Female Gauchos

Female Gauchos

Female gauchos in Argentina

Most of the female gauchos in Argentina follow their Father’s footsteps to become a Gaucho, the hero wanders of the Pampas. The romanticized lawless cowboys. The free-living legends of the Argentina society. Once nomad cowboys of the vast fertile grasslands of the Pampas.

Female gauchos play an essential role within the gaucho society, being the bridge between history and the new generations. Women are in fact responsible to pass on the gaucho traditions to their children and to raise them according to their own culture, uses and customs.

 

Rural women role⁣

 

The social role of the female gauchos is therefore crucial, and not being limited to the family: most of the times includes working with the cattle to help their gauchos.

During the 19th century, the activities carried out by female gauchos were varied and normally they were in charge of milking cows, orchard work or caring for farm animals.

Those who were married divided activities with their husbands and they were in charge of sales in stores, while their husbands carried out work on farms or on their own plots.

They were also in charge of herding and taking care of the horses in the posts for travelers.

 

Female gauchos in Buenos Aires

 

Female gaucho in buenos aires estancia

A Female gaucho in buenos aires estancia

More than 120 years ago there were more than 40,000 women engaged in agriculture and other rural activities. It was very common for them to shearing, also making threads of wool, weaving and sewing. In order to contribute to the household economy, they help selling and buying animals, eggs, sweets and cakes.

Rural female gauchos were not accepted by the established society along the 19th century, because they did not meet the ideal of women, also because they were the companions of the gauchos, considered uneducated and barbarians.

Rural women performed domestic work but they were complemented with small production activities for family consumption.

 

Rural women in the Pampas

 

female gaucho in the pampas of Argentina

A female gaucho in the pampas of Argentina

Living in the countryside for women not only means dedicating themselves to housework or to the education and care of their children, but also to work in the fields: taking care of the orchard, feeding the animals, driving the tractor, checking the plantations after the frosts, light the firewood so that the hail in an instant does not spoil the sacrifice of months of hard work and long wait, fight against the desertification of the land, milk the cows, attend to their calving, watch the cattle or wait to collect the fruits of the earth.

It is about the daily life of female gauchos, who over the years were stereotyped or represented only as mothers or housewives, although they fulfill these roles, their work as farmers and ranchers who contribute to the economy either family or paid

If we remember several years ago, the woman took care of the house and the animals. Who took care of everything? Women! But not only take care of the children and make them dinner and stay knitting socks: but everything. The animals had to be cared for, the horses had to be caught, the children had to go out, send them to school.

All the field tasks were done by the woman, the more you go back in the years, the more she did. The woman was always linked to the horse and the countryside, from performing tasks such as caring for animals, riding a horse and riding a carriage.

There was always equality, it’s not that she was relegated to a specific space. The vision of the role of women in the countryside and their different participation in the different activities: The female gauchos in the countryside dressed the same as the man, she put on pants, a sash and they breaking and riding horses; there are many cases here that she has done it with her husband.

The role of women in the field: If it is in a dairy, the couple usually goes to milk the cow, today there are few who have remained because it is done mostly with machines. But normally they go together or with an assistant.

Later, in the field, the woman does the housework, if she has a garden, if she has pigs, if she has chickens, goats, sheep. Sheep shearing is generally done as a family, the woman does it with her children and if her husband is there, he does it.

A female gaucho from a rural family from whom she learned to harvest thanks to her father and to weave with sheep’s wool thanks to her mother.

With this knowledge she began her weaving venture that includes blankets, quilts, table runners, vests and ruanas using ancient techniques. She comments that she works with “the natural fibers of the mountain, now I add color to them. I teach my daughters, who also make fabrics and help me sell online”.

 

Female gauchos in Buenos Aires Tourism

 

female gaucho in the pampas tourism

A female gaucho involved in the tourism

On the other hand, rural women have also found a new role that they can play through tourism, in the rural sector it is a complementary source of income and together with traditional rural activities it contributes to female empowerment.

Tourism provides women with employment opportunities, financial autonomy and in turn gives them the opportunity to establish contact with the outside world.

Although it has not yet been possible to modify the traditional division of tasks by gender in which the participation of women in the tourism sector continues to be perceived as an extension of domestic tasks.

When the roles played by women in rural tourism are analyzed, they are generally in charge of the organization and logistics of rural accommodation, where they also take care of the tourist who visits the establishment.

It should be noted that rural women are characterized by their entrepreneurial and creative nature, which often allows them to manage their own businesses or work independently, this can be seen to a greater extent in the younger generations.

 

Female gauchos in Buenos Aires Estancia Tours

 

Female gaucho in an Estancia Tour

A Female gaucho in an Estancia Tour

Most rural tourism ventures today are led by women, in Argentina they lead more than 80% of rural tourism.

Tourism is consolidated as a tool that can allow the empowerment of women, in several rural communities training and workshops have been provided that have a gender perspective, these provide knowledge and training to start tourism ventures generating an increase in confidence and self-esteem of groups of women.

The benefits that rural tourism can provide are varied and generate positive changes in the lives of women, discovering new roles that they can assume, but to achieve this, tourism activity must be developed with a gender perspective.

Also since 2008, October 15th marks the International Day of Rural Women, which is consolidated as a resource to make visible and value the role of these women, and in turn demand more rights.

 

Female gauchos in San Antonio de Areco

 

Female gaucho in San Antonio de Areco

A Female gaucho in San Antonio de Areco

The participation of women during the Tradition Festival in San Antonio de Areco has always been a fact, even since the first editions they have contributed greatly to the Areco culture and the transmission of traditions just like men.

A woman was the one who brought the Creole loom to San Antonio de Areco and started a weaving loom school in the 1940s. Today the Creole loom is the tool used to make Areco`s ponchos and the textile handicrafts that are exhibited during the Festival of Traditions.

“She arrives with Ramona Risso de Beristayn who brings her to San Antonio de Areco, at that time the Mayor was José Antonio Guiraldes”. Ramona Risso de Beristayn remained for some time head of the “Academia de Teleras Criollas”, transmitting her knowledge, among others, to Guida O’Donnell, who taught her techniques “Guida was Ramona’s student.”

The Criollo and Pampa Loom Workshop at the Ricardo Güiraldes Gauchesco Museum exhibits the pieces made by students in the framework of the Traditions` Festival or in different events, and also began a technique of dyeing wool with natural dyes, something completely new in San Antonio de Areco.

The weaver woman has a lot of value for the traditions. The workshop serves as a meeting space for women, it is constituted as a learning space and has great cultural value since traditional practices continue to be transmitted for decades.

This is where women find themselves with a new role as artisans, which they try to show at the Festival of Tradition, but which was not valued when they were given a more visible space.

 

Women founding the Folckoric dances School in San Antonio de Areco

Another great contribution that Guida O’donnell made to the culture of San Antonio de Areco was in the field of dance. Supported by the “patronage” of Commodore Güiraldes, O’donnell dedicated herself to teaching and disseminating the folcloric music dances of the region such as the footprint, the “Huella” and “El Triunfo” in the historical style of Areco: “She was the one who institutionalized the dances and with dances genuinely gave it an imprint, the imprint of areco and “El Triunfo de Areco” have an imprint that was born here”

She was a folklore teacher for several generations of Areco`s neighbors, she transmitted a soft and moderate way of dancing that marks an Areco`s way of dancing southern folklore. Likewise, she carried out work on a Creole loom and transmitted her knowledge to many local women.

The dances during the Tradition`s Festival are one of the most important activities, they take place every day of the event, either as a presentation or inside a performance, even before the parade of gauchos and female gauchos begins.

Attending grocery stores was considered a male activity, in which women did not participate and if they did they were frowned upon, generally they had to stay at home to care for their children.

 

Women in San Antonio de Areco society

A rural woman explains: The Bessonart bar used to be, 20 years ago it was only for men, only men entered. That bar used to be a grocery store, today they made it a pub with all that old structure that it still maintains, but both women and men enter. Not before, the corner door was the bar and the side door on Zapiola street was the grocery and that’s where the women entered through the grocery. It’s not really that it was forbidden: it was machismo, you felt you couldn’t go in, they were all leaning on each other, smoking or having a beer, a “fernet” there at the door and it was like you couldn’t.

Women play a very active role in the gastronomy during the Festival of Tradition, since there are several canteens inside Parque Criollo and grocery stores or restaurants throughout Areco “There are canteens inside Parque Criollo that work hard: they work making empanadas or helping the grill.

The rural woman says: All men cut meat for example and women have to serve it. But you do it with pleasure because it’s a party, you don’t see it as much as there is a machismo in that sector. Generally it is the women who are in charge of cooking, but this changes when the barbecue is done since this activity is reserved for the gauchos.

Women have roles related to domestic tasks that are linked to the kitchen, in turn they are the ones who must serve food, and help men during their activities. Their participation is very active in gastronomy and adds great value to the event.

This very active role in gastronomy is also kept outside the scope of the Festival, during the “yerras” is when the butchering is carried out and the women are the ones in charge of the kitchen where various dishes are cooked, they know the recipes and the procedures.

