From Buenos Aires: Gaucho and Ranch in San Antonio de Areco

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37 reviews

From Buenos Aires: Gaucho and Ranch in San Antonio de Areco

From $165 per person

Visit San Antonio de Areco on a full-day tour from Buenos Aires. Tour the village, visit an estancia, enjoy a BBQ lunch, and see a folklore show.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup included from hotels located in Palermo, Recoleta, San Nicolas, Puerto Madero, San Telmo, Monserrat, and Retiro. Please provide your hotel name and address.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the skills of highly trained gauchos in action
  • Watch an entertaining folklore show and enjoy a traditional BBQ
  • Learn about the history and culture of the Pampas region
Full description
Begin your 9-hour tour with a drive from your hotel in Buenos Aires to the village of San Antonio de Areco. Enjoy views of the pampas en route and listen to commentary about the area from your guide. When you arrive, take a walk around the historic downtown area. Afterward, head to the exclusive "El Ombu" estancia, where you’ll enjoy either a horseback ride or carriage ride along with some traditional Empanadas and beverages. Later, sit down to a typical Argentinian BBQ with the finest meats. During dessert, take in a folklore show followed by a demonstration of amazing gaucho skills.
Includes
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from hotels located in Palermo, Recoleta, San Nicolas, Puerto Madero, San Telmo, Monserrat, and Retiro
  • Live entertainment
  • Small-group tour
  • Drinks
  • Optional gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Infant seats are available if requested at the time of booking
    • Tours may be conducted by a multi-lingual guide
    • Small-group tours are limited to 15 people
    • Vegetarian, vegan, halal, kosher, lactose-free, gluten-free, and celiac lunch options are available; please advise when booking if required
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 / 5

    based on 37 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Safety
      4.9/5
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    What a amazing day trip this was. My colleague and I had to visit Buenos Aires for work and luckily enough we found this company which took us to the ranch in San Antonio de Areco where we had a wonderful day with our tour guide in which we got to visit the Town of Areco and have a great day at the estancia having asado for lunch and doing some horseback riding. Loved it.

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    May 15, 2021

    Took two hours to get to San Antonio de Areco, stopped at the small town on the way to the ranch. Nice church. Very informative guide. At the ranch we had a drink and some empanadas - they were excellent. Then there was a choice of horse riding or a carriage ride. It was possible to wander around the ranch. Lunch went on and on, the food was good. Don't fill up on the first round of meat - there were sausages, then pork, then chicken, then lamb, then beef, then more beef and more beef. There were some 'salad' dishes to go with all the meat. Wine, beer or soft drinks. Two choices for dessert. Then there was a 'show' with dancing and some singing. Audience participation - not for me!!! Very basic. Best part was the horse whispering demonstration, that was brilliant. I was expecting more gaucho demonstrations, but not to be. Another two hours back to Buenos Aires. Nice to get out of the city and see some countryside.

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    March 16, 2020

    What a wonderful tour. Kudos to our guide and the company. There was a mixup in our pick up hotel and they sent a car to pick us up. Our tour guide was well informed and provided history along with pictures and actual item for our experience while on the bus. Once at the ranch we enjoyed the food, buggy ride, entertainment. I highly recommend this for first time visitors to Buenos-Aires. Thank you!

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    February 5, 2020

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