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Argentina / Buenos aires
SAN ANTONIO DE ARECO CON ESTANCIA EL OMBU

This gaucho day trip from Buenos Aires is the best way to see the real heritage of Argentina; visiting San Antonio de Areco, one of the last towns that pridefully guard their customs and keep their traditions alive. This day trip provides the opportunity to know more about Estancia culture, horses and the gaucho lifestyle that is an emblem of argentine identity. At the Estancia, you will appreciate the beauty and simplicity of the Pampas, and learn about rural life in Argentina. You will meet gauchos and participate in activities such as horseback riding and carriage rides through the surrounding farmland. As you dine, you will enjoy a performance of traditional folkloric music and dancing and an impressive gaucho horsemen demonstration. Itinerary: 08.30 am: Pick up at your hotel in Buenos Aires. 10.00 am: Reception at San Antonio de Areco by our guide, who will show you the picturesque streets of the historical center, pulperias (old gaucho bars), the renowned Draghi’s Silversmith Museum, traditional handicraft, and the Ricardo Güiraldes Gaucho Museum. 12.00 noon: Departure to an exclusive Estancia where you will be greeted with empanadas and a delicious Argentine asado (traditional barbecue). With the guide, you will take a tour to visit the Estancia while hearing stories about this historic working ranch. Various activities will be offered: horseback riding or carriage, traditional folkloric dancers and music and impressive destrezas gauchas (Gaucho skills demonstration). You will also have the chance to discover and taste the ritual of the mate (typical infusion)! During the summer, the Estancia opens its 2 swimming pools. 04.30 pm: Departure to Buenos Aires. Includes: Visit of the historical town: church, old pulperías, Ricardo Güiraldes Gaucho Museum, handicraftsmen. Horseback riding or carriage and all activities at the Estancia. Traditional asado lunch at the Estancia, with salads, dessert, coffee and drinks. Folkloric music and dancing. Gaucho skills (subject to wheater conditions) Swimming pool in summer.

Argentina / El calafate
ESTANCIA CRISTINA CAÑADON DE LOS FOSILES TREKKING

When disembarking the catamaran, the 4×4 vehicles will be waiting to start the ride towards the viewpoint of the Upsala glacier. The descent will be through the Cañadón de los Fósiles, a deposit of sea fossil remains. This is a valley with UNIQUE characteristics within the National Park, which made this an unforgettable experience, among forests, lagoons, lakes, glaciers, and surrounded by the typical fauna and flora of the region. Sailing Lake Argentino + Spegazzini glacier + 4×4 rides to the Upsala viewpoint + Trekking 14 km to Cañadón de los Fósiles. For wheel drive crossing 4×4 of 9.5 km. through mountainous roads. Tour through a landscape that until recently was covered by glaciers and has a great geological interest. View of Lake Guillermo and of the stunning oriental front of Upsala Glacier, Southern patagonian ice and hills Murallón and Don Bosco. Descents through the Cañadón de los Fósilesarea where we can find fosiles, remains of the last marine ingression which has been ucovered by glacial action.Valley of unique characterisitics. Available for child from 12 years old. It is very important to bring the appropriate gear for this kind of trek: comfortable clothes for walking, hiking shoes or rubber soled shoes and sun protection. Note: The manager of Estancia Cristina or designee will determine whether passengers who have chosen this activity can actually participate in it. FROM APRIL 2019 ESTANCIA CRISTINA INCORPORATES CHINOOK CATAMARAN TO ITS DAILY OPERATING, OFFERING HIGHER CONFORT AND SPEED IN NAVIGATION IN LAGO ARGENTINO.