 

Activities of the women in San Antonio de Areco

The heads of the kitchen are always women. The men did not get close. Because the work of making blood sausages, of doing a thousand things… in making different varieties of things, respect for each job… all those sectors were women’s, they did all of that. The men did the dirtiest, toughest parts, butchering, removing the bones, mincing the meat, cooking the asado all those things… But the rest, making the foie gras… is always done by the women.

Another of the activities in which the participation of female gauchos in the Festival of Tradition can be highlighted is in the organization of the event. They receive the traditionalist centers, sometimes carrying riding chairs, helping. They receive the gauchos, write them down, welcome them, if you’re on the commission you have to do that.

The role of women is very important, not only because she is the gaucho’s companion, but also because of her participation in both the parade and the organization.

 

Female gauchos horseback riding

 

Female gauchos horseback riding

A Female gauchos ready for horseback riding

The parade in the streets of San Antonio de Areco during the Tradition`s Festival is one of the most popular activities, traditional groups from other towns or provinces, gauchos, boys and girls participate here.

Previously, women participated as companions of men on the same horse but years ago they rode on their own horse, although certain rules have been imposed on them to participate. They say that women are not horsemen, but they have the essence to ride.

In 1970 it was established that women should ride sideways and not like men rode, this situation was highly criticized and was maintained for a while but later it was left aside.

At the end of the 90s, it was discussed again how women should ride on horseback, in a search of the groups that organized the event to return to the traditions as they were before, it was decided that women should ride from the side. This decision generated great controversy, since the participation of women was conditioned, they had to comply with certain norms with which not all were identified. In the year ’93-’94 there was a great discussion.

 

Female gauchos clothes

 

female gaucho clothes

The female gauchos clothing

As for the clothing: female gauchos should wear to participate in the parade, changes were also imposed, women cannot parade with pants, they must wear skirts. They didn’t want the women to parade in pants, they wanted them to do so in skirts, they don’t allow you to parade otherwise. What’s more, the women also stopped parading because of that.

The Tradition`s Festival is presented as a festive occasion, therefore the participants try to wear formal clothes and their best clothes, both men and women, which is why the idea of women wearing skirts and men typical gaucho pants. “It’s a party you have to come with the best you have, with the best horse, with the best “pilcha””

Although the women dress in country pants in their daily lives, during the event an image of the countrywoman with the skirt is shown, which is related to femininity, while the gaucho pants are reserved for the gauchos, being cataloged as a male garment that women should not wear as it would be an informal garment.

The roles that women occupy during the Tradition`s Festival are varied, they show that they are not tied to the stereotype that classifies them only as companions of the gaucho, they are also generators and transmitters of traditions.

Their participation has increased over time, they have even managed to occupy places that were previously only reserved for men, but it is a reality that there are still certain activities that are considered masculine and feminine that continue to limit the participation of both men and women. in the same.

Although there are issues that still need to be resolved, such as female gauchos participation in the rodeo, have already begun to be questioned and debated by various participants, this could mark the beginning of a very positive change that contributes to gender equality in the framework of the celebration in San Antonio de Areco.

Argentina Farm stay

Argentina Farm stay

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.

 

 

buenos aires estancia tour

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!

 

 

argentine barbecue asado

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.

 

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

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.

San Antonio de Areco town of the Argentina cowboys:

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

The argentina cowboys at the Estancia

 

 

Review of: “SporeanGranTurism” February 24, 2015

A Different Perspective of Buenos Aires with the Argentina Cowboys

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.

The Estancia in the Pampas

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

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

 

Women in the Pampas

Women in the Pampas

The 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 in the Pampas 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 gaucho 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. 

 

women in the pampas weaving ponchos

how the women in the pampas are weaving

 

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. 

 

women in the pampas in San Antonio de Areco

Some gaucho ladies

 

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 argentine culture: they handcrafted, created new delicious recipes, educated themselves through local libraries they maintained and managed, and more. 

 

gaucho lady dancing folklore

The woman in the Pampas

 

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

A 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 spread 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

The gaucho ladies on horseback

 

Activities of women in the Pampas

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

A gaucho lady in San Antonio de Areco

 

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

 

Real gauchos Tour Buenos Aires with Estancia ranch

Real gauchos Tour Buenos Aires with Estancia ranch

This is the most real gauchos Tour Buenos Aires with Estancia ranch

Original and authentic gauchos experience in Buenos Aires including: traditional town San Antonio de Areco and a real working ranch of Argentina, locally called “Estancia”

 

full day gauchos tour

 

Run by Argentine locals of San Antonio de Areco for the last 9 years, with extensive knowledge and experience in farms, local Argentine history culture, gauchos traditions and tourism.

 

gaucho town areco

 

This pampas tour is based in being in contact with local town people and Estancia gauchos in a real old fashion Argentine experience

 

ombu estancia ranch

 

Full Day Tour to the gaucho Areco Town and Estancia El Ombu de Areco , making the perfect combination in the Argentina pampas.

 

Providing an exclusive gaucho tour Buenos Aires, while making this unique Argentina destination a sustainable one through our operation and support.

 

buenos aires transfer

Transfer of the gauchos Tour Buenos Aires

 

Direct trip departing from your residence/ hotel Buenos Aires in executive comfortable vans between 8 and 8:30am, going through one of the oldest routes in Argentina: The Camino Real, crossing the oldest settlements in Argentina since the Spanish Colony times and finally reaching the open Pampas of Argentina: a huge plain with one of the most fertile soils.

You will be bring into Argentina grasslands that are most of the year totally green because of its fertility and humid condition.

Our specialized local tour guide will immerse you in the ambience of the traditional gaucho Areco Town for about one hour and a half.

 

argentine barbecue asado

 

And then day at the working ranch Estancia El Ombu: reception with empanadas / drinks, horseback /cart riding , argentine barbecue asado lunch and folcloric gaucho music .

Arriving back in Buenos Aires approx. 6pm

 

buenos aires estancia tour

 

This program includes:

– Round trip Buenos Aires transfer with residence / hotel pick-up in vehicle with official license and special insurance

– Tickets and transfers in the gaucho town Areco

– Tour with bilingual local Argentine guide

– Reception / Lunch: complete gaucho asado with drinks

– Activities at the Estancia ranch in the pampas

 

Only real small group tour of up to seven people per group, every day departing from your Buenos Aires hotel or residence front door in a direct trip to the traditional gaucho San Antonio de Areco town.

English, French and Spanish gaucho tour guides , specialized for nine years in this unique gaucho experience

 

You can book your gauchos tour buenos aires : Full day gauchos tour

Sustainable gauchos Tour Buenos Aires

This is the only Social Responsible Gaucho Tour : we as Camino Pampa have been supporting and nurturing the sustainability of San Antonio de Areco as a destination for the last eight years:

– We live and work in San Antonio de Areco
– Most of the services are provide by locals from this town
– We have developed the only sustainable experience in Areco
– Contributions to many NGO´s from our gaucho town San Antonio de Areco:
. Social Community Center for young people
. San Antonio de Areco Center for Babies´ Nutrition
. Asociación de Amigos del Museo gauchesco Ricardo Güiraldes
. Main Library in town
. Local Tourism Association in Areco

 

San Antonio de Areco town had many changes in its architecture.

Was originally located in the road “Camino Real” to the Alto Peru, becoming a colonial post for the riders of the Pampas.

In the fringes of the village, there were small forts dedicated to the defense of the villagers from the attacks of the local indians that were attacking the town.

The local villagers were bulding up their San Antonio de Areco chapel and all the main buildings and houses of “adobe”: mix of straw with mud or clay. Originally for 100 years it was a “muddy” town.

Some local people of the Estancias San Antonio de Areco learnt how to make bricks and then the whole architecture of the village change dramatically with the spanish and italian people bringing their own style of construction and design of houses and buildings.

 

Authentic horseback riding in Areco Estancia ranch:

With the company and lead by real argentine gauchos going through the countryside of the Estancia (ranch property)

Traditionally, the gaucho and the Criollo horse of Argentina, are inseparable partners in the Pampas.

If for you it is your first time in a horse or you do not have much experience, you can make the standard horseback riding in the Tour Estancia in Buenos aires . But if you are an experienced rider, you will be assigned a special horse and making a private trail horseback ride through the countryside of the gaucho property.

The gauchos can choose from the almost 70 horses in order to assign the best one for you for the horseback riding with the company and lead by the real gauchos of the Estancia El Ombu de Areco.

 

Folcloric music in the Estancia El Ombú de Areco with Real gauchos Tour Buenos Aires Areco Estancia ranch

By the end of the Tour Estancia El ombú the gauchos will perform some argentina folcloric music: some of them are: gato, escondido, chamame, bailecito, triunfo, and many others. One of the most important and more widespread is the dance at the Estancia Buenos Aires that is the very colorful “Chacarera”

There is a great variety of dances in the tradition of Argentina, many folk dances quiets and many others full of rhythm.

Beef in Real gauchos Tour Buenos Aires Areco Estancia ranch: beef is the most important meal in Argentina, the gauchos had it for hundreds of years in the Argentina pampa where they were hunting the wild cows.

Author: Guillermo Gonzalez Guereno

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