Sierra Brava

Shoot on more than 160,000 prime acres in northern Cordoba

Sierra Brava

Details

Stay at the Orvis-endorsed wingshooting lodge at Sierra Brava on your Córdoba, Argentina hunting excursion. Why clients keep coming back:

Sierra Brava offers incredible dove hunting that is high-volume, non-stop yet challenging.

The lodge is only a 15-minute drive from Macha, the largest and most well-known roost in Córdoba. Yes, drives are only 15 minutes most of the year! The hunting can offer variety for those wanting to make the 1,000 bird club or for those wanting to shoot extremely challenging, high birds. At Sierra Brava you will shoot on more than 160,000 prime acres in the North of Córdoba, including many of the best flatland fields.

Sierra Brava has the friendliest atmosphere and staff. The lodge offers cozy, warm, and beautiful accommodation, full of areas to relax and enjoy time with friends. One of the owners, Juanjo Sala, is very hands-on and enjoys spending time with the clients at the lodge. Anybody who has been to the Sierra Brava also knows Topo, who is a constant source of entertainment. Bird boys are fun, young guys who are fully capable of disassembling guns and cleaning them on site. They are the fastest loaders in Córdoba! All the staff will go out of their way to make you feel at home.

Sierra Brava offers the best home-cooked Argentinian meals, with a selection of the finest Argentinian wines—exceptional quality wines. Our first-class chef prepares delicious meals with an incredible presentation. When you are not at the lodge, the most unforgettable lunches with typical gaucho Argentine-style asados (BBQ) are prepared for hunters in the field. An amazing experience you cannot miss!

Sierra Brava offers the best rates for hunting in Cordoba, the lowest shell price, and incredible large group discounts.

Last but not least, at Sierra Brava you are able to combine high-volume dove shooting with exciting pigeon hunting, all in one trip!

Accommodations

This Estancia dates back to 1874. Our lodge has 10 double-occupancy rooms with en-suite luxury bathrooms and air conditioning, putting our capacity at 20 guests. Groups with multiple hunters are able to reserve the entire lodge for a private retreat in a tranquil setting with breathtaking lakefront and Sierra Mountain views at affordable rates.

During your stay with us, you will have the opportunity to relax and cool off at our impeccably maintained pool, sooth your aches and pains in our sauna and jacuzzi, spoil yourself with a massage, and visit our great cellar for wine tasting. Our lodge provides many different dining and relaxation areas such as our indoor dining room, outdoors by our Asado Grill in the pool house, or enjoy a refreshing beverage at one of our multiple “drinking areas”. You will be able to enjoy a glass of whisky, wine or a cold beer in the living room, by the pool, at the fire pit, or in our great outdoor terrace area.

Sierra Brava offers a one-of-a-kind dove shooting experience and service. Attention to detail and perfect execution is managed in a professional way, which truly is a “Home Away from Home” to our guests.

Food & Drink

At Sierra Brava Lodge we pride ourselves in our top-rated, home-cooked, Argentinian meals and amazing wine selection. We serve only the finest cuts of 100% grass-fed Argentinian beef. Cordoba is known as the best "beef country" in Argentina, and as such, we purchase our beef from the most regarded butcher in town. Our first-class, 5-star chef will wow you with his incredible presentation of freshly prepared and delicious meals, made from the freshest locally sourced ingredients, and served with some of the finest wines that Argentina has to offer!

For our early risers, join us for fresh brewed coffee in the outside dining area and help yourself to fresh fruit, muffins, toast and eggs before you begin your day.

During your stay with us, you will enjoy our traditional Argentinean Asado (BBQ) lunches. Feast on our delicious, home-made empanadas, dove brochettes, pork sausage, tenderloin, ribs, skirt steak, pork chops, and so much more.

All beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks are complimentary during your stay at Sierra Brava Lodge. The bar in the dining room is always well stocked and at your disposal. Please feel free to mix cocktails and help yourself at any time.

FAQs

Season:

Dove shooting is year-round. Pigeon hunting goes from March to November.

Species:

What species can you hunt at Sierra Brava? You can hunt doves and pigeons.

Region/Terrain:

Sierra Brava is located next to the hills, by a beautiful lake.

Typical Weather:

Argentina dove hunting season is open year-round and the shooting can be spectacular any day of the year. The climate in Cordoba is moderate and we are rarely affected by any type of extreme weather. Keeping in mind that the dove hunting season in the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere are reversed, here is a quick breakdown of the weather in Cordoba and the dove hunting throughout the year:

Dove hunting in the spring (September-December):
This is the time of year that we enjoy terrific weather and high-volume shooting extremely close to the lodge here in Cordoba. In early spring, high temperatures average in the mid 70s F and by late spring they may reach into the mid 80s. Evening temperatures typically range from the high 40s to the low 60s.

Dove hunting in the summer (December-March):
During the summer months we enjoy our longest days of the year which allows hunters to enjoy a couple of extra hours of shooting each day. While the days can be warm, temperatures rarely exceed 90 degrees and evening lows are usually around 60 degrees.

