Did you know that Argentina has a significant cowboy culture? If you haven’t experienced it yet, you can immerse yourself in the authentic lifestyle of Gauchos just a short drive from Buenos Aires.

Gauchos are Argentinian cowboys and expert horsemen who live on the plains and rural areas dedicated to cattle activities and showcase Argentina’s fascinating rural lifestyle. Join them on a trip that offers a unique glimpse into this rich countryside heritage.

New adventures in a gaucho-style

Go around the traditional estancias to respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and relax in different activities that
will captivate you.

Horseback riding

Experience a scenic horseback ride through the vast grasslands of the pampas, guided by skilled gauchos. You will admire picturesque landscapes and local wildlife. Whether you’re an experienced rider or a beginner, you can be part of a memorable ride.

Gaucho shows and rodeos

Witness the thrilling gaucho skills in action. These traditional shows often feature horseback-breaking demonstrations, rodeo performances, and folk music, providing a lively and entertaining glimpse into their daily lives.

Savor traditional gaucho food

For a complete gaucho experience, indulge in a tasting of their traditional food. Try the emblematic asado (barbecue), featuring a variety of meats grilled to perfection. Accompanied by fresh salads, and fine Argentine wines. Also, delicious empanadas and mate tasting are a must for foodie travelers.

Participate in daily Ranch Activities

Get into daily ranch activities such as cattle herding and farming, which allow visitors to understand the work involved inside a traditional estancia and appreciate the gaucho lifestyle.

Family-friendly activities

Many estancias offer activities for all ages. Kids can interact with farm animals, visit the orchard, go to a birdwatching circuit, have a picnic, or have a visit to San Miguel del Monte. These experiences are educational and entertaining, making
them perfect for family day trips.

Tips and recommendations

  • The best time to enjoy a gaucho day trip is during the spring (September to November) and autumn (March to May). These seasons allow pleasant weather for outdoor activities and horseback riding.
  • Visit this region during the Gaucho Festival in San Antonio de Areco in early November to learn more about Argentine history and gaucho culture. Witness rodeos, horse parades, demonstrations, folk dance and music performances, and artisanal market visits.
  • It is an ideal experience for families, couples, friends, or co-workers.
  • What to pack? Sports clothing, long pants, closed-toe shoes for horseback riding, sneakers, sunscreen, sunglasses, hats

Recommend a perfect day trip to the Buenos Aires countryside to your clients. Contact us if you’re looking for a truly cultural experience to explore the rich Argentine traditions with us!

Published in July 2024