Access the world famous Macha Dove Roost at Los Chanares

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The Story

Enjoy exceptional wingshooting in Cordoba, Argentina at Orvis-endorsed Los Chanares. For more than 35 years, seasoned international wingshooters have recognized Cordoba, Argentina as the world's leading destination for high-volume dove hunting. There are an estimated 50 million doves in the northern area of Cordoba, where Los Chanares is located, providing high-quality hunts for thousands of visitors over the years.

Easy arrival: It is very easy to fly to Cordoba with direct flights from either Santiago (Chile), Buenos Aires, Lima (Peru), Panama City (Panama) or Miami (USA), among others.

Perfect weather: The weather is great for hunting, with more than 320 sunny days per year and no extreme temperatures.

Highest standards: The competition among local lodges has created the highest standard of service of any other hunting lodges in the world.

Why choose Los Chanares?
First and foremost, no other dove hunting lodge in Cordoba has equal access to the world-famous Macha dove roost. The heart of the Macha roost includes a 9,000-acre expanse that runs directly through Los Chanares' private property. This stretch of land represents the most prized dove hunting property in all of Cordoba. With exclusive access and control of this area, Los Chanares hunters enjoy high-volume shooting just 5-10 minutes from the lodge...sometimes within walking distance.

In addition to the entirely unique shooting experience, Los Chanares offers a lodging experience second to none. Luxurious amenities abound at Los Chanares and the service is on par with the world's most exclusive hotels. Guests can expect a lodge atmosphere that balances sophistication and thorough relaxation.

Game management program for the last 14 years.
5-minute drives to the fields.
Non-stop shooting.
Luxury accommodations.
Only sunflowers in Cordoba.
The experienced team runs a flawless operation

2021-2022 Season & Rates:

Prices per person per day based on double occupancy shooting for a 1/2 day on arrival and departure days

High Season - January 1st through March 31st- $890 per day
Promo season - April 1st through October 31st - $690 per day
Private room surcharge is $100 per night
Son/Daughter Promo* - January 1st through March 31st - $445 per day
April/July 15th - December 31st $345 per day

*Father/son/daughter promo available to son/daughter under 30. Perfect for high school or graduation present.

Non-Shooter rate is 50% of shooter rate, based on sharing a room

Included:

  • All ground transportation to/from Cordoba airport and to/from the hunting fields.
  • Professional hunting guides.
  • Deluxe double occupancy lodging with private bathrooms.
  • All meals, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • All beverages, including selection of the finest Argentine wines, local beers, soft drinks, bottled water and local hard liquor.
  • Laundry, boot cleaning and gun cleaning.
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool / Jacuzzi.
  • All local taxes and service charges (except a 2.5% fee for checks).

Not Included:

  • Shells ($13.75 per box of 25).
  • Hunting licenses (currently $65 per day).
  • Gun entry permits (currently $120 per gun).
  • Gun rental ($75 per day).
  • All voluntary gratuities for your bird boy and for the lodge staff.

This lodge is in the FlyWays collection.

Season:

Sunflower Season (high season): January till mid-April
Promo Season (low season): Mid-July till December

Species:

Doves

Region/Terrain:

Los Chanares is located in the northern part of Cordoba province in Argentina. The area is on the foothills of the Sierras that are west of the Estancia. The contoured landscapes combine farmed lands and wild brush country.

Typical Weather:

The area has a micro-climate, making it pleasant year-round. Summer is hot and humid, fall is pleasant, winters are extremely dry with strong variations in temperature, and spring is dry and mild. During summer, temperatures will be in the upper 80s F during the day and drop to mid-60s at night. Winter temperatures will range from the mid-60s during the daytime to lower-40s overnight.

Rates:

Rates start from: $740
You can find all pricing information at: www.cordobadovehunting.com/bird-hunting-price-list.html

What is Provided:

All of our programs include the following:

  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • Luxury Lodging
  • All meals and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • All transfers to the fields
  • Professional guiding service

The extras that will we will charge at the lodge are:

  • Shells
  • Hunting licenses
  • Gun rental
  • Tips for the bird boys and house staff

Gear Recommendations:

Dark colored or camouflage hunting clothes and hats.

Wool sweaters, long-sleeve cotton shirts, and fleece zip-up tops'especially during our winter from June to August. Layering is important. Depending on the time of year, it can be 40 F and windy in the morning, then end up in the high 70s and calm winds by the afternoon. Wool socks are sometimes also useful.

