Pre trip information

Here you have some usefull information we think you may need for your hunting trip. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in contact with our sales department.


A valid Passport is necessary with at least 6 months remaining until expiration. No visa is needed for U.S. citizens or Community subjects but a reciprocity fee will be charged; citizens from other countries should check entry requirements with the Argentine consulate.

Customs and Firearms Registration

United States:

If you are traveling with guns, you should pre-register each gun taken out of the country. U.S. Customs Form 4457 is the one you will need to fill in, it is a certificate of registration for personal effects taken abroad. You will need to present your firearms for this procedure at any U.S. Customs office, before your trip. Please keep the original Form with your passport and put a copy in your gun case. This regulation applies only for re-entry into the United States. You will also need to check with the airline once you have your itinerary as they all have different regulations regarding traveling with guns.

Rest of the world

You will need to check with your country and also the airlines to see the regulation for traveling with guns.

Gun Entry Requirement

Guns must be declared and gun permits purchased on arrival in Argentina. You are required to pay in cash USD 140 per gun. Please be aware that for guns with interchangeable/extra sets of barrels, each barrel/ set will be charged as a separate gun.

The information on your shooting questionnaire will be used for your gun entry permit and it will be carefully checked by the authorities on arrival. To avoid delays, please be sure it is absolutely legible and accurate. On departure your guns will be checked by the authorities, gun papers must be stamped at that point. Fees are subject to change without notice.


Dove shooting in Cordoba is open all year round, so weather will vary depending the season. Check our Cordoba forecast at your favourite weather website.

Clothing & Equipment

Your shooting clothing should be brown or green, camouflage is not a must. Always think of wearing your clothes in layers and bring a light rain jacket in case it rains. In winter, you will need a jacket for early in the morning and late afternoon, some days can be cold all day long. Regarding footwear, we always recommend ankle-height shoes, but you can wear sneakers if you want. In summer it gets warm, so a breathing shoe is an excellent choice. At the lodge, for dinner, clothing is casual.

Here are some things that you will need or want for the field: ear plugs, shooting glasses, hat, and shooting gloves – remember that this is high volume shooting and shotguns get hot – shell pouch, camera, band aids, etc. and a small bag for these items to take to the field. For duck hunting, you will need waders.


You can always consult with your physician for medical advice on travel to Argentina. There are no vaccines required to enter the country.


The United States dollar is widely accepted and you can change dollars for Argentinian pesos at your hotel or any bank. It is difficult to exchange traveler’s checks of any kind outside Buenos Aires.


The lodge accepts payment in cash and U.S.A. personal checks.


Argentina works with 220 volts. A standard converter and European adapter for two-pronged plug should work fine.

Alcoholic Beverage/Tobacco Importation

Two bottles of liquor and two cartons of cigarettes can be taken into Argentina duty-free. Our suggestion is that you purchase these at the airport before departure. If there is any special brand of liquor that you like we recommend that you purchase it at the duty free.


We provide Argentine shells.

Internet Access and TV

We provide WiFi internet at El Cortijo dove hunting lodge. There is a TV with Satellite channels at the main hall.

Transfer Policy (to El Cortijo lodge)

Only two transfers are included: one for arrivals and one for departures (they apply to parties arriving together).

For transfers on different schedules there will be a USD 150 surcharge (one way) per single passenger and USD 75 per person (one way) for groups (2 or more passengers)

Contact information

El Cortijo Lodge
Zona Rural Los Alvarez Ruta 10, X5127 Villa Santa Rosa, Córdoba
Sales department +54 9 3512 51 5038 (WhatsApp)

Lodge Manager: Manuel Cogo
+54 9 351 156429983 (WhatsApp)
From Argentina (0351) 156429983

SYC Sporting CEO: Eduardo Martínez
+54 9 351 679 1108 (WhatsApp)
Fom Argentina (0351) 156791108

Sales department: Córdoba Office
+54 9 3512 51 5038 (WhatsApp)

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On 25 September, 2013

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