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.
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
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
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.
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.