Estancia Cortaderas

Argentina's Finest Cast-and-Blast Adventure

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Species

Dove, pigeon, golden dorado

Recommended Length

4 Shooting/Fishing Days

Season(s)

May, June, July, August

Estancia Cortaderas has furthered its reputation of an excellent wingshooting lodge by now providing a unique, high-value cast-and-blast program for dove, pigeon and golden dorado within an upscale lodge setting. Trek and our partners in Entre Rios have recently enhanced the program even more to include an extra day on the front end of the trip, with your choice of either a day room or city tour upon arrival in Buenos Aires, as well as a complimentary night at Cortaderas when arriving at the lodge. These enhancements will allow you to recharge upon landing in Buenos Aires before enjoying four full days at one of the truly special fins-and-feathers adventures in the world.

With the mixed bag season in the Province of Entre Rios ending in August, most other lodges shut their doors until May. This has allowed Cortaderas owner/outfitter Ariel Semenov to select fields and roosts that produce staggering dove numbers and provide you with the wingshooting adventure of a lifetime. Additionally, you’ll receive a day of pigeon hunting at no extra charge. For those who want to mark the majestic golden dorado off your Treklist, the October-March time frame is optimal. Cortaderas is situated on the Parana River, so you’ll waste no time getting into prime dorado waters.

Ariel Semenov has been involved in the outdoors all of his life, starting in the 1970s when he was leading hunting and fishing trips in then up and coming Argentina. He has created a reputation of being one of the best outfitters in the business for nearly 40 years, and almost all of these years with Trek as his partner. Ariel constructed Estancia Cortaderas in 2006 primarily as a mixed bag lodge, but it has grown into an all-around sportsman’s dream destination, including this cast and blast option from September-April. His dream of building the best all-around hunting and fishing lodge in Argentina is very much alive at Cortaderas.

Getting There

The most common way to reach Cortaderas is on an overnight flight from the United States, landing in Buenos Aires the following morning. Once in Argentina, you will have a domestic flight to the city of Santa Fe or Parana followed by comfortable transfer to the lodge. For those wanting a more direct route to the lodge, a private charter from Buenos Aires can be arranged for an additional cost.

The province of Entre Rios, where Cortaderas lies, is a hidden gem among other outdoor destinations in Argentina. You will not see many fellow hunters or fisherman in the Santa Fe airport on this trip, as most guys choose to visit the more competitive areas of Cordoba and Buenos Aires, allowing wildlife to thrive in Entre Rios.

During the warmer months of September-April, you can enjoy a fabulous four-day cast & blast program where you dictate how much shooting or fishing you prefer. There is no hard and fast schedule as you can fish the beautiful Parana River in the mornings for the aggressive golden dorado, and then shoot high volume dove in the afternoons. Some choose to shoot only a day of dove and fish the remainder of their time or visa versa. One option is shooting a day of decoying pigeon, which is normally a fan favorite. Regardless of your preference, Cortaderas will deliver a wonderful experience.

A great hunting or fishing trip is much more than pulling the trigger or setting a hook. It must be about the total experience. Estancia Cortaderas offers exactly this, sitting on 60 acres above the Parana River about an hour north of Parana in the small town of Hernandarias. The lodge features very deluxe accommodations with WiFi, satellite TV, and ten single air-conditioned rooms with outdoor balconies offering incredible views of the river. There is also a full spa including sauna, Jacuzzi and massage therapist on staff providing daily massages.

With a fully trained chef, you will enjoy the finest Argentine beef accompanied by an excellent selection of wine. It is no accident that Estancia Cortaderas has earned the reputation as the finest hunting and fishing destination in South America. The philosophy is simple, offer the very best in hunting and fishing programs while also maintaining the finest possible lodge amenities.

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