Delve beneath the surface of Argentina’s most fascinating city while seeing the major attractions, and getting a good idea as to where everything is in the city in a thorough tour with convenient pick-up and drop-off at your hotel/Airbnb/cruise port.
Small Group Gaucho Day Tour to an Argentinian Ranch
Explore the countryside of Buenos Aires and learn all about the gauchos and ranch life on the Pampas in an exciting full-day tour that includes visits to a historical rural town and silversmith museum, visits to a ranch, loads of food and wine, dancing, horseback-riding, gaucho horse skills display, and convenient pick-up and drop-off at your hotel/Airbnb/cruise port.
- Adult Ages 8+
- Child Ages 2 - 7
Tour the countryside and visit a typical Argentinian ranch:
In this exciting and fun-filled full-day tour our team of reliable and professional drivers and very passionate, informative, knowledgeable, and helpful tour guides with excellent English skills will take you in a small group of no more than 12 guests on an epic adventure into the world of the Gauchos (The men of the Pampas) and show you the beauties of Argentina’s countryside.
This tour is a good opportunity to get out of the city of Buenos Aires and into the Pampas (the vast flatlands of Argentina) to live a variety of unique experiences that complement what you can see and do in the capital city.
After hotels pick-up, you will leave Argentina’s largest city behind and dive into a completely different world on the way to San Antonio de Areco, a small town dating back to 1730 known as “the cradle of culture and tradition” in Argentina.
The drive out to the Pampas will go quickly as your tour guide will fill in details of life in Argentina and what to expect at the town and the ranch, bringing the landscape around to life with their live commentary providing history, geography, cultural facts, and information.
Once in Areco, you will get off the vehicle and visit the Draghi museum which is family-run and operated, featuring some of the best silversmiths in the world. This is the perfect place to learn about Latin American silverwork and get a deep understanding of the gaucho’s particular dress style and working tools.
After your visit, you will get back to the vehicle and head off to the ‘estancia’ (ranch), a beautiful and large property that operates as a farm focusing mainly on cattle-breeding and grain-growing.
Upon arrival at El Ombú ranch, you will be greeted with joy by the gauchos and served with welcome drinks and some of the best ’empanadas’ (local pasties) you will eat in the entire world.
You will also have time to try some laid-back completely suitable for beginners horseback-riding or wagon-riding guided by the gauchos ensuring each rider’s safety, or if you prefer spend this pre-lunch time wandering around the ranch, enjoying the beautiful scenery and taking pictures.
We strongly suggest you “come to this tour hungry” as for lunch you will be treated to a real Argentinean meat feast featuring the national dish: asado. You will be served a wide variety of grilled beef cuts, sausages, and other local treats, altogether with chimichurri sauce, salads, bread, and freely flowed wine (if you are vegan/vegetarian no need to worry as they also offer meat-less and vegan alternatives). Dessert does not fall behind featuring different options served along with a cup of coffee (very much needed to stay up and engaged after so much food).
The afternoon begins with a display of singing and dancing from folk who live in this region, very different from Tango (found in the city), and if you are confident enough you can also give it a try and learn a couple of dancing moves to impress your friends and family when going back home.
To wrap up such a wonderful and authentic Argentine experience, one of the gauchos will delight you with a demonstration of how he tames his horse and the confidence they have in each other in an unconventional horse whispering demonstration that is guaranteed to keep you spellbound. Without a doubt, the highlight of this tour.
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- Pick-up and drop-off at locally centered hotels: Signature Tours is the only tour operator in Buenos Aires that currently offers drop-off at hotels for group tours. If we pick you up at your hotel, why would we drop you off at a random place in downtown?
- A comfortable ride in an air-conditioned van.
- Professional tour guide (English or Spanish).
- Small groups of up to 12 people, giving you plenty of possibilities to interact with the tour guide and ask many questions.
- Tickets to the museum and ranch.
- Use of facilities at the ranch.
- Food & Drinks (appetizer, main dish, dessert, freely flowed alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, coffee).
- Bilingual professional tour guide.
- Live entertainment.
Pick-up: meet your tour guide at the Hotel Lobby at the designated time. Pick-up times slightly vary depending on your hotel’s location. More precise information about the exact pick-up time will be given after proceeding with the booking.
Drop-off: choose to stay somewhere along the way to keep exploring on your own or to be driven back to your hotel.
Can I cancel my tour/activity?
Yes! In case you need, you can either cancel your tour/activity or reschedule it.
How far in advance do I have to let you know in order to reschedule?
Rescheduling is possible as long as you let us know 12 hours before the starting time of your tour/activity (on-site tours).
What is your refund policy?
Tours/activities MUST be canceled 24 hours before the starting time in order to get a full refund.
Are tours/activities canceled in the event of rain?
Unless there is a natural disaster, tours/activities take place even if it rains.
Do you pick me up at my Hotel/Airbnb?
Yes! Pick up at Hotel/Airbnb is included for all guests staying in downtown. We also offer to pick guests up at further places for a small extra charge.
Do you drop me off at my Hotel/Airbnb?
That is correct! Signature Tours is the only tour operator that offers shared services that include Hotel/Airbnb drop-off. You can also choose to stay somewhere else on the way, but you need to let us know in advance (by the time you book your tour/activity).
What are the available means of payment?
We take credit cards, debit cards, and cash.
Is this tour handicapped accessible?
It really depends on each person’s particular needs. We do our best to make our tours accessible and enjoyable for anyone.
If you have any further concerns on this topic, please get in touch with us and we will be able to give you a customized answer.
What is your cancelation policy regarding Covid-19?
We understand these are difficult times and in general terms, we do offer free-of-charge rescheduling. However, depending on which type of service was booked, some fees may apply.
What safety measures are you taking to prevent the spreading of Covid-19 during your tours/activities?
All vehicles are disinfected daily before and after services.
In addition, both guide and driver must have their temperature measured before service begins and must wear face masks during the whole tour.
Last but not least, a plastic curtain is placed between passengers and the driver’s seat.