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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

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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

Philip B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This was an amazing tour and can highly recommend it. Our guide Pablo was very knowledgeable and told us all about gauchos, their dress, traditions etc. Told us about the cuts of beef and what we would be offered from the barbecue, this was on the way to San Antonio.
We had a beautiful sunny day which added to our enjoyment. Everyone was so welcoming at the Estancia. On arrival we were shown the parilla, then had wine/beer and the best empanadas we have ever had. Then it was a horse ride or horse and carriage ride, do try the horse ride my husband and I had never been on a horse before and thoroughly enjoyed it. The lunch was superb and afterwards treated to dancing from the gauchos, followed by a demonstration of 'horse whispering' by one of the gauchos, absolutely unbelievable.
This tour was one of the highlights of our three and a half weeks in Chile/Argentina

Jim D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Fantastic trip, well guided by Pablo, lovely Estancia, most welcoming people. Would recommend this trip to anyone.
We too a carriage ride, but you could have ridden a horse or a bike. Lunch was excellent, loads of meat, gauchos were a delight. The highlight was the horse whispering. Five star day out. Jim Dale and Josie Davies, from England.

Elizabeth T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This was an excellent all day tour which included a visit to the picturesque town of San Antonio de Areco. The ranch itself was in a lovely spot - very peaceful and we very much enjoyed the riding and carriage trip on offer. Lunch was excellent and very plentiful and was followed by some gaucho singing and dancing and a demonstration of the close relationship/bond between the gauchos and their horses.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This was a wonderful day away from the hustle and bustle of BA! It took us over 1.5 hrs to get there with a stop in the town San Antonio de Areco prior to going to the ranch. The ranch was beautiful and the surrounding scenery just so green and pretty. Besides being pleasant to see, the activities were enough to keep us enthused with horse riding, a traditional asado barbecue lunch, gaucho music and dancing gaucho style. Our guide and driver were terrific. Paul, our guide, was so funny and entertaining. He took really good care of us. Everyone in our tour group was friendly and we all clicked! A perfect day!

Afonso Luiz R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Uma experiência única nos pampas úmidos argentinos, desde o tour no centro histórico da vila, a chegada na Estância de Unimog, o passeio a cavalo, a cantoria, todo o ambiente nos envolveu na verdadeira experiência da cultura do ambiente rural dessa localidade maravilhosa.

Marianne Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Wonderful guide and a great day.

Ana B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Lovely day outside of hectic Buenos Aires. Pablo was so lovely and informative and people at Estancia just the same. Horseback riding was such a pleasure and food was amazing better than in my 5 star hotel in Buenos Aires!. The demonstration of the gaucho with the horse and connection you could feel between them was really impressive. I really recommend to anyone who would like to get out of the city and enjoy relaxing day outdoors.

Ashley C United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Wow, what a magical day spent at Estancia Ombu! Our guide, Pablo, was wonderful - extremely knowledgable, funny, and helped us feel like old friends immediately. He definitely went above and beyond to make sure we were all comfortable and enjoying the day. To be honest, after reading reviews from other Guacho tours, we were really hesitant to book this type of a tour at all, but I'm so glad we did! This estancia specifically felt so private and authentic since it is actually a working ranch there were only 5 people in our group and maybe 10 other visitors on the entire ranch. The food was the best we've had in Argentina and the service was exceptional. The horses were beautiful, calm, and well cared for this was really important to me. Honestly, I can't say enough.... if you have the time, book this tour!

Norman K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I really enjoyed the day with guide Pablo who was able to provide not only the usual tourist information but also insights into the culture of Argentina. He had several training aids in his sack to help explain the geography of the country and the equipment/dress of the gauchos. The estancia was not overly touristy as it was working ranch unlike some of the others offering tours. The lunch was great with large portions of everything sausages, chicken, beef including wine and beer. I would recommend this tour.

Dave S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Really good tour for our family of 5. Pablo was knowledgable and adaptable. Nice change from the city, good balance of activities, horse ride was about an hour good for us novices and food was great!

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