Argentina Farm stay

Argentina Farm stay

Descriptions made by guests of one of the best argentina farm stay near Buenos Aires

Relaxing days at the farm.

Customers talking about the Argentina farm stay: they left Argentina taking with them a the most original experience.

 

Review made by: “CrowneVic”

March 17, 2019

 

Great Experience and Wonderful for Kids

Wonderful tour of San Antonio de Areco led by our guide Laura, who was fantastic. This was followed by an afternoon Argentina farm stay at the (Estancia) , where we started with some horseback riding, followed by a delicious Argentine asado with A LOT of succulent beef, tasty salads, then dessert and coffee, and finally, some folkloric dancing. Our two boys (11 and 13) loved the experience, especially after all the walking we had been doing in B.A. My 11 year-old was especially taken by all the super-friendly dogs (a few of which went with us on our horseback ride) and other animals during the visit. The location is beautiful, and very peaceful, without a single car or airplane to be seen or heard. Highly recommended.

 

 

buenos aires estancia tour

 

 

Review made by: “speechie13”

August 25, 2016

 

Our Favorite Tour During our Argentina farm stay in BA!!

We absolutely loved and highly recommend this experience! Our guide, Juan, was so engaging, funny and above all, knowledgeable. Both the town and estancia were gorgeous and gave a such a nice feel for Argentina outside of BA!! Highly recommended!

 

 

argentine barbecue asado

 

Review made by: “Joe H”

July 10, 2019

 

Fantastic day in the Argentina farm stay

Literally cannot say enough about this tour. We wanted to get out of the city after a week in BA and Rio but did not want to waste a day piled in a bus with 20 of our not-so-best-friends. This was first class from the pick up and ride out to the estancia through to drop off at our San Telmo hotel. Juan was a great driver and fantastic talker about all things BA and Argentina, from politics to history to the price of fuel! Carlos was a talker, but in a good way. He didn’t talk so much about himself as he did tell stories and bring you in to his experiences to share those with you in a way old friends tell you what they have been up to while you were apart. It blended perfectly with the downtown history and the estancia environment, the gaucho lifestyle and the way the family is running the operation both to share the history and breathe life into what could easily be missed if you stayed in BA the whole trip. Getting out to the country, seeing the house and out buildings, having a meal while just talking and enjoying the company, going for the horseback ride to see how amazingly beautiful the areas is and cap it off with the way the gaucho and horse interact like best friends…probably the highlight of everything we experienced in Argentina farm stay! Cannot say “DO THIS” enough after how friendly, informative, and what a different experience it was from the city. LOVED the experience from pick up to drop off. Hats off!

 

If you would like to take this Full Day tour Estancia near Buenos Aires with San Antonio de Areco Gaucho town visit.

 

You can check more than 500 5 stars reviews in Tripadvisor here: Reviews for Buenos Aires Gaucho Tour

Argentina Experience

Argentina Experience

Best Argentina experience.

People sharing how was their journey into the Pampas of Argentina:

 

GlobeTrekkerRM

April 23, 2019

 

Excellent, Authentic Gaucho Experience and Pampas experience.

My wife and I spent an excellent day in the countryside outside of Buenos Aires enjoying the Camino Pampa experience. A 1.5 hour drive brought us to a quaint and authentic town, where we met our guide, Juan Manuel Hernandez. He was really a highlight of our day – incredibly interesting and engaging, spoke perfect English, and very knowledgeable as well. After a brief tour of the town, we took a brief drive to an absolutely beautiful estanzia (ranch), where we spent the day horseback riding (optional, but easy and fun for beginners), eating incredible barbeque, and watching real working gauchos working the ranch. After a wonderful lunch, we were treated to an informal show by the gauchos that included music, dance, and a display of horseback riding skill. One of the most  amazing experience was a performance by a young and very talented gaucho who showed us how new horses are trained in their culture. If you love horses (or animals in general) this is a must-see. One of the most touching and gentle displays of love between horse and rider we’ve ever seen. In all a wonderful way to understand the very complex and sophisticated gaucho culture.

 

argentina experience in the pampas

A day in the countryside where the gauchos are working every day in the Estancia

 

Vavistravelling

August 31, 2019

 

A great Argentina experience!

