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LocalAventura Tour: Full-Day Argentine Polo Experience

Full-Day Argentine Polo Experience

Learn how to play polo at an traditional estancia
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8 hrs

Buenos Aires

2 ~ 6

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Description

Polo is known as the sport of kings, and after a full day with professional polo player and local guide Julio, you’ll know exactly why. You’ll spend this action-packed day in a beautiful grand estate located in the scenic Argentine country field. A combination of relaxing nature and thrilling sport, you’ll enjoy a polo 101 lesson with an expert instructor. Polo master Julio draws on his decade of professional polo experience and years of coaching to show you the secrets and techniques of the elite sport like few others can. This low-pressure lesson will not only include time on the field but will also give you a chance to learn the Argentine traditions around the sport.

You’ll enjoy freshly brewed tea, coffee, and assorted Argentine snacks before touring the stables and ranch. After giving the game a go and getting a feel for the basics of the sport, you’ll get to indulge in a homemade traditional Argentine barbecue served in the beautiful countryside. After lunch, you’ll be given plenty of time to take a leisurely bike ride, explore the estate, or relax by an infinity pool before your second lesson begins. During this lesson you’ll get a chance to show off your new skills and even participate in a mini match, if you feel comfortable. For anyone looking to learn the basics of Argentine polo, this luxurious and active day will leave you feeling like a champ.

Itinerary

  • Pick up at your accommodation
  • A private car will drive you to the estate in the countryside.
  • Meet polo master, Julio, for snacks and a tour of the estate.
  • Julio will give you a basic lesson.
  • After a few hours of practice, enjoy a traditional asado lunch.
  • Free time to explore the estate, relax, go for a bike ride, or swim at the pool.
  • Participate in a second lesson.
  • If polo players are practicing, you will get to watch the professionals play.
  • Private transporation back to the city

Eligibility criteria

  • No horseback riding experience is required.
  • Minimum age of 6 years old

What's Included

  • Transport to and from estancia (minimum of 2 people)
  • Two polo lessons with an expert instructor
  • Basic polo equipment
  • Refreshments, lunch, and afternoon tea
  • Access to bicycles and swimming pool (exterior)

Recommendations

  • Be sure to bring or wear comfortable, athletic clothes and shoes, as you will be riding all day!
  • If you wish to swim, bring a bathing suit and a change of clothes.
  • Bring sunscreen and sunglasses. 

Tags

Good for Solo Traveler Learn a New Skill Good for Groups Luxury Highly Active Outdoorsy Types Day Trip

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Reviews



Eric

Tour was great! Never ridden a horse before and Julio made it easy, pretty sure I'm on my way to becoming a pro polo player now!

November 30th, 2016 Report ⚐

Julio

Born and raised in Argentina, I’ve loved polo ever since I was young. As a kid, I remember watching and admiring the polo players, as they fly by on their horses with such incredible skill and precision. I always dreamed of becoming a professional just like them and experience the thrill of the game. After years of practicing as a kid, I eventually achieved my dream and entered the world of professional polo when I was just 17. My love of polo allowed me a chance to travel around the world. For six years of my career, I played at professional clubs in Europe in England, Poland, Austria, and Hungary. I also spent three years in Central America. Eventually, I made the transition into team management and coaching and worked as the manager for the CP Polo Club in California and the Carnet Polo Club in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

Through years of hard work, my passion for the sport has never faded, and now I find so much joy from coaching polo players of all levels from beginner to professionals. While polo may be popular in Argentina, it is not in many countries around the world, which is why I decided to start hosting polo experiences for travelers coming to Argentina. I wanted to give visitors the chance to experience the thrill of the sport and learn about the cultural significance of polo in Argentina. Join me for a day in the field, and discover why polo is such a time honored tradition in Argentina. Who knows - you may just want to practice more even after you’ve returned home!

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