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Small Group Gaucho Day Tour to an Argentinian Ranch

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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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Exceeded Expectations Minnesota M. - Jan 2020

This tour was a lot of fun. There were a number of different activities to enjoy throughout the day and yet it felt like a laid-back outing with friends. The food at the Estancia was plentiful and delicious. Florencia, Augustine, and our driver Jorge were excellent hosts. We highly recommend this trip!

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Elliot O. - Jan 2020 A Day To Remember

We did 4 tours over our trip to Santiago and Buenos Aires and this was hands down the best experience for our family of 10. First off we had Pablo as our tour guide for the full day and he was nothing short of fantastic. His knowledge of Argentina as a whole and his comfort with our family which included 4 kids under 15 was amazing. The horseback riding was perfect for our family as many had never done it before so it gave you a great taste of what it was like without major risks. The lunch was a true Argentinian meat-eating experience outside under the shade of the huge trees. All I will say is come hungry. Wonderful day and would recommend this to anyone touring Argentina for the first time.

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A day with gauchos Susannah - Dec 2019

A perfect day on the pampas! We thoroughly enjoyed this visit to a local ranch to ride, eat delicious barbecue, enjoy some wine, and watch the gauchos perform amazing tricks on horseback! A must-do afternoon for anyone visiting Buenos Aires.

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A truly amazing experience... Chapman - Oct 2019

What an amazing day. From we were picked up in the morning from our hotel by Julieta, from signature tours, until we got back to our hotel this evening, we felt we were in great hands. Julieta gave us lots of information about the city and about the surrounding area as we left Buenos Aires and headed out to the ranch. The rain didn't spoil our day at this wonderful working ranch. We went horseriding, had some wine and lots of food, and were entertained by the Gaucho cowboys. We laughed and danced into the afternoon... This is a must for anyone travelling to Buenos aires.

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The highlight of our trip to Buenos Aires! Lisa - Sep 2019

Don’t miss this informative and fun-filled day! My son and I just returned from the trip and I just can’t say enough about the entire experience. Signature Tours provided a comfortable and immaculate vehicle with a super knowledgeable guide named Enrique. Enrique did an excellent job providing history, geography, cultural facts, and information. The tour at Draghi was very interesting and we met the silversmith and his wife. At the beautiful ranch, the horseback riding was great fun (Option to ride in a horse and buggy for those not interested in riding), the food was AMAZING and the music and dance were special. Overall, I would have given this 10 stars if possible.

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