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

  • Traditional Gaucho experience: horseback riding and gaucho show
  • Delicious lunch of ‘asado’ BBQ, empanadas and Malbec wine
  • Fiesta atmosphere: live music and folklore dancing 
Gaucho Day Tour Ranch in San Antonio de Areco from Buenos Aires
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Gaucho Day Tour Ranch in San Antonio de Areco from Buenos Aires
From US$155.00
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 tour, spend an entire day at the estancia, with activities including horseback riding, a traditional ‘asado’ barbecue lunch, and a thrilling gaucho show.
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.
Reviews (115)
1 - 5 of 42 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent Day ( if a little wet !)

This was a very well run trip made all the better by a first class guide - Pablo. His informative and candid insights into Argentinian life were delivered in a very witty style. To set your expectations - you'll spend around 1.5-2 hrs getting there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great day out.

We were in BA for a week, so had plenty of time for day trips. This went to the estancia, El Ombu. So nice. Great food. We loved our guide, Pablo. He was so much fun.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jesse L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Brilliant day

This is an excellent tour, the guide Laura was superb and provided a huge amount of information around Argentina, the pampas and the gauchos. The tour stops at a lovely small town then goes onto a stunning raunch in the countryside. The horse ride is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Definitely worth doing

Laura our travel guide was excellent and very informative. The horse riding was a great new experience which went on for longer than I expected (I thought may have just been around a ring, but actually went out and through a few paddocks with cattle...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Angela M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Gaucho Day Tour

This was a highlight of our Buenos Aires visit. A chance to get out of the big city and see the countryside. Pablo's narrative was entertaining and captivating giving great background to the Gauchos. The brief Unimog trek through the recently flooded roadway to the...More

Thank alanboff
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Megan B
3 December 2018|
Response from ianjc | Reviewed this property |
I suspect it would be difficult to book directly - their web site doesn't respond. There are lots of tours offered by various companies, at various prices.
1 December 2018|
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Response from bukagirl | Reviewed this property |
Yes, he would love it, they can give him a small horse or he can ride with you or a Gaucho! Enjoy.
5 November 2018|
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Response from bukagirl | Reviewed this property |
We did a private tour made our own hours, not sure about large groups they drop everyone off at different hotels and yours may be last. Also with traffic, personally I wouldn't count on it and especially trying to make a... More