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Estancia and Gaucho Experiences from Buenos Aires

Estancia and Gaucho Experiences from Buenos Aires

The cowboy life is very much alive and well in Argentina, and many working ranches (estancias) near Buenos Aires welcome guests. Visitors interested in gaucho folklore and culture can saddle up and learn all about life on the Pampas. Here’s how.


  • Party down at a “fiesta gaucha”, taste Argentinean empanadas and wine, and enjoy a horseback ride during a daylong visit to Estancia Santa Susana.

  • Visit the Shrine of Lujan and enjoy a traditional BBQ (asado) at a working estancia in San Antonio de Areco.

  • Take part in one of Argentina’s most beloved sports with a polo lesson and match at the posh Estancia Villa Maria.

  • Spend the day in the gaucho town of San Antonio de Areco and learn all about its Spanish heritage on a private tour.

  • Enjoy a traditional barbecue lunch with all the fixings, horseback riding, trick horse demonstrations, and dancing as you learn about the life of an Argentine gaucho.