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La Dormida Lodge | Dove Shooting | Cordoba | Argentina

Tour code: ARG111  
Overview
Category: Dove Shooting

Built on the tradition of over 20 years of dove shooting experience, La Dormida is the newest and most exclusive dove shooters accommodation ever offered in Cordoba, which has already received acclaim from Argentina’s journals of design and decoration. Located in Cordoba which is widely considered the dove shooting capital of the world, with 100 square mile radius (160 km) around the lodge is annually inhabited by over 50.000.000 million doves, and the birds reproduce over five times per year. For the uninitiated this is quite possibly shooting heaven and whether you are a veteran or a relative novice you will be able to find sport to match. The birds fly in literally waves, darkening the skies and whether you wish to focus on sheer numbers or go for the most challenging shots the options are yours. The lodge maintains 55 shooting fields all within a short drive through the region’s rolling farmland.

The program generally starts at 8:00 AM with a hearty breakfast and short drive to the shoot. In the field you will be assigned a pick up boy, who will provide you with shells and refreshments and direct you to your shooting stand. You will be visited frequently by our head guide who will be available to assist you with any need, even giving you some tips on your shooting if required. Depending on the time of the year you will shoot till noon when you will be treated to an incredible barbeque lunch, shaded by a comfortable safari tent, tasting some of Argentina’s wonderful beef and superb wines. Afternoon begins at around 2 or 2:30 PM, and continues until almost dark. There is no quitting time, good sense and tired shooters dictate when the day is through.

This is a true all year round location and makes an excellent addition to any other activities you might have in mind during a trip to Argentina or Chile. Combined with the fabulous Sea Trout fishing in Tierra del Fuego or Patagonia or indeed Golden Dorado fishing in the Iberia marsh area, it makes for an amazing sporting holiday.

La Dormida is run and organized by David Denies whose dove shooting and hunting lodges are famous for their unparalleled service. Building upon these traditions our staff at La Dormida has been specially trained in the art of caring for private parties. With a seasoned field staff, who will keep you under Cordoba’s infamous flights of dove alongside a dedicated household and kitchen staff, you will find that all are ready and waiting to serve you with speed and grace. Meals at La Dormida feature the very best Argentine beef and other meats, and our menus are prepared by one of Argentina’s best chefs. Carefully selected Argentine vintages complement field lunches and dinner in the lodge — and indeed, the wines alone make La Dormida worthy of a visit! From the moment you arrive in Argentina, our service is personalized and attention is paid to every imaginable detail, from airport reception, to uniformed bird boys in the field. The David Denies standard has no equal, and makes a visit to Cordoba a shooting holiday without peer.

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Accommodation
La Dormida Lodge
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Built on the tradition of over 20 years of dove shooting experience, La Dormida is the newest and most exclusive dove shooters accommodation ever offered in Cordoba, which has already received acclaim from Argentina’s journals for design and decoration, plus a huge reputation as one of the top lodges for quality of service.

Situated in the secluded foothills of the Sierras Chicas, you and your private party can enjoy the comforts of a lodge you can call your own, in complete seclusion. From La Dormida, you won’t be able to see a road, a power line, nor another building, so you can relax on the veranda and enjoy the great weather and splendid isolation.

La Dormida will accommodate 10 dove shooters, or depending on the configuration of the group. We have 4 single rooms, each with a large (queen) bed and 3 double rooms with two beds in each. All rooms have private (ensuite) baths. In addition, La Dormida offers a large dining room with a spectacular dining table, a sitting room and bar and a large, comfortable courtyard with a fire pit and a plunge pool. It also has many of the important necessities and some extras that you may or not expect to find in a shooting lodge, including; a recreation room, gun cleaning table and facilities, telephone, Internet access (WIFI), maid and laundry service and masseuse. Gift shop offers local artwork and crafts, logo wear and accessories.

Board: Full board
Rooms: Single & twin
Telephone: Chargeable
Internet: Free WiFi
Laundry: Chargeable
Power: 220 volt
Air Conditioning: Throughout
Meals: Lodge dinning room
Alcohol: Included
Equipment Hire: Gun rental available
Cards Accepted: Debit & credit cards
Cash Accepted: US Dollars
Buenos Aries Hotels

We use a variety of Hotels in Buenos Aries for your overnight stay, from hotels close to the airport to hotels in downtown Buenos Aries that allow you to see a bit more of Buenos Aries and even extend your stay.

