Private Tour to San Antonio de Areco: Gaucho town & Estancia from Buenos Aires

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10 hours
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Why take this tour?

We definitely offer the most complete, entertaining and customized Gaucho Day you can find in Argentina ! Take a deep dive into Argentina’s gaucho culture on this day tour and explore with a local guide who knows the intimate details of life in the Pampas! We will show you around our colonial town. We’ll visit buildings which previously held and century-old bars, the parish of San Antonio de Padua and various local craftsmen, including the Draghi silversmith workshop. You’ll finish the morning with a visit to the Ricardo Güiraldes Gaucho museum and its pulpería La Blanqueada. At midday we’ll take you to a nearby working Estancia (ranch), where you’ll ride horses to the open fields, feast on a traditional asado lunch (barbecue), and watch equestrian demonstrations and dance performances. Our official licensed travel agency is made up of a warm and welcoming team, who share the same passion for history and Gaucho traditions. In addition, all our guides and drivers are bilingual.

What’s included?

  • All activities at the Estancia (ranch): horse riding or carriage, folkloric dance, equestrian gauchos' performance

  • Asado lunch: a selection of meats, grilled on an Argentine BBQ (parilla) accompanied by salad, drinks, dessert & coffee

  • Private and comfortable transfer in/out from Buenos Aires, with air conditioned

  • Professional local guide

  • Tailor-made tour of the town

  • Reception with "empanadas" and drinks: Wine, beer, sodas, juice…

  • Entry/Admission - San Antonio de Areco

  • Entry/Admission - Museo Draghi

  • Entry/Admission - Museo Gauchesco y Parque Criollo Ricardo Guiraldes

  • Entry/Admission - Estancia El Ombu de Areco

  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)

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Before you book

  • Duration: 10h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

About operator:

Our tours from Buenos Aires provide the opportunity to know, share the traditions and values of Argentinian gauchos keeping the figure of gaucho as emblem of identity. In the Estancia El Ombu you will apreciate the beauty and simplicity of the Pampas nature, and learn about the rural life. You'll meet real gauchos, and participate in activities such as horseback riding or carriage rides. Enjoying gaucho skills with horses and traditional folk music. Our mission: develop customized getaways throughout the year in order to share the traditions and values of Argentinian gauchos with our visitors. So come and discover the town of San Antonio de Areco, the national capital of tradition, as well as an authentic Estancia of the pampa, for an unforgettable human experience. Areco Tradición is registered within the Argentinian Tourism Ministry, under the Travel and Tourism license number 16214.

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