Back

Estancia La Sofia

  • Estancia La Sofia
  • Estancia La Sofia
  • Estancia La Sofia
  • Estancia La Sofia
  • Estancia La Sofia
  • Estancia La Sofia
  • Estancia La Sofia
  • Estancia La Sofia
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Peaceful, welcoming country estancia 100km from the capital yet with beautiful grounds roamed by grazing horses that seem a world away. Meals and a daily ride are included.

With just six guestrooms, Estancia La Sofia offers personalised service and a heartfelt welcome. Horsemanship is central to the life of the property, there is an included daily ride lasting around an hour or two which is adapted to your level of riding experience (being a complete beginner is no hindrance to enjoyment). Polo lessons are also offered at extra cost by the genial owner, a former international polo player, and are highly recommended.

Guestrooms are traditional and comfortable with fireplaces and French-style bathrooms. The cosy living room has a big open fire and is connected to the dining room where guests eat communally around a large polished table. All meals are included, but it's worth splashing out on a bottle from the highly-regarded wine cellar too.

Beyond the charming main house, there is an attractive swimming pool surrounded by immaculate lawns, while the horses are free to graze in the tranquil grounds – a particularly striking scene in the early morning mist.

Bartolome, Galápagos

What our clients say

  • "A charming estancia, the owners made every effort to make our stay comfortable.  We really enjoyed this stay."

    LN,Leatherhead
  • A truly peaceful and relaxing way to finish an energetic trip. Marcus and his wife are wonderfully hospitable welcoming.  Francisco he chef deserves special mention - his food was absolutely…

    CR, Bath
  • “Would highly recommend La Sofia (San Andres de Giles)”

    AE, Perth
  • "I cannot praise them enough. Marcos and Silke gave us the time of our lives learning polo in a fun and professional way. The food was first class and the…

    SB, Glossop
0 1 2 3

Our Expert's Opinion

I never thought I'd give polo a go but Marcos makes it a lot of fun for all levels, even total beginners. The house is very welcoming and comfortable in a lovely setting. Listening to Marcos and Silke's tales from being on the polo circuit over dinner is an added bonus.

Hannah
Hannah Donaldson Travel Expert Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

Papagaio

Your edit for Latin American inspiration

Our exciting range of articles on Latin America explore everything from iconic destinations and lesser-known cultural gems to delicious traditional recipes. You’ll also find exclusive travel tips, first-hand client reviews and the chance to get your personal questions answered by our travel experts.

View Extraordinary Inspiration
Bartolome, Galápagos

Meet our team

Real Latin american experts

  • Hannah
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

  • Carrie
    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

  • Kathryn
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • Chris
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

  • Millie
    Millie Davies - Travel Expert

    Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.

  • Sophie
    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

0 1 2 3 4 5