Guests can choose from two types of visit: the Overnight Stay or the One-day Visit: The Overnight Stay can last from one to several days. This gives guests the chance to immerse themselves as much as they wish in the life of a working estancia, dedicated mainly to raising Hereford and Aberdeen Angus Stock.

Guests are welcome to observe and take part in the various stock-rearing activities as they happen on the ranch: milking, driving cattle to harness, vaccination, ear-tagging, de-horning, branding, etc.

Guests can explore the 300-hectare (ca 750 acre) estancia on foot or, accompanied by seasoned gauchos, on one of the 38 horses that are part of the working drove. Horse drawn carriages are also available. Those that want to learn some of the thousand species of Argentinean birds are provided binoculars and guide books.

Other recreational activities include: a swimming pool with solarium; ping-pong; metegol (table football); volleyball and football; bicycle rides; golf and tennis at a friendly country club only 15 minutes drive from the estancia.

Twenty kilometres from the estancia sits historic San Antonio de Areco, a picturesque pampas pueblo, with its museums, such as the famous Ricardo Güiraldes Gaucho Museum, silversmiths, leathercraft and wood workshops, a delightful little chocolate factory and frequent country auctions, all of which serve to keep very much alive the traditions of the gaucho culture.

The popular One Day Visit, on the other hand, offers a taste of any of the above activities - guided horse rides, an outing in a horse drawn carriage, the swimming pool, or strolls along the meandering Areco river, and so on - with the guarantee of a delicious asado (barbecue) served with fine Argentine wines.

Optionally on special request, El Ombú offers gaucho folk dance troops, local music groups, as well as creole horse-back skill events, such as sortija races, horseback sprints, bullock lassoing and hog-tying.

Ruta 31, cuartel VI, Villa Lía, San Antonio de Areco - Pcia. de Buenos Aires - Argentina
Oficina comercial (lun a vie) 4737-0436 - Estancia (54-2326) 492080
E-mail:reservas@estanciaelombu.com