Estancia La Bandada
Little more than an hour’s drive from the international airport in Buenos Aires, La Bandada lies within the Pampa, a quintessentially Argentine region of endless plains and wide open skies. Like many estancias a stay here is about peace, relaxation and rural Argentine hospitality with a personal touch. Your hosts extend an informal welcome to the 150 year-old estate house, set alongside sedate lawns and beautiful parkland resonating with birdsong and the scent of flowers during summertime. With an outdoor pool (open summer), this is an idyllic spot to unwind between upcountry adventures. If you are feeling more active you can go riding, cycling, sign up for a cooking class or simply wander the grounds and feel close to nature.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Impossible to choose a highlight - the variety made it great. the Falls were a highlight, plus Palermo Viejo in BAKW, London
Highlight: Bariloche, panoramic view was unforgettable. I have never seen such a wonderful sight on any of our many holidays.PJ, London
Most Memorable Moment: Iguazu falls were amazing - much better than exepctedDM, London
Highlights:The visit to the milonga for my husband and the Iguazu Falls for meLS, Dorchester
Excellent trip during which we felt we saw some of the real Argentina. Delightful and helpful people abounded who had an enviable pride in their country. Excellent service from JLA (particularly Lina) and local representatives in Argentina added to our enjoyment.ML, Cheltenham
The whole trip was memorable! The excursion to Estancia Cristina was amazing, trekking Laguna Torre and Laguna de los Tres were awesome too. And nothing beats being able to see and hear the Perito Moreno Glacier calve!LB, London
Most memorable aspect: “Something between a long walk in Torres del Paine, the glacier, the boat ride in Ushuaia, San Telmo in Buenos Aires! Too many to pick from.”RM, Tooting
Highlights?: View from top of chairlift in Bariloche. Iguazu falls. Penguins in Ushuaia.LS, West Wickham
Seeing the iguazu falls was unforgettable. The hotel was beautiful with a fantastic position.LD, London
Most memorable experiences: "Perito Moreno glacier - my photos don't come near to conveying its magnificence! Bus over the Andes. More comfortable than a flight and the mountains are truly awesome (was a long day, however,at around 8hrs 30mins.)"AW, Leeds
Highlights?: Perito Moreno breathtaking, Cerro frias,Patagonian lunch and staff (Anna)delightful, Iguazu spectacular, Tango dancing at El Querandi unforgettable.AM, Egham
Argentina is a big place - we did a lot of travelling in a short time - our constraints ; 3 weeks would do it more justice ; the people were great + the trips you organized worked really well - it was overall a great trip.KS, Brighton
Most Memorable Moment?: Difficult to pick out one part. Patagonia Camp was fantastic. However we found the scenery in Argentinian Patagonia stunning.BS, Derby
Most Memorable Moment?: Iguazu falls - the whole trip was incredible! Seeing the falls by full moon was one of the most amazing things i have ever seen!JW, Aylesbury
Not easy to pick out a highlight. It was a very varied trip as we had requested. The natural scenery around Salta, Iguazu, the Lakes and all over Patagonia was amazing, helped by some very favourable weather. The top hotels - Patagonia Camp, Patios de Cafayate, Arakur were great; some of the lesser hotels surpassed their descriptions - Molinos, la Yegua Loca, Anslemo;...The Andean Crossing was fabulous: fantastic scenery which we saw in perfect conditions, with very easy transfers and helpful guides.CB, Winchester
Perito Moreno was great again but I think the highlight was probably hiking in El Chalten area which was beautiful.PC, London
Iguazu Fall were spectacular - made Niagara Falls look like a dripping tap. The bus journey from Mendoza over the Andes to Santiago was equally excellent. Buenos Aires was an exciting city, in which the area around La Boca was was so charismatic - could have stayed there for days!ID, London
We had an excellent holiday in Argentina and are very grateful to Sophie for organising it for us so well.JR, Acton
We loved all of it, we really enjoyed the scenery of Humahuaca Gorge and the drive to Cafayate. Iguazu falls are incredible also and a definite highlight....We found our whole holiday experience excellent. It was nice to be able to see so much in 2 weeks whilst still feeling relaxed as we were looked after so well by all our guides. The personal itinerary and help we received made a huge difference to us and we were impressed by the standard of all our hotels. The only problem was that we wished we had longer so we could of seen more.HB, Abingdon
Highlights: “So many highlights - relaxing and wine tasting on the Estancia, trekking on the glacier, enjoying the polo and good in Buenos Aires and the experience and animal spotting in Iguazú. Such a diverse range of activities and experiences in 1 country made for an amazing 2 week holiday”KB, Chelmsford
Highlights?: The guides Laura, Rami and Roberto were tremendous. Highlights among many definitely include the Salta Trip to the Clouds Day, the Iguazu Falls (esp the Argentine side)and the Bariloche hiking days.JD, London
Bariloche area and the Lake crossingHS, Grays
Most memorable trip
I have wanted to visit Argentina for years. Journey Latin America helped by interpreting our desires and pulled together an excellent itinerary. Our journey will be one of the most memorable trips we have ever been on. Each accommodation was different, giving us a taste for the area, culture and the people were so friendly. What an amazing country.LT, Wimborne
Highlight?: Too many but Iguazu stands out!JB, Mansfield
The trips from Hotel Puerto Valle into the Ibera wetlands were amazing and wonderful. We also had a memorable time in Purmamarca, thoroughly enjoyed the self drive route and of course the amazing Iguazu falls.VW, Bakewell
We both thought that the experience and power of the Iguazu Falls when we were alone in the grounds on our own (early in the morning before the crowds arrived) was an experience of a lifetime. We've never seen an almost circular rainbow caused by the river's spray before.AP, London
An excellent holiday to a fantastically varied country inhabited by charming people. An absolute must.CF, Sutton
We had a great time. We'll definitely be going back to Argentina in the future.HD
Highlight: Andean crossing to BarilocheHL, Rickmansworth
What a fantastic country with genuinely friendly, happy people; it was a delight to meet so many. Although we realise we haven't seen all that the country has to offer, we felt we did get a real impression of Argentina and loved it.ML, Cheltenham
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