A Fascinating Estancia steeped in History Situated in its own 1000 Hectare Estate

El Bordo de las Lanzas is a jewel of colonial architecture and an authentic experience of traditional cultures. One of the country’s most historic estancias, its colonial roots date from 1609, when Salta’s patriot, General Martin Miguel de Guemes led his Gaucho cavalry to victory over the Spaniards during the War of Independence. The property is still in his descendant’s care. A pioneer in rural tourism, this typical Salta country estate opened its doors to guests 20 years ago.

The owners of this authentic working estancia, the Arias family, personally welcome visitors. The main house is mainly built of adobe brick and hardwoods from the property’s own forests, with sturdy ironwork, colonial doors, tiled roofs, verandas and patios. Guestrooms keep their original charm with outstanding colonial furniture, but are well adapted to provide guests with updated comforts.

At “El Bordo” guests are invited to participate in a wide variety of activities. Some may want to ride a Peruvian Paso horse over the estate's 1000 hectares of organic plantations, such as sugarcane, peanuts and sunflower seeds, amongst others. Additional activities include visiting the 2000 hectares of nature reserve and virgin forest, the home of native species and a great variety of birds. A yacare caiman reserve can be visited and bikes are available to ride around the property.

  • Fantastic restored building dating from 1609
  • Great food, much of it sourced from the Estancias own estate
  • Highly personal service from the family and their staff
  • Great horse riding around the Estate with the Estancias own Gaucho
  • A unique and memorable experience
In Our Opinion

"There are few experiences in Argentina that come any more authentic than staying at El Bordo. If you can appreciate the rustic nature that comes with the age of the building, you will absolutely love the experience on offer here"

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The facilities at El Bordo de las Lanzas reflect the character and history of the property. Whilst things have been adapted to suit travellers, as much as possible has been preserved and kept as it was when the Estancia was built. Service from the family and staff at the Estancia is fantastic with nothing too much trouble. (Whilst the family are often at the Estancia, they do not live on site)

  • Lounges, parlours and dining rooms in the original Estancia
  • 3000 hectare estate
  • No TV
  • WiFi
  • Colonial architecture and art
  • Beautifully restored historic library
  • Outdoor Swimming pool

Activites included;

  • Horse riding
  • Bird watching
  • Cattle roundups & gaucho chores
  • Visit to yacare caiman reserve
  • Visit to crop plantations
  • Trekking
  • Cycling
  • Sulky (horse drawn carriage) rides
  • Cooking lessons

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The Estancia lies between the cities of Salta and Jujuy. It makes the Estancia an ideal starting point for excursions to Quebrada de Humahuaca, Salinas Grandes (Salt Plains), The National Parks Calilegua and El Rey and also to visit the famous Calchaquí Valleys.
From Buenos Aires a 2-hour flight either to Salta or Jujuy airports plus a 20 minute drive from Jujuy or a one hour drive from Salta lead to El Bordo de las Lanzas

  • Salta - 72kms
  • Jujuy - 35kms
  • Shops and Restaurants - limited in town of El Bordo


Standard Rooms

All rooms at Estancia Bordo de las Lanzas are described as Standard. Rooms are situated throughout the property and as you might expect from an estancia dating from 1609, they are full of character and original details and pieces. They have been updated to offer modern conveniences with big comfortable beds, private bathroom facilities complete with amenities and WiFi throughout the property.

Rooms have a variety of views from the internal courtyards to the external gardens. There is also a  room that can accommodate up to 4 people, which is an ideal option for families.


We specialise in holidays to Argentina and Estancia El Bordo Lanzas is a great choice for a holiday to Salta & The Northwest.

Standard Rooms - FB & Activities

Low Season - from £299 per room per night
High Season - Please enquire

Prices maybe based on minimum number of nights and twin / double occupancy. Rates include tax and subject to availability. For more information or single supplements please contact a Latin Routes Travel Specialist.

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