Posta del Norte
Perfectly situated between the two most prized dove roosts in the world.
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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.
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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.
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Children under 18 must share a room with a parent or other family member. In some cases this may be waived.
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Built in 1995, and extensively renovated in 2010, Posta del Norte is designed for intimate hunting parties. The lodge has six well-appointed double-occupancy suites, each with queen-sized beds, a private bathroom, air conditioning and fireplace. Though Posta del Norte can comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests, groups of as few as six or more can privately reserve the entire lodge. In addition to some of Argentina's best dove hunting, Posta del Norte hunters are treated to white-glove service, fine dining, wonderful regional wines and the warmest Argentine hospitality.
6 double-occupancy en-suite bedrooms
Fine regional wines and open bar “Gaucho Bar” and poker room
Outdoor fire pit lounge
Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access
Outdoor heated swimming pool/Jacuzzi
2021-2022 Season & Rates:
- Special Posta All Inclusive - January 1st through October 31 -
$3,295 per person*
- Daily rate - January 1 - October 31 -
$540 per day, per person
- Non-shooter daily rate - sharing a room - January 1 - October 31 -
$350 per day
Private room surcharge is FREE, no extra cost!
* Includes 3 or 4 nights of lodging, 3,000 shells, all meals and beverages (alcoholic and non), professional guiding service, and transfer in/out to Cordoba airport.
- 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.
- Swimming Pool / Hot Tub.
- All local taxes and service charges (except a 2.5% fee for checks).
- Shells ($14.75 per box of 25).
- Hunting licenses (currently $65 per day).
- Gun entry permits ($120 per gun - it is highly recommended to rent guns).
- Gun rental ($75 per day).
- All voluntary gratuities for your bird boy and for the lodge staff.
This lodge is in the FlyWays collection.
Gustavo and Leo go out of their way to make sure all details are taken care of at the lodge. The kitchen was completely renovated in 2014 to achieve the highest standard. The food is prepared by a chef who trained at Los Chanares for 2 years and the Argentine wine served at the lodge is first-rate. Our meals are based on Argentine cuisine, which basically includes amazing beef, pasta and local products. In the field, our hunters will enjoy a complete "Asado" Argentine-style. This will include the best meat in the market with salads and grilled veggies. For dessert, our chef will prepare Posta's famous flan or a delicious chocolate volcano.
To complete the gourmet experience, our guests can enjoy their favorite drinks at the Gaucho Bar built in the main Lodge's original construction, which is more than 150 years old.
Clients at Posta receive first-class service and world-class dove shooting, all in a very private setting.
Due to its location, Posta del Norte is the only Flyways lodge open year-round. From July-February, Posta has access to the famous Macha hills and surrounding farms. During the March-June harvesting months, the doves are found mostly on large Cordoba estancias close to Posta del Norte. Most importantly, Posta has the ability to pick from the best fields Cordoba has to offer. Clients can easily choose fields that provide either record volume dove hunting or tall, difficult shooting.
Posta del Norte is located in the northern part of Cordoba province in Argentina. The area is in the foothills of the Sierras that are west of the Estancia. The contoured landscapes combine farmed lands and wild brush.
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 start from: $540
You can find all pricing information at: www.flyways.com/the-lodges/posta-del-norte
What is Provided:
All 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 ($13.75 per box)
- Hunting licenses ($65 per day)
- Gun rental ($75 per day)
- Tips for the bird boys and house staff
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.
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 three 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:
- 21 Benelli Montefeltro 20 Gauge
- 4 Beretta Urika 391 20 Gauge
- 1 Browning O/U 20 gauge
- 1 Browning O/U 28 gauge
- 2 Beretta Silver Pigeone O/U 20 Gauge
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 or daughter is ready to shoot birds, they are 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?
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.
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, etc.
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