What forms of payment are accepted at Los Chanares?
Los Chanares accepts cash, personal checks and credit card. A 2.5% surcharge will be applied for US checks and 3.5% for credit cards.
How many hunters can you accommodate at one time? Is it possible to arrange for a private lodge?
Our luxurious lodge has nine (9) bedrooms each with two (2) twin size beds and a private bathroom. Private lodge can be booked entirely starting at $5,500 per day.
Is there a dress code at the lodge?
No, there is no dress code at the lodge and the atmosphere is very casual. In the field, we suggest shorts or pants plus long or short sleeved camouflage or dark green shirts. Please do not wear khaki or light-colored shirts or hats in the field.
Do you have high speed Internet connections or a phone to make international calls from the lodge?
Yes. We have high speed Wi-Fi Internet service available for your use. You can use Skype at the lodge to make calls, but please note there is a 3 second delay on the calls due to slower internet speeds.
Can we connect our electronic equipment at the lodge?
Yes, there are electric outlets available for your use. Appliances in Argentina require 220 volts so it is necessary to bring an electricity converter for travelers from the US. Additionally, a European adapter will be needed for two-pronged plugs. Ask for advice from any travel supply shop to ensure that you bring the necessary equipment.
Is it customary to tip at the lodge?
Tips for the lodge and field staff are not included in our prices. Tipping is discretionary. The house staff tips are distributed evenly among the entire staff. For the bird pick-up boys, we recommend $50 per day per hunter. Gifts such as camouflage caps, shirts and other hunting related items are also greatly appreciated by the bird pick-up boys.
How far is the drive to the fields?
Drive? Why drive when you can walk!? We have 5 dove hunting blinds within walking distance, and the rest are less than 5-7 minutes away.
What guns are available for rental?
Our gun inventory includes: Over 95 Benellis semi auto 20 ga., 4 Beretta Silver Pigeon O/U 20 ga., 4 Beretta semi auto 20 ga., 2 Browning Citori O/U 20 ga., 4 Beretta Silver Pigeon O/U 28 ga., 6 Browning O/U 28 gauge, 4 Benellis semi auto 28 ga., 1 Beretta Silver Pigeon O/U .410., 2 Browning Citori O/U .410 and 1 youth model 20 gauge Benelli. Please contact us prior to your trip for special gun requests as we are constantly buying and selling guns so the list above may be a little out of date.
What kinds of shells are available?
We have 12, 20 and 28 gauge shotgun shells. We periodically have .410 shotgun shells. Please contact us before your visit if you will require .410 shells so that we may check availability.
Am I allowed to bring my own shotgun shells?
No. You are not permitted to bring shotgun shells into Argentina. Argentina’s RENAR officials will confiscate your shells and question you harshly. Do not bring shotgun shells with you.
Do we have to use plugs for our shotguns?
No. Plugs are not required for dove hunting in Argentina. For your convenience, we have several shotguns available for rental with extensions.
Do you have any left-handed shotguns available?
Yes, we have 2. Please inquire for availability.
How many shotguns can we bring?
You can bring a maximum of three guns into Argentina for the purpose of bird hunting.
Is it hard to bring our firearms into Argentina?
Bringing firearms into the country is a bureaucratic process and is only recommended for those who have specially fitted guns. We handle the paperwork for you. All you have to do is send us your gun and personal information and pay a $120 fee. During certain months, the wait time to register your gun upon entering the country could be up to 45 minutes. Please note that you will be asked to show your gun papers on several occasions at the different airports so allow for extra time to check-in for flights.
Once I decide to book a trip, what do I have to do to reserve my dates?
We require a non-refundable deposit in the amount of 50% of the land package cost. Deposits may be transferred to another hunter but may not be applied to a future season or year. We recommend that all guests protect their investments and purchase trip cancellation insurance, which we can provide. Please enquire.
Are any special vaccines required?
Currently, we do not know of any special vaccines that are required for traveling to Argentina. Please note that we are not qualified to convey medical advice, and we suggest that you consult with your physician for advice on travel to Argentina.
What is the weather like?
Is Argentina a safe country?
Argentina is probably the safest country in South America, and there have been no recorded threats directed against travelers or foreign tourists in Argentina. Robberies and thefts do occur, and we strongly urge you to use common sense when touring. Take the same precautions that you would if you were traveling in any large city where crime is an everyday occurrence.
As in any popular tourist destination, tourists are sometimes targets of pickpockets, purse or camera snatchings, taxi theft and in some instances, muggings for the purpose of robbery. Your personal safety should not be taken for granted so we urge you to maintain a high level of situational awareness when touring outside your hotel or when soliciting transportation.
The most practical advice is don’t wear your Rolex around Buenos Aires.
Who will pick us up at the airport?
In Cordoba, you will be met by airport baggage handlers who will assist you in carrying your luggage. The baggage handler will lead you to the Los Chanares representative, and he will take you to the lodge.
Can I bring doves out of the country when I go home?
It used to be possible to bring birds back home. However, the new airline regulations are making it impossible to check doves as luggage. Sorry for the inconvenience.
What documents will I need when traveling to Argentina?
If you are a US citizen, you do not need to apply for a visa, but you will need to bring a valid passport. The passport expiration date must be at least 6 months after your arrival date. If you are not an American citizen, please check with the appropriate consulate in your country to find out if you will need a visa.
As of January 2013 there is an entry fee of $160 that needs to be paid only by Canadian and Australian citizens prior to arrival in Argentina, with credit card. This is a Reciprocity Fee, which is valid for 10 years. The easiest way to process this fee is at www.visatoargentina.com.
You will need to print the receipt as the airline will ask for it when you check in before boarding your flight to Argentina, and again the Argentine Migrations officer will ask for it upon your arrival to our country. The receipt is a ticket showing your info with a bar code. If you have already paid for the Reciprocity Fee on a recent past trip, please reprint the receipt and check your passport for the stamp.
For more info, please visit www.visatoargentina.com or contact us with any questions.