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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
El Ombu de Areco Estancia is a traditional ranch located in San Antonio de Areco, at the heart of gaucho (cowboy) country and an easy 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.
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    Estancia El Ombu de Areco
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Museo Draghi
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    Parroquia San Antonio de Padua
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 4
    Boliche de Bessonart Bar
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Estancia El Ombu de Areco
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
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Highlights
  • 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
What to Expect
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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Important Information
Duration
9h
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Horseback riding
  • Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off
  • Live entertainment
  • Entry/Admission - Estancia El Ombu de Areco
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable clothes
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This is a kid-friendly tour
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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scubaracer wrote a review Jun 2020
Alexandria, Virginia6 contributions2 helpful votes
Interesting tour of the town and introduction to the Gaucho life. Great lunch too. I would have liked to see Gauchos roping some steers though...
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Kevin wrote a review Mar 2020
Rancho Palos Verdes, California2 contributions
Our guide Aime, was very informative and personable. My wife and I enjoyed being with our host family and had a fantastic BBQ parilladas lunch! The singing and dancing was nice. We even got to ride horses around the rancho property. Overall a great day in the Pampas!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Ian L wrote a review Mar 2020
Dunfermline, United Kingdom6 contributions
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A great day out from hotel pickup,to comfortable transportation to the Pampas, a brief stop in the town culminating in a glorious day of fun, food and friends having a good time. Horse riding in the papas, beer and empanadas to follow, great entertainment from horsemanship to
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Date of experience: February 2020
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ChiltonRdGibby wrote a review Mar 2020
Edmonds, Washington2 contributions
A fun day overall at the estancia, despite a day of heavy rain with thunder and lightening all day. Unable to ride horses or see horsemanship skills of the gauchos for safety reasons. The lunch was a delicious Argentine bbq and the gauchos and dancers entertained us with
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Allan A wrote a review Mar 2020
Mundelein, Illinois11 contributions2 helpful votes
I was picked up at my hotel and greeted by our fun-loving Aime and several other guests from the UK and from Brazil. The day included some estancia museum time (lots of fine silver), the best empanadas I've had, a mild mannered horseback ride through their herd of angus cattle,
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Well organized and a great tour of the City
Everything was well organized. Everything on time, our Guide in Colonia did a great tour and taught us on all the h
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Excellent Tour
The tour guide Florencia and the driver were excellent. They are very fun and they provided excellent service. They
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missvtravels
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So-so Tour
A day before the tour, got a whatsapp message informing me the pickup time – great! Pickup from hotel around the sc
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Aussietraveller0753
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QUITE A GOOD TOUR
This tour started with a very pleasant boat ride in the river and to the delta, followed by a light lunch (empanada
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Fred S
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Worthwhile tour
We took this tour while on a layover between cruises. Good coordination with the operator to set up a pickup point
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anamauka
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Great Overview
Emiliano was great! Good entertaining stories and interesting information, seeing the highlights of Buenos Aires.
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sawn500
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best of Buenos Aires
Super tour guide who took us to interesting places. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Loved the city and want to com
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RKL3447
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Best Tour Ever!!
Great tour for getting to know the city of Buenos Aires. Nicolas was the best tour guide we have ever had!! His hum
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JerryFine
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Very worthwhile tour
Guide Marianna was both very competent and personable. Driver Damian was also impressive. The river cruise especia
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megabrain22
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Great performance!
Great performance, buy the theatrical dancers and the restaurant as whole is very accommodating, just wish they wou
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hmdoolan
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Relax where the locals go.
An easy day trip away from the city of Buenos Aries. Good to get fresh air and see where the locals go to relax. Th
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Cynthia T
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Enjoyable trip to Colonia
The driver picked us at promptly at 7:00 a.m. for the fast ferry to Colonia. Nicolas was also there to return us t
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Cynthia T
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City tour of Buenos Aires
Tour guide pick up was on time. Guide asked us questions about what we knew about Argentina, but seemed uninterest
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NSpear
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Perfect trip tp take for the downtime between the cruise ending and the flight leaving from Buenos Aires
Andres, took my wife and I on a wonderful, private tour of the hidden places of northern BA. Then, after a short s
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Colonia
Had a great time. Met a nice couple from Louisiana. Not happy that the app is forcing me to use 100 characters.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 9h
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