My experience in this Pampa was absolutely great! From the start till the end everything was perfect. Our guide, Guillermo, was funny, smart, kind, and made us feel safe and welcome every moment that we spent together. I highly recommend to do this experience!

 

 

argentina experience beef

This is the way to spend some days in the Gauchos` Pampas

 

CrowneVic

March 17, 2019

 

Great Argentina Experience and Wonderful for Kids

Wonderful tour of San Antonio de Areco led by our guide Laura, who was fantastic. This was followed by an afternoon stay at the Estancia, where we started with some horseback riding, followed by a delicious Argentine asado with A LOT of succulent beef, tasty salads, then dessert and coffee, and finally, some folkloric dancing. Our two boys (11 and 13) loved the experience, especially after all the walking we had been doing in B.A. My 11 year-old was especially taken by all the super-friendly dogs (a few of which went with us on our horseback ride) and other animals during the visit. The location is beautiful, and very peaceful, without a single car or airplane to be seen or heard. Highly recommended.

 

 

argentina experience horses

 

If you would prefer more information about the Gauchos in Spanish

 

fabian c

April 25, 2018

 

Great  Argentina experience to learn about the gaucho culture.

I highly recommend experiencing this while visiting Buenos Aires. It was a short ride from the city. The booking was very easy and friendly. Our experience include on time shuttle service from hotel to estancia with a very entertaining driver. Upon arrival to the picturesque town of San Antonio de Areco we met up with our wonderful guide Guillermo. He was very knowledgeable and informative about Areco. After a tour around town we made our way to the estancia. Everyone at the estancia is very hospitable and welcoming. My group and I felt at peace with such a change of pace from big city life. I highly recommend doing this tour as you will have a great experience from the delicious food to meeting the great people that make this all come together.

 

You can check more than 500 5 stars reviews in Tripadvisor here: Reviews for Buenos Aires Gaucho Tour

 

 

Gwen E

March 4, 2017

 

Awesome Argentina Experience

We are seasoned travelers, and this is one of the best tours we have ever done. The entire experience is entertaining and enjoyable. The lunch was outstanding, and our guide, Laura, was fantastic. She knew the area, spoke excellent English, and became a friend.

If you would like to take this Full Day tour Estancia near Buenos Aires with San Antonio de Areco Gaucho town visit.

The Argentina cowboys

The Argentina cowboys

Unique and friendly Argentina cowboys

Customers` reviews on trip advisor talking about the Argentina Cowboys that they met at the Camino Pampa Tour.

 

Review of: “Mark B”
September 7, 2017

Fantastic day that exceeded all of our expectations

First off, I highly recommend this tour and our guide Juan..

We were looking for a day away from BsAs to just enjoy and learn about life in Argentina outside the city and Argentina cowboys. We hoped to enjoy the outdoors and have a new experience.

Wow! What an amazing experience. We were staying in a flat in San Telmo and were met very early for nice drive out to San Antonio de Areco. Great conversation, many questions answered and context given to us that prepared us for the day made the drive fly by. We met our guide, Juan, in the town and he took us on a journey of history, culture and weaved in some terrific stories. He really helped us step in to another world. The town was beautiful and the little chocolate shop, La Olla de Cobre, was amazing…the best Alfajores I have ever had. Then it was off to the Estancia. The Estancia was very beautiful and all the people we met welcomed us warmly and we felt truly blessed to be there. Being from the US I had no idea how different the Gaucho lifestyle and relationship with their horses were from Cowboys in the north. Frankly, it was beautiful to see with demonstrations that highlighted the subtle but deep relationship that the Gaucho and horse maintain.

The horseback ride was very nice and relaxing which suited my daughter well on her first ever time in the saddle. We enjoyed a wonderful meal and rounded out the experience with demonstration of traditional dance and music.

Juan, José and Guillermo, thank you so much for making our holiday and leaving us with an experience we will never forget.

 

If you would like to take this Full Day tour Estancia near Buenos Aires with San Antonio de Areco Gaucho town visit.

