Polo Lessons

7.5 hours | Buenos Aires | B U E - 3 5 0
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$ 399.95
Min. age: 15 years (See special notes)
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Includes meal, Strenuous activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

One of the oldest known team sports in history, polo was first played in Persia more that 2,500 years ago. It quickly became a method for kings to train their elite cavalry. As armies crisscrossed the globe, polo earned its title as the "game of kings." Internationally renowned in the sport of polo, Argentine teams are among the best in the world, and the most famous polo championship, "The Triple Crown," is played from October to November in Buenos Aires. This is your chance to enjoy an exclusive opportunity to participate in a full-day polo experience!

Your day begins when you depart the pier for the transfer to a local polo club. While you enjoy a taste of empanadas and some Argentine wine, your guide will explain how polo horses are selected for the sport, their blood lines and how they are trained, fed and cared for.

Then, watch a professional polo match and thrill to this fast paced game of pure adrenaline. At its simplest, polo is a ball sport that utilizes mallets and is played on horses. An outdoor polo field is called a pitch, and matches are divided into chukkers (time periods). Each chukker is 7 minutes in length, a reasonable time for horses to play before needing a rest.

With a deeper understanding of the game, it's your turn to play! You'll be given a safety briefing and a horse that matches your riding ability. This lesson will be geared to all levels, so do not worry if you are a beginner or have never ridden a horse. Expert instruction will ensure you are comfortable with all the rules and regulations before you engage in a mini-game!

During the day, you will enjoy a traditional "asado" lunch, serving world-class Argentinian meats. At the completion of this thrilling day, re-board the motorcoach and relax on the drive back to port.

Special Notes:

Minimum age is 15 years. Pregnant women and passengers with back problems may enjoy all components of the tour except the polo lesson. Light clothing, comfortable walking shoes sunscreen and a hat are recommended. Vegetarian meal options are available. Please advise onboard Tour Desk 48 hours prior to the tour. Tour order may vary.