Time passes differently in this little village near Buenos Aires. From the gauchos working on the ranches nearby, to the flavors of Argentinean national dishes at a barbecue, there’s nothing like a first hand experience of the village life and its customs and traditions.

Themes

  • Adventure
  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Wine & Food

Highlights

  • Estancias
  • Asado Barbecues
  • Horseback Riding
  • Relaxation

Places to Stay

Enchanting Travels Argentina Tours Buenos Aires Province Hotels Estancia El Ombu 5
Estancia El Ombu de Areco

Style: Farmhouse / Estancia

Estancia El Ombu de Areco offers for a perfect countryside stay at San Antonio de Areco. Housed in a property dating back to the 1880s, its colonial influence is reflected in the graceful architecture.

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Exterior of La Candelaria del Monte in Buenos Aires Provincia in Argentina
Estancia La Bandada

Style: Farmhouse / Estancia

Surrounded by gingko and sycamore trees, Estancia La Bandada is a secluded property that welcomes guests with sophistication and authenticity.

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Estancia Villa Maria

Style: Farmhouse / Estancia

Nominated as one of the best estates in South America by the Travel and Leisure magazine, Estancia Villa Maria is also the most distinguished country hotel in Argentina.

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La Bamba de Areco

Style: Farmhouse / Estancia

Near the picturesque village of San Antonio de Areco, in the heart of the pampas outside Buenos Aires, one of the oldest estancias in Argentina has been recently renovated with great care and turned into beautiful and sophisticated boutique hotel.

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Activities in Buenos Aires Province

1h Villa Maria Polo Class

Try your hand at Polo! Polo lessons are taught on an individual basis and are intended to develop a theoretical understanding, addressing the basic knowledge of the sport, and other fundamentals. You will be provided with horses and the necessary equipment for the game.

Included Activities at La Candelaria del Monte

Enjoy horse rides, join the gauchos in their daliy ranch work, play a round of paddle-tennis or simply relax by the pool.

Included Activities at La Bamba de Areco

Guests can enjoy horseback riding for various levels, bicycle riding, walks in the surrounding pampas and to the river, use of the outdoor swimming pool and lounge area. During polo season, guests can watch the estancia’s team in practices or matches on the polo field. For more detailed information on all the activities offered by La Bamba, please visit their website: http://www.labambadeareco.com/activities.php

Tour of San Antonio de Areco & Estancia

Discover the cultural heart of Argentina’s gaucho community on this trip to San Antonio de Areco and a nearby ‘cowboy’ ranch. Set off for San Antonio right after breakfast at your hotel. Walk down the picturesque winding streets of the beautiful Old Town, accompanied by your local guide. Drink in the typical atmosphere of pulperias or old gaucho bars along the way. Visit the town’s famous Draghi’s Silversmith Museum and the Gauchesco Ricardo Güiraldes Museum. Discover traditional workshops dotting this historic town, before making your way to the Estancia nearby. Witness the rustic beauty of the Argentine countryside at the ‘gaucho’ ranch and feast on delicious empanadas or traditional meat-filled pastries on arrival. Meat lovers will be in for more treats while sampling the local asado, or the traditional Argentinian barbeque. Explore the charming estancia on horseback or carriage rides. Be prepared to be entertained with destrezas gauchas or demonstrations of typical gaucho skills and folk performances. During summers, you could also swim in the pool at the estancia. (Full Day; Shared Activity; Shared Transfer; Meals included: Lunch; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring comfortable walking shoes).

San Antonio de Areco & Estancia: Day 1

Discover the rustic beauty of Argentina’s wide open gaucho country on this two-day trip to San Antonio de Areco and a local estancia or ranch. Set off for San Antonio right after breakfast at your hotel. Walk down the picturesque winding streets of the beautiful Old Town, accompanied by your local guide. Drink in the typical atmosphere of pulperias or old gaucho bars along the way. Visit the town’s famous Draghi’s Silversmith Museum and visit traditional workshops dotting this historic town. Enjoy a well deserved lunch at a traditional restaurant, feasting on Argentinian delicacies. Take a short walk to the town’s landmark “”Puente Viejo”” or Old Bridge over the pretty Areco River. Stop by the famous Ricardo Güiraldes Museum, before riding over to the Estancia El Ombú. Enjoy horseback riding and a sumptuous dinner. Spend the night at the charming ranch. (Day 1 of 2; Shared Activity; Shared Transfer; Meals included: Lunch & Dinner; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring comfortable walking shoes).

San Antonio de Areco & Estancia: Day 2

Discover the rustic beauty of Argentina’s gaucho country on this two-day trip to the local estancia or ranch, Estancia El Ombú, near San Antonio de Areco. Explore the charming estancia at your leisure, after a sumptuous breakfast of hearty gaucho fare. Take a refreshing dip in the pool or go on leisurely walks along the beautiful park. Explore the ranch on horseback or carriage rides. Be prepared to be entertained with destrezas gauchas or demonstrations of typical gaucho skills and folk performances. Enjoy a delectable luncheon at the ranch with delicious empanadas or traditional meat-filled pastries. Meat lovers could come dangerously close to falling in love with the local asado, or the traditional Argentinian barbeque served at the estancia. Take a well deserved siesta after lunch. Just relax and enjoy all the rugged beauty surrounding you, before returning to Buenos Aires. (Day 2 of 2; Shared Activity; Shared Transfer; Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring comfortable walking shoes.)

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