 

gauchos ranch horseback riding buenos aires

 

 

You can check more than 500 5 stars reviews in Tripadvisor here: Reviews for Buenos Aires Gaucho Tour

 

Review of: “SporeanGranTurism”
February 24, 2015
A Different Perspective of Buenos Aires
My wife and I selected this tour, because it offered not only an opportunity to visit an Argentine estancia with Argentina Cowboys to get a feel of life in the pampas, but also to visit a small provincial town. Overall, we were pleased with this experience, and would recommend taking this tour.

A driver named Jose Maria picked us up at our hotel in Buenos Aires at 8:30am. Along the way, he provided a near continuous commentary about various aspects of Argentine life and Argentina cowboys, particularly outside of Buenos Aires city centre, and in the pampas.

We had not expected this value added service, and it was much appreciated. Also, he was a skillful driver, and was very friendly and personable.

After a two-hour or less drive, we arrived at the town of San Antonio de Areco, and were greeted by a guide named Juan Manuel. He too had a wealth of information and stories to share with us, as we tour a traditional bar, a church, a traditional and a modern silversmith shops, and a chocolate confectionary shop, each of which reflected a specific aspect of the history of this town, particularly as a melting pot of immigrants from different countries.

Note that the silver jewellery in Patricio Draghi and the alfajores in La Olla de Cobre are good buys.

Afterwards we headed to the historic El Ombu de Areco estancia. By this time, we had become friends with Juan Manuel, who was very charming, on top of being an excellent guide. At this estancia, we had time to walk around and explore the estate manor and grounds, take a horseback or horse-drawn carriage ride around the pampas, have an ample and tasty lunch of Argentine BBQ specialties whilst being entertained by a bona fide gaucho performing traditional milonga music, and watch an amazing “horse whisperer” achieve complete control of his animal.

Along the way, we learnt how incorrect it was to define a gaucho as a cowboy, and what that culture truly entailed.

Afterwards, we exchanged contact details with Juan Manuel, bade him farewell, and headed back to Buenos Aires. Along the way, Jose Maria was kind enough to stop at a mini-market so that we could buy some water for use back in our hotel. At around 5pm, we arrived back at our hotel.

It was a day well spent.

 

If you would prefer more information about the Gauchos in Spanish

This is the way to spend some days in the Gauchos` Pampas

A day in the countryside where the gauchos are working every day in the Estancia

 

Living a gaucho life

Living a gaucho life

Martin Tatta, a real gaucho who lives a typical gaucho life, In San Antonio de Areco, a small city located in Buenos Aires province, Argentina.

The population of the city has a very country lifestyle, surrounded by horses, and gauchos.

There are still Gauchos today!, but we are going to talk about a “a countryman” Martin, he was raised in the countryside, with his family, the son of a gaucho from whom he inherited the “taste” for the countryside.

 

gauchos in estancia

 

Since childhood he wanted to have a country life, with animals, but especially horses, this guy had a very special connection with the horses, he received his first horse when he was 6 years old.

His father was a gaucho, who had already had the pleasure of living a gaucho life but living a Gaucho life could be hard, far away from the city and hard jobs, however some people love and enjoy this lifestyle.

In Argentina there are many popular gauchos, this is a culture, Gauchos were usually mestizos (persons of mixed European and Indian ancestry), but some of them were white, black, or mulatto (of mixed black and white ancestry) gauchos are characterized by their “outfit”, very unique, and it is not easy to see in other places.

 

gaucho life in the Estancia

 

They have a special way to dress, they work in the countryside and with cattle, but something really important to highlight is what they drink, Mate! A traditional South American caffeine-rich infused drink, today Argentinian people drink lot of mat, Mate invites people to join.

As Pedro Luis Barcia, (president of the National Academy of Education) says in an interview you have to “Matear” (drink mate) everywhere, “on the train, in the bus, on the beach, in the mountains, in the car and at the picnic”, for this reason Mate is so important for the gaucho culture.

When Martin was young he left school, his father told him that he should work and it helped him begin to deal with horses even more than before, Martin was raised in the countryside and all his life was dedicated to horses and his ranch.

As he clarifies in the interview made by Fernando Freixas, Martin was born in San Antonio de Areco, “he created a method of dressage and training based on trust”.

He is a good example to show to the people what’s like living a gaucho life, He wears a gaucho’s outfit, drinks mate, he lives in a house (kind of a ranch) in the middle of the field, Martin wants to keep the customs and traditions of his place, He feels very honored to live where he likes and do what he wants with horses.

