Montaraz Lodge is the most exclusive pigeon shooting lodge in Cordoba. This historical setting is an architectural treasure characterized by an exquisite colonial style. It was built in the second half of the 17th century. Completely renovated in 2007 it provides luxury and comfort from which you can enjoy the best shooting experience ever.
Montaraz Lodge is located between the “Sierras Chicas” and the “Sierras Grandes”. This elegantly restored 17th century Estancia is decorated with the ease of friendly colonial style and is surrounded by wide verandas overlooking lovely gardens and orchards, even a lake. It offers 8 ensuite bedrooms to accommodate a maximum of 16 guests, a comfortable living room and a spacious, fully stocked wine cellar and complimentary bar. It has a large dining room for great recreation.
With the best Argentine beef and quality ingredients, the chef creates an array of delicious traditional specialties and international dishes. The wine is produced with carefully selected grapes from our own vineyards.
From the moment you arrive in Argentina, service is personalized and attention is paid to every imaginable detail. This standard is maintained throughout the house staff and guide team making this pigeon shooting program hard to beat.
Cordoba is considered one of the best pigeon shooting capitals of the world. The 50 square mile radius (80 km) around the lodge is annually inhabited by over 5 million pigeons. The lodge enjoys 60 shooting fields all within a scenic drive through the region.
The program generally starts at 8:00 AM with a hearty breakfast and a short drive to the shoot. In the field you will be assigned a bird-boy, who will provide you with shot shells and refreshments and direct you to your shooting stand.
Depending on the time of the year, you will shoot till noon when you will be treated to an incredible traditional barbeque lunch at the lodge, tasting some of Argentina’s wonderful beef and the exclusive wine.
Return to the lodge for cocktails and early dinner.
Afternoon begins at around 2 or 2.30 hr., and continues until 5 or 6. Return to the lodge for cocktails at the wine cellar and early dinner.
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We ensure one freshly built blind for each hunter.
The Lodging Experience
Capacity: 16 guns .
8 double rooms with private bathroom. U$S 60 per night surcharge for single room.
Dining room, sitting room, bar, gun cleaning table and facilities.
Swimming pool. Tennis court.
Stables, saddle room, and horses.
Gourmet dining with Argentina’s famed beef, wine, traditional BBQ & delicious desserts.
Gun rental, semiautomatic 20 gauge.
First class professional shooting guides and Bird-boys.
Comfortable 13 pax capacity Mercedes Benz vans with LCD.
Historical tours and shopping trips.
Located in the province of Cordoba, in central Argentina, 95 miles (150 km) northwest of the Cordoba City international airport. Driving time 2:00 hrs. To get to Montaraz Lodge there are daily direct flights from many U.S cities to Santiago, Chile with connecting flights to Cordoba city. That will allow you to make the most of your trip as you will be pigeon shooting the day of your arrival. Guests can also fly into Buenos Aires (Ezeiza Intl. Airport), transfer to the domestic airport and take a 1 hr flight to Cordoba.
"The trip with Tomas to Montaraz was flawless. Couldn't have been better. In fact the pigeon shoot at Montarez was the most challenging and easily the most enjoyable shoot we have ever experienced in South America. It ranks right up there with driven partridge in Spain and some of the better shoots in Botswana, Africa, but at a fraction of the price. And of course, Tomas' service was absolutely impeccable."
Mark R. TX., USA.
"Everything was perfect. Don't ever change anything!"
Ryan G. CA., USA
"The trip was an outstanding success! The Barran's were gracious hosts and assured that every detail was perfect. The hunting was a bit difficult with the warmer than normal weather and the dry conditions. This made it difficult for the dogs as the perdiz ran more than usual. The food was exceptional. The guides all did a good job and we appreciated having Bernardo in the field with us alternating with each hunting team as the guide. The dove hunting was great and challenging. Rosario Cetrangolo met us at the airport up on arrival and performed in an outstanding manner getting us through customs. She made a great first impression for my party about the people of Uruguay and the Estancia Hasparren experience. She is a real asset to the operation. Everyone experienced a positive hunting, dinning, lodging, service experience."
Jim P., TN., USA
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