Howard Johnson Hotel Rio Ceballos
Travel Blogs from Rio Ceballos
... The farm has amazing terrain, lots of hills covered in wild mint, flowers, cactus and incredible views. We saw owls sitting outside burrows, which they share with a type of rodent. Had lunch at the cattle Ranch, which was put on by the farm. A yummy Argentine picnic with homemade lemonade. After lunch we all tried our hand at lassoing, first on a post then on the cattle. A few people managed to lasso some cattle. After ...
We arrived today at an estancia where we are spending three nights. The property is approx 6000 acres. The property is used for beef cattle, horse breeding and tourism. In 2001, the brothers who are Argentian, but where educated in the uk and worked in banking, decided to open up the property for riding and polo tourism. The dragoman company was one of their first clients and is the only over landing company that uses the estancia. They have a much fancier ...
... went cantering on only 2nd time on a horse; Sydney for bravely getting back on having fallen off her horse; and Corzana for successfully lassoing the post.
Then sat around a log fire until it got too cold.
The Estancia was very peaceful and made a good change from the rest of the trip. Wild countryside and rocky outcrops with tough vegetation in the barren hills overlooking the plains to the ...
... the hills and valleys of the Estancia on the horses in the afternoon which was very good; a nice way to travel. Escorted by two ladies - one Argentinian and the other British - and two gauchos. Saw a few interesting birds such as a male meadowlark with a scarlet front, and a borrowing owl.
Sydney fell off but got back on again.
We all had to wear helmets which I think was the first time for me.
The riding style was ...
So, I know I fell off the planet for a bit but here's an update......better late, than never and all that jazz!!
Note: I'll keep this to pre-Buenos Aires & Iguazu.....can't handle all the excitement in one go ;)
Ok....what to start with.....ah, yes....let's review the spider bite....the one that made me ill for a week!! Turns out my body doesn't react well to being bitten or peed on.....weird, huh?!! Don't worry, I ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center