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

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Overview
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.
Highlights
  • Traditional Gaucho experience: horseback riding and gaucho show
  • Delicious lunch of ‘asado’ BBQ, empanadas and Malbec wine
  • Fiesta atmosphere: live music and folklore dancing 
  • Convenient hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Buenos Aires
What to Expect
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. First, stop in the country town of San Antonio de Areco and follow your guide on a walking tour, as you learn more about gaucho history and culture. On arrival at the ranch, meet the gauchos and saddle up for a fun horseback ride (suitable for all abilities) or horse carriage ride around the estancia. Next, sit down to enjoy a traditional lunch of ‘asado’ barbecue, including delicious Argentine steak (vegetarian options also available), salads, and dessert, accompanied by Argentine 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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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-Up at centrally located hotels in Buenos Aires
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Duration
9h
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Horseback riding
  • Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off
  • Live entertainment
  • Entry/Admission - Estancia El Ombu de Areco
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a kid-friendly tour
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a life long vegetarian I was somewhat taken aback at the vast quantities of meat provided immediately following my lovely pony ride. Not wishing to cause an offence to my Argentine hosts I had no alternative but to tuck into the meat with fake...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank kevbutnobacon
Toursba, Product Manager at Tours Buenos Aires, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Kev, hope you are doing well! We are very happy to hear you thoroughly enjoyed the asado barbecue and the meat at the Estancia!! Hope to see you in Argentina again Best wishes, Axel

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent tour for my family of 5. Very accommodating! My husband, daughter and I rode horses. My 75 year old in-laws took the horse-drawn carriage ride. Sooo much meat was cooked for the fabulous spread of food. I lost track of the number of courses...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Amy F
Toursba, Product Manager at Tours Buenos Aires, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Amy, We are happy to hear you spent a wonderful day at the Ombu ranch and enjoyed the delicious and plentiful food and the horse back riding with the company of our great guide Nicholas. Thanks for the feedback! Regards, Axel

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was perfect weather on a late August day and everything went without a hitch. I cannot say enough good things about our guide Lucia - articulate in both English and Spanish. Very well informed. Prepared to answer questions about food, politics, flora & fauna...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Toursba, Manager at Tours Buenos Aires, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear RTS2019_08_25, Many thanks for your review! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit the Gaucho Day Tour Ranch in San Antonio de Areco with our guide Lucia. Hope to see you again in Argentina, thank you once more for your feedback! Regards.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide was Marcello who was excellent. He had a very good knowledge of Buenos Aires the city and the province with lots of suggestions of things to do plus did everything he could to make sure we had a great day. The stop in...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank TeganW173
Toursba, Manager at Tours Buenos Aires, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Tegan, Many thanks for your review! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to the town of San Antonio de Areco and the gaucho ranch with our guide Marcelo. Hope to see you again in Argentina, thank you once more for your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being picked up right at my hotel was a great start! Our guide, Pablo, gave us details about the history of Argentina as we drove about 1 hour to our first stop and then on to the small town where we visited a silver museum...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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sheila v
24 August 2019|
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Response from Tourist572878 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you'd make it. We got back about 6:30 PM but we were the last drop. The guide initially stated we'd be back about 5 - 6 PM due to the traffic but it took longer than expected.
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Our tour guide spoke perfect English. She was Argentinian but went to Australia and studied English for 6 months. Our entire tour was in English. She was with us always throughout the entire day and made sure we understood... More
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