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Get to know the Pampean culture by discovering one of the most traditional towns in Argentina, including a stay at an authentic 19th century Estancia!

On the first day, accompanied by your guide, you’ll stroll through the cobblestone streets of the old neighborhoods whilst discovering the cultural and historical treasures of San Antonio de Areco. You’ll then stay in a beautiful Argentine Estancia, dedicated to agriculture and cattle breeding, where you’ll be able to soak up the gaucho traditions in an amazing environment.

Program

Day 1

08:30 am | We’ll pick you up at your place in Buenos Aires and take you to San Antonio de Areco, home of gaucho traditions.

10 am | You will be welcomed, in San Antonio de Areco, by your guide, who will take you on a tour to discover the picturesque streets of the historic center. You’ll discover the San Antonio de Padua church, ancient pulperías, century-old gaucho bars, the renowned Draghi silversmith’s museum and local craftsmen’s workshops of the town.

1 pm | You will have a well-deserved traditional lunch in town.

After lunch, your guide will invite you on a short walk to discover the Old Bridge (emblem of San Antonio de Areco), the Areco River and the famous Gauchesco Ricardo Güiraldes museum.

4 pm | We’ll take you to the Estancia, show you around and help you settle into your accommodation. Your time at the estancia also includes dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2

You’ll have breakfast then enjoy a leisurely morning at the Estancia to do what you like. If you wish, the Estancia’s gauchos will accompany you on a scenic horseback or carriage ride through fields and herds of cows.

1 pm | For lunch, you’ll enjoy a delicious asado, under the shade of ancient trees.

After lunch, you’ll have the chance to watch an impressive equestrian demonstration performed by Argentine cowboys, and if you feel like it, you’ll also be welcome to join in the traditional dances accompanied by guitarreada.

You’ll then have the rest of the afternoon to relax and enjoy your surroundings.

4:30 pm | Leave for Buenos Aires with our driver.

Details

  • - Transport to and from Buenos Aires
  • - English speaking & local guide in private service all the first day
  • - Full board at the Estancia
  • - Asado lunch at the Estancia: selection of meats, grilled on an Argentine BBQ accompanied by salads with drinks, dessert & coffee
  • - Bedroom with bathroom in suite
  • - Pools available in summer
  • - Possibility of special diet for vegetarian, vegan, celiac
  • - Discounts for children under 12
  • - Duration: 2 days / 1 night
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Points of interest

Historic Center

Walking the cobblestone streets of the historical town center of Areco, we’ll discover the very old bars and grocery stores, Saint Anthony of Padua church...There are also myriad more places where you can immerse yourself in the town’s colonial past.

Draghi Museum

This museum exhibits a private collection illustrating the evolution of silversmith styles in Argentina, from the nineteenth century to the present day. In Mariano Draghi's workshop, you’ll get to see unique pieces inspired by traditional techniques.

Ricardo Güiraldes museum

The Ricardo Güiraldes museum offers different perspectives on Argentina’s past, specifically in relation to the gauchos: their customs, equipment, how they earnt a living ... It also explores the life of the writer Ricardo Güiraldes’ personality.

Estancia El Ombú

The Estancia will give you the chance to appreciate the natural beauty of the Pampas and discover Argentine rural life. Accompanied by gauchos, you can walk,horseback ride or take a carriage ride through the property.

Puente Viejo (Old Bridge)

To get to the park where the equestrian competitions are held, we’ll take a path over the Areco River via the emblematic Puente Viejo. This "Old Bridge", which is only open to pedestrians and horses, was a compulsory toll bridge on the Camino Real.

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