Argentina´s heart and its treasures (Fly & Drive)

MAIN ITEMS

  • UNESCO Sites: Jesuit Block in the city and 2 Estancias in Jesus Maria and 1 in Santa Catalina.
  • Argentina´s Asado.
  • Horse Riding.

DAY BY DAY

  • Day 1. Arrive in Córodoba, the hidden gem of Argentina.

    Upon arrival transfer to Hotel Azur Real. After check in we start the walking city tour visting the Jesuit Block (UNESCO SITE). Night at Hotel Azur Real.

  • Day 2. Drive from cordoba to Jesus Maria

    After breakfast you will get your car assisted by one of our representatives. Briefing.

     

    Leave the city in north direction along national route 9. You will go to a region full of history, culture and local traditions. Features of the mixture of local habitants, Italian inmigrants and Spanish colonialism will be seen on every corner. The Jesuit estancias were devoted to agricultural and livestock activities. They had camp tender stations, pens and pasturelands for cattle, sheep, mules and horses, as well as orchards, fields to grow wheat and corn, ponds and irrigation ditches to water the crops and operate the mills. Visit Estancia in Jesus Maria & Estancia de Caroya.

    After a interesting dosis of local history, it´s time to explore another side of the region: winemaking. We strongly recomend a visit to a local vineyard and craft winery called Di Candi. Then go another wineyard, with an industrialized production system, which delivers high quality wines: Terra Camiare. Continue your trip to Estancia La Paz

    Total driving distance 80km.

    Night at Estancia La Paz

  • Day 3. Estancia La Paz

    Morning at you leisure at Estancia La Paz. Take your time to discover by your own the amazing property.

    Very close to Estancia La Paz, 20 km away, you will find Estancia Santa Catalina (UNESCO heritage site), the largest Estancia in the Jesuit Order. As a result of the scarce water, the first great works done by the Jesuits was a set of underground pipes that carried the water coming to the estate from Ongamira, located several kilometers away, in the mountains. This water was stored in a large pond. Thus, Santa Catalina became the great center of cattle raising with thousands of cow, sheep and mule heads. Besides, items were woven in the loom, and tack was produced, as well as blacksmith and carpentry works. There also were two mills.

    Total driving distance 40km.

    Night at Estancia La Paz.

  • Day 4. Estancia La Paz to Cordoba

    Morning free to trekk alongside Ascohinga River or on the shore of the lake. At midday take you car and drive till Candonga Church which is a beautiful construction located in a small valley surrounded by green hills. It was built in the 18th century and has become in a national historical monument.

    Once there, our rerpesentative will be waiting for you to enjoy a horseback riding to explore the area and then you will enjoya n authentic asado (BBQ). Drive back to Cordoba and car dropp off.

    Total driving distance 76km

    Night at Hotel Azur Real.

  • Day 5. Cordoba to your next destination.

    Transfer out to airport to catch you next flight.