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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.

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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Estancia El Ombu de Areco
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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.
  • 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago
My favorite excursion while in Buenos Aires

I did several excursions while in Buenos Aires and this one was my favorite. If you can only do one, do this one. I went on September 10th Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. In fact every guide I had there in Buenos Aires was great....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
One of the high points of my week in Buenos Aires

Excellent tour guide and so much fun. Had a great time horseback riding and learning more about the Gauchos. This is a working ranch with cattle. The Gaucho show was very entertaining. The welcoming empinadas were delusions. The asado was also amazing. There was a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great day out at genuine Gaucho

This was a great day out. Our guide, Pablo, collected everyone on the tour from BA then we headed out on about a 90 min drive out towards the ranch. Pablo was excellent company during the drive and spoke knowledgeably about Argentina’s history and culture....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
An excellent day out of you are on a short trip to Buenos Aires

Not to be missed - Eugene was an excellent guide for this day trip to San Antonio and the gaucho ranch. Great value too.

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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile
Gaucho tour and more!!

This was a great experience!! I’m not a horse lover, I have to admit. However, I wanted to visit a ranch and experience the ranch life and food. This was perfect, plus I actually enjoyed the horseback riding, as it was a peaceful ride(about 30...More

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Response from Mary F | Reviewed this property |
No, just the the Estancia!
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This took us back to our hotel!
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