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Agua Las Piedras

Agua Las Piedras



This is a beautiful lodge overlooking a breathtaking view of the countryside, located very near the charming, small town of Totoral City.

 

 

Agua Las Piedras Lodge is a paradise for Wingshooting lovers. It is the most beautiful and charming estancia you'll find. Located at a 50-minutes drive from Cordoba Airport, just by Totoral City on national road number 9, right on the heart of the largest dove roosts in Cordoba. 

With an impressive entrance crossing a rushing stream that runs down from the Sierras (Hillside area) to find the elegant estancia in its charming, natural landscape.

The verandas of this amazing lodge provide our guests with a stunning view of the garden overlooking the unique rural setting. It's the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail and relax with friends while sharing stories after a magnificent hunting day. 

 

The living areas, as well as the rooms, at Agua Las Piedras were specially conceived for your absolute comfort and relaxation. After a long day at the field, we know how much you treasure a cozy home-like environment to kick back and settle down.

Agua Las Piedra’s staff, the delicious Argentine meals, and copious amounts of doves combine to make this a very memorable dove-shooting trip.

 

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Location

 

General Information

Program Information:

Species: Eared Dove

Season: All year round.

Capacity: A Maximum of 8 people in double/single bedroom accommodations. 

The following is a sample itinerary:

Day 1:  Arrival at Cordoba Airport, transfer directly to the shooting field (1: 30-hour drive), shoot or lunch depending on schedule, siesta and afternoon dove shooting, return to the lodge for cocktails/dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2: Breakfast, morning dove shooting, lunch/siesta, afternoon dove shooting, cocktails/dinner, and overnight stay.

Day 3: Breakfast, morning dove shooting, lunch/siesta, afternoon dove shooting, cocktails/dinner, and overnight stay.

Day 4: Breakfast, morning dove shooting, lunch/siesta, afternoon dove shooting, cocktails/dinner, and overnight stay.

Day 5: Breakfast, morning dove shooting, lunch and afternoon departure to Cordoba Airport for the return flight home

 

 

Accommodations

The moment you enter this amazing lodge you'll find a traditional Estancia with a relaxing natural stream to set the mood for a spectacular stay in Argentina. It combines tradition and modern style in a perfect union but still harmonizing with the beautiful setting. 

The house, which has 4 spacious bedrooms and a capacity for 8 people, has a cozy feel to it and an atmosphere to help put your feet up and unwind after a fun day of shooting. 

Quiet, comfortable, and cozy!

As you can appreciate in the pictures below, we have designed each and every room in the Lodge to be an individual expression of design, while maintaining a traditional Argentine style. 

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Cuisine

You may enjoy our gourmet and traditional cuisine every night after your shooting day; our professional chef will delight you with amazing Argentine and international dishes. We will have special appetizer with your drinks before dinner every night. You have to experience our special goat/lamb “a la cruz”! It is a very local and well-known delicatessen. Normally it takes more than three hours on the fire to get it tender and amazingly tasty.

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The Fields

In the North of Córdoba, we will shoot in the hills 70% of the time. This is a dry area with rocks and rolling hills. It is packed with waist-high thorny bushes that make the terrain tough, but not impossible, to maneuver through. The remaining 30% of the time we shoot in the flatlands. The terrain in the flatlands consists of farm fields with crops or low cut grass. 

Birds normally leave the roosting area with the first light of the day. They fly Forty to Sixty miles on average for food.

At our daily location, we will set up a tent, and prepare the famous Argentine barbecue. You will enjoy the amazing meat cuts accompanied by our well known special Malbec wines. After a great meal, depending on the time of the year, we will set hammocks to relax before the afternoon shoot. 

 

The Hunting

Our dove shooting program starts early in the morning with a complete breakfast, which provides fruit, cereal, toast, coffee, and eggs prepared according to your preferences. Your guide/host will arrive for breakfast and will talk to you about the hunting location, the guns, and the shells that will be used in the field that day.  He will also give a safety speech on the first day of your hunt and will assist you in acquiring any/all accessories you could need. Around 8:00 am – 8:30 am, you will depart with your group to the field. Depending on location, it can be anywhere from a twenty-minute to a forty-minute car ride.

