GAUCHO LIFE ON THE PAMPAS

9 hours | Buenos Aires | B U E - 1 0 0
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Points of Interest

  • Argentine Estancia
Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is an eclectic blend of contemporary vitality and old world languor. Your active full-day excursion reveals a mélange of historic architecture, high-rise hotels, glitzy shops, humble barrios and the vast open plains of the Pampas.

Begin your adventure on a narrated drive with a guide who is well trained to share highlights of local history and culture. Watch through your window as you pass through Palermo, a lovely district of parks, gardens, mansions, and embassies.

Enjoy a scenic drive into Argentina's vast and scenic plains, the Pampas. You'll arrive at an Estancia, where the timeless traditions of the Argentine gaucho are lovingly preserved.

During your exclusive visit to the ranch, you can explore the grounds and enjoy a traditional asado al asador, the gaucho-style country barbecue featuring famous Argentine beef. After lunch, you'll be treated to a colorful folkloric show of Argentine music, dance and renowned feats of horsemanship.

In Argentina, the term gaucho originally meant vagabond and was used to describe members of the lowest levels of society who survived by roaming the Pampas and working cattle. Their dress consisted of a woolen poncho, neck fastened bandana, pleated trousers and long leather boots and they had no home or belongings other than what they carried on horseback.

Because there was no way to preserve meat on the open plains, the horsemen of the Pampas invented the barbeque or asado. Over time, their excellent horsemanship and military aptitude brought them much repute and their colorful way of life was eventually romanticized by such poets as José Hernández.

Special Notes:

Tour order may vary. This tour is only available on transit calls.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship on a narrated drive through Buenos Aires and continue to visit an Estancia

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
38
Travel time:
03:00
Time at site:
04:00
Free time at site:
60
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Re-board your transportation and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
38
Travel time:
02:00
Photo/video restrictions:
No