The best Estancia Tour near Buenos Aires has been also a way to escape from the great Buenos Aires City to the grounds of the original Argentina.
Estancias near Buenos Aires are Argentine style ranches with a main residence, sometimes mansions built more than 100 years ago, and few of them now are also receiving guests. They are distributed in large pieces of land where the cattle and horses herds are grazing freely in the Pampas: one of the largest green plains of the world.
In the most affordable ones the house is a mansion of European design totally ornate and decorated, but most are still simple architecture with colonial style.
Estancias can be found all over Argentina, but this best estancia tour near buenos aires is still the only one being a real working ranch that you can visit and being hosted in a 90 minutes trip departing from you hotel or apartment in Buenos Aires, offering you the opportunity of exploring this special ranches and its daily activities with the gauchos.
Typical activities that the guests can take part are strolling along the big park and woods, visit the working facilities, exploring the fiels on horseback ride or in a cart drove by one gaucho, or even biking or walking. There is some much nature to discover in any trip going through the near 800 acres of the Estancia: at least a dozen of different birds, farm animals, etc. Probably discovering the Estancia workers performing they daily tasks like milking the cow, herding the animals or fixing a fence.
Estancia El Ombú de Areco also still preserves the recipes and customs of cooking the typical dishes of the countryside, which now are considered the original cuisine of Argentina: of course a lot of beef involved but also fresh vegetables and aromatic local herbs. Everyday for lunch there will be a 4 hours performance of cooking beef on the grill the Argentine very slow way.
If you would like to also visit the most traditional Gaucho town in Argentina: https://www.caminopampa.com/ is a Full Day Tour Estancia and San Antonio de Areco.
The gaucho horse: Argentine creole breed
Argentina was populated by native horses descendent from the Andalusian ones. And from the mid-Nineteenth Century, British and Percherons horses were introduced in Argentina.
Some ranchers took the task of restoring the purity of the “Criollo” breed. From such an effort the breed registry was born and its traits asserted.
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