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Rio Piedra Plantation, GA

Rio Piedra is unlike any other Wingshooting Destination you may ever have imagined. Located in the very heart of the Classic Southern Plantation Belt that stretches across South Georgia and into North Florida, this is where the birds have always been, and where they CONTINUE to be.
Average Customer Rating:
4.932 out of 5
4.9
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Rating Snapshot (207 reviews)
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205 of 207(99%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Review 1 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Experience!,
November 22, 2014
By: Ron99
from Hollis NH
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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"It is hard to imagine a better hunting experience. The accommodations, staff, food, guides and dogs were all excellent and made for a superb 2 days of hunting. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to others; it is 'top draw' in my book."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
First time at Rio,
November 15, 2014
By: Bugeye
from North Myrtle Beach, SC, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Additional Thoughts:Dustin was a gentleman. Did a great job. Kept a good hunting pace.
"They do it right. The hunting and accommodations leave nothing to desire. Already booked for next year!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
first quail trip to GA,
November 14, 2014
By: c5c1
from austin, TX
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"I had a great time. A lot of birds, the food was excellent, the staff very courteous and the accomodations top shelf. In addition, the setting and cabins were very relaxing and peaceful. would highly recommend Rio Piedra."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Experience,
November 14, 2014
By: PWJR
from Atlanta, GA, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Meals: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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This customer did not provide a text review.
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
An experience to remember!,
November 12, 2014
By: Bince
from Port Orange, FL, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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"This was our first visit to Rio Piedra. While every aspect of the experience was very good, it was the quality of the dog work ( a reflection on the trainer, Brad Griffin), that exceeded our expectations. His dogs were very well trained and stylish in their work. The English Cockers were a hoot to watch and excellent retrievers. I don't think we left any downed birds in the woods. Speaking of the piney woods, the grounds were very well cared for and ideal for quail hunting. Our guide, Brad, was very professional and I would hunt with him anytime. The accommodations were very nice and the décor of the lodge was beautiful. The food was very good and plentiful. Our only regret was that we didn't get to meet the owners, Bill and Annie who are responsible for making Rio Piedra a quail hunting experience to remember."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic Hunt,
November 10, 2014
By: Michael58
from Jasper, IN
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Excellent
Excellent
"The food and accommodations were "top shelf" indeed! The hunting, guides, and transportation to and from the field were excellent. All in all, Rio Piedra was a very well ran and staffed hunting lodge/operation."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Southern Hospitality At Its Finest,
November 3, 2014
By: Shooter60
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Dog performance based on breed
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Excellent
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Additional Thoughts:Excellent and knowledgeable
"This was our first visit, but it won't be the last. The shooting and accommodations are excellent. The lodge is beautifully appointed and very inviting at the end of a long day in the field and the food is great. The field staff is very knowledgeable and work hard with their dogs to insure that you get plenty of shooting. This is quail hunting at its best."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Meeting Expectations,
October 30, 2014
By: RECameron
from Fredericksburg, TX 78624, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
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Excellent
"Heading towards 80 years of life, 60+ years of upland hunting, I've earned the right to hunt at the best. I just did! Thank you, R"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Outstanding,
October 28, 2014
By: Burnett
from Orange City, Fl.
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"My daughter and I spent a day and a half at Rio Piedra. We had a wonderful hunt both days. The lodge and rooms are beyond excellent. The food was outstanding and would rival many top of the line food places. Our guide Stetson Beasly was excellent. I can't say enough about Rio Piedra!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Southern Comfort,
October 28, 2014
By: SteelShotDelight
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Excellent
"Six of us from the north enjoyed a wonderful quail hunt & lodge experience.
The guides and dogs were outstanding and our lodge hosts made us feel at home. A delightful way to see South Georgia.
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Review of Rio Piedra,
October 27, 2014
By: Hunter511
from Indiana, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
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"Great hunting and accommodations."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Superb Experience,
October 23, 2014
By: Mike62
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
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Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Excellent
Additional Thoughts:Forrest is a great gentleman
"The hunting, the dining, the lodge, the environment, the people, the accommodations, etc. were all superb. We will return!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Not a hair out of place!,
October 20, 2014
By: IdahoBound
from Ketchum, ID
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
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Excellent
Additional Thoughts:All very polite and interesting.
"Gracious hosts. Attentive to every detail. Welcoming. Dogs superb. Guides excellent. Plenty of shooting. Lodge comfortable, warm and inviting. Food excellent. Do not have a bad thing to say. Would go back in a heart beat! Thank you."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Five Star Experience,
March 24, 2014
By: harleyhunter1
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
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Additional Thoughts:top knotch
"There are many places to hunt quail in the old southern tradition. There is only one place to experience this on a whole new level...
RIO PIEDRA!
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
First Class Hunt!,
March 17, 2014
By: savannahdawg00
from Savannah, GA, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
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Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
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Excellent
"Great service, incredible food and wonderful hunt. One of the best quail hunting trips I have had the pleasure of experiencing."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Never disappoints,
March 15, 2014
By: Banksfamilyatm
from Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
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Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Excellent
"This is the third time we have hosted customers to this Southern Georgia retreat. When you have Annie and Bill and there team backing you up our customers are always impressed with the lodging, food, hunting and general ambiance of the place."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Georgia quail hunting,
March 13, 2014
By: Quail28
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
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Excellent
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"After 20 years of quail hunting in Georgia at many of the best known lodges I have found the very best in Rio Piedra. The best in all categories;Fields,Guides Birds(some wild)Dogs,Lodge,Food and Hosts in Bill and Anne"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Hunt,
March 12, 2014
By: APEAmember
from Eufaula, AL, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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Excellent
Additional Thoughts:Great guide, great dogs
"Excellent experience.
Great food, good fellowship, competent guides, and superb facilities."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
great time,
March 12, 2014
By: BACNY
from ny
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Excellent
"Had a great time people were nice it was also nice to see the owners take an active interest in their clients. great staff all around."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic as usual,
March 12, 2014
By: AlexC7
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
"This was our 7th year at Rio P and it was just as great as it's always been. Top notch hunting, truly great guides. Accommodations are superb. Can't wait for year eight!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes