Horseback riding Buenos Aires ranch Tour

Horseback riding Buenos Aires ranch Tour

This is the most authentic horseback riding Buenos Aires ranch tour , with real argentine cowboys (gauchos) going through the fields of the Estancia El ombu.

 

Historically, the gaucho, the saddle and horse, are inseparable companions that represent the life in the Pampas.

 

gauchos ranch horseback riding buenos aires

 

The horses:

At the Estancia there are almost seventy horses of the local argentine breed “Criollo”: very well known because of its longevity, intelligence and resistance.

 

horseback riding ranch tour

Horses in the Pampas

 

They are very responsive in the horseback riding , bred on the estate, and trained by the local ranch gauchos .

The owner of the gaucho Estancia tour has been personally taking care of them for the last 22 years.

 

The amazing history of Gato and Mancha

Two of this breed rode the longest equestrian raid in history, when Gato and Mancha got to New York in 1928 after travelling 18,000 kilometres.

 

horseback riding buenos aires

Gato and Mancha criollo horses

 

 

The ranch gauchos can choose for you the one that better suit your physical fitness and level of equitation skill: from beginner to Advanced ability levels in horseback riding in Buenos Aires ranch

 

 

gauchos horseback ride buenos aires

The tack of the gauchos

 

 

The tack:

While in the horseback riding in Buenos Aires ranch almost all the tack it is a “gaucho of the pampas tack”, where there is no “seat” but it is one of the most comfortable saddle.

 

If you prefer there is also available some English tack as well.

 

 

horseback riding in the Pampas

Saddle of the gauchos

 

Groups at the horseback riding Buenos aires:

If your ability is from beginner to intermediate, you can join the standard group with some other people at the gaucho ranch.

 

If you consider yourself, being realistic about your ability, an advanced rider you will be provided a private ride in the ranch Buenos aires.

 

 

gauchos style horseback ride

The gauchos style horseback ride

 

 

The trail:

According to your ability, you will walk, trot and canter while going the cross country in the fields of the gaucho ranch Buenos aires : grasslands, a marsh and crossing streams.

 

From your saddle you will have great views of the surroundings in the Estancia ranch near Buenos aires

 

There will be some ranch gauchos leading and guarding you while in the horseback riding in the whole Estancia trail.

 

gauchos ranch tour

Some riders in the Estancia

 

 

Length of the horseback riding buenos aires:

If you join the standard group, the horseback riding Buenos aires ranch tour will range from 30 to 40 minutes. And if you are an advanced rider, you can have an hour private horseback riding

 

If you book a private Real gauchos Tour Buenos Aires Areco Estancia ranch, you can choose to have two different one hour horseback rides

 

 

gauchos ranch horseback

The fields for the horseback

 

The entire program of the horseback riding includes as well:

Transfer round trip from hotel Buenos Aires to gaucho town San Antonio de Areco and Estancia
Bilingual tour guide in town and Estancia. Tour guiding for about one hour and a half in gaucho town Areco

 

At the Buenos aires ranch Estancia El Ombu: empanadas, drinks, horseback riding , argentine asado lunch and gaucho folcloric music

 

 

Book your: Horseback ride near Buenos Aires Tour

 

For more information:  Origins of gaucho criollo horse

 

Also in Spanish: Orígenes del caballo Criollo

 

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

Gaucho Walt Disney in Argentina

Gaucho Walt Disney in Argentina

The american gaucho: Walt Disney in Argentina

In 1941, on the eve of America’s entry to World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt wanted to curb the influence of Nazis and fascists in South America.

So the President enlisted someone who embodied the American capitalist spirit: Walt Disney. Guest host Mandalit del Barco talks to film director Ted Thomas, who’s new documentary ”Walt & El Grupo” chronicles Walt Disney’s adventure and public relations mission to South America:

 

gaucho mickey mouse

 

“The Argentine theme, on the contrary, was not so easy, nor so obvious.

Here was a temperate country, with none of the glamour of the rich jungle background of flora and fauna. The most conspicuous common denominator of understanding was the pampas and the hardy colorful gauchos. The vast seas of grass, the simple humor and hardships of those rugged  horsemen of the plains seemed the source and the clue to our best efforts.”

 

disney and horses

 

Gaucho culture became the group’s primary focus. Ted Sears’s pretrip story suggestions for a gaucho series were now augmented with direct primary research into the customs, costumes, and lore of the real gauchos.

Members of the group visited gaucho museums and gaucho libraries, attended gaucho concerts, and entertained authorities on gaucho culture at the Alvear Palace.

 

disney gaucho folcloric dance

 

Larry Lansburgh took his pursuit a step further by going to Mataderos Municipal stockyards to see working gauchos in action. After putting his command of Spanish to the rest, explaining his purpose there, Lansburgh was allowed inside.

 

Thanks to Jim Brodero´s contacts, the entire group was invited to a tour in an all-day asado, an Argentine version of an outdoor barbecue, at Estancia El Carmen on Sunday, 14 September.

 

disney gaucho in Estancia

 

This was the first sight of the Argentine pampa countryside for the group as whole, and the artists feasted on a banquet of mouthwatering food, sketched animal and plant life, shot copious amount of 16mm film and still pictures, and were treated to an exhibition of gaucho riding and roping.

 

The locals enjoyed costuming Walt Disney in Argentina as real gaucho. This was a token of their sincere affection for him and, happily, he looked the part. “He had the dark eyebrows and the dark eyes and the mustache” Herb Ryman later pointed out.

 

Extracted from the book: South of the border with Disney by J. B. Kaufman

 

disney gaucho dress

 

You can visit this and some other gauchos museums, galleries and culture attractions in this Tour: Estancia and Gaucho Town Day Tour

Also in Spanish: Orígenes de las Estancias de Buenos Aires

More information here: Full Day Tour Estancia with Argentine Beef and horseback riding

Best gaucho experience hotel in the Pampas near Buenos Aires: Lodging in the Pampas

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