At your arrival, the field staff will be ready to take you immediately to your shooting blind. It will be an estimated three hours of shooting before lunchtime. The head guide will be available to assist and coach you if you so desire. Each guide is an experienced and qualified shot. They will be able to provide you with special coaching and tips to improve your accuracy. 

The personal field assistants are in their thirties and most of them have been working in the field for many years; this becomes apparent when you see them shooting. They work hard every day preparing your blind, carrying shells, shotguns, drinks, and stools to your spot. They are also responsible for cleaning the field and picking up all shells expended.

*Schedules can change depending on the time of year.

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Gear and Equipment

Shooting Clothes – Hunting shirts which are shades of green and brown are recommended. Camouflage clothing is optional. The weather is typically cool in the morning and evening, so packing a light sweater or jacket wouldn’t hurt. Hopefully, the weather will be exceptional while you’re here, however it rains quite often so bringing a rain jacket is a necessity.

Ankle High Boots/Shoes – Lightweight, ankle-high boots/shoes work exceptionally well. A Gore-Tex breathing shoe, like the Rocky Boot, would be an excellent choice. There are quite a few thorny plants where you will be hunting. Keep this in mind when deciding on what footwear to bring. 

Safety Glasses – Your glasses should serve a dual purpose; protection from the sun and any debris that might fall from above. The green or yellow protective glasses that can be worn over regular glasses are optimal. They have a small side panel which protects against glare. You will be able to find them in most hunting/fishing supply stores.

Ear Protection - This is perhaps the most important item on this list. The average hunter shooting dove here will shoot their gun anywhere from 500 – 3000 times a day. There are numerous varieties of ear protection on the market. You should look for comfort, fit, and sound deafening components.

Lightweight Hat – A personalized hunting cap will be provided although we also recommend bringing a wide-brimmed hat for better protection. 

Shooting Gloves – the volume of shooting is immense. You will need to protect your hands from the hot shotgun barrels, as well as any brush traversed through. Having gloves will also reduce the likelihood of nicks and blisters from reloading, breaking your gun(s) and activating safeties. Golf or batting gloves are a good substitute if you cannot find quality, sensitive leather shooting gloves.

Shoulder Pad – We highly recommend the Caldwell Field Shield. It is ambidextrous for ease of use for all shooters. The 1/4-Inch thick energy-absorbing pad provides excellent protection for all shotguns.

Soft Protective Case for your Gun – If you are under the inclination that you would like to bring your own weapon, then you should also bring a soft case with it. As of recently, it has become a real hassle to get weapons through customs. Keep this in mind when you make your decision. 

Shell Pouch – A pouch that will hold a box or two of shells is optimal. There are multiple varieties on the market. Remember, comfort is key. Our bird boys will load for you. If you prefer to load yourself, you will need to bring your own pouch. 

Small Field Bag – A small bag/backpack would be a good idea if you desire to bring any personal items to the field. A camera for example. 

Insect Repellant/Sunscreen – During our spring and summer season (September to March), bug repellant will keep those bothersome pests from driving you crazy. Sunscreen is a necessity. Our blinds are set up daily, depending on where the birds are flying. So you might be in the sun or in the shade. 

Camera - The area you will be hunting is exceptionally beautiful. We also offer a private service by a professional photographer. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. 

Evening Dress- Clothing is casual. Slacks and sports shirts are all you need.

Band-Aids/Tape/Medicinal cream - We have first aid kits in the field in case of an emergency, however, it’s a good idea to bring your own medical supplies (antihistamine cream for bug bites, Neosporin for cuts, etc) 

 

Travelling Here

The final destination for this hunting option is Cordoba City (COR)

The best connections are through Buenos Aires (Argentina), Santiago (Chile), Lima (Peru) and Panama City (Panama).

 
Ministro Pistarini Airport International Airport (EZE)

Right now, 31 airlines operate out of Ministro Pistarini Airport in Buenos Aires.

Ministro Pistarini Airport offers nonstop flights to 51 cities.

Every week, at least 126 domestic flights and 833 international flights depart from Ministro Pistarini Airport.

