Gaucho Day Tour Ranch In San Antonio De Areco From Buenos Aires

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  • Duration: 9 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up at centrally located hotels in Buenos Aires
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Enjoy a full-day, shared tour and visit the town of San Antonio de Areco and Estancia El Ombu de Areco, which is one of the most traditional in the Pampas. You will get to know the history and development of the Argentinian pampas and the lifestyle of the Gauchos.


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

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Your tour begins with hotel pickup from centrally located hotels in Buenos aires. Meet your guide and get ready to enjoy an authentic day in the countryside at an exclusive farm, known as estancia in San Antonio de Areco.

You and your group will travel to San Antonio de Areco and enjoy a close-up view of the pampas on the way while receiving a complete explanation from your knowledgeable guide.

On arrival at San Antonio de Areco, enjoy a tour of the village, which includes a walk around the historical downtown of the city. Afterwards, you will make your way to the exclusive El Ombu de Areco Estancia. Once at the estancia, you can enjoy horseback riding or go for a ride in a sulky whilst enjoying a buffet with traditional cold cuts, cheeses and beverages. Then, you can enjoy a typical barbeque lunch with the finest quality meats. Top-off lunch with a delicious dessert and a folklore show, which is followed by a demonstration of gaucho skills.

After this, you will be taken back to Buenos Aires.



Horseback riding

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Live entertainment

Entry/Admission - Estancia El Ombu de Areco

Entry/Admission - Museo Draghi


Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

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  • 16-Mar-2020

    What a great day! Despite covid 19 restrictions closing the San Antonio de Areco Goldsmith attraction, the estancia experience was wonderful. We felt welcomed and had an amazing top quality asado followed by fun and friendly folklore dancing and a demonstration of the relationship between gauchos and their horses. Our guide Imé was very informative and friendly Would definitely recommend this tour.

  • 05-Mar-2020

    Outstanding tour. Our guide Aime and driver Jose were great, very attentive to making sure everyone had a great time. The ranch experience was great as well. The food and drink were excellent and abundant. The folk dancing was very good, and the involved all of the audience who were willing. The gaucho exhibitions were amazing. Highly recommended for the whole family.
    I should point out this was a small group tour. There were only twelve in our group, and I think the minibus would only hold about eighteen.

  • 05-Mar-2020

    This was an amazing experience. My tour guide, Daniella, was extremely knowledgable about gaucho culture and Buenos Aires in general. The time at the ranch was amazing and everyone there was very friendly and accommodating. I had never ridden a horse before and it was the most calm, beautiful, non-nerve wracking thing ever. The BBQ, or Asado, was absolutely delicious. Having done this solo as well, I never felt out of place or left out of any activities as everyone was so friendly. 10/10 would recommend to anyone.

  • 04-Mar-2020

    We had a good day out. It was quite a long drive from Buenos Aires to the ranch but our guide gave us lots of interesting information about Gauchos on our way and we enjoyed visiting the small town of San Antonio en route. The horse ride around the estate was great, even though we're not horse riders we felt safe. The meal was good -way more BBQ meat than we could eat, washed down with a good local wine. The singing and dancing entertainment was Ok but watching the 'horse whisperer' was a special experience.

  • 03-Mar-2020

    This was a very fun day leaving from Buenos Aires in a van with a very bright and enthusiastic guide (Aime) who was extrardinarily versatile in switching between English and Portuguese. The event at the Estacion was very interesting starting with a greeting empanada (one of the best I've had!), followed by a 45 minute horseback ride to check out the heard of black angus cattle, back to the ranch for a full grill based dinner. As a finale, a show including dancing and music by the staff, and a very touching gaucho/horse performance unlike anything I've ever seen.

  • 02-Mar-2020

    Brilliant from start to finish. Our tour guide Aimee was so good in providing a host of knowledge about Argentinian way of life and custom.
    The ranch was so hospitable and the barbecue was excellent.
    If you are planning a Gaucho
    Trip or are undecided book this one you won’t be disappointed .This is a genuine review
    Thanks very much Aimee

  • 02-Mar-2020

    A beautiful day and wonderful guide Eme. Recommend this trip as an out of the city experience leaving the hustle and bustle.