Dove hunting in fall (March-June):
The fall happens to coincide and overlap with our heavy harvesting season in Cordoba. The doves can be quite active during this time as they flock from farm to farm looking for remaining crops. There are occasions when massively intense concentrations of birds converge on a property resulting in what is called a 'dove hurricane'. Daytime temperatures are usually a comfortable 65-70 degrees and evening temperatures can dip to 45-55 degrees.

Dove hunting in winter (June-September):
Our winter here in Cordoba is usually very moderate and arid with little rain. We enjoy cloudless blue skies throughout much of the season, making for ideal dove hunting conditions. Daytime highs range between 60 and 70 degrees, with lows in the mid 40s.

Rates:

Rates start from: $540 per night
You can find all pricing information at: www.sierrabrava.com/dove-hunting-trip-pricing/

What is Provided:

INCLUDED

  • All ground transportation from/to Cordoba Airport and hunting grounds
  • Access to world class dove hunting fields
  • Deluxe double-occupancy lodging with private bathrooms
  • All gourmet meals and beverages, including selection of the finest Argentinian wines, local beer, and hard liquor
  • All local taxes, service charges, and field leases
  • Professional gun cleaning
  • Meet and assistance on arrival and departure at Cordoba airport
  • Professional hunting guides, personal assistants

NOT INCLUDED

  • Shells $12.95/box
  • Hunting licenses
  • Gun rental or gun entry permit fees
  • All voluntary gratuities for bird boys and lodge staff

Gear Recommendations:

The dove hunting gear that we are going to use will depend on the time of the year in which we are, the specific weather conditions and the type of hunting that we are going to practice. Then, in a general way, we will detail the clothes or clothing to be used to face a hunting day. Dark colored or camouflage hunting clothes and hats are highly recommended.

We will start from bottom to top. Boots, 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 in the lodge such as jeans, sneakers, t-shirts, caps, etc.

The trousers could be multipockets with a silent, waterproof, windproof, and breathable fabric. Dark-colored, or camouflage.

For the top, we will use T-shirt (100% cotton) and shirt both with pocket.

Clothing for layering: Sweaters, long sleeve cotton shirts, polar fleece zip-up tops. We can also make use of hunting vests with 100% cotton silent fabric, windbreaker, breathable and abrasion-resistant and, of course, multi-pockets. This vest should have the possibility to become reversible in high visibility. Then for the head we will use caps, hats or hats depending on the conditions.

For rainy days, a lightweight rain suit and waterproof hat. Leather shooting gloves are strongly recommended to avoid blisters. Shooting glasses, sunglasses, sunscreen, and lip balm.

When we are going to practice some type of hunting that requires a maximum of integration with the environment we will use camouflage clothing that has elements created with 3-dimensional effects, natural elements (such as branches, leaves). Soft and silent fabric to avoid being detected by the doves.

What to Bring:

DOVE HUNTING CHECKLIST

  • Snake boots are recommended from November to March.
  • Comfortable clothes for relaxing around the lodge.
  • Shooting glasses, sunglasses, 30 SPF sunscreen or stronger, and lip balm.
  • Recoil reduction equipment: shoulder pads,Kevlar-lined vests and Evo Shield shirts.
  • Lockable travel gun case (stainless steel or heavy-duty fiberglass).
  • We have cleaning rods and patches. Please bring oil, choke tubes, and accessories. Bring modified chokes, improved cylinders, or improved_modified. Any gun cleaning equipment you might need.
  • Hearing protection: Earplugs.
  • 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!
  • All electricity is 220 in Argentina (European-style). At the lodge, we have converters for your 110 equipment like laptop computers, digital cameras, smart phones and 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 painkiller), Neosporin, BandAids, vitamins, prescribed medication, etc.

Note: This list should be used as a reminder of things to bring.It is not necessary to bring all these items.

Additional Activities:

Experience mixed-bag and dorado fishing in our Santa Fe Lodge. This area is surrounded by dove roosts, crops, and pasturelands only minutes away from waterfowl, which gives the hunters the possibility of combining extraordinary dove shooting with duck, perdiz and fishing.

Enjoy your passion for big game hunting in our Moon Park Lodge. An exceptional destination located in C'rdoba, surrounded by huge mountains, two major rivers going through out the entire area, deep ravines and a open and wide scenery.

Pricing & Dates

2020 Pricing

Dove - All Year
Pigeon – from May to September.

2020 Prices per person per day based on double occupancy
*Please note the birds are plentiful all year round, the lodge has split the season because of the demand of the shooters. The seasons were only created because of the travel schedules of our clients.

  • High Season - January 1st through August 31st -
    $590 per day

  • Promo season - September 1st through October 31st -
    $490 per day

  • Pigeon Hunts – an additional $230/per shoot
    and the limit is 80 pigeons

*Please contact Orvis Adventures for other promotions and specials.

Private room surcharge is $60 per night

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.
  • Boot cleaning and gun cleaning.
  • Swimming Pool and Sauna.
  • All local taxes and service charges.

Not Included:

  • Shells ($12.95 per box of 25).
  • Hunting licenses (currently $65 per day).
  • Gun entry permits ($120 per gun).
  • Gun rental ($75 per day).
  • All voluntary gratuities for your bird boy and for the lodge staff.
  • Laundry ($10 per bag).

Terms & Conditions

 

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.

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