Estancia Cortaderas

Argentina's Finest Cast-and-Blast Adventure

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Dove, pigeon, golden dorado

Recommended Length

4 Shooting/Fishing Days


May, June, July, August

Estancia Cortaderas provides an exceptional, high-value cast-and-blast program for dove, pigeon and golden dorado within an upscale lodge setting. During this adventure, you’ll have the opportunity to experience high-volume dove hunting and one day of decoying pigeons with optional golden dorado fishing any morning or afternoon.

For those who want to mark the majestic golden dorado off your Treklist, October-March is the optimal window. Cortaderas is situated on the Parana River, so you’ll waste no time getting into prime dorado waters.


The most common way to reach Cortaderas is on an overnight flight from the United States, landing in Buenos Aires the following morning. Once in Argentina, you will have a domestic flight to the city of Santa Fe or Parana followed by comfortable transfer to the lodge. For those wanting a more direct route to the lodge, a private charter from Buenos Aires can be arranged for an additional cost.

Trek and our partners in Entre Rios have recently enhanced the program to include an extra day on the front end of the trip, with your choice of either a day room or city tour upon arrival in Buenos Aires, as well as a complimentary night at Cortaderas when arriving at the lodge. These enhancements allow you to recharge upon landing in Buenos Aires before enjoying four full days enjoying one of the most special fins-and-feathers adventures in the world.


With the mixed bag season in the Province of Entre Rios ending in August, most other lodges shut their doors until May. This has allowed Cortaderas owner/outfitter Ariel Semenov to select fields and roosts that produce staggering dove numbers and provide you with the wingshooting adventure of a lifetime.

The province of Entre Rios, where Cortaderas lies, is a hidden gem among other outdoor destinations in Argentina. You will not see many fellow hunters or fisherman in the Santa Fe airport on this trip, as most guys choose to visit the more competitive areas of Cordoba and Buenos Aires, allowing wildlife to thrive in Entre Rios.

During the warmer months of September-April, you can enjoy a fabulous four-day cast-and-blast program where you dictate how much shooting or fishing you prefer. There is no hard and fast schedule as you can fish the beautiful Parana River in the mornings for the aggressive golden dorado, and then shoot high volume dove in the afternoons. Some choose to shoot only a day of dove and fish the remainder of their time or visa versa.

One option is shooting a day of decoying pigeon, which is normally a fan favorite. Regardless of your preference, Cortaderas will deliver a wonderful experience.

A great hunting or fishing trip is much more than pulling the trigger or setting a hook. It must be about the total experience. Estancia Cortaderas offers exactly this, sitting on 60 acres above the Parana River about an hour north of Parana in the small town of Hernandarias. The lodge features very deluxe accommodations with WiFi, satellite TV, and ten single air-conditioned rooms with outdoor balconies offering incredible views of the river. There is also a full spa including sauna, Jacuzzi and massage therapist on staff providing daily massages.

With a fully trained chef, you will enjoy the finest Argentine beef accompanied by an excellent selection of wine. It is no accident that Estancia Cortaderas has earned the reputation as the finest hunting and fishing destination in South America. The philosophy is simple, offer the very best in hunting and fishing programs while also maintaining the finest possible lodge amenities.

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