for a four night, four day dove, duck, and perdiz hunt at Los Ombues
Day 1 - Buenos Aires
You will arrive in the morning and have the option of going straight to Los Ombues, a four to five hour drive, or spending a few days in Buenos Aires. The choice is yours, but we recommend at least a day in the city. Buenos Aires is one of the most interesting cities in South America and it’s well worth spending a few days exploring it. With wide boulevards for walking, excellent restaurants and lively nightlife that lasts until dawn, it’s sometimes called the “Paris of Latin America.”
The hotels are well run and some of the best in the world, The Alvear Palace, is a favorite with Orvis guests. Located in the upscale neighborhood of Recoleta, it is near the city center and close to some of the best steakhouses in Argentina.
If you prefer to go straight to Los Ombues and bypass Buenos Aires, an overland transfer from the airport takes about four to five hours. A charter flight can be arranged from the domestic or international airports in Buenos Aires directly to Los Ombues, or in some cases to Rosario. Direct flights to Los Ombues take just over an hour; while flights to Rosario take about one hour, followed by a one-hour land transfer to the lodge.
Arrive at Los Ombues, unpack and have lunch. In the afternoon you will go shooting with your guides. There is shooting very close to the lodge, and you won’t spend a lot of time in transit.
Please note that flights within Argentina, hotels or sightseeing in Buenos Aires are not included in the trip price. Orvis Travel can take care of these arrangements for you and will quote a price based on prevailing rates.
Days 2 through 4 - Los Ombues
After an early, light, breakfast you leave the lodge and arrive to your shooting area the guides.
If you are shooting May-August for mixed bag, you will normally shoot ducks early in the day, come back to the lodge have a more traditional “American” breakfast and perdíz shooting normally follows a little later in the morning, with dove last.
If you are shooting for dove in October through April, you will go into the field after breakfast and shoot all morning until the lunchtime break. The break lasts long enough to have a good meal and rest your arm before resuming shooting for the afternoon. This is high volume shooting, so the mid-day break is appreciated. You’re usually back at the lodge around 5:00 pm.
There is also some golden dorado fishing on the property so you may be able to include some fishing as well. It's not unusual for someone to take their limit of ducks and perdiz early in the day, then take a break for some dorado fishing before going out for dove later. The lodge has some very basic gear you can borrow, but we highly recommend to bring your own fishing gear for the dorado. Any outfit you would normally use for bass fishing will suffice, but you will need some wire bite-guards to keep the fish from biting through your leader.
Day 5 - Morning shoot, airport transfer, flights home
Shoot in the morning, eat lunch and then return to Buenos Aires International Airport (EZE). International flights typically depart EZE in the evening, so there is plenty of time to enjoy a final half-day of shooting before leaving.
If you want to avoid the four to five-hour drive, a flight may be arranged to either the international airport, or the domestic airport.