ACTIVITIES FOR NON HUNTERS
More and more, traveling to exotic destinations to hunt and experience the local customs and culture of the local people is becoming an activity that is enjoyed by both hunters and non-hunters alike. With this in mind, Cazapampa has developed a program of non-hunting activities that is designed to provide those in the group who do not wish to hunt with an opportunity to experience and enjoy the natural beauty that is found in the wild places on the pampas. Activities such as horseback riding, hiking, photo safaris, observing and participating in everyday gaucho activities and cooking lessons with the local chef allow the non-hunter to truly appreciate the beauty of their natural surroundings as well as experience the customs, culture, and way of life of the local people.
For those who enjoy a more physical activity Estancia La Mota has numerous hiking circuits of varying terrain, difficulty, and length designed for people of all fitness levels. These hiking trails offer something for everyone from beginnings to experienced hikers.
For those who enjoy seeing wild animals in their natural surroundings, but whose weapon of choice is a camera for the taking of trophies, Cazapampa offers guided photo safaris at its La Mota ranch.
Hunting with a camera is becoming more and more popular as more people want to hunt big game, but capture their trophies in photographs or on video. The appeal of this activity lies in the fact that it combines the challenges and skills required for hunting big game with photography. With over than 20 different species of big game and many other native species of birds and animals on the ranch there is a never ending supply of challenges for the photographer.
Introduced by the Spanish in the early 1500's, the horse is one of the most distinctive animals of the Argentine pampas. It has shared a close association with the peoples of the pampas throughout modern history and is central to the customs and culture of the people still living there. The gaucho, or "field man", is nothing without his horse. Horseback riding is an activity that will connect our guests with the gaucho culture and allow them to enjoy getting close to nature on an animal of extraordinary beauty, nobility and gentleness. For those who are not comfortable on a horse, but want to experience the connection with this magnificent animal while experiencing the wonders of nature on the ranch, we also offer horse drawn carriage tours.
Without a doubt when one thinks of the food of Argentina the first thing that comes to mind is great beef. Argentina is recognized throughout the world for its high quality beef and people come from around the world to enjoy it in restaurants throughout the country. Within the gaucho culture the main meal, which almost always includes beef, is normally preceded by meat pies called "empanadas". They are usually small single-serving turnover style pastries with a filling of sweet or spicy meat and vegetables.
For those of our guests who would like to learn how to make these and other traditional Argentine dishes we offer cooking lessons with our local chef. Learn the secrets of preparing these traditional dishes as well as how to prepare the traditional Argentine "Asado" or barbecue. Once you've learned the secrets to Argentine cooking you can bring them back home with you so that you will always be able to have a "taste of Argentina" close by.