Lightweight rain suit and waterproof hat from November to March. You may bring (or rent) 20 and 28 gauge shotguns.410 shotgun shells are sometimes available. Please contact us if you will require .410 shells and we will check availability.

The shooting is high-volume, so we recommend that the guns that you do bring are in top condition. Keep your autos clean, and bring any spare parts you might have on hand in case a minor repair needs to be made.

Although choke choice is a personal preference, we have experienced that an Improved Modified (II notches) or Modified (III notches) choke, will be the most effective in most conditions and a full choke for those who prefer high and fast birds. In any case, your lead on the target plays a definitive role.

Shoes: Lightweight or ankle-height is all you need. Many shooters even wear sneakers. Snake boots are recommended from November to March.

Comfortable clothes for relaxing around the lodge (jeans, tennis shoes, etc).

Shooting glasses, sunglasses, 30 SPF sunscreen or stronger, and lip balm.

Recoil reduction equipment: Shoulder pads, Kevlar lined vests and EvoShield shirts.

Lockable travel gun case (stainless steel or heavy-duty fiberglass) in case you bring your own gun.

We have cleaning rods and patches; but please bring oil, choke tubes and accessories.

Bring modified chokes, improved cylinders, or improved-modified. Any gun cleaning equipment you might need.

Hearing protection: Ear plugs.

Side-carry shooting pouch for shells or shell vest. Bird boys can load for you if you want.

Leather shooting gloves are an absolute must or you will have blisters!

What to Bring:

All electricity is 220v in Argentina (European style). At the lodge, we have converters for your 110v electronics like laptop computers, digital cameras, smartphones, tablets, electric razors, etc., but some hotels in Buenos Aires and airports do not. Medication. Most people have no stomach problems in this part of Argentina, nevertheless, it's a good idea, as when traveling anywhere, to take along medication for symptomatic relief.

Shaving kit: Mylanta, Advil (or preferred anti-inflammatory), Neosporin, Band-Aids, vitamins, prescribed medication, etc.

Other:

When is the best time to go?
Thankfully, doves fly year-round in Cordoba, Argentina. Because of this, we are open all year except during the harvest season of mid-April to mid-June. During this time, the birds leave our roost to feed in the fields and instead of driving more than an hour to the field, we close the operation. If your schedule is flexible, there are two main things to consider when choosing dates. First is the weather. Seasonal weather patterns are most similar to Atlanta, GA, but keep in mind that our seasons fall opposite of our northern hemisphere counterparts. Second is price. Even though the birds are plentiful all year round, we have split the year into two seasons, which is solely dependent on the demand of our guests. Our personal recommendation is to come between September and December if flexible.

What documents will I need when traveling to Argentina?
If you are a US citizen, you do not need to apply for a visa, but you will need to bring a valid passport.

How many days is a typical hunting trip?
The standard trip is 4 days/3 nights.
An example itinerary would be the following:

  • Day 1: Midday arrival to Cordoba Airport. Transfer to the lodge (1:15 drive). Half-day afternoon shoot. Night at the lodge.
  • Day 2: Full day shoot (2 shoots). Night at the lodge.
  • Day 3: Full day shoot (2 shoots). Night at the lodge.
  • Day 4: Morning shoot. Afternoon departure to Cordoba Airport for return flight.

What guns do you carry?
Our gun inventory includes:

  • 100 Benelli semi auto 20 ga.
  • 2 Beretta semi auto 20 ga
  • 4 Beretta Silver Pigeon O/U 20 ga
  • 2 Browning Citori O/U 20 ga.
  • 1 Beretta Silver Pigeon O/U 28 ga.
  • 6 Browning O/U 28 gauge
  • 1 Beretta Silver Pigeon O/U .410.
  • 2 Browning Citori O/U .410
  • 3 youth model 20 ga. Benelli

Please contact us prior to your trip for special gun requests as we are constantly buying and selling guns so the list above may be a little out of date.

Do you accept children?
Yes, we do.

What is the minimum age for hunters?
There is no minimum age by law. If you believe your son is ready to shoot birds, he is more than welcome!

Are tips included?
Tips for the lodge and field staff are not included in our prices. Tipping is discretionary. The house staff tips are distributed evenly among the entire staff, we recommend $60 per day per hunter. For the bird pick-up boys, we also recommend $60 per day per hunter. Gifts such as camouflage caps, shirts and other hunting related items are also greatly appreciated by the bird pick-up boys.

What if I have special food needs?
You just let us know prior to your arrival and our chef will take care of your needs.