All hotels that we use are a minimum of 3 stars and will at least include all the basic facilities listed below. If you wish, we can discuss, which hotel to use to suit your own personal requirements. Also, for overnight hotels, there is always the option to upgrade to single rooms.

Board: Bed & breakfast
Rooms: Single, double & twin available
Telephone: In room
Internet: Free in lobby
Laundry: For a nominal charge
Power: In rooms
Air Conditioning: Throughout hotel
Meals: Breakfast in restaurant
Alcohol: Available to purchase
Cards Accepted: Debit & credit cards
Cash Accepted: US Dollars
Quarry Information
Doves
Season: All year
Peak: October to April
Suggested Itinerary

There is no set itinerary and the below is only for a guide purpose, you can have as many or as little number of days shooting as you wish. We also have daily flights departing from the UK with British Airways, therefore should you wish to either extend your stay with additional days at the beginning or end in Buenos Aires, or add on some fantastic fishing, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit.

DAY 1:

Depart UK (alternative routes available)

DAY 2:

Arrive Buenos Aries International Airport

After you have picked up your luggage and cleared customs, walk out of the terminal building where an Sportquest Holidays representative will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel in Buenos Aires.

Overnight Accommodation: Buenos Aires Hotel (Twin rooms) B/B.

DAY 3: Shooting Day.

In the morning our staff will transport you to the domestic airport for your connection to Cordoba.

Depart Buenos Aries
Arrive Cordoba

On arrival at Cordoba, our staff and transport will be waiting to transfer you to the shooting fields for lunch and you will start shooting after lunch.

 

Check in and welcome drinks at the lodge will be right after that afternoon shooting session.

Overnight Accommodation: La Dormida Lodge (Twin rooms) F/B

DAYS 4 to 7: Shooting Days

The program generally starts at 8:00 AM with a hearty breakfast and short drive to the shoot. In the field you will be assigned a pick up boy, who will provide you with 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 barbeque lunch, shaded by a comfortable safari tent, tasting some of Argentina’s wonderful beef and superb wines. Afternoon begins at around 2 or 2:30 PM, and continues until almost dark. There is no quitting time, good sense and tired shooters dictate when the day is through. And time to return to the lodge for cocktails and early dinner.

Overnight Accommodation: La Dormida Lodge (Twin rooms) F/B

DAY 8:

In the morning our staff will transport you to the domestic airport for your return connection flight to Buenos Aires.

Depart Cordoba
Arrive Buenos Aires

On arrival at Buenos Aires, our staff and transport will be waiting to transfer you to the International Airport.

Depart Buenos Aries International Airport

DAY 9:

Arrive UK

Dates & Prices

Remember that Sportquest Holidays' services are completely FREE! When you book a trip with Sportquest Holidays, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge and flights independently. Plus what’s more if you book with Sportquest Holidays your holiday is protect by our ATOL and the Travel Package Regulations Act. To see more details CLICK HERE.

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01/01/201920/12/2019984.5£4,807Unlimited  Book Now
01/01/202020/12/2020984.5£5,272Unlimited  Book Now
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We are so confident that our packaged prices are the best available and offer great value for money.

If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.

Price Notes

Prices are based on two adults sharing transfers, shooting and accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

ATOL
Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

Price Supplements

Gun Licence (approx $65 pp per day)
Gun Hire (approx $70 pp per day)
Shells (approx $13.25 per box)

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What's Included & Excluded
Included
  • All flights
  • All transfers
  • 1 night Buenos Aires B/B
  • 5 nights La Dormida Lodge F/B
  • 4.5 Days guided Dove shooting
  • All drinks while staying at La Dormida Lodge
Excluded
  • Personal insurance
  • Meals in Buenos Aires
  • Gun Licence
  • Gun Hire
  • Shells
Options

Flight upgrades

Additional shooting days

Additional nights in BA

Add on Sea Trout or Golden Dorado Fishing

Tour Notes

Visa

A machine-readable passport with at least 6 months before expiry, no visa for UK citizens required.

Medical Requirements

No vaccinations currently required

Please Note

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

There is no additional airport departure tax when leaving Argentina

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Buenos Aires (approx 14hrs) Buenos Aires – Cordoba (approx 1 hr)

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags is dependent on the airline. We therefore recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airlines website for the up to date allowances.

If your itinerary includes private light aircraft or helicopter flights we will advise you on your baggage and weight allowance.

Transfer Time

Cordoba – La Dormida Lodge (approx 1:35 hr)

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