Polo Match, BBQ and Lesson Day-Trip from Buenos Aires

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Polo Match, BBQ and Lesson Day-Trip from Buenos Aires
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Immerse yourself in the sport of polo on a full-day tour in the Argentinian countryside. Travel from Buenos Aires with a friendly guide to a posh country club, where you're welcomed with a snack and wine as you learn more about the game. After, watch a high-energy match. If you're inspired by what you see, climb onto a horse and have a go yourself in a lesson for all experience levels! Add a hearty barbecue lunch, washed down by Argentinian wine, plus time to relax with a swim or a stroll for a day you’ll never forget.
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In Brief

Location:
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Country:
Argentina
Duration:
9 hours
Operates:
Daily
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Argentina Polo Day, Buenos Aires C1426BQE Argentina

Leave your centrally located Buenos Aires hotel in a comfortable minibus, driven by your friendly guide. During your roughly 45-minute journey, admire the Argentinian countryside as your guide explains the country’s passion for polo and the exceptional talents of the horses and players.

Arrive at a polo center and enjoy a welcome snack of empanadas and Argentinian wine during a fascinating talk about this niche sport. Hear how Argentina’s horses are bred and trained and how blood lineages are continued.

After learning about the time and energy invested in the horses, expect to be blown away by the pace of a live polo game! Watch a high-octane match of four chukkas (time periods) involving 30 horses as your guide describes the techniques and rules.

At lunch, savor an included Argentinian asado (barbecue) of scrumptious grilled meats, or opt for a vegetarian dish, accompanied by Argentinian wine. Then, lounge by an outdoor swimming pool or soak up the rural views on a stroll.

After you've digested and relaxed, get ready for a polo lesson! Start with a safety briefing, and then climb onto a horse that matches your riding ability. Don't worry if you've never been on a horse or played polo: this lesson is suitable for all skill levels. Grab your taco (polo mallet) and learn the essentials from an expert instructor in a practice session. Once you feel confident, take part in your own mini-game! Feel the adrenaline pumping as you chase and hit the ball with your fellow novices — it’s a thrilling experience!

Afterward, reflect on your exciting day on your return journey and enjoy a convenient drop-off at your hotel.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide (English/Spanish)
  • BBQ lunch and drinks
  • Polo lesson
  • Professional instructor
  • Use of polo equipment
  • Entry/Admission - Argentina Polo Day

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Riding boots

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Departure Point

From your centrally located Buenos Aires hotel

Returns To

Returns to original departure point at approximately 7pm

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Bring a swimsuit and towel if you want to swim
  • No minimum age required
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide (French and Portuguese based on availability)
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.92 out of 5 based on the last 12 recent reviews

The grounds are beautiful. All the personnel involved are very professional and make you feel welcomed and part of the experience. The food and wine are excellent. We left with a great deal of understanding and appreciation for the sport of Polo, the horses and the players. Absolutely recommend this
• Submitted 23 Aug 2019
It was a great way to spend a day in Argentina. Not that I'll ever play polo but it was interesting to learn about the rules, see a game and get a chance to practice on horseback. The thing that will appeal to everyone is the great food and the company! They really made an effort to make you feel at home.
• Submitted 07 Nov 2016
Great and well planned day. Super facilities and people. A must do in BA. Bo and Edie
• Submitted 07 Dec 2015
Excellent from start to finish! I am dying to go back, worth every dollar and more. Best part of our trip. It was such a fun unique experience!
• Submitted 17 Nov 2015
Outstanding experience! unique oportunity to be introduce to the Polo game in the outskirts of Buenos AIres, the BBQ is all you can eat with nice Malbec and the environment being so nature-friendly
• Submitted 12 Nov 2015
NOT TO BE MISSED .....WELL DONE...GREAT DAY ...POOL , POLO, FOOD AND HISTORY....!!!! GREAT STAFF
• Submitted 17 Apr 2015
Transfer from a local location to the Argentine country side, on arrival we get told the history and rules of polo along with wine. We see a game, have an amazing bbq, more wine, get on the horses to play polo, then at the end relax in the lovely pool. Really recommend this excursion.
• Submitted 01 Apr 2015
We had a great day- the polo was fun and interesting, and the guide and the rest of the staff were extraordinarily helpful and welcoming. The food and wine were great, too!
• Submitted 03 Mar 2015
An incredible experience and one of the real highlights of our trip to Argentina. The guides were very welcoming and entertaining. The puppies were an added bonus.
• Submitted 12 Dec 2014
Great day out!! Had an awesome experience where the South Africans showed their might, although the Matt Damon doppelganger was a good candidate for man of the match. Would def go again.
• Submitted 12 Dec 2014
Absolutely a MUST if you plan to go visit Buenos Aires. First, because it is a reputated sport within Argentina and second, it will give you a glance of the Argentinian Pampa which was for us absolutely priceless. The instructor, Pablo, is very professional, warm and welcoming. We've had selected the whole day Tour with Barbecue/Lunch included and we loved it. The only down thing was the VERY cold weather! Indeed, living in Dubai and wanting to escape the dying heat of the desert, we were not well prepared to face this icy/rainy/windy weather, although very common during winter. This made our experience more difficult being an outdoor activity. Nevertheless, this is an experience we highly recommend and we are already planning another trip to Buenos Aires with a slightly warmer weather though.
• Submitted 29 Sep 2014
This is a unique kind of tour option outside the city when if you love horses and like to try Polo. The tour is very carefully designed for a small group, and nicely carried out from time of hotel pick up to time of drop off. It is a beautiful area where the club is located , with very warm welcome and hospitality.
• Submitted 10 Oct 2014