DESCRIPTION A day in the pampas I: San Antonio de Areco
Located 110km from Buenos Aires, we travel through some beautiful Argentinean countryside to San Antonio de Areco at the former colonial border. Walking through the historical main square, we stop off at the County Hall, the principal church and the workshops of some of the well known and very talented silversmiths known as the classic pampas artisans. Then its on to one of the regions main estancias for a delicious, traditional criollo lunch of barbeque, empanadas, salads, ice cream, fruit and drinks. Your afternoon is free to spend as you choose; either horseback riding, walking, bird watching, or swimming. Then we journey back to Buenos Aires to enjoy a typical Argentinean countryside tea of; mate, sweet pastries, tea and coffee.
Journey: San Antonio de Areco, Draghis workshop, Estancia. Lunch: empanadas, barbecue, salads; ice cream or fruit salad; drinks are included. Countryside tea: mate, tea or coffee with sweet bakeries.
A day at the pampas II: Luján
An perfect trip for those who want to go to the outdoors, where international tourists are rare to be seen. In Luján city we visit the very impressive basilica, the sanctuary of the virgin that patronages Argentina and the local historical museum. Afterwards we visit the historical estancia Los talas, only a few kilometers away from Luján city. This place provides the original scenery for the enjoyment of homemade Pampas food. This estancia allows not only full enjoyment of the countryside life but also treasures an outstanding library of 40.000 volumes amongst which we can find unique publications from the XVII century and on.
Journey: Luján (1° Stop), Basilica, Colonial Museum, Estancia "Los Talas" (2° Stop).