A Day at the Estancia

Estancia Don Joaquin is a short drive from the River Lodge and is a traditional Argentinian working estancia. Home to a herd of over 70 horses and 1000 cattle you will find much to see and do. A day at the estancia can include horseback riding, learning about and participating in gaucho activities, asado lunch or relaxing by the pool. Learn more about Estancia Don Joaquin.

Horse Back Riding

At Estancia Don Joaquin, a short drive from the River Lodge, we have horses suitable for everyone and we welcome you to ride regardless of your age, horse riding experience or skill level. Our horses are of the Criollo and Criollo mix breed. They are very well trained and responsive ensuring an enjoyable and safe ride. Accustomed to being ridden by the gauchos doing their ranch work our horses are healthy, strong, athletic and agile.

Wildlife Safaris

By 4×4 or motorboat we will take you to explore the varied ecosystems of the Corrientes countryside. Discover the richness of this wild land from the comfort of vehicle or boat. From Estancia Don Joaquin we offer 4 safaris, each offering a different and unique experience.


Novice bird watchers and experts alike will be delighted with the extensive variety of birds found in the area, more than 200 species live here. Birding trips can be done on horseback, in one of our wildlife safaris or simply by foot.

Spa Treatments

Indulge yourself in between activities with in-room spa treatments. Available services are massages, facials, manicures and pedicures. Please make arrangements with us in advance if you would like to schedule treatments.

Romantic Getaway

The Don Joaquin River Lodge is the perfect place for a romantic trip away. Treat yourselves to a quiet, serene and luxurious getaway. Our Master Room has a king bed, sitting area with leather sofas, private veranda and spectacular views of the Corrientes River. Enjoy romantic riverside dinners alone, spa treatments, motorboat excursion, and the peacefulness of this gorgeous countryside.