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.
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
Most Memorable Moment?: Sitting by the shore of Laguna de los Tres at the base of Mount Fitz Roy in El Chaltén ... or sitting in a wood-fired hot-tub on the first day of our honey-moon, overwrought, slightly jet lagged and very happily married!RB, London
Highlight?: Wildlife! Buenos Aires! Travelling Club! being at the end of the world, border crossing in and out of Chile - good fun.....MK, Orkney
We had a great time. We'll definitely be going back to Argentina in the future.HD
A succession of world class excursions throughout the two weeks.JS, Newbury
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
Highlight: Journey on the PunaMK, London
Trekking on the Perito Moreno Glacier, seeing Condors in the Andes, crossing the Andes by boat and bus, the whole visit to Ushuaia. This was probably the most varied and exciting trip we have done in recent years, which worked almost perfectly logistically and in terms of time spent in each location.PN, Guildford
Highlight?: Cerro Otto, fabulous weather and the guide was just so relaxed and we had all the time in the world. It was a fabulous dayBD, Oswestry
Highlight: Andean crossing to BarilocheHL, Rickmansworth
Most Memorable Moment: Perito Moreno glacier.SU, London
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
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:- Hard to choose one: all the trips in Iguazu and Patagonia were spectacular, as was the impromptu tango in a bar in Puerto Iguazu and the guitarist in the market in San TelmoBV
Highlights?: A horse ride and fishing in the Andes, seeing elephant seals close up at Peninsula Valdes and that unexpected chapel service. Wonderful memories!EJ, Tregaron
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
Highlights:The visit to the milonga for my husband and the Iguazu Falls for meLS, Dorchester
Patagonia and Buenos Aires were the stand out highlights although the whole trip was wonderful.ED, London
Most memorable experience: "First - the Andean crossing from Puerta Varas to Bariloche. Perfect weather, scenery and organisation. Second - Patagonia Camp and the mini-treks we did around the Park. Beautiful Third - Salta and the Cachi/Cafayate trip. Interesting, historic and magnificent."RW, Cobham
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
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
An excellent holiday to a fantastically varied country inhabited by charming people. An absolute must.CF, Sutton
Each day gave us stunning scenery, amazing sights and the friendliness of the Argentinian people. Although one particular highlight was seeing an armadillo on the road from El Calafate..YGG, Wirral
Highlight? The trip to Puna.RE, Sheffield
We have had a great holiday in Argentina, partly organised by JLA and would certainly recommend JLA to anyone that wants to have such a trip, as they provided very good knowledge of the areas we visited and good organisation.LS, Zurich
Most Memorable Moment?: Iguazu Falls just because it was so spectacular to see.CH, Hull
Too many highlights to mention - almost every day. Unexpected highlight was the 3 Lakes crossing from Puerto Varas to Bariloche in beautiful weather.JM, London
Most Memorable Moment?: Difficult to pick out one part. Patagonia Camp was fantastic. However we found the scenery in Argentinian Patagonia stunning.BS, Derby
Hotel Club Tapiz and visiting the wineries in Mendoza was a real highlight. The Iguazu falls were also incredible.CAA, London
Highlights?: Tango performance and landscapes in Patagonia.DB, London
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