Private Tour to San Antonio de Areco: Gaucho town & Estancia from Buenos Aires

10 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
2 - 12
Mobile ticket


We definitely offer the most complete, entertaining and customized Gaucho Day you can find in Argentina !

Take a deep dive into Argentina’s gaucho culture on this day tour and explore with a local guide who knows the intimate details of life in the Pampas!

We will show you around our colonial town. We’ll visit buildings which previously held and century-old bars, the parish of San Antonio de Padua and various local craftsmen, including the Draghi silversmith workshop. You’ll finish the morning with a visit to the Ricardo Güiraldes Gaucho museum and its pulpería La Blanqueada.

At midday we’ll take you to a nearby working Estancia (ranch), where you’ll ride horses to the open fields, feast on a traditional asado lunch (barbecue), and watch equestrian demonstrations and dance performances.

Our official licensed travel agency is made up of a warm and welcoming team, who share the same passion for history and Gaucho traditions. In addition, all our guides and drivers are bilingual.


  • All activities at the Estancia (ranch): horse riding or carriage, folkloric dance, equestrian gauchos' performance
  • Asado lunch: a selection of meats, grilled on an Argentine BBQ (parilla) accompanied by salad, drinks, dessert & coffee
  • Private and comfortable transfer in/out from Buenos Aires, with air conditioned
  • Professional local guide
  • Tailor-made tour of the town
  • Snacks - Reception with "empanadas" and drinks: Wine, beer, sodas, juice…
  • Entry/Admission - Museo Draghi
  • Entry/Admission - Museo Gauchesco y Parque Criollo Ricardo Guiraldes
  • Entry/Admission - Estancia El Ombu de Areco
  • Entry/Admission - Boliche de Bessonart Bar

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: San Antonio de Areco, San Antonio de Areco, Province of Buenos Aires, Central Argentina

At one-hour drive from Buenos Aires along the National Road “number 8” (Ruta 8), the vast plains of the Pampas make an appearance and show us their vastness. When we arrive in San Antonio de Areco, we have arrived at the centre of Gaucho culture.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Parroquia San Antonio de Padua, Calle B Mitre 366, San Antonio de Areco B2760BVH Argentina

For those who love culture and History, the best way to start your visit is to go and see the main square called Ruiz de Arellano, home to the parish of San Antonio de Padua. You’ll get to know the story of how the first Spanish conquistadors, importing from Europe noble materials as wood and floor tile, began to build the city around 1730.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Boliche de Bessonart Bar, Zapiola 151, B2760 San Antonio de Areco, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina

The pub El Boliche de Bessonart opened more than 200 years ago. Its sloping frontage like the Tower of Pisa, its render of period, its uncommon roof, and its two main rooms help the pub stand the test of time.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Municipality Of San Antonio De Areco, Calle Lavalle 383, San Antonio de Areco B2760BME Argentina

From 1885 when it was built, up to 1966 when the town decided to buy it, the town hall, right in front of the parish, is an old colonial mansion which belonged to one of the wealthiest families in town. Today you can visit it and admire its large interior patio, its period tiles, old well and wrought-iron grids.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Museo Draghi, Calle Lavalle 387 Frente a la Plaza Principal, San Antonio de Areco B2760BME Argentina

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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: La Olla de Cobre, Matheu 433, San Antonio de Areco Argentina

The artisanal chocolate factory La Olla de Cobre is renowned throughout the province. People of Buenos Aires come specially to San Antonio de Areco to buy their delicious chocolates and their famous alfajores. An essential stopover for gourmets.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Museo Gauchesco y Parque Criollo Ricardo Guiraldes, Camino a Jose Guiraldes, San Antonio de Areco B2760ATA Argentina

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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Estancia El Ombu de Areco, RP 31, cuartel VI, Villa Lia, Buenos Aires San Antonio de Areco Argentina

Accompanied by your guide, you’ll head to an Estancia, located 15 minutes from town, in the middle of the Pampa plains. After a quick tour of the Estancia and a horseback ride (or carriage ride) to explore some of the 400 hectare property, you’ll be invited to enjoy a delicious asado lunch served under the shade of hundred year old trees.

You’ll then have the chance to watch and admire the Estancia’s gauchos’ performance of equestrian dexterity, as well as listen to and watch traditional Argentine music and dance.

Duration: 4 hours

Additional information

  • Infant seats available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
August 2018

Es una visita para conocer parte de nuestra historia y como se forjó el país. Los museos son muy interesantes. Los paseos a caballo y los festivales de doma y folklore muy buenos. Tiene muchos lugares para almorzar o cenar las comidas típicas y con precios accesibles.

November 2015

We were very lucky to be able to time our day trip to San Antonio de Areco with the annual festival and it really was a fascinating glimpse into the gaucho world. Seeing the parade of gauchos on their horses and then seeing the display of their skills was a really memorable experience and one of ...

January 2014

AreconTradition is a travel agency which organizes for you different type of stay in the small and very cute town of San Antonio de Areco. Areco Tradicion will take care f your stay and make sure that you enjoy yourself, wether you want to stay at a gorgeous traditional Argentinian 'Estancia' ,...

April 2022

Nous recommandons sans hésitation cette activité! Curieux de découvrir la philosophie et la culture Gauchos, nous avons choisi Areco Tradicion pour notre dernier jour en Argentine. Nous avons pris contact avec Sarah par e-mail : tous les échanges se sont très bien passés pour organiser notre visi...

March 2020

Nous sommes vraiment ravis d'avoir choisi Areco Tardicion pour la découverte de la culture des Gauchos et de la charmante ville de San Antonio de Areco ! Une parenthèse enchantée loin de l'agitation de Buenos Aires, pleine de convivialité et qui donne envie d'y revenir ! Encore merci à Sarah pour...

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March 2020

Nous avons passé un excellent moment avec Bertrand , une visite authentique,riche en information avec une grande gentillesse et une grande écoute,loin des excursions de groupe,une prestation de grande valeur.Une prise en charge à domicile par un chauffeur qui nous accompagne à San Antonio de Arec...

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