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Take polo lessons in the Argentine pampas on this full-day trip from Buenos Aires. Experienced players and newcomers alike take two classes from a professional player, enabling you to gallop across the field and swing a polo mallet like a pro. Enjoy touring the local scenery by bike or take a dip in the infinity pool between matches. Eat a traditional asado lunch with malbec and watch a live match if time allows. This small-group polo excursion, limited to eight people, includes round-trip transportation from Buenos Aires.

Highlights

  • Day trip to Puesto Viejo Estancia and Polo Club in the Argentine countryside
  • Receive two lessons from a professional polo player, catered to your skill level
  • Tuck into a sumptuous 3-course asado barbeque lunch, complemented with malbec wine
  • Enjoy free time and swim in an infinity pool or explore the expansive property by bicycle
  • Watch a live polo match, time and schedule permitting
  • Convenient transport between Buenos Aires and the polo club included

What You Can Expect

Become a Polo Player: Day Trip to Puesto Viejo Estancia

Watch a polo match during your visit

Meet your guide and small group outside of Teatro Colón in central Buenos Aires for the 60-minute drive to Puesto Viejo Estancia. Upon arrival in the pampas, or lowland plains, enjoy the peaceful scenery of this 544-acre (220-hectare) property sprinkled with lush conifers, eucalyptus and willow trees. Enter the ranch's clubhouse and snack on cake, coffee and tea. 

Head to the polo fields for the first lesson of the day, which is tailored to your skill level. Receive a safety briefing and then climb on to a horse selected for you according to your riding ability. Rest assured that whether you've never ridden a horse or are a practiced polo player, your professional instructor will teach to your experience. Grab your polo mallet, called a taco, and start swinging. 

Dismount and enjoy a 3-course asado meal including barbecued meats paired with malbec. After lunch, explore the estancia's grounds via bicycle or rest your horse-riding muscles with a plunge in the infinity pool. Schedule permitting, watch a live polo match that involves 30 horses thundering up and down the verdant field.

Saddle up for your second lesson, calling up the skills from that morning and adding some new ones. Compete in an exhibition polo match with a team and enjoy racing your steed down the field in pursuit of the ball. 

Relax in the clubhouse with snacks and drinks after a full day of polo adventures. Climb in to your vehicle for the ride back to Buenos Aires.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.

Customer Reviews

Helen D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Wonderful day trip to the countryside to learn how to ride a horse and play polo. Julio, our talented instructor, catered to our individual skill level and to the weather we went on a rainy day and had a fantastic time. Julio is very knowledgable about the history of the sport and extremely engaging. Lunch was lovely -- well-prepared with fresh ingredients. Highly recommended excursion outside of Buenos Aires if you have the time. Private transfers to/from our hotel didn't hurt.

Penny S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This activity exceeded my expectations. I had never played polo before and knew very little about it and my experience riding a horse is about beginner/average. Julio was an amazing teacher and we had great fun playing polo and enjoying the beautiful grounds at Puesto Viejo Estancia. The hospitality was excellent - everyone so friendly, and the served a delicious steak lunch and appetizers before and after the polo experience. This was one of the highlights of our South America trip.

Aoife E

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2016

Great experience overall but we are experienced riders and found it really hard to enjoy the game because our poor ponies were so quiet and slow. I understand that they need to be quiet for inexperienced riders and would not have expected to be given valuable polo ponies of course. Our instructor was great, the food was nice, the grounds are lovely. We would return. We recommend.

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