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  • Established

    1890. Guest ranch since 1999
  • Owner

    Rafael Torello
  • Manager

    Estela Ocampo
  • Tel

    +54 9 11 5146-5210
  • Nightly Rates (per adult)

    $100 - $130
  • Nightly Rates (per child)

    $70 - $91
  • Minimum Stay

    1 day
  • Maximum Guests

    18
  • Works with travel agents?

    No
  • Great For

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet

With a history that spans over a century, La Oriental manages to blend the traditional beauty of its buildings with the surrounding nature. Time seems to be at a standstill and the landscape remains unaltered by the changes introduced by the owners. La Oriental is a traditional Estancia bustling with the activity that is typical to a farm in Argentina. Extending over 2,500 acres, the current owners run a modern cattle raising and environmentally friendly agricultural business.

Good time to go

We are open all year long, the best time to stay is from Octuber to April.

Children at the Ranch

Great for children aged 2 and over

Children under 10 years old have a 30% discount.

Minimum age children can ride

10 and over

Activities

hiking, biking, supervised swimming

Games

board games, soccer, volleyball, badminton, ping pong

Ranch History

The main house, built around 1890 in a traditional French style is surrounded by a beautiful forest extending over 35 acres. Inside the guests can appreciate the expanse of the house as they walk through the luxurious rooms with high ceilings and the original furniture bought from around the world by the first owners of La Oriental. It is beautifully well preserved and gives the house a classic charm.

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  • Enjoy

    Ranch-style
  • Meals served

    family style
  • Alcohol

    available for purchase
  • Enjoy dining in

    patio, dining room (casual attire), lounge, private dinners
  • You'll definitely love

    ranch garden, fresh daily bread, fresh daily desserts
  • Dietary restrictions catered for

    vegetarians, Gluten free

The kitchen serves up casual fine dining with a blend of contemporary and varied Argentine cuisine. Fresh meat and local ingredients are what make our asados excellent. Our kitchen is also fully accommodating to food allergies and preferences.

Guest Favourites

  • Asado
  • Home made pasta
  • Chiken cooked in our clay oven

Sample Menu

  • Appetizers

  • Grilled vegetables
  • Bruschetta
  • Pumkin soup
  • Entrées

  • Asado
  • Home made pasta
  • Chiken cooked in our clay oven
  • Desserts

  • Ice cream topped with home made sauce and berries
  • Fruit salad
  • Apple crumble

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  • Address

    Estancia La Oriental
    Junín
    Buenos Aires
    Argentina
  • Remote Location

    No
  • Private Land

    250-1000 hectares

Nearest Town - Junín

Junín has a population of 87 509 hab. (approx), and is situated 6,84 miles / 15 mins from the Ranch.

Facilities in Junín include: grocery store, pharmacy, church, school, post office, medical clinic, hospital, bank, atm, gas station, museum.

For shopping Junín offers: small hometown necessity shops, boutique shops, western wear.

Nearest Airports

EZEIZA, BUENOS AIRES

Distance

163,4 miles / 3 hours 30 mins

Airlines

Delta, United, American Airlines


AEROPARQUE, BUENOS AIRES

Distance

160,9 miles / 3 hours 30 mins

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  • Type of Riding

    English Riding
  • Riding opportunities for

    Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced
  • Most riders are

    Beginner
  • Rides are grouped by

    Everyone rides together, Families ride together
  • Max riders per ride

    6
  • Wranglers per ride

    1
  • Pace of ride

    Walk, Trot
  • Guest Horses

    10
  • Horse Types

    Other, Criollos
  • Hours in the saddle

    Morning - 1 hour
    Afternoon - 1 hour

The Setting

Private Land (250-1000 hectares)

Located in the pampas by a river and a lagoon


Our Riding

Weight limit for riding

Up to 225 lbs

Riding considerations

no riding experience needed, We recommend a good level of physical fitness, Riders should be confident without a wrangler by their side, We consider height and athletic ability as well as a guest's weight


Why our riding stands out

  • The beautiful landscape of the pampas, by the river and lagoon
  • Gentle horses
  • Always acompannied by a wrangler, or gaucho as we call them in Argentina

Riding Lessons

Details

lessons are additional

Given by

horse trainer

Cattle work - pasture gathers

When

All year

Frequency

On Request

No. of yearlings

145

No. of cow/calf pairs

105

Interaction

Guests watch, Guests participate

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  • Nightly Rates (per adult)

    $100 - $130
  • Nightly Rates (per child)

    $70 - $91
  • Minimum Stay

    1 day

Estancia La Oriental can cater for up to 18 guests. See below for details and indicative rates.

House | Estancia

Rates (Per Person)

$100 - $130

Rates (Additional Info)

Acomodation, meals and activities are included. Drinks are not included.

Minimum Stay

1 night

Description

Tradition reigns in the 5 ensuite rooms of our Estancia, with each one evoking a strong sense of Argentine history and charm. You will look in vain for televisions or telephones that would disturb the atmosphere.

Rooms

5

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

crib, hair dryer, seating area, wood fireplace


Booking Policy

Reservation is confirmed with a 50% deposit before arrival.

Included in your stay

meals, activities, lodging, Riding

Extras

Tax

21%

Other

Drinks are not included in our rate.

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  • You can borrow

    Riding helmets

Onsite

Outdoor Activities

bird watching

Water based Activities

outdoor pool


Fishing & Wildlife

Fishing on offer

river, lake

Wildlife

Foxes, hares, birds


Additional Services

Weddings

We can cater for groups of 100 & over.

For further informartion on wedding please contact us through our website.


Local Attractions

El Carpincho Lagoon

El Carpincho lagoon has an area of ​​400 ha and a maximum depth of 1.50 m, is intimately related to the Rio Salado and is entirely dedicated to fishing.

Distance

2,4 miles / 15 mins


Gomez lagoon

The Natural Park Laguna de Gómez is a tourist center that occupies 200 ha where one can fish and practice water sports such as windsurfing, water skiing, motor boating, yachting and jet skiing.

Distance

6,8 miles / 15 mins

Visitor Reviews

Dont just take our word for it, see what visitors like you say...

Wonderful combination of European feeling luxury and Argentine tradition.

Had a wonderful time here. Eating, drinking horseback riding relaxing. Would love to come some day. A very magical place and the hosts and their family are great. We were there for Christmas Eve and we had a group dinner and champagne. Was well worth the trip from Buenos Aires

5 stars

You can find more reviews for Estancia La Oriental on TripAdvisor