Martin, before to be a horse whisperer, he used to be a horse tamer in his city, it was a sport, but when he found his quality with horses he left it and dedicated his time and passion to the horses until today, horses helped to Martin to travel all over the world to show his talent.

He does not imagine working on something else or away from the horses, He does not want to lose contact with his equines, even if he is older.

So, Martin, with his knowledge, relationship with horses, lifestyle and customs, he is really living a gaucho life.

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Martin Tatta

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El mate, símbolo de unión.

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Gaucho, SOUTH AMERICAN HISTORY

 

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Gaucho horse breaking with Martin Tatta

Gaucho horse breaking with Martin Tatta

He is not a magician, but for sure he is a Gaucho horse breaking.

Martin Tatta was born in San Antonio de Areco, a small city in northern Buenos Aires Province, Argentina.

Since he has memory always had a special contact with horses, a special way to treat them, for the past 11 years he has been showcasing his unique bond with horses through performances to tourists from around the world who wants to know the Argentinian culture and they should definitely come here to see it.

 

martin tatta horse breaker

Foto: Somos Arraigo

 

When Martin was very young he used to ride a horse with his father, but he received his first equine when he was 6 years old, he named him “Bandera”, and do you know why?, well it was because Martin used to tied his horse on the flagpole, Bandera was a “Picaso”, with a “white tie” on his face and legs.

This awesome Argentinian guy started and learned everything on his own; we could say that his father did not like to do “tricks” with the horse, “It is something that comes natural to me,” he said. “Nobody taught me, it just came out.

 

gauchos horse

Foto: Somos Arraigo

 

Breaking a horse is not an easy job; can you tame a wild horse?

A wild horse can be tamed and domesticated with careful training but Martin calls it Indian breaking in, it takes a lot of time and dedication with the horse.

He communicated in a unique and special way with the horse, his father thought it would be a wayward horse that he would not do what he was told, anyways Martin kept doing what he did until today and for this great gift, he was able to travel to many places around to world to show it.

 

gaucho horse breaking

Foto: Somos Arraigo

 

When he was young, he started to train some horses, he was an actual horse tamer, originally it was a sport for him and many people there.

Breaking a horse was a process where a wild horse becomes an exemplary one to be useful, but when he discovered his skills, Martin stopped doing it and started to training a horse to be ridden through its qualities.

Communicating with the horse, stroking it and trying to make the horse relax, he just was a gaucho breaking a horse, Martin always tries to have a connection between the horse and him, a connection with no force, screams or whips.

Nevertheless, Martín does not describe himself as a horse tamer, he thinks he is a gaucho who makes a show, with his own style; he thinks the horse is everything.

 

gaucho horse whisperer

Foto: Somos Arraigo

 

For this reason Martin Tatta is a great gaucho horse breaking who has gone far showing his talent with passion, the connection between him and the equine is magical.

There are many horse tamers, horse whisperers, gauchos, and just people, who love horses, but this guy is very popular for his lifestyle, passion, and his incredible way to treat equines, also his history, how he started loving the equines while he was just a small kid.

It is very impressive how Martin relaxes, trusts, brings the horse to ground, and lays down on top of the horse and rubs his head against its neck.

 

the horse of the gaucho

Foto: Somos arraigo

 

Martin thinks that anyone can do what he does, “all it takes is some patience and love” and in his interview he describes the horse as if it were “everything” for him, so we can figure out that he can’t even think about a life without a horse.

More “Criollo horses” origins in Spanish here

Or if your would like to meet Martin and his amazing horses

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Horsing around! Argentine Gaucho cowboy performs some amazingly controlled yoga with a horse for TV show ‘World’s Most Talented

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Self-Taught Horse Whisperer Shares a Magical Bond with the Majestic Creatures

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Meet Martin Tatta, Argentina’s Horse Whisperer

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Martin Tatta

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El gaucho que encanta a los caballos con susurros

Women in the Pampas

Women in the Pampas

Women in the Argentine countryside were present since small villages  and the first estancias in Buenos Aires were settled throughout the vast fields. The women were the ones who inhabited these places throughout most of the day, while men were working in the fields and riding horses. They stayed in the estancias and towns, taking care of the children, and also cooking and cleaning. 