Important airlines to be considered for international flights:

American Airlines

Delta

United Airlines

Copa Airlines

Latam Airlines

Aerolineas Argentinas

Iberia

British Airways


Ingeniero Ambrosio Taravella International Airport (COR)

Right now, 9 airlines operate out of Ingeniero Ambrosio Taravella Airport.

Ingeniero Ambrosio Taravella Airport offers nonstop flights to 14 cities.

Every week, at least 273 domestic flights and 56 international flights depart from Ingeniero Ambrosio Taravella Airport.

The biggest airlines flying from Buenos Aires to Cordoba:

Aerolineas Argentinas 

LATAM Airlines  

When connections are through Buenos Aires (Argentina) you arrive at Ministro Pistarini Airport in Ezeiza and have to change airport to Aeroparque. It is a 40 minutes drive in between airports and up to 80 minutes in rush hours. We will organize your ground transportation in Buenos Aires to make it hassle free.- There are great connections to Buenos Aires from Miami, Dallas, Houston or Atlanta.

When connections are through Santiago (Chile) the connection will be at the same airport. The positive thing about Santiago is that you can sleep all night without a connection. The negative issue is that if you get delay there are only 1 or 2 flights a day to Cordoba.

The connections are through Lima (Peru) and Panama City (Panama) you will have to make connections in the evening and you will be arriving early in the morning and departure will be after midnight. It is positive that there are good rates on these flights.

Consider also private charters from Buenos Aires to Cordoba. We will be pleased to send you further info and budgets.

From Cordoba airport to the Lodge is 40 minutes drive.

Domestic flight: BS AS - CBA

ABOUT LUGGAGE:

Aerolineas Argentinas: 1 800 333 0276

Allowed Baggage: 1 piece of 15 kg (extra weight between 16 and 23 kg will cost about $20), 1 carry on of 5kg. An extra piece of 23kg will cost about $30

LATAM Airlines: 1 866 435 9526

Allowed Baggage:  1 piece of 23 kg, 1 carry on of 8k. An extra piece of 23 kg will cost about $40

 

Land Package Insurance

To be secured and not to make sure you do not lose your deposit and hunting trip, we recommend you to purchase Pointer Land Package insurance.  If you decide to cancel your trip, for any reason, any time till your arrival schedule, you will be covered and you will have the chance to plan the trip for the next 60 months.

Rate per person to be added to the invoice:

Cancellation for any reason for future credit:  $145 per person

Cancellation for any reason with a full refund: $310 per person

This Land Package insurance do not include airfare, hotel reservations, ground transportation bought by clients, reciprocity fee, other insurance/international medical evacuation or insurance.

Refunds will be done only to one bank account under the group leader’s instructions.

 

Gun Rental

Most of our guns are semi-automatic Benelli  Montefeltro 20 gauge and Beretta Urika 391 20 gauge. 

We have Benelli Montefeltro, Benelli Super Sports, Benelli M1 Black, Beretta Urika 391, Beretta A400 and Beretta A300. 

We have Beretta silver pigeons 20 Gauge over and under. We also have a couple of Beretta silver pigeons 28 Gauge over and under and a couple of Browning 525 410 gauge for rental. Check for rental pricing on these guns.

They are all using guns like in all companies because of the big volume of shooting in Cordoba. That is why for a better service to our guest, our policy is to work with 2 shotguns per person per blind, so if you have jamming’s or miss fires, your filed assistant will be able to change your gun and take the other one to camp for a check or a cleaning. We would like you to understand that we work really hard to provide a great hunting service, but sometimes, shells could be working wrong or even a gun can get ammunition and get stacked, or a spring could be broken, or the firing pin could be broken. 

Your field assistant will be taking good care of you on the blind and if by any reason your gun needs to be replaced, he will contact the head guide in the field personally or by radio to be sure you will have a great hunting experience.

Regarding chokes, we have mostly modified and IC, so please be sure to have your special chokes if you are planning to have something different, or be sure to let us know about your special request before your hunting trip.

 

Pricing list

RATE PER PERSON:

4 nights $ 1,600.00 + exclusions required.- / March-September 

4 nights $ 1,350.00 + exclusions required.- / October-February 

Check for special deals or some free inclusions in groups of over 8 hunters. Let us know if there are non-hunters or kids and we will customize your trip.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Inclusions:

Accommodations based on double occupancy.

