day on your return journey and enjoy a convenient drop-off at your hotel.

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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Bring a swimsuit and towel if you want to swim
  • No minimum age required
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide (French and Portuguese based on availability)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The Highlight of Our Trip, an Authentic Argentinian Experince
Dortebbrandt, Feb 2020
We had an absolutely fantastic day at the Argentinian Polo Day Club, which is just outside Buenos Aires - the scenery was spectacular and everyone there were so kind to us and welcomed us. We were greeted with a glass of Malbec and delicious homemade empanadas and had some time to walk around and see the place. We then went to meet the horses and learn the basic rules of Polo, followed by watching the club members play a match while our host explained the game. The was followed by a beautiful meal with all the meat and vegetables you could dream of, a true Argentinian asado. After lunch it was our time to play, and all levels will be suited to do this. My partner and I had barely ever sat on a horse before this, but the horses here are so gentle and well trained so they suit all levels. We were riding around in our own phase getting used to the horse and the mallet before we started the game, and it was all an amazing experience. This was a truly memorable experience and I cannot recommend it enough. We are already planning a trip back here next time we go to Buenos Aires, next time we would like to stay on the ranch for a few days and really learn how to play polo and enjoy the incredible surroundings.
Highlight of our trip to Argentina
wowurrcool, Nov 2019
This event was absolutely incredible. Easy pick up from Palermo and the hostess was wonderful. Grounds are beautiful and the day was nonstop entertainment. Learned so much about the sport and can’t believe we got to play. INCREDIBLE food and delicious wine all day. An absolute must!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent!
Fernando_C, Aug 2019
The grounds are beautiful. All the personnel involved are very professional and make you feel welcomed and part of the experience. The food and wine are excellent. We left with a great deal of understanding and appreciation for the sport of Polo, the horses and the players. Absolutely recommend this
It was a great way to spend a day in...
Elaine A, Nov 2016
It was a great way to spend a day in Argentina. Not that I'll ever play polo but it was interesting to learn about the rules, see a game and get a chance to practice on horseback. The thing that will appeal to everyone is the great food and the company! They really made an effort to make you feel at home.
Great and well planned day. Super...
Bo L, Dec 2015
Great and well planned day. Super facilities and people. A must do in BA. Bo and Edie
Excellent from start to finish! I am...
Tracy M, Nov 2015
Excellent from start to finish! I am dying to go back, worth every dollar and more. Best part of our trip. It was such a fun unique experience!
Outstanding experience! unique...
Martin A, Nov 2015
Outstanding experience! unique oportunity to be introduce to the Polo game in the outskirts of Buenos AIres, the BBQ is all you can eat with nice Malbec and the environment being so nature-friendly
Transfer from a local location to...
richardgravells, Apr 2015
Transfer from a local location to the Argentine country side, on arrival we get told the history and rules of polo along with wine. We see a game, have an amazing bbq, more wine, get on the horses to play polo, then at the end relax in the lovely pool. Really recommend this excursion.
Highly disorganised pickup, plus...
mbgecko, Mar 2015
Highly disorganised pickup, plus difficult to contact in days before to confirm! Still in BA at 12. Did not enquire re any ones riding ability assume no one can ride, felt a bit like some trail ride horses that are unwilling to do anything till time to head home. Lot of sitting around eating and drinking...food good but not what I went for.would not recommend
We had a great day- the polo was fun...
Claire T, Jan 2015
We had a great day- the polo was fun and interesting, and the guide and the rest of the staff were extraordinarily helpful and welcoming. The food and wine were great, too!
An incredible experience and one of...
Laura T, Dec 2014
An incredible experience and one of the real highlights of our trip to Argentina. The guides were very welcoming and entertaining. The puppies were an added bonus.
Great day out!! Had an awesome...
Gavin M, Dec 2014
Great day out!! Had an awesome experience where the South Africans showed their might, although the Matt Damon doppelganger was a good candidate for man of the match. Would def go again.
This is a unique kind of tour...
Badr, Oct 2014
This is a unique kind of tour option outside the city when if you love horses and like to try Polo. The tour is very carefully designed for a small group, and nicely carried out from time of hotel pick up to time of drop off. It is a beautiful area where the club is located , with very warm welcome and hospitality.
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