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Gaucho Day Tour Ranch in San Antonio de Areco from Buenos Aires

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  • 9 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


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.
  • Enjoy an authentic Gaucho experience on a traditional estancia
  • Full-day tour from Buenos Aires
  • Fun for the whole family, including live music and dancing
  • Round-trip transportation from your hotel

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Horseback riding
  • Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off
  • Live entertainment
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

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Start time

08:30 AM

Pickup details

Pick up at centrally located hotels in Buenos Aires

What To Expect

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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable clothes
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This is a kid-friendly tour
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Gaucho Day Tour Ranch in San Antonio de Areco from Buenos Aires?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Gaucho Day Tour Ranch in San Antonio de Areco from Buenos Aires?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Gaucho Day Tour Ranch in San Antonio de Areco from Buenos Aires?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Gaucho Day Tour Ranch in San Antonio de Areco from Buenos Aires?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips

Don't miss out, foreigners and locals alike should go at least once.
All in all a great day and well worth the money - it's not cheap to do these things but you'll enjoy it.
It was a hot day so having water on the bus would have been appreciated.
367 reviews
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Trip highlight
Maria_L, Aug 2022
A must-do! From pick up to drop off this entire experience was memorable! Nico was our guide and Walter our driver. Nico was so knowledgeable and personable he made the experience very enjoyable. We felt he was part of our group. The Estancia activities, food and entertainment were fabulous. Highly recommend when visiting BA!
Nico was the best of the...
Sorah_B, Aug 2022
Nico was the best of the best. Been on other tours but having him as a guide made the tour so much better. Compared to other tours I’ve been on, he was the best
Perfect fit to experience an estancia
Owen_W, Aug 2022
Horses were perfect for inexperience and experienced riders. Amazing food and entertainment. Not my first time visiting an estancia and I definitely recommend this place.
Fabulous day!
julie_p, Aug 2022
The entire day was fabulous. Having stops along the way made the ride very quick. Jessica is A+. She is so nice, knowledgeable and fun. She made the group feel so welcome and happy to be in Argentina. Wonderful time!
1 traveler found this review helpful
LOVED this tour!
Alexandria_D, Jun 2022
We absolutely LOVED this tour!! It was great from start to finish. Jessica, our guide, taught us about the Argentinian tradition of mate. When we arrived at the ranch, we ate the best empanadas of our entire trip to Argentina. Then we took a horseback ride and came back just in time for a traditional Asado. My favorite part of the tour was watching the Doma - Argentinian horse cuddling - which was a really unique and special cultural practice to witness. Thank you for a great day!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great day trip to San Antonio de Areco Ranch
Eddie_H, Jun 2022
Our trip to the ranch was wonderful. The bus ride was comfortable, approximately 1hr. 1/2. There was a total of 8 travelers. Our guide was great. She explained everything in English and Spanish. We made 2 stops along the way. The food was very good, all sorts of meats, salad, potato salad and wine, beer, water or soda. Also the entertainment was good. Had a great day.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great trip highly recommended
MarkB, May 2022
Stella, our guide, was absolutely wonderful. She was knowledgeable and friendly and knew exactly what to do. The food was fantastic, and the horseback riding was enjoyable even for an old man like me lol. I would recommend this to everyone to experience the countryside and food of Argentina.
Too low energy for us
Boris_L, May 2022
The trip was ok at best. There was a LOT of down time and not much to show for it. We stopped by a tiny church and small museum and the guide did not do any guided tour or anything, just dropped us off at these places to walk around. When we made it to the ranch, we sat around some more until we were able to get on the horses. The people who owned the ranch did not let us explore and ride the horses freely, it was just guided by the front and if the horses so much as trotted, they immediately panicked. The show with the gaucho also was... strange. It's quite odd to see a man caress a horse in such a strange way - like a weird intimacy as the gaucho rolled the horse over on its back, mounted it and caressed its legs. It was not expected and left a strange confusion as we left the ranch and headed back to Buenos Aires. All in all, would not do this again and wouldn't recommend it unless you want a rest day to sit around in the sun.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hola Boris, thank you for your review. We are sorry that your expectations were a little different. As a safety measure all the horseback ridings are guided and in groups. The guacho show is something amazing called horse whispering. We suggest you look it up. The day at the estancia includes the visit to a silversmith and the day in a beatiful estancia with a horseback riding, a tasty barbecue and a gaucho show. Probably you were expecting something with more adreline. Thank you, Axel
Must do activity
Kerry_O, May 2022
This was one of my best days in argentina. My tour guide Emi (Emiliano) made this experience amazing. He was very knowledgeable from our ride to the ranch and back, and was able to answer all of our questions (and had some good jokes to). As someone who did this experience solo, he provided a very comfortable and friendly environment. I was able to be picked up from my airbnb and dropped off. The activities on the ranch are unforgettable. The gauchos on the ranch were very nice and welcoming, and i learned a lot about their culture. The horse ride was super fun and the food was outstanding. If i were to ever come back to argentina, i would do again.
A must do experience that was well organized. Don't miss it.
Nancy_W, May 2022
The setting was gorgeous. The horses were beautiful and healthy. The food was delicious. Our tour guide was amazingly well informed.
An Amazing Day
FrederikkeAnna_A, Apr 2022
It was such an amazing place and so relaxing and peacefull. You just enyou everything. The people are so Nice and vellignende and the Good was so Good. I Would recommand this trip
Great experience
Argyrios_S, Apr 2022
Marcello was a great tour guide, sharing information already while in Buenos Aires. The ranch was at an amazing spot and the horse riding was fun! Definitely recommended!
Great day out
ANTHONY_B, Apr 2022
The horse riding was great fun. The gauchos were very friendly and welcoming. The bbq was delicious. Our tour guide, Nicolas, was entertaining, informative and very approachable. Top marks for him
Couldn't have been better
Gary_B, Apr 2022
Great trip and the food was terrific. Included a horse back ride and the guide was hilarious. His name was Marcello.
Peaceful Day at the Ranch
Diane_D, Apr 2022
From the fun horse ride and the alfresco lunch on the lawn, to the guitar playing, dancing and the demonstration on taming a horse, this experience made for an awesome and memorable day!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Wonderful Gaucho Day Experience
Jackie_S, Mar 2022
What an incredible day! It started off being picked up at our AirBnB. And hour long ride in a comfortable van. Our guide was so much fun and she gave us a history lesson of the area along the way. You make a short stop in town and then off to the ranch. We were greeted by several of the ranch hands and fed a wonderful snack of empanadas. Then off on a horse ride through the fields. When we returned we were greeted with the wonderful smell of cooking meats. After lunch we were treated to a local dance and music show. This was a highlight of our Argentinian adventure!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great tour and guide....
Lizette_G, Mar 2022
Great tour and guide. Hernan is extremely knowledgeable about his country’s history and why is the Rio Plato brown (my question :) ). Excellent drivers as well. The estancia was relaxing, the food and wine was excellent, and the carriage ride was fun and educational.
Great day in the pampas
Robyn_B, Mar 2022
Wonderful day out in the country! Marcello was an amazing guide. Food, background, wine and entertainment were great. Would definitely recommend!
A very nice trip
Ruben_L, Feb 2022
I had a very nice day with a lot of new experiences. I strongly recomend this trip. A day at the countryside with horseriding, dancing and good eating.
Amazing experience
Lucas_K, Jan 2022
The ranch was beautiful and the tour guide Daniella was AMAZING and a wealth of knowledge on all things Argentina. I truly learned so much.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Hi. Thank you for sending a feedback regarding our service. We really appreciate it. Best regards, Signature Tours Team


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