Breakfast and Dinners, all meals in the field with soft drinks, beer, and red wine.

Services of a professional hunter-guide and, a cook and field scout (customary gratuities not included).

One Field assistant (bird boy) as required per person (customary gratuities not included)

One Roundtrip Transfer from and to the airport (Please read transfer policy at the pre-trip file)

All vehicles and ground transportation for the shooting itinerary / All hunting rights and permissions / Meeting and airport reception

Exclusions:

Shells

Gun rental

Hunting licenses

Gratuities

Optional:

Airfare / Gun import permit / Phone calls, laundry/ Dry cleaning and other items of a personal nature / Insurance / Photos and videos (at the field and/or other activities) / Lunch after checking out / Hard alcohol not included / Shop / Massages / Late checkout / Upgrade to single room

 

Non Hunting Activities

We have a special department inside Pointer Outfitters for Travel and Leisure.

In order to make the most of your staying here in this beautiful country, we created Travel and Leisure, a section with amazing professionals that will be greatly happy to assist you if you are interested in doing some kind of non-hunting activity.

Our focus is to offer our guests the type of travel experience they wish in terms of hotel accommodation and city tours.

We work every day to satisfy the needs of sophisticated and luxurious travelers and guests, as well as small private groups of friends seeking for a mid-rate trip, and even larger groups planning to have an affordable and nice experience. 

People’s expectations and desires are always accomplished in our company; all of our staff feels passion for what they do every day. 

From city tours in Cordoba city to horseback riding up in the hills of that same marvelous province, we offer a great variety of activities that will make your trip with us the trip of your lifetime. 

Thus, if you feel like visiting the one and only Iguazu Falls, doing a wine tour in Mendoza province, amaze yourself navigating around the Glaciar Perito Moreno at the very end of the continent in Santa Cruz province, letting yourself go while you enjoy watching a Tango Show in Buenos Aires province, or you just simply need hotel reservations, please, contact Travel and Leisure’s manager Cecilia Centeno at cici@pointeroutfitters.com and she’ll be glad to help you.

SIGHTSEEING IN DOWNTOWN CORDOBA & SHOPPING

Cordoba is Argentina's second city and a recognized center of education and culture. It has plenty of things for a visitor to see and do including modern shopping malls with a wide variety of stores and boutiques selling national and international brands, and are well know leather and silver handicrafts. We will visit the famous San Martin square, some of the most recognize chapels, and optional the Ferreyra Palace-Evita Museum of fine art.

TOWN OF JESUS MARIA AND ESTANCIAS JESUITICAS

The  Estancias of Cordoba are a former Jesuit reduction built by missionaries in the province of Córdoba, Argentina, named a World Heritage Site in 2000. Each estancia has its own church and set of buildings, just 40-minutes far from the lodge and also close to the town of  Jesus Maria where you can find a  variety of stores and boutiques with national handicrafts and gifts.

HORSE RIDING

Have the unique experience of horse riding in the big hills of Córdoba, an ideal place to ride in the mountains, crossing valleys and streams with fantastic views.

It's not required to be an expert, this is a program for everybody who loves horses and amazing landscapes.

GOLF

Enjoy playing golf at first class golf courses with enchanting scenery. Golf clubs equipment are included.

All day long program. 

SPA

Relax and spoil yourself with different options like massages, beauty treatments or dry sauna in a unique and warm place of harmony and relaxation. You will enjoy a great lunch meal in an special place to take a day off.

 

* All these activities can be flexible and we can also organize a mix depending on your necessities and demands.

 

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Add duck hunt to your trip

We would like to offer our dove hunters in Cordoba the chance to add a couple of days of duck hunt during the season (May to August) with a quick flight in between the 2 lodges.

That's why this a great option if you are making a connection in Buenos Aires since the duck hunting lodge is only 2 hours away from Buenos Aires Airport.

Enjoy a great hunting experience combining the large volume of doves in Cordoba and the challenging duck shooting in Buenos Aires.

If you wish to travel by private charter we have some great options to offer you.

Contact us for further information.

 

 

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