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

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55 reviews

Activity provider: Signaturetours

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

Activity provider: Signaturetours

From US$ 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

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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 12 participants


  • 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.
  • 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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Important information

What to bring

  • 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 55 reviews

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The ranch experience itself was wonderful: a gentle horse ride, delicious lunch, and excellent entertainment. I’m giving four stars though because we were picked up an hour late and it took ages to get to the ranch, including a pointless stop in the nearby town of San Antonio de Areco. We would have liked more time on the ranch.

August 23, 2022

A perfect tour to the countryside from BA. I was picked up by a driver precis. There was a small group of 6 plus driver and guide. The guide was so informative, lots of time to ask her about everything from Argentina. The ranch is sooo incredible, the horseriding was a big success and the BBQ delicious. The bit of extra money you pay for this small group is definitely worth it. Highly recommended

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March 18, 2022

This trip was absolutely fantastic. The entire event was well organised from beginning to end and very much worth the money I paid. The staff were helpful and easy to contact prior to the event. I was contacted the day before regarding confirmation of pick up which was directly from my hotel. The transport was on time and very comfortable. Our tour guide was very informative and lovely throughout. The tour around the town of San Antonio de Areco was worthwhile to see. I had the most amazing experience at the Ranch with the group I was with and all the Gauchos and staff at the Ranch. The hospitality was exceptional and the food was plentiful and delicious. This experience will be one I’ll never forget.

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March 15, 2022

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