Enjoy a day trip from Buenos Aires to San Antonio de Areco and enjoy sightseeing as well as a visit to the El Ombú de Areco Ranch.
What to Expect
Meet at the meeting piont and depart to San Antonio de Areco by a regular bus from Retiro. Located 113 km from Buenos Aires this picturesque town conveys all the essence of gaucho life and customs. Founded under the protection of a chapel inaugurated by Don José Ruiz de Arellano in 1730 it retains the architectural lines of the Colonial and Renaissance buildings of the XIX century in spite of the passing of time.
After arrival you will enjoy a sightseeing tour in the town. Afterwards, you will be transferred to the ranch El Ombú de Areco. Enjoy some "empanadas" at arrival. This historical estancia (ranch) is located in San Antonio de Areco just over an hour's drive from downtown Buenos Aires and the birthplace of the gaucho tradition. The Late-Colonial style mansion is built in 1880 by Lieutenant-General Pablo Riccheri and offers visitors a magnificent setting for an unforgettable stay. Enrique Boelcke is grandfather of the present owner Eva Boelcke purchased El Ombú in 1934. Eva's father, Osvaldo a renowned botanist, ran the estancia as a working ranch until his death in 1990. Eva was trained as an agronomist, but since 1993 has expanded her role as farm manager to include local and international estancia tourism.
Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch before you have the chance to do some activities such as milking, driving cattle to harness, vaccination, ear-tagging, de-horning, branding, etc. You can also explore the 300-hectare (ca 750 acre) estancia on foot or, accompanied by seasoned gauchos, on one of the 38 horses that are part of the working drove. Horse drawn carriages are also available. Those that want to learn some of the thousand species of Argentinean birds are provided binoculars and guide books. In the evening, you will be taken to the San Antonio de Areco bus terminal from where you return to Buenos Aires.
- Professional guide
- Roundtrip bus tickets
- Full lunch and beverage
- Different activities
Know Before You Go
Daily departure based on minimum of 2 passengers to operate. When the minimum of passenger is not cover, the supplier may change the day of the tour.