San Antonio de Areco was founded in 1730, on the Banks of Areco river.
The place goes beyond its own limits and is immortalized in “Don Segundo Sombra”, a gaucho classic story written by the local author, Ricardo Guiraldes, 1927 Argentine literary award, and which has been translated to many languages.
In this full-of-tradition environment, centenarian oaks, Chile pines and ombúes frame the magnificent house of El Ombú, built in 1880.
Enjoy a country day at an authentic 19th Century estancia.
Reception with empanadas and drinks, horseback riding through 320 hectares full of quietness, and carriage riding. Hundreds of cows and tens of horses grazing, maize and soya or wheat crops, are part of the Estancia´s landscape. A typical asado with Argentine wines will be made more enjoyable by gauchos with their guitars and a horse-whispering demonstration.
Previously, we visit San Antonio de Areco, birthplace of gaucho traditions, and some of its attractions.
Base 2 people. Depart hotel at 9:30, with English-speaking guide. Depart Estancia at 4:00 pm
(Children under 12, 50% discount)
Regular Tour, in small groups,
u$s 165 per person.
u$s 180 per person.
The Estancia has 14 rooms, swimming pool, ping-pong and country games and receives guests the whole year round. Full board, transfer and visit to San Antonio de Areco, where in November each year the Fiesta de la Tradición, main national event dedicated to the gaucho and its customs, is celebrated. Guests can enjoy the demonstrations of gaucho dexterity, tropillas,and games of equestrian skill: carreras de sortijas, campfires, crafts exhibitions and mounted gauchos parade.
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