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Carriage-Driving Holiday in Rural Argentina

If you are an avid carriage driver and looking for an off the beaten track carriage-driving holiday, well, then this is it!

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Información Práctica:

Good to know before you go

Carriage Driving level:

As carriage driving is a skill you are therefore expected to have some experience in driving. If you not really have experience in driving a carriage, but you are a horse person with experience, then of course you are welcome


Minimum age is 12 years, only allowed if accompanied by an adult.

Group Size:

Minimum 1 person  - 1 vehicle *
Maximum 8 persons  - 4 vehicles * * Per vehicle there has to be at least 1 person with carriage-driving experience.


  • Horses: some mix of Percheron, Argentinian draft horse and Hackneys.

  • The Driving: 6 days of driving trip and driving activities, driving from one place to the other, average of 6 hours per day driving.

  • Carriages: We can choose between different types of carriages, Juan will make his garage available to choose among the most suitable for this type of trip such as Spider-Phaeton, Phaeton, Double-Phaeton, Stanhope Phaeton, Standhope-Phaeton Labourdette, Hunting-Break Thrupp-Maberly. Bteak-Dog-cart Francesco Belloni.

  • Guides: professional coachmen, such as Juan Gibelli & his team and Simon Vergara. (click “The Guides” Page to see who is who).

  • Comfort: clean and comfortable ranch rooms. Based on SINGLE ROOMS for the 18+ we of course also have double rooms for the couples.

  • International Passport: Required for most foreigners (still 6 months valid).

  • Visa:  most European and Latin American citizens do not need a visa to travel to Argentina Contact the Argentinan Embassy in your country for more info.

  • Vaccinations : not required in the area where we travel (for other regions consult your physician).

  • Age: minimum age is 12 years, only allowed if accompanied by an adult.

  • Flying: Fly in and out to Gateway is EZE , Buenos Aires

Are you alone?

Do not worry, you can individually register/book and join a group with other riders. Most participants are people who register individually and may just like you, not know the other riders in your group. Since everyone has the same points of interest (horseback riding, nature, travel, culture) there is always a good atmosphere and understanding among the participants. Participants come from all corners of the world, so you can be part of a group with riders from the United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain, France, Sweden, Canada, USA, Australia, Colombia, and many others countries. Your friends are suddenly so much more international! :) A standard group consists of 6 riders. (guides excluded) In general, there are as many females as male participants.

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Night before & Local Transfer:

It is recommended to arrive in Buenos Aires one night before the official start of the driving holiday. That way nobody has to wait long hours at the airport waiting for other guests to arrive. So we suggest you to stay one night in a hotel in Buenos Aires (that we can book for you) and we meet all together the next day at breakfast in the hotel at 09:00. After breakfast we start the official program and go all together to the Juan estancia with our private bus.

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Weather Argentina and during the Driving:

Argentina has seasons where the best times to do these trips is in spring and autumn when the temperatures are cool and there is no rain, between 15 and 20 degrees.


The maximum allowable weight of your luggage depends from airline to airline. Check with the airline or travel agent how many kilograms and pieces of luggage you can take. Your personal luggage is transported during the trek to the various stopovers.


Argentina is in general a safe country in terms of health. You can easily eat and drink anything without being stomach bothered. Eating raw vegetables, salads and ice creams is normally no problem.  There are no vaccinations required and there is no malaria in this part of Argentina. In case of illness or an accident, there are good hospitals and doctors in the region.


No worries, the local trip leader Simon is bilingual Spanish-English.


Argentina together with Chile and Uruguay are considered the safest countries in South America. The region that we visit during the trail ride is rural, pleasant and very welcoming.

travel gear... Packing List

  • Valid international passport 

  • Travel Insurance

  • Pocket money (you can change EUR/£/USD in the airport) 

  • A warm sweater and a jacket 

  • 4 to 5 shirts and minimum 1 a shirt with long sleeves

  • a Hat 

  • Toiletries

  • Sun Cream

  • Camera…

* we have raincoats available for you

* It is recommended to put your luggage in a travel bag instead of a hard suitcase. 10 bags are easier to get in the backup vehicle than 10 suitcases.  (thanks!)

Seguro de Viaje OBLIGATORIO:

Pregúntele a su compañía de seguros local o agente de viajes al respecto. No se le permitirá participar en el programa de vacaciones de cabalgatas "Entre Orejas" sin tener un seguro de viaje personal. Los detalles de su seguro serán solicitados a la llegada.


Seguro de Cancelación de Viaje OBLIGATORIO:
Se recomienda un seguro de cancelación de viaje: Para protegerse contra circunstancias imprevistas que interfieran con sus vacaciones "Entre Orejas", le recomendamos que compre un seguro de cancelación de viaje. Puede utilizar cualquier compañía de seguros de viaje con la que se sienta cómodo.


Acuerdo de liberación de responsabilidad:

Los clientes de "Entre Orejas" deben firmar un acuerdo de liberación de responsabilidad en el momento del check-in. Esto es obligatorio y los invitados no pueden participar la cabalgata sin firmar el acuerdo de liberación (todos los fondos pagados NO son reembolsables). No dude en leer el acuerdo de liberación antes de su llegada.

Los padres o tutores legales de niños menores de edad deben firmar el acuerdo de liberación en nombre de sus hijos. Por favor, dirija todas las preguntas a la oficina.

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  • Time: 

  • Currency: The Argentina currency is the Argentinan Peso or ARS > $.  
    1 EURO = approx : 382 ARS 
    1 USD    = approx : 350 ARS
    Cash dispensers can be found in all towns and cities.
    In the cities you can pay with credit cards. (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express, ...)

  •  The Electricity and plugs: 

  • Mobile phone: In towns and villages there is mobile phone coverage everywhere. During the driving trip full time coverage is not guaranteed.

  • Internet: In towns and villages there is everywhere Internet access also on most of the haciendas

  • RulesWe are not so much into rules, but we reserve the right to refuse service to any individual who jeopardizes the health, safety and welfare of any of our guests, staff, family & community members, animals & livestock, or who refuses to follow the rules we have established for your safety and welfare during your visit with us.

  • General info about Argentina: Wikipedia:

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