• Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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Venture into the wild Argentinian pampas and experience 'gaucho' (cowboy) life on a traditional 'estancia' (ranch) on this full-day tour from Buenos Aires, including lunch. Saddle up for a horseback ride or 'sulky' (horse cart) tour, visit the country town of San Antonio de Areco, enjoy a folklore show and tuck into a barbecue lunch, while the gauchos entertain you with rope tricks and tales of estancia life.


  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly

What You Can Expect

Full Day Tour at an Estancia in San Antonio de Areco from Buenos Aires

El ombu San Antonio de Areco

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Best experience I had in Argentina and best steak I had in South America. Nicolás made sure everyone in the group had great time. He is funny, friendly and knows BA inside and out. The whole experience was not touristic at all. Highly recommend to anyone who wants to have a beautiful day out.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

We highly recommend this tour if you want an escape from the city for a day. Pablo was a great guide giving us insight into contemporary Argentinian life and thinking, as well as the gaucho culture. The stop in San Antonio de Areco could have been a little longer to properly enjoy the gaucho museum and shop. The staff at the Estancia were great. Made us feel welcome especially since they seemed to enjoy themselves as well.

Pamela S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was a wonderful trip out into the pampas from Buenos Aires. Pablo was an excellent guide, full of information, and host at the estancia. The welcome empanada and wine was very warm, the horses we rode very gentle and it was a great way to get a feel of the farming activities on the estancia. The grill lunch on the veranda was tasty amongst relaxed company. Dancing afterwards was a warm affair, but then the wonderful horses were brought on by their young 17 year old gaucho trainer. So beautiful. Such a lovely experience, thoroughly recommend. P and N


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

The dance and horse whispering show after the lunch was amazing !

Dieter K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a great day outside of Buenos Aires on the ranch where we could ride horses, do. a carriage ride, and join in to learn a couple of dances that the locals do. The food, entertainment, and tour service that picked us up at our hotels was fantastic and well organized. We also were taken to a small town, San Antonio, close to the ranch that was very old and quaint. Our tour guide, Paulo was excellent

Karin M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

That was one of the best tours I have ever taken. Pick up at hotel on time,..
friendly, jolly good tour guide Pablo with lots of interesting stories and funny episodes ,to let 2 hours of driving go by fast.
At the Estancia we were welcomed with the best empanadas , Malbec and friendly gauchos....
Then We did some horseback riding,which was great....my horse was very gentle and well behaving! I was a little concerned,because I don't really know how to ride a horse!
Then we had a fantastic Asado with tons of juicy beef, chicken, chorizo...,salad, ice cream and of course Malbec. After that there was dancing, singing and a demonstration of horsewhispering.....absolutely amazing! The Estancia also has rooms and cabanas for a longer stay and even a big pool. , Very well groomed premises.
Everybody very friendly and proud of their Estancia..... really a treat! Also had great fellow travelers, with interesting conversations at the table.

Sharon W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

What a wonderful day getting out of the city and experiencing a different way of life at the estancia and learning about guachos. Pablo did a great job explaining about them. The food was fabulous and what fun it was horseback riding on the estancia. Great time was had by all.

Jason S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We highly recommend this tour! Marcelo was an excellent tour guide and provided great information about the history and culture surrounding the gaucho experience. Despite some rainy weather the estancia was wonderful as we rode horses, sampled delicious meats and wine and enjoyed traditional music and dancing.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

An excellent tour, highly recommended. The stay at the Estancia was a great experience, nice people, good food and wine, fun horseback riding. The bus ride was safe and comfortable, very good driver.

Joan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

A great day, great guide, very worthwhile experience for learning about a way of life in Argentina. Wonderful meal. Promotes international relations. Highly recommend.

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