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Offered in: English and 1 more


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


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, Sep 2018

A good 2 hr ride to the Ranch, able to see and experience the outside of Buenos Aires. The place was excellent and the best part the food and Wine..The Barbecue or Asado excellent, fresh grass fed beef..Our Tour Guide Pablo - Excellent and Knowledgeable Guide, makes everybody Special on our Tour Group.Definitely a Return...

, Sep 2018

Best tour ever! Pablo knows the story of the Estancia and explain every little detail. I recommend the tour to see another part from Buenos Aires, if you want to get out of the big city and understand the gaucho life this tour will fulfilled your desired.

, Aug 2018

We had a great day doing the Gaucho experience and I highly recommend it if you want to do something out of Buenos Aires. Pablo our guide was fun and informative and the ranch was beautiful. It was a two hour drive from Buenos Airies but Pablo made sure we weren't bored and told us more of the history of Buenos Aires and about the gaucho. We were greeted with a drink and the best empanadas I tasted in Argentina. I hadn't ridden a horse so was a little nervous, but I shouldn't have worried as my mount was steady and slow and I loved the ride around the ranch. On our return we had a huge lunch of chorizo, black sausage, tripe and 3 types of beef all cooked on a huge BBQ. There was even bread pudding or ice cream if you had the room and plenty of Malbec too! Everyone at the ranch was so friendly and they serenaded us with Gaucho music and dancing. Then we were shown the most incredible horse whispering skills by one of the gauchos. He was able to almost put the horse in a trance and do some amazing things.

, Jul 2018

This is a wonderful low key trip. The town was a waste of time, however. Driving through would have been more than enough. Pedro was very interesting and made the history come alive.

, Jun 2018

Our day at the San Antonio de Areco estancia was a delight. My daughter and I traveled throughout this lovely country and were determined to visit a working estancia to get the full gaucho experience this tour did not fail. To start, the pick up and arrival at our lodging was on time driver, Gaston, and tour guide, Pablo, were perfect hosts. Pablo is a knowledgeable and charming tour guide, making the two-hour drive from Buenos Aires seem like minutes. We had time to shop for local gifts for friends and family at two lovely stops. But the actual tour site could not have been more of an insight into the life of the cultural treasure that is the gaucho: food, wine, music, dancing, horseback riding. Be prepared for natural congeniality from this community.

, May 2018

What a wonderful day out in the country. Guide was helpful and joined in with all the days arrangements. Horseback riding, BBQ lunch , local town, villa all inclusive
ps Have to take your passports with you on Argentina highways

, Apr 2018

We are just back from our Signature Tours day trip to Areco and Estancia el Ombu. Our guide, Pablo kept us entertained on the 2 hr journey with interesting facts about Argentina - its history and people etc.. We made a short stop in San Antonio de Areco before being welcomed to the ranch with delicious empanadas and Malbec. There was then an opportunity to ride a horse or go in a horse drawn carriage through the pampas with a Gaucho. We then enjoyed barbecued meats prior to folk dancing and a display of the gauchos skill with their horses.
An excellent day with an excellent guide and a really good way to get in touch with rural life outside Buenos Aires.

, Apr 2018

Very relaxing and beautiful. We enjoyed the company of very friendly dogs.

, Apr 2018

Loved our time in San Antonio de Areco, especially the afternoon at the Estancia. We were well taken care of - great food and such a lovely landscape. So fun to learn about the gauchos and their horses, and the horseback ride around the estancia was fabulous! Our tour guide was knowledgeable, gave lots of information about history and culture of Argentina. He could skip telling about his experiences in the U.S. as not really relevant to the tour. Americans know about racism in the U.S. and non-Americans probably do not care.

, Mar 2018

A trip well worth doing. Nicholas the guide and the driver were excellent. The whole Estancia experience was wonderful.

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