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Argentina’s pampas are a green haven that stretch as far as the eye can see and are a must-see on your trip to Argentina.
Gauchos, cowboys native to the region, used to gallop the entire distance from end to end. Their silhouette would fade away over the horizon behind a great cloud of dust, with only the odd river or stream stopping them. Land suited to raising cattle and growing crops. In 1846 they started to build fences, ranches, engage in agriculture, and plant trees. The never-ending countryside was transformed by farming, but the traditions of rural life are still around today and you can learn about them when visiting.
La Bandada ranch is located in the heart of Argentina’s pampas. The main house is surrounded by a large wooded park. Not far behind this lie the great open pastures, where you can find some lagoons inhabited by a variety of birds, capybaras, and coypus.
La Bandada is a 19th century colonial style house, a place of simple elegance. It was renovated in 2017 preserving its traditional old-fashioned look and spell.
Both roomy and cozy, guests love to rest and read here. Long verandas keep the house at a comfortable temperature, and are the perfect place for spending the afternoon, reading, or trying your luck at a traditional Argentinian game called El Sapo.
The main house is tucked away in a lush grove, dominated by towering banana trees, poplar trees, pine trees, and ginkgo-bilobas, which turn deep yellow in autumn.
Enjoy the feel of the pampas from the windows of La Bandada. From the smell of the jasmine climbing the veranda columns, to the sound of birds singing here and there, a horse neighing in the distance, as you gaze out onto the vast open park home to ancient trees — nature is there to be discovered!
Time for country food. Traditional, flavour-filled recipes with fresh ingredients straight from our garden, with guests joining the chef in picking the fruit and vegetables. At the La Bandada dinner table you’re guaranteed to find homemade dulce de leche and juicy empanadas, with everyone wanting to bring the recipe back home.
Each room in the house has a unique design and decoration. Whether in front of the living room fireplace or curled up in your room, you’re sure to find a nice spot to enjoy a coffee, read, or have an enjoyable chat.
«When I opened the windows to let the country come in The pampa, the entire pampa was nothing but horizon»
— Olivero Girondo, poet
Beautiful day spent at Estancia La Bandada
I spent a beautiful day at the Estancia La Bandada. My husband and I had a day planned there from Buenos Aires. He didn't feel well the day of, so I went solo and had a great time. Upon arriving, I was given a welcome drink and we had a lesson where we made empanadas. I was shown the garden where they grow the fresh food you will eat. Next was a fantastic leisurely lunch that was delicious. Then we were given free time where I went for a walk around the property and sat by the pool. In the afternoon was an hour long horse back ride. I was a bit nervous about horse back riding, so they gave me the calmest horse and I had no issues. We wrapped up the day with afternoon tea. My experience was very calming and it was great to spend the day in the countryside.
Absolutely world class experience
We’ve traveled to many places around the world, and I’ve never had an experience like the one we had at Estancia La Bandada. My wife and I came for a few days as part of our honeymoon and the experience is truly unmatched. Grace and her team are the consummate professionals, never rushed, quietly confident and competent. The place itself is quiet, understated and cozy, and it truly feels like you’re at home while you’re there... (continue reading it on Trip Advisor)
Far beyond expectations!
La Bandada surpassed all our expectations. The place is stunning and most importantly the staff is incredible. They’ve payed attention to all details and were always one step ahead of us taking care of our needs. Another great asset this place has is the food, all of it is made in house from their organic garden and tastes fantastic. My family is vegetarian and that wasn’t a problem at all. We’re definitely coming back!!
A true gem!
We have been there twice. Both have been exceptional experiences: the unique and stunning beauty of the place, the happy, caring and highly professional staff, the exceptional food. This has been a true outstanding experience! Highly recommended.
La Bandada is only 80 km from the International Airport, «Ministro Pistarini», locally known as «Ezeiza». The whole trip will be done on a paved highway. Depending on the traffic, the trip takes around an hour.
La Bandada is only 120 km away. It is easy to access. The whole trip is by highway or paved road. Depending on traffic, the trip takes about an hour and 45 minutes.