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After pickup from your Buenos Aires hotel, travel to El Ombu de Areco Estancia by air-conditioned minivan and enjoy stunning views of the Argentine pampas along the way.

On arrival, follow your guide on a walking tour of San Antonio de Areco and learn why the country town is known as the ‘birthplace of the gaucho’. Continue to the ranch and saddle up for a fun horseback ride (suitable for all abilities) or horse carriage ride around the estancia.

After working up an appetite, tuck into a typical ‘asado’ barbecue, with delicious Argentine steak, salads, and dessert, accompanied by Malbec wine. While you eat, be entertained by a thrilling folklore show, including live music, folk dancing, and a dramatic horsemanship display by the gauchos.

Your tour ends back in Buenos Aires with drop-off at your hotel.
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Overview
El Ombu de Areco Estancia is a traditional ranch located in San Antonio de Areco, at the heart of gaucho (cowboy) country and a 1.5-hour drive from Buenos Aires. On this small-group tour, spend a whole day at the estancia and experience gaucho culture with activities including a ranch tour, horseback ride, a BBQ lunch, and a folklore show.
Highlights
  • Traditional Gaucho experience: horseback riding and gaucho show
  • Fun fiesta atmosphere: live music, dancing, and ‘asado’ BBQ lunch
  • Small group tour: maximum of 15 people
  • Convenient hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Buenos Aires
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic break from congress into Argentinean country life!

If your 4 day congress becomes too much, I would highly recommend this trip to a working ranch 2 hours out of Buenos Aires city. This was easily arranged from the congress centre and we travelled as a group of 12 or so out of...More

Thank simana3493
Reviewed 11 August 2018
Beautiful tour

Did the tour with Pablo and it was a great tour! Previously was a little suspicious about what we can do on a ranch, and was actually blown away by this beautiful tour! Pablo is very knowledgable and introduced us very well about the ranch,...More

2  Thank zlzoul
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile
Wonderful experience with a great guide!

Pablo gave us so much great information about Argentina history and culture! He was super friendly and funny too. The staff at the Ranch were amazing...so warm and welcoming. And the food! We had a wonderful day and would recommend this tour to anyone.

1  Thank AmyBfromPA
Reviewed 8 August 2018
A must do experience in Buenas Aires!

My husband, son and I did the Gaucho day and it was truly fabulous! For starters, our tour guide Pablo was awesome! He was so knowledgeable with Argentine history and was super funny and entertaining! When we arrived at the beautiful ranch, empanada's and drinks...More

2  Thank lesliet746
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile
Brilliant day out!

We were picked up at our hotel by Pablo and he was a delight from the start! We had no trouble understanding him and he kept us entertained for the 2 hours in the bus, showing us different belts and hats and his amazing map,...More

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Cristin M
21 August 2018|
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Late afternoon. Sorry I can't remember exact times but we showered when we got back and went out for tea without it being too much of a rush.
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No experience needed, they are there to assist you get in the saddle, if needed. Fun meal and wine and English was used by several. Great day!
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