Estancia El Colibri is listed in ‘1000 Places to See Before You Die’ and a few days at this luxury estancia in the mountains near Cordoba will ensure that you have a real ‘bucket list’ experience.

Part of the Relais & Chateaux chain, luxury, service and attention to detail are at the heart of this Argentine estancia. The design is that of a traditional estancia with white washed walls and terracotta tiling. A terrace runs around the outside and overlooks the 170 hectares of forest that surround Estancia El Colibri. Guests can relax in the gardens and enjoy the view, admire the beautiful agapanthus that grow in abundance or maybe spot some of the hummingbirds for which the estancia is named. Each room is decorated in a unique style with polished hardwood floors and light, bright colours that provide an airy and welcoming ambiance. Charming details include mirror that once belonged to President Alvear or bronze pieces from the old, English railroads are dotted around and add to the character of the house.

There is a variety of activities on offer at Estancia El Colibri from horse riding and walks in the mountains to wine tasting and polo. The estancia is particularly famous for dove shooting which is available all year round. Polo is of course a big feature here and the estancia has its own polo club. Guests can enjoy watching the traditional sport and even take part themselves. Each game is followed by a traditional Argentine asado and plenty of good wine. Guests can also get involved with all aspects of farm life from learning about the sheep and cattle, helping to herd them, milking the cows and collecting the eggs. This is particularly popular with young children who love to help on the farm or in the garden. Food, like in most places in Argentina, is of great importance on the estancia and El Colibri carries the extra accolade of the Relais&Chateaux mark. The chef creates delicious meals each day using ingredients grown in the gardens and meat and eggs from the farm. This is all washed down with a fine selection of wines from hotel’s own cellar.

For a traditional Argentine estancia experience in pure luxury, look no further than Estancia El Colibri.


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