During this fascinating tour you will have the opportunity to get to know the land of the gauchos, San Antonio de Areco, a colonial village that was the last civilized stop for every traveller willing to go into Indian lands. Nowadays, this village preserves the gaucho traditions to their full. You will also visit a ranch, or estancia, where you will enjoy the typical countryside activities and the famous Asado (barbecue) together with Argentine wines.
Day at Estancia El Ombú de Areco (ranch)
Gaucho folk music groups and creole horse-back skill events
Guided horse ride or outing in a horse drawn carriage
Guided visit to Dragui Silversmith’s workshop (Gaucho museum)
Licensed tour guide
Lunch: Asado (barbecue), Argentine wine, soft drinks, dessert and coffee
Pick up and drop off at your hotel, apartment or cruise ship terminal
Transportation throughout the tour in a modern and comfortable vehicle
ADULT: Age: 1 - 99
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Public transportation options are available nearby
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regular temperature checks for staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.
What To Expect
San Antonio de Areco
Begin your private day tour with an 1.40-hours drive from your hotel in Buenos Aires to the village of San Antonio de Areco. Enjoy the landscape of the Pampas and learn about the Gauhos from your tour guide. We will first stop at San Antonio de Areco´s old centre, in which we will visit its main square, its beautiful church and a silver craft workshop.
Admission Ticket Free
You tour guide will guide you through this silver craft workshop, where you can see a vast collection of pieces of rural goldsmithing of the nineteenth century. You will learn about the process of making exclusive goldsmith pieces that take shape through the hands of artisans recreating the techniques of traditional goldsmithing as their founder, the famous artisan Juan José Draghi.
Admission Ticket Free
Estancia El Ombu de Areco
You will spend the rest of the day at Estancia El Ombu de Areco, a typical Buenos Aires estancia (ranch), where you will have a tasty asado (barbecue) and high quality Argentine wine for lunch. After lunch, you will be able to participate in various activities related to the life in the estancia. El Ombú offers comfort together with a kind and personalized treatment in the beautiful and quiet atmosphere of the countryside. During the summer, lunch will be served under the shadow of a huge ombú, the tree that gives the ranch its name.
To complete this thrilling day at the estancia, you can go horseback riding. El Ombú has beautiful tame horses in which you can ride along the enormous parks and fields of the ranch, enjoying a typical gaucho activity. You can also use the swimming pool and solarium or take a walk in the park.
Depending on the day, El Ombú sometimes offers Gaucho folk music groups and creole horse-back skill events.
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