by admin | Feb 21, 2020 | La Pampa
Argentina farm stay near Buenos Aires
Descriptions made by guests of one of the best. Customers talking about the Argentina farm stay: they left Argentina taking with them a the most original experience.
Relaxing days at the farm.
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.
Best Argentina farm Stay
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!
Farm stay with 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.
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by admin | Sep 21, 2016 | Estancias Buenos Aires, La Pampa
Pampa nature: “The land is the most beautiful and gentle place I have ever thought of, nobody can get tired of looking at the land and at its beauty.” Pedro Lopez de Souza
“That was a Homeric course, undoubtedly the largest that God made -perhaps He could not possibly have made a better, even had He tried-…” R. Cunninghame Graham
What it is Pampa nature
The Quechua word pampa stands for space, a landscape of flat surface almost no trees. This is how the Argentines call the massive flat surface located in the center of the country, being one of the largest and most fertile plains in the world.
Is it called also the “sea of grass”, a landscape without end that Borges mention as “the only place on earth where God can roam at large”.
All grass and sky, and sky and grass, and still more sky and grass, the pampa stretched from the pajonales (scrubland) on the western bank of the Paraná right to the stony plain of Uspallata, a thousand miles away.
A carriage in the Pampa nature
Through all this ocean of tall grass, green in the spring, then yellow, and in the autumn brown as an old boot, the general characteristics were the same.
Animals of the pampa nature:
A ceaseless wind raffled it all and stirred its waves of grass, Innumerable flocks and herds enamelled it, and bands of ostriches (“Mirth of the Desert”, as the gauchos called them) and herds of palish.yellow deer stood on the tops of the cuchillas and watched you as you galloped past.
Wild rabbit in the Pampa nature
Down in the south, the Patagonian hare, mataco, and the quirquincho scudded away or burrowed in the earth. Towards the middle region of this great galloping ground, the greatest that God made, -perhaps
He could not possibly made a better, even had He tried- great armadillos and iguanas showed themselves, and in the north, around the deep metallic toned islands of hard-wood montes, flocks of macaws –red, yellow, and bright blue- floated like butterflies.
Carpinchos in the Pampa
Up in the north, anteaters and tapirs wandered, looking as if they had escaped from out the Ark.
Over the whole extend of the pampa nature, the teru-teru hovered, screamed, whistled, and circled just above your horse´s head. From every monte and from every maize field flew chattering flocks of parakeets.
Tigers and pumas inhabited the woods. In all the rivers nutrias and carpinchos with their great red teeth, swam whit their heads awash, laid flat upon the stream, just like a seal at sea.
Viscachas burrowed, and wise, solemn little owls sat at the entrance of their burrows making pretending to guard them, as does a sentinel before a palace door.
Birds in the Pampa
Birds, from the ostrich down to the little black and white viudita, swarmed in their millions. Vultures and crows hung almost out of sight specks, and yet, when a tired animal was left to die, appeared as if by magic and waited, just as an heir waits with resigned impatience for a rich uncle`s death.
Along the streams the pink flamingoes fished, or rising in the sun looked like a flock which had strayed out of some old picture, lovely and yet unnatural to eyes accustomed to see birds, all grey or brown, flying through air as thick as blotting paper.
R. Cunninghame Graham, extracts from South America Sketches
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