Polo Camp Tour Chile
November to April
Per person in DBL
6-Day Polo Camp Tour at Colico Lake
We invite you to relax and enjoy playing Polo with the best polo horse breeders in Chile. During 6 days, you will have a private polo field, an exclusive lake front Lodge and stables full of polo horses to choose from. Santa Amalia Polo Ranch is one of the most exclusive polo getaways in Southern Chile. It is situated next to the pristine Lake Colico, and immersed in the Araucarias Biosphere Reserve.
Chile Polo Camp Tour Highlights
- Play Polo at a private ranch in Southern Chile
- Meet the Mayol Family, a legend in Polo
- If you like a horse, you can buy it
- Santa Amalia Polo Ranch
- Private Lake Chalet by Lake Colico
- UNESCO Araucarias Biosphere Reserve
- USD $5.215 per person based on double occupancy
- Single Supplement: USD $475
- Tour rate based on a minimum of 4 people
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We kindly ask for a 20% refundable deposit fee upon booking to confirm your reservation.
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Before we kick off our polo camp tour in Chile’s Lake and Volcano District, you should take a day or two to adjust to local time and recover from your travels, and allow for any flight or luggage delays. You should fly into Temuco airport (ZCO).
We recommend staying at Best Western Ferrat Hotel in Temuco city,which is well-located with lots of restaurants and other facilities just a short walk away.
Our meeting hotel address is: Juan Reusch #445, Temuco
Official Airport Transfer
The official shuttle company at Temuco’s Airport is called TransAraucania.
They are the only authorized shuttle company at the airport, and their staff wears a blue and green uniform.
By contract with the airport, they must have available transport based in the domestic flights arriving every day.
They have a counter at the airport, right next to the automatic doors (from the baggage carrousel). They offer regular and private shuttles to Temuco at $30.000 pesos (USD $40 per vehicle).
You don’t need reservations and you can pay in Credit Card or Cash. The ATM’s is on second floor.
All their shuttle services will drop you off at the hotel or address you are staying in Temuco. Driving time is approximately 35 minutes.
If you are a Polo enthusiast, a horse and outdoor life lover, Colico Polo Lodge at Santa Amalia Polo Ranch is the perfect place for you. Located 80 minutes from Temuco City, the capital of La Araucanía, Santa Amalia Polo Ranch is one of the most exclusive polo getaways in Southern Chile. It is situated next to the pristine Lake Colico and immerse in the Araucarias Biosphere Reserve.
The Ranch belongs to the Mayol family, a Chilean family famous for its tradition in Polo and Rodeo. You will have a private polo field, an exclusive lake front Lodge and stables full of polo horses to choose from. The Mayol family has been raising polo horses for decades, and here you can try and buy polo horses during your stay.
On the first day of our Polo Camp tour, our local team will meet you at Dreams Araucanía Hotel in Temuco at 9am.
We’ll drive you to Santa Amalia Polo Ranch, where you’ll check in and have a rest.
After lunch, we’ll have a Polo Working Day, in which you can visit the Stables and see how the Ranch work.
If you feel keen to ride today, you can test the horses in the field.
Accommodation: Santa Amalia Polo Ranch
Meals: Lunch and Dinner
Get ready for a “perfect” Polo Day at Santa Amalia Ranch.
During four days, you will enjoy a private polo field with lessons and practice everyday.
After breakfast, we’ll give you the polo uniform and equipment to try on. You’ll meet our friendly “petiseros”, ready for the match and the first chukker.
After lunch, feel free to go for a dive and swim, enjoy the open bar or have a little nap.
During the free time, we’ll have *optional excursions* to choose from.
Accommodation: Santa Amalia Polo Ranch
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Everyday, before or after the polo match, you can add an optional activity to do.
Option 1: Conguillío National Park
The national park is one of the most attractive and outstanding parks of the Lake & Volcano District. This well-conserved territory is situated between 900 and 3.125 meters high (2.953 to 10.253 feet) covering an area of 60.832 hectares (150.320 acres).
During the visit, you will witness how the Llaima volcano has permanently shaped the landscape of the area with its eruptions. Moreover, you’ll have the fantastic opportunity to walk on the lava flows that once came from the heart of the Earth.
Option 2: Villarrica Volcano
a) Easy Hike. Parasite Craters Trail: During this three-hour hike, we’ll have a spectacular view of the lake and volcano Villarrica, Caburgua Lake and Llaima Volcano in the distance.
The hike passes over old lava fields, partially covered with native flora. Through forests, dried up river beds and cold lava streams, the easy path leads you to your destination: a lava field with a row of five to ten-meter-wide craters, fed by the Villarrica volcano. While some have eroded over time, others still look very much like craters and one can see how the lava must have flown out.
b) Hard Hike. Volcano Climb: Ascending the active Villarrica Volcano is without a doubt a once in a lifetime experience, the climb is not technical, but you need to be in good shape to reach the summit.
Once we arrive at the parking lot of the local ski resort, we will take an old lift and get off at the higher part of the ski courses at 1.800m / 5.906 ft, saving almost 2 hours of climbing. From the top of the lift we begin ascending the slopes of the volcano, stopping briefly every 30 minutes, having a longer break to eat our food when we are half way to the crater. If we find hard snow or ice we’ll put on the crampons and use the piolets and after 5 hours we’ll reach the live crater at 2847 meters / 9.349 ft. The views from the top are absolutely mind-blowing, overlooking five lakes and several volcanoes in the distance such as Llaima and Lanín. The descent is quite fun, especially when we can slide down the snow on our rear ends. We’ll return to the vehicles around 4 pm and immediately head back to our lake-front lodge.
Option 3: Lake Activities
We are staying at a lake-front lodge, so let’s take advantage of all the good things about it.
You can choose from swimming in the lake, stand-up paddling, kayaking and fishing.
Today, you’ll have a private transfer to Temuco Airport (ZCO) according to your flight schedule.
Or, we can take you to your next destination in Chile’s Lake and Volcano District.
End of our services.