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Gaucho life in San Antonio de Areco

Delve into the essence of gaucho life and customs with this tour to San Antonio de Areco. This picturesque town, at about 100km from Buenos Aires, conserves the architectural footprints of the Colonial and Renaissance constructions of the 19th century. Visit this town’s historical estancia (ranch) El Ombu de Areco, which was the birthplace of the gaucho tradition. You can opt to stay in the splendorous Late-Colonial style mansion, erected in the 1880s. The grandfather of the present owner purchased El Ombu in 1934. It now offers nine comfortable modern bedrooms with an array of furniture from many different epochs and even a traditional gaucho salamander, to burn wood on and warm up at night. Don’t miss out on the estancia’s asados, an Argentinian meat that will make your mouth water. If you don’t want to spend the night, a one day visit gives you a comprehensive overview of life in a working estancia. You are welcome to observe and take part in many stock-rearing activities, from milking to driving cattle to harness and much more. Also feel free to explore the estancia’s astounding 300 hectares, either on foot or on one of the ranch’s many horses. In the latter case, you would be accompanied by a seasoned gaucho. If you are into bird-watching, binoculars and a guide book to the area’s birds can be provided. All in all, a visit to the estancia is a great opportunity to learn about history while connecting with nature. Delve into the essence of gaucho life and customs with this tour to San Antonio de Areco. This picturesque town, at about 100km from Buenos Aires, conserves the architectural footprints of the Colonial and Renaissance constructions of the 19th century. Visit this town’s historical estancia (ranch) El Ombu de Areco, which was the birthplace of the gaucho tradition. You can opt to stay in the splendorous Late-Colonial style mansion, er Meeting/pick-up point: Tangol office: Florida 971, local 31, retiro. Duration: 8/10 hours. Start/opening time: 9am. End/closing time: At 7pm. Languages: English and Spanish.