What beverages can I expect at the Lodge?
All beverages are included the package, including selection of the finest Argentine wines, local beers, soft drinks, bottled water and hard liquor. Hard liquor usually includes Johnny Walker Black, Jack Daniels, Absolut Vodka, Gin, etc.

What is your cancellation policy?
We have a no-refund policy. Now we offer 2 types of trip insurance for a small fee: Cancel for any reason for a future credit or Cancel for any reason for a full refund. Full description and prices are given when paying for the deposit.

Additional Activities:

We offer a range of activities for the non-hunters or the hunters who would like to take a day off the field, for an extra cost. Some of these activities are horseback riding, trekking, historical city tours, shopping tours, spa. and massage services.

Built in 2001, the lodge has undergone a number of renovations, upgrades, and expansions over the years. Today, the lodge has nine spacious double-occupancy bedrooms, each with a private bathroom. There is a maximum capacity of 18 hunters, but special large-party pricing makes it easy for groups of 11 or more to reserve the lodge privately. Los Chanares offers multiple indoor and outdoor bars, lounges and dining areas as well as a swimming pool and Jacuzzi.

Special services include daily maid service, masseuse service, gourmet meals provided by renowned professional chefs, laundry service, dedicated cocktail hours and Wi-Fi internet access to keep guests connected to the rest of the world.

Nine en-suite rooms
18-gun capacity
Swimming pool and Jacuzzi
Gourmet Argentine cuisine
Fine wines and stocked spirits
Wi-Fi Internet access
Masseuse service
Daily maid service

Throughout the world, Argentina is best known for the quality beef and wine found in abundance here. Located in the heart of cattle country, Los Chanares is privy to some of the best quality beef in Argentina. At Los Chanares, guests will enjoy plentiful world-class Argentine asado (barbeque) for lunch. All meals are a delicious and perfect balance of simple Argentine products mixed with a gourmet touch. Due to the large numbers of guests from Louisiana and Texas, Los Chanares proudly serves mouthwatering dove dishes including the world-renowned dove pate.

Each dinner is accompanied by an impressive selection of the finest local wines from Mendoza. We also feature excellent wines from acclaimed vineyards including Catena Zapata and Andeluna. After dinner, enjoy the famous Chocolate Volcano or relax and enjoy a fine Cuban cigar with friends.

With the addition of our wine bar, clients can now purchase very high-end wines to enjoy during their meals. These wines available for upgrade vary from year to year. If you have a particular wine you enjoy, please let us know. We have also added a healthy menu choice for all meals.

Orvis Travel Terms and Conditions

Reservations, Deposits & Payments

The deposit is 50% of the trip price unless stated differently in the itinerary. Deposits may be made by check or credit card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card. The balance of the trip cost is due 90 days before departure, except where specified differently on individual itineraries. The balance will be charged automatically to the credit card used for the deposit, unless otherwise specified. Any changes made to the method of payment after the final balance has been collected are subject to processing fees.

A reservation form and release are required prior to departure.

All prices must be paid in U.S. dollars. Deposits are not transferable from one trip to another.

Prices quoted are based on foreign exchange values and tariffs currently in effect and prices are subject to change. Orvis Adventures reserves the right to adjust prices accordingly until the time of departure.

Planning information

When your reservation is confirmed, you will receive planning information to guide you through trip preparations. Details about arrival and departure, clothing and equipment, trip cancellation insurance, pre- and post- trip extensions, visas and documents and activities are included in the planning information.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Although cancellation fees may be higher for some trips, the following minimum cancellation fees will apply:

Days Prior to Trip Fee
+ 90 days $300 per person
89 days or less 100% of cost

For trips that include an Orvis gift card or Orvis merchandise, the retail value of the gift card or merchandise is non-refundable upon delivery. Cancellation fees cannot be waived for any reason, including health, business or personal emergencies, or weather.

We strongly urge you to purchase trip cancellation insurance.

No refunds will be made for unused portions of a trip, including late arrival or early departure. Guide fees and hotel costs are not refundable if unused as outlined in the itinerary. Orvis reserves the right to modify an itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control. In the unlikely event that Orvis must cancel a tour, all payments received to date will be refunded, which constitutes a full settlement.

Orvis is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation of any canceled trip, including airline tickets and visas fees.

Cancellation Insurance

Your planning information includes information for travel insurance covering cancel for any reason, cancellation for medical reasons, trip delay, medical expenses, lost baggage and medical evacuation. We urge you to obtain this coverage.

