A typical visit to Don Silvano Ranch begins with an Argentine-style welcome—empanadas and wine—followed by a tour of the estancia, including its small museum and bakery. Guests can explore the surrounding countryside on horseback, play a game of bocce ball or explore the ranch on foot.
In the pampas, lunch takes the form of a gaucho-style barbecue. Ranch guests fill up on various meats cooked over an open flame and washed down with Malbec. Folk singers and dancers entertain during the meal. In the afternoon, guests are treated to a gaucho show, where the estancia cattle herders show off their skills on horseback. The afternoon draws to a close with a cup of mate, a typical Argentine tea, served with pastries.
Things to Know Before You Go
- A visit to Don Silvano Ranch is a must for families and anyone looking to experience the rural Argentine pampas.
- Expect a day trip to the ranch to last about 8 hours, including transit time.
- Wi-Fi is available at the ranch.
- Guests can request a vegetarian menu at the time of booking.
- The ranch experience is not wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
Don Silvano Ranch is on Route 6 near the town of San Antonio de Areco. While it’s possible to drive, the most convenient way to get there is to book a tour with roundtrip transportation.
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When to Get There
Visit in November to attend the annual gaucho festival in nearby San Antonio de Areco. Weather is mild throughout the year, though day trips can sell out in summer (December to February).
San Antonio de Areco If time permits, plan to make a stop at the town of San Antonio de Areco before or after your visit to the estancia. Considered the prettiest town in the pampas, San Antonio de Areco features colonial streets lined with shops known for their silverwork and saddle making.
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