Welcome to Estancia Don Joaquin

Estancia Don Joaquin in Argentina is a large rural cattle ranch surrounded by lagoons wetlands and rivers where herds of beef cattle and horses grazed freely in the South American grasslands living in harmony with wildlife and a huge variety of birdlife.

Corrientes province is the land and home of the Solanet family and of “the menchos” the native horsemen known as gauchos who are the responsible of taking care of the cattle and horse herds at the estancia.
Explore the country, horse riding a Criollo horse in the wild pampas, swim with horses, cattle drive, learn gaucho skills, play polo, watch the most fantastic birds and wildlife, fish at the Corriente river or simply relax and share stories with your hosts and gauchos. Immerse in an Argentine family sharing culture and traditions, enjoying the best quality organic beef and local recipes while tasting the most incredible Malbec wines.

Experience a once-in_a_lifetime horseback riding holiday adventure!

“We invite you to connect up-close with nature, live the Argentine estancia lifestyle and activities in a way that contribute to social, cultural and environmental conservation for future generations.”

Solanet Family




All-inclusive Best Food & Drinks

Argentine Barbecue
Estancia Don Joaquin menu includes the finest Argentine traditional asado. Barbecued organic steak grilled in the charcoal by the chief gaucho Roque. Guest are invited to taste premium meat: ribs; beef tenderloin (fillet); sirloin; flinch and chorizo sausage topped with chimichurri (a spicy sauce) blend with the exclusive Malbec wines.
Breakfast & Tea time
Every morning and afternoon enjoy fabulous homemade breads, croissants, scrambled eggs, omelets, fruits, gaucho bread, cakes and fresh squeezed orange juice, butter, jams  including the famous dulce de leche.
Cooking Lessons
In Don Joaquin everything is home made. The kitchen remains open for every guest willing to learn the secrets of the regional Argentina cuisine.
Empanadas & Gaucho
Try our beef or chicken filled pastry backed or fried (empanadas). Cooking and folding dough filled with different stuffing is an art and differs from one Argentine province to another. Our local empanadas are delicious.


“Estancia Don Joaquín is amazing! Diego and Angie are exceptional hosts and they go the extra mile to ensure you have a most memorable and enjoyable stay. The riding, 3 course gourmet meals, rooms at the estancia are first class! I wish I could rate this place 6 stars because it truly deserves it”.
Sheena 2017
“You’re blown away as soon as you arrive – a stunning house surrounded by open land with horses just wandering up to the front door! All 70 of the horses are of a very high standard (no riding school ponies that follow each other nose-to-tail!) and all of them are clearly incredibly well looked after.if you are looking to go somewhere where you will have stunning riding in a beautiful place, whilst being with a genuine, kind and fun-humoured family, then look no further. I have made friends for life here and will be returning next year and bringing my entire family with me!”
Lily 2017
“There is 70 horses on the ranch – all in amazing condition. Estancia Don Joaquin is a working ranch – run by the amazing Solanet family. Every day involves morning & afternoon ride out to check out the cattle, wildlife. Walking through amazing lagoons, cantering around the massive ranch. The accommodation is of really high standard . You really get to experience the life of a gaucho.The food is extremely tasty and there is lots of free flowing local wine. This place is truly a hidden gem”.
karen 2017
“It is a horse riders & wildlife fanatic’s paradise… Each season has an ever changing landscape which can only be best explored on horseback. Whether you are travelling solo, in a group or with family, the estancia will be perfect for you.”
Annie 2017