  • 28-Feb-2020

    My husband and I went on this tour at the end of a trip that included a cruise from Santiago, Chile to Buenos Aires, then a two-day jaunt up to Iguazu Falls, so we saw some pretty amazing stuff. But this tour was a real highlight of our trip.

    We were fortunate enough to have perfect weather and a guide, Laura, who was outstanding - knowledgeable and friendly and spoke exceptional English. After a fairly long drive out to San Antonio de Areco, during which time Laura talked about a wide variety of topics from BA's football (soccer) teams to how to make and drink mate, we arrives in the town of Areco and visited a museum and church on the town square. A lovely little town. We didn't stay long because the next stop was the gaucho ranch. What a beautiful place! We saw where they were preparing the asada (barbecue) we would eat later. We started with empanadas (delish!) and a drink of our choice.

    Then on to horseback riding or a ride in a wagon . The horses were tame and easy to ride. I hadn't been on a horse in years but it was great fun and the countryside was beautiful.

    When we returned, tables had been set beneath shade trees and we were treated to a wonderful meal of salads, side dishes, meats of all variety, ice cream for dessert, plus a delicious Argentinian Malbec or other drink of your choice. We were served by the gauchos.

    Then we were entertained by dancers and invited to join them while a guitarist played and sang. The final activity was a horse whisperer demonstration. A young woman and her horse showed how gauchos in the old days tamed the wild horses they found on the Pampas. It was one of the most touching and beautiful things I've ever seen. The things she did with her horse were stunning and nearly brought me to tears.

    It was a magnificent day and we learned a lot about Argentina and the gauchos and their culture. All in all, I would encourage you not to miss this experience.

  • 21-Feb-2020

    This was a phenomenal day trip. One of the highlights of our trip to Argentina. Augustin was a great guide who helped us to understand the history and cultural impact of what we were about to see and experience. Riding from Buenos Aires he helped us to orient ourselves to Buenos Aires and to its surroundings. Augustin was a a wealth of information about living in Argentina both in the city and the countryside as well as the customs and culture that make Argentina such a diverse and wonderful place. We were not very interested in the shopping stops which were early in the trip (one was more tourist oriented and the other, a silver smithing workshop) but the quality of the goods on offer at both showed great workmanship. For our group, the true experience began when we reached the Estancia. The nearly one hour horse ride on the Pampas was incredible. We were blessed with fine weather. The horses were very calm, responsive and well cared for. The staff members who led our group were friendly and serious riders who knew what they were doing. If you don’t know how to ride or do not want to ride there is a wagon ride available to you. When we returned we were offered refreshments (delicious empanadas) while we waited for lunch to be ready. My advice: don’t take a second empanada because there is a lot of food coming your way. We were subsequently led to a beautifully set table where we were served a feast of meats prepared on an open grill. This is a traditional Argentinian Asado complete with beef, chicken, pork and also a variety of sausages. This is accompanied by local wine, salads and other traditional dishes. Totally delicious. We were served by the same Gauchos who led us on our Pampas adventure and they followed up with a presentation of traditional dances (we were invited to learn and participate). The experience ended with a Gaucho horse training experience. On the one hour ride back to Buenos Aires, everyone was tired and slept on the comfortable bus. I cannot say enough good thing about this experience, it was everything I expected and more. Great guide, great food, great ride and super day!

  • 14-Feb-2020

    I had a lovely day at the ranch. The 1 1/2 hour ride was broken up by a pit stop and a look at the village of San Antonio de Areco. When we got to the ranch, the message was, “relax.” We sat in the welcome shade and enjoyed empanadas and drinks while waiting for our horses to be readied. The ride was slow and single file on dirt roads. Some took an option of a carriage ride instead. Then we sat at tables in the shade in front of the ranch house/hotel for an all-you-can-eat barbecue lunch with Malbec wine from their own vineyards in Mendoza. The lunch was nicely presented and staff seemed amenable to any alternate requests for drinks or vegetarian fare. We then gathered for.a presentation of local dance and music, with encouragement to join in the fun. They kept us pretty busy, but never rushed and we had time to explore the ranch facilities or just lounge in the shade. The guide gave us lots of information on the bus, especially about gaucho life, but we were loosely organized on the ranch except for food and horse activities, so we had a choice of what to do. It was a very relaxing day out of the city. The guide, Ariel, and driver, Martin, were top notch.

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