Jul 8, 2013|
Last updated on March 29th, 2021 at 10:45 am
Spend a Day at an Estancia Argentina
Visiting an Argentine Estancia (country ranch) is definitely one of Buenos Aires’s most popular activities. An Estancia trip combines homemade food, traditional music and dance, the “gaucho” lifestyle, and a relaxing time in the countryside.
The best way to experience the gaucho way of life is by visiting one of the many estancias located outside the city of Buenos Aires. A day excursion to the countryside in the pampas is an easy and memorable trip. In this article, you’ll read about my first-hand experience at the Estancia La Rosada, which you could easily add to your trip to Argentina.
Estancia Argentina “La Rosada”
Estancia La Rosada is near the charming historical town of Carlos Keen. It is 1 hour away from Buenos Aires, making it a perfect Buenos Aires day trip. The excursion started with a drive to the estancia Argentina, with a short stop to visit the impressive Lujan Cathedral. This is Argentina’s largest and most important cathedral. It is also the most important meeting place for Catholics in the country. Once I arrived at the Estancia, I was greeted by the host and delicious empanadas, along with Argentina´s famous Malbec wine.
Later, I had some spare time to walk around the beautiful grounds, ride horses, and enjoy nature. At lunchtime, I was served a delicious asado, Argentinean barbecue with the best meat in the country. There were also salads and of course, more red wine. During the meal, there were local musicians and dancers performing tango and other traditional dances.
In the afternoon, gauchos put on a show off their equestrian skills with cattle and traditional horse show games. We also got to enjoy “merienda” or tea time, of mate, coffee, and pastries including “pastelitos.” Around 5 PM, I left to return to Buenos Aires. After a relaxing and fun day out of the city, I was able to feel like a “gaucho” for a day.
Tours including an Estancia Argentina:
With this 13-day tour, you will discover the very best of Argentina. Start in the Capital of Tango, Buenos Aires. The tour includes a Tango show and dinner on the first night. There’s also plenty of time to take an outing to an estancia Argentina such as La Rosada – just make a request to your travel consultant.
The tour then heads to the Lake District and Bariloche, where you’ll be “wowed” with the gorgeous alpine lakes, mountains, and volcanoes of this region. Head to El Calafate, also known as the Heart of Patagonia, to see the Perito Moreno Glacier, and finish your tour of Argentina by traveling to the “End of the Earth” to meet some penguins in Ushuaia.
In this 19-day tour, you will see the best of Argentina, Brazil, and Chile and taste some amazing wines. Start with a Santiago city tour and a visit to one of the best wineries in the region. Then cross the Andes to Mendoza to taste some more wines and visit this beautiful region and its best vineyards.
Also visit Uruguay, South America’s best-kept secret. Not too many foreigners know about Uruguayan rich Tannat wine. Afterward go to Buenos Aires, to visit the cosmopolitan city, enjoy a Tango show and dinner and spend a day in an estancia to discover the lifestyle of the gaucho. This tour will also lead you to the Iguazu Falls and on a train ride through the Atlantic Rainforest in Brazil before heading to Sao Paulo. You can also add a visit to the Marvelous city of Rio de Janeiro.
Interested in an Estancia Argentina?
Of course, these are only some examples of our tours and you can always customize your own tour and create one depending on your likings, time, and budget. Contact an expert today to start planning!