Buenos Aires

Gaucho Day Tour Ranch in San Antonio de Areco from Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina

From USD 159.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 9 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Venture into the wild Argentinian pampas and experience 'gaucho' (cowboy) life on a traditional 'estancia' (ranch) on this full-day tour from Buenos Aires, including lunch. Saddle up for a horseback ride or 'sulky' (horse cart) tour, visit the country town of San Antonio de Areco, enjoy a folklore show and tuck into a barbecue lunch, while the gauchos entertain you with rope tricks and tales of estancia life.
  • Enjoy an authentic Gaucho experience on a traditional estancia
  • Full-day tour from Buenos Aires
  • Fun for the whole family, including live music and dancing
  • Round-trip transportation from your hotel

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Horseback riding
  • Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off
  • Live entertainment
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:30 am

Pickup details

Pick up at centrally located hotels in Buenos Aires

What To Expect

Estancia El Ombu de Areco

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Museo Draghi

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Parroquia San Antonio de Padua

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Boliche de Bessonart Bar

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Estancia El Ombu de Areco

5 hours Admission Ticket Included

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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

Don't miss out, foreigners and locals alike should go at least once.
All in all a great day and well worth the money - it's not cheap to do these things but you'll enjoy it.
It was a hot day so having water on the bus would have been appreciated.


554 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Gaucho Ranch
Robert_S, May 2023
I would have liked to see more Gaucho riding and outdoor activities. but it was still nice. Booked trip at the very last minute. Pick up and drop off service was excellent. Easy to book at the last minute. Viator representatives were extremely helpful. I love traveling with Viator.
Do not pass up this day trip!
Karen_S, May 2023
What a wonderful day! Our guide "Miguel" and his driver made this the most memorable excursion in Buenos Aires. Our stops along the way to the ranch were perfect, and once there, the fun never stopped. Great food and the atmoshpere, perfect! The hostess and all the Guacho's could not do enough for us and ensured our day was well planned, enjoyable, and we learned the way of the Gaucho and the ranch. Thank you Miguel for giving us a wonderful, memorable day. You are the best guide ever!
Fascinating food and fun
Chuck_A, May 2023
We had a wonderful time on the Estancia. The whole thing was well organized from pick up at our Airbnb to drop off on return. Our guide, Enrique, was terrific. He shared all kinds of interesting information along the way about the country side, culture, and people of Argentina. He was charming, knowledgeable, and provided lots of info that we continued to discuss and contemplate for the rest of our trip. On the estancia we enjoyed music, dancing, and horseback riding -- and food, dang -- what great food. Beautifully cooked Beef and Pork. The stuff dreams are made of. I recommend this to trip to everyone.
Great day!
David_R, Apr 2023
Great experience! It’s an all day tour, lasting about 9 hours. What a fun day. The ranch was beautiful and so were people. Tango dancing, horse whispering, and the meats, wine, and beer never stopped. Our tour guide Sabrina was fantastic and fun.
Great Gaucho Experience
Roberto_M, Apr 2023
I strongly recommend booking this tour. Our guide, Cami, was a phenomenal tour guide. She was very enthusiastic and made the tour very entertaining. She showed us how to make ‘mate’ on the way to the estancia and also gave us great information about Argentina. The Estancia was beautiful, the horse ride was fun, the food was delicious, and the show was entertaining!
Gaucho Day Tour Ranch in San Antonio de Areco from Buenos Aires
Linda_P, Apr 2023
Our trip was in Feb, and we were picked up at our hotel on time by the guide, Emi, who was pleasant and knowledgeable. It was a bit of a drive, but the bus was comfortable. We made a quick photo stop in San Antonio de Areco, I don't remember seeing any of the silverwork & saddlery that others have mentioned. At the estancia we were greeted by the sole gaucho on horse back followed by a short introduction. Then we were treated to refreshments including wine, soft drinks, charcuterie and empanadas. Next we were introduced to one of the family members who provided history and tales of life on the farm. Then we had a walk around the farm, and had the choice of either riding a horse, or riding in a very brief 'sulky' (horse cart). We then saw the horse whisperer, impressive handling of the horse. We had the traditional ‘asado’ barbecue lunch, with plenty of delicious food and drinks. Rounded up with some dancers and two musicians. We did not see any of the mentioned gauchos doing rope tricks, but still enjoyed the tour.
Refreshing Day in the Countryside
Julie_K, Apr 2023
Enrique was our guide and Michaela assisted. They were both great. Lunch was delicious, the entertainers were talented, and the horse ride was a lot of fun.
Worth it!
Patricia_P, Apr 2023
Our guide Miriam was delightful, shared much of the history and geography of the area, and was very knowledgeable. Great empanadas, assado, wine and beer, along with entertaining music and dancing. Well behaved horses for novices and a unique experience to ride out on the pampas.
Excellent tour
bradleythiel, Apr 2023
Excellent tour! Picked us up at hotel. Had a great day, ate far too much, and enjoyed our time in the countryside.
I want to be a Gaucho
Barry_M, Apr 2023
This was a very fun day. Great way to get out of the city. We had a fun group and our tour guide was fantastic. The horse back riding was a lot of fun. The Asado was delicious. Trust me you will not leave hungry. It was great to see the Gauchos perform traditional songs and dances. They even taught everyone some of the dances. We had a great day and it was a wonderful experience.
Great day with Gauchos
THAYER_D, Apr 2023
The horse riding was extremely well organised and the horses were perfect for even the most inexperienced novice. Food and drink was plentiful and the show was good. Great experience!
A day on the ranch
Karen_W, Apr 2023
The best empanadas ever! The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The meal and wine was plentiful and delicious.
I smile when I think of the experience
John_R, Apr 2023
Food was excellent, watching the horses was even better. Gauchos were very entertaining. I would recommend for families and couples.
William_G, Apr 2023
Super fun day. Guide was spectacular. Tons of information. Ranch was superb. Great food,entertainment,great food...too much food
A great day
Margaretha_T, Apr 2023
Generous hospitality, beautiful surroundings, great show, friendly staff. I would thoroughly recommend this experience.
Great Take In!
Leonard_O, Apr 2023
The day was full of a variety of interesting things to do, experience and see. The meal and horse whisper were wonderful. Great take in!
A full d’au with m’en and hordes in the country
Patrick_T, Mar 2023
Nice program for disco Béring thé country. Excellent guide who was able to Nep tour attention all d’au long by provisions many informations on Argentine and Gaucjos. An other great expérience indeed. Thanks to the driver who manage, on return, a Technic Al incident (tire) as an argentinian « maestro »
Great day out :)
Harry_J, Mar 2023
Great day out! Our guide was very knowledgeable and funny. Would recommend this trip to anyone wanting to see more of Argentina, outside of Buenos Aires.
Excellent Tour
Joseph_C, Mar 2023
Excellent managed tour with 1 of the best tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and took care of all our tour perfectly
I enjoyed the experience....
Patricia_P, Mar 2023
I enjoyed the experience. Loved the show with the single palomino and rider. I was a disappointed that we didn't have a gaucho show, as the advertising led me to believe there was one.

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Gaucho Day Tour Ranch in San Antonio de Areco from Buenos Aires


9 hours
Free Cancellation
USD 159.00