Wild and Exotic summary for Dos Lunas, Cordoba
The seclusion of the sheltered estancia, the excitement of the shoot, the smell of leather or the luxury of relaxing in tranquillity: all your experiences at Dos Lunas will leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.
Dos Lunas is a boutique farm house that boasts a unique style, located in the heart of the Ongamira valley in the province of Córdoba. The estancia is surrounded by an extraordinary 2,300 hectare (5,689 acre) natural environment – it occupies a private and sheltered location flanked by tall trees, amongst rolling hills. Dos Lunas offers an amazing mix of nature and comfort that makes guests feel at home and relaxed from the moment they arrive.
Set against a back drop of grand clods and millennial mountains, the hundred year old farm house has been thoroughly and cleverly restored, and possesses a warm and comfortable atmosphere. The interior of the house has been created to reflect the beauty and diversity of the surrounding landscapes in Ongamira. There are many spaces to choose from whatever the weather, or whatever the season. There are five rooms, two of which are suites with their own private sitting room, evocatively decorated and furnished in an old fashioned colonial style each of them giving a wonderful ambience.
Dos Lunas is a fabulous place to go for a ride, or herd the cattle working with the guachos among the beautiful green hills. The tours around the valley, coordinated by expert guides and using the best equipment, are the highlight of Dos Lunas. Tours can be designed to meet varying levels of difficulty and length. Trekking on foot is also a fantastic way to actively enjoy the area’s beauty through specially selected paths. Excellent dove shooting can also be arranged for an additional cost. Or simply relax on the sun beds by the pool in the lovely surroundings as you ‘listen’ to the peace and quiet – you certainly will feel like you have escaped from every day normal life and will feel rejuvenated.
Dos Lunas is an all year round destination: January and December can be hot (and perhaps wet), June and July can be cold and dry. March and April and Sept and October are very comfortable Children of all ages are welcome.
The estancia’s philosophy is : ‘Outside adventure, inside peace’, and Wild and Exotic highly recommends this destination for not only those who want the adventure on horseback, or shooting, but also those that want to relax and enjoy a more sedate pace from a quiet corner – it easily and happily satisfies the demand of both!
Argentina general information and map
Capital: Buenos Aires
Getting there: There are regular flights from most major European cities direct to Buenos Aires. British Airways flies from London Heathrow with a touch down in Sao Paulo (Brazil) en route. Flying time from London is approximately 15 hours.
Time: GMT minus 4 hours.
Try not to miss: Buenos Aires! In all probability you will arrive in Argentina via this most glamorous and cosmopolitan of all south American cities, often described as the Paris of South America. We recommend at least at a two days and nights based either in the hip Palermo part of the city, or the elegant and refined barrio of Recoleta. We use hotels in both districts and can organise anything from private tours of the city to theatre tickets and tango lessons.
From Buenos Aires fly down to Patagonia, land of legendary beauty and inaccessibility that is home to vast estancias and some of the best riding and fishing opportunities in the world. Begin in the north by staying at one of our hand picked estancias scattered about the Patagonian steppe surrounding Lanin National Park, before heading south to explore the Argentine Lake District and the alpine town of Bariloche. Move further south still to Calafate, where the Perito Moreno glacier – one of only 3 in the world that is actually advancing each year – awaits in Los Glaciares National Park, as does the extraordinary estancia Christina at the western end of Lago Argentina. Across the border in Chile lies the rugged and beautiful Torres del Paine National Park, instantly recognisable from the iconic peaks of her famous towers.
Visit the beautiful provinces of Salta, JuJuy and Catamarca in the North West for spectacular high Andes scenery, rich colonial architecture and the southern end of the Inca trail. Explore the fascinating settlements of Cachi and Purmamarca, stay in luxury at estancia Colomé, the oldest bodega (vineyard) in Argentina, visit the dazzling white salt flats of the Salinas Grandes, and be driven along a dried up river bed to experience the charms of isolated Iruya in JuJuy province. Ask us about our high altitude trek with llamas from the eastern jungles across the Andes Mountains to Tilcara. Mendoza lies halfway between the northwest and Buenos Aires, a province celebrated for her vineyards and stylish bodegas, and perhaps a hike to the base of mighty Aconcagua mountain. For something completely different visit the magnificent Iguazu Falls close to the border with Brazil and Paraguay, which are surrounded by tropical rainforest alive with colourful birdlife.
You could also visit Dos Lunas, a boutique farm house that boasts a unique style, located in the heart of the Ongamira valley in the province of Córdoba. Surrounded by an extraordinary 2,300 hectare (5,689 acre) natural environment, Dos Lunas offers an amazing mix of nature and comfort that makes guests feel like home from the moment they arrive. The tours around the valley, coordinated by expert guides and providing the best equipment, are the highlight of Dos Lunas and make it a premium destination. You can explore the valley from horseback together with our expert staff through a variety of paths featuring different levels of difficulty and length. Trekking on foot is also an option to visit the area and actively enjoy its beauty through specially selected paths. Dos Lunas is an excellent destination to combine a riding and shooting holiday.
Visas: No visa is required for visits of up to 90 days for UK citizens.
Why Argentina: Because we cannot think of another country anywhere in the world that boasts such a diverse range of landscapes, from glaciers in the south to steamy jungle in the north east and arid desert in the north west, with a huge variety in between, ensuring there is never a bad month to visit some part of this remarkable country. Come also to experience Argentina’s indefinable spirit and style, her fine wines and celebrated cuts of tender meat – all three fuse together at a weekend asado or barbeque.