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

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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.

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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

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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 87 reviews

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Lived every minute. The guide was very good. I think his name was Leo. He managed a 2 language group well . We had enough stops for comfort or sightseeing on the way . Activities were good. Horse rude or cart. Singing and dancing. Huge lunch, taken in a leisurely manner with lots of meat. I had a really good time although I am a solo traveller. I recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get out of the city and see a bit of the countryside. For riders, the horses are very quiet.

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March 28, 2023

It started out as a Downpour. Our guide, Miriam, convinced us we would enjoy the tour. Adaptations were made and we did. Music, dancing, Gaucho history, lots of food. Sadly, Horseback riding was cancelled. Departure time approached. Out came the sun. Miriam and everyone at the ranch stayed late so we could ride. Wonderful day. Impressive staff. Worth every dime!

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March 28, 2023

We had a really great day at the ranch ! They tour guide Sabrina was so lovely and full of really great information about the city and the ranch. We arrived and had empanadas and wine which were amazing ! Then we did horseback riding - so relaxing and fun. Horses are very well trained. Afterwards we had a traditional bqq where they just kept bringing the meat !! It was amazing, all the food was delicious. After food we watched live music and dancing and got a chance to join in on the traditional dancing. It was very fun. Then we watched a short horse show with its rider. It truly was a great day experiencing the ranch in Argentina! 100% recommend

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March 28, 2023

Product ID: 122688