Share policies

Trip prices are based on double occupancy. Single rooms & cabins are limited. If you request a single room, a single supplement will apply as noted in the itinerary. We will confirm the single room as early as possible, but in some cases it may not be earlier than 30 days prior to the trip. If you request a roommate, we can usually pair you with another guest of the same gender, and no single supplement will apply. If you request a roommate, and one is not available, we will only charge you the single supplement if required by the lodge or facility used in the trip.

Children under 18 must share a room with a parent or other family member. In some cases this may be waived.

Passports and documents

International trips require a passport. Check your passport early and make sure it has six months validity at the time of travel. A visa is needed in some countries and we will send you complete details and instructions.

Arrival and Departure

Group transfers from a central location such as an airport are described in the itinerary, and are included in the land cost.. Transfers are not included in the land cost if you arrive early or leave after the scheduled departure day.

Equipment & clothing

You will receive a detailed list of appropriate gear with your trip planning information.

Airline reservations

The land cost of your trip does not include airfare.

Limitation of liability

This section defines Orvis Travel’s responsibility with regard to all travel arrangements made by Orvis Travel, including individual travel and pre- and post- trip extensions. Please read it carefully.

Upon sending your deposit to Orvis Travel, you acknowledge that you have read and understand all the terms and conditions outlined here, and agree to be bound by them.

All trips that involve outdoor sporting activities such as shooting or fishing, or travel through remote places by vehicle, boat, small plane or on foot, put you at risk for accidents and serious injuries in the normal course of the activity. That is the nature of travel to such destinations and you acknowledge that you accept these hazards as a condition of participation.

Orvis Travel, its Owners, Employees, Associates and Agents give notice that they act only as the agent for the owners, contractors and suppliers providing means of transportation and/or other services and assume no responsibility howsoever caused for injury, loss or damage to person or property in connection with any service resulting directly from: acts of God, detention, annoyance, delays, expenses arising from quarantine, strikes, thefts, pilferage, force majeure, failure of any means of conveyance to arrive or depart as scheduled, civil disturbances, terrorism, government restrictions or regulations, and discrepancies or changes in transit or hotel services over which it has no control. Reasonable changes in the itinerary may be made where deemed advisable for the comfort and well-being of the passengers.

Baggage and personal effects, including items purchased, guns, fishing equipment or sporting goods are the sole responsibility of the owners at all times and no employee/agent of Orvis Travel, its subsidiaries, affiliated or associated companies is authorized to accept these for storage, safekeeping, or transportation.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from WONDERFUL PLACE My husband andI really enjoyed our stay at Los Chanares. The hospitality was top-notch.
Date published: 2020-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great hunting I have been here several times. This is a high quality lodge with great food and wing shooting. They draw a terrific group of clients. Be prepared for a sore shoulder, full belly, and a good time.
Date published: 2020-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First class experience and trip of a lifetime! We recently hunted 3 days with Los Chanares in Argentina. As a long time hunter, and having experienced a lot of wing shooting in the US., I can say this is hands down the best gunning experience I’ve been a part of. We arrived in Cordoba Argentina and were met by the lodge’s driver the next morning for a short ride of 90 minutes. Upon arrival our host welcomed the group and explained the working aspects of the team, the loaders/hunting partners, the expectations for meals and service, and all the unique offerings of the property.
Date published: 2020-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Everything! Another awesome trip to Los Chanares! 6th trip in 12 years and never disappoints! Wonderful staff, service, food and of course- shooting!
Date published: 2019-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The complete shooting experience Me and my son have just returned from Los Chanares it was fantastic
Date published: 2019-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a wonderful vacation! The accommodations, service and food are all deserving of a Five Star rating. My family and friends thoroughly enjoyed our stay with you. Your lodge staff and the bird boys were excellent. Our friends recommended coming to Los Chanares after visiting other lodges in Argentina. They were right. You are the best.
Date published: 2019-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best dove lodge in Argentina? I don't know if this is the best lodge in Argentina simply because I haven't visited them all. I have been to a few and Los Chañares is far superior to all I've experienced. There are lots of birds at most lodges but at Los Chañares you have only a five or ten minute drive to get to your shooting stand, not the hour or more at the other lodges. You're frequently so close that you can walk back after shooting. The facilities are excellent, the food outstanding, and the staff very friendly and helpful. I'll be back.
Date published: 2019-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Trip Los Chanares is a bucket list place to go and hunt. I highly recommend going there to hunt. The staff were all courteous and friendly during our stay. The Lodge itself was very clean and relaxing.
Date published: 2019-03-26
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