Estancia La Bamba de Areco | Buenos Aires, Argentina | I have been to San Antonio de Areco multiple times in previous visits to Buenos Aires, but I must say that never before in such style and sophistication. Ideally located only 120 km from Buenos Aires and close to San Antonio de Areco in the heart of the Pampa, one of the oldest estancias in Argentina, recently renovated with great care as a boutique hotel, successfully combines luxurious comfort and colonial elegance. San Antonio de Areco, is one of my favorite gateways, when I visit the city of Buenos Aires. Continue reading Estancia La Bamba de Areco
Estancia Day at San Antonio de Areco | Buenos Aires, Argentina | San Antonio de Areco is probably the prettiest town in the Pampas. and one of the top ten places to visit in Argentina, according to the Lonely Planet Guide. Enjoy and experience the cultural legacy of the Gauchos, old traditions and local craftmanship in this colonial little town. One full day program, with 04 alternative options. Touching history (including Homemade Delights and Artisan’s Paradise), Town of Gauchos, Natural Areco, and Relax in the Countryside.
The basic tour consists on the Touching History Option. Which includes round trip from Buenos Aires to San Antonio de Areco, with pick up at your hotel. All services are either in private of small groups of max. 07 people. ( Modern Hyundai H1 Vans ).
Visit an Estancia “ BAMBA Chica Estancia “, experience the best of the GUACHO culture, food and heitage. Enjoy your day away Buenos Aires horseback ridding, horse whispering or just lying and sunbathing at the pool. The best full day escape from Buenos Aires. Visits to the silver store and museum Draghi, several local Pulperias and Chocolate factories.
The first SUNDAY of NOVEMBER is the best time to visit San Antorio de Areco for the yearly commemoration of The Guacho’s Festival. Ask for special packages and groups.
Touching History Tour | from USD 200 x person (*)
Guided Tour by Van of the main historic points + Lunch at a typical restaurant + Guided tour of the Gauchesco Guiraldes Museum + Walking tour of the Colonial Town + Visit to the Artisan’s workshop + Homemade delights at a Pulperia.
The Artisan’s Paradise, consists on Draghi’s Museum + Gasparini’s Atelier + Textile’s workshop + Handmade Pottery + Leather crafts + Hot Chocolate and Alfajores “local cookies” Factory
Homemade Delights, consists on Hot Chocolate and Alfajores “local cookies” Factory + Local homemade delis like sausages, cheese and a local microbrewery.
(extra) Natural Areco
Canoe trip along the Arceo river + Asado Barbecue at an Estancia (farm) + Native Vegetation + Bike ride or Visit to an Organic Greenhouse.
(extra) Relax in the Countryside
Horse drawn carriage ride + Asado Barcecue at an Estancia (farm) + Hammam’s Spa Session.
From my own experience I can tell: San Antonio de Areco is the ideal day away from the city of Buenos Aires, learning about the local Gaucho culture, with the best taste of a local barbecue “ASADO” and with the option of Horseback Ridding along the Pampas. Also enjoy a Horse Whispering session and local Gaucho Rhythm Dance Class. The visit to BAMBA CHICA was the highlight where you will spend half of the day enjoying the best food and local wines, horseback ridding, horse whispering, outdoor pool among other activities subject to the season and weather conditions. Guillermo, the guide, is a local resident of San Antonio de Areco and eager to show all his knowledge and pride to be original from this amazing Guacho settlement right in the Pampas. San Antonio de Areco, is 02 hours away from the city of Buenos Aires, right in the Pampas of Argentina. The visit includes San Antonio de Areco town and suburbs, Pulperias “ Gaucho’s bars “, Museum Draghi and Bamba Chica Estancia.
For those interested on further exploring the area and staying overnight to see the REAL life and happening of a typical Gaucho town, their Pulperias ( aka. restaurants/bars ), there are several interesting Boutique Hotel options that we can plan for your stay. Paradores Draghi next to the Draghi Museum. Antigua Casona Hotel. Patios de Moreno.
(*) Prices are subject to the number of people doing the tour on the date of your choice. If a group of a minimum 03 people are already book and you join this group, the cost per person is USD 200 (including meals). If the tour is Private only for you or for your party, then the prices are as follows: 01 person USD 320 / 02 pax. USD 220 per person / 03 pax. USD 195 per person / 04 pax. USD 190 per person.
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La Cabrera Restaurant | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Is to my point of view one of the best spots of the city of Buenos Aires to taste the local and worldwide renown Argentinean Beef and a typical ” Asado ” or barbecue. Located at the charming neighborhood of Palermo Hollywood • Cabrera 5099, Tel. 4831-7002. Chef: Gaston Rivera. ( www.parrillalacabrera.com.ar )
Small corner space, always frequented by locals and foreigners. Booking in advance is strongly advised. Professional and attentive service by old school waiters. Try it and let me know. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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