 

Women social and economic situation in the Argentine pampas

 

For most of history, the role of the female rural worker in Argentina has been made invisible as they were relegated to household activities. The lack of statistics about their place in the rural economy has also contributed to this invisibility. There was a gender discourse that positioned men as the head of the production unit, and it subordinated the female labor. This did not allow them access to natural and economic resources, and therefore, did not allow them to have a monetary income, or manage productive activities or participate in public decision-making spaces. 

 

gaucho lady weaving ponchos

 

In this way, poverty in rural areas affected and still affects women in a more profound way that it affects men. This also results in a vicious cycle in which rural families cannot get out of poverty, as they continue to be poor for generations. Argentina has been through its history  a country that predominantly sustained itself thanks to agriculture and cattle raising, in different estancias in Buenos Aires’ province and throughout the country. Therefore, issue of the subordination of women in rural areas is key to understand the development of our economy.

 

Little by little, and in recent years, various public projects and programs have appeared, whether international or from non-governmental organizations, which want to raise awareness among women about the importance of their participation in production and technical training aimed at the agricultural sector. This was accompanied by studies and the realization of statistics regarding the national agrarian reality, which were developed including a gender perspective. However, within the Argentine provinces, this discourse and these practices continue to take place in some measure in rural areas. Especially, in the more remote areas, rural communities tend to be more culturally conservative, as they adhere to traditional views and roles. 

 

gaucho ladies in San Antonio de Areco

 

Also, the story of female gauchos has been invisibilized. The landscapes that the gauchos traveled through were thought to be too tough for women to survive. Nevertheless, there were women who did gauchos’ tasks such as gathering the cattle and riding a horse on long distances. Slowly, the role of the gaucho is developing into less “macho” habits.

 

Women’ activities in towns and estancias in Buenos Aires

 

But as it was mentioned before, throughout history, women in the pampas mostly stayed while the gauchos worked, and in this way they found an incentive to also develop new activities for themselves. This is how, eventually, they gave an identity to what now are the colonial towns in the countryside. 

 

In this way, women developed several areas of argentinian culture: they handcrafted, created new delicious recipes, educated themselves through local libraries they maintained and managed, and more. 

 

gaucho lady dancing folklore

 

For example, in the colonial town of San Antonio de Areco, women created the first Public Library, which still exists. It was founded in 1906 and has been ever since, run by women. These women that lived scattered throughout the pampas decided to educate themselves through books. In this way, they knew about books and about how to manage a library much better than the men who worked in the fields and in the estancias in Buenos Aires. Also, in the town you can find folkloric handcrafts shops, restaurant and bars. 

 

The gaucho’s wives, the “chinas”, were the ones who traveled with their husbands and kids. In these trips, once again they were the ones who had to take care of the children, they cooked and cleaned for them also. Eventually, they created some famous and delicious recipes that now are part of Argentina’s culture: from the famous “locro”, to “pastelitos”, to “empanadas”, and even more. Any curious tourist can try these recipes in most of the restaurants and bars in San Antonio de Areco.

 

gaucho lady in the Estancia

 

Finally, women also created and invented new ways to handcraft sets of crockery, and sets of beautiful and colorful blankets and more. These creations are spreaded all over San Antonio de Areco town as well: in shops, in restaurants, even in public spaces. This handcraft style is nowadays the last decorating trend in these colonial towns, and tourists from all over the world arrive to San Antonio de Areco to buy these objects.

 

gaucho ladies on horseback

 

Women in the Pampas have made this town a delight for the five senses as they developed several activities: from reading and telling stories, to creating and cooking the most delicious dishes, to making the houses and the town more beautiful for our eyes with their creations. All of this makes San Antonio de Areco a perfect place to be in the presence of the women’s influence in the Pampas.

If you are interested in visiting the town, you can schedule a tour to visit San Antonio de Areco and estancias in Buenos Aires province in this link: Camino Pampa

 

 

typical formal dress for a gaucho lady

 

Also and finally you can stay in a great working ranch, an historical one founded in 1870, managed by a Lady: Estancia de Areco

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