Buenos Aires Farming & Agricultural Tour

From Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires
  • Argentina
  • Custom
  • Food and wine
  • City Stays
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Tour Description

Our Buenos Aires Farming and Agriculture Tour is a must do for travelers who want to have an authentic experience of the local way of life. You will enjoy the cosmopolitan flare of Buenos Aires, the sights and smells of Liniers Cattle Market, gorgeous cuisine and a guided tour of a working farm.

Arriving in beautiful Buenos Aires you will take a small group tour of the city taking in the significant monuments, exclusive neighbourhoods and avenues that beat with the heart of tango. The next day you will head to the 130-year-old Liniers Cattle Market, the major livestock trade market for Argentina. Witness the busy auction that sees thousands of cattle through its gates weekly. You will have two authentic Argentine dinner experiences on this tour. One sumptuous dinner and tango show and one incredible steak meal with a lesson in making empanadas – including an empanada making competition! Complete your agricultural experience with an escorted tour of a working estancia, with a knowledgeable guide who will speak from personal experience about farming in Argentina. This tailor-made tour lets you immerse yourself in Argentinian agricultural life.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Buenos Aires

FLY TO BUENOS AIRES

On arrival, please make your way through to the Arrivals Hall where our representative will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel. He/she will be holding a sign with your name on it. Should you not be able to locate them, please refer to the front of your itinerary for emergency contact details of our representative office. Please note this service is with a driver only.

Buenos Aires, Argentina’s elegant, historic and cosmopolitan capital, is known as the “Paris of the South” due to its European atmosphere with glamorous avenues lined with fashionable shops and Parisian-style restaurants and cafes. Located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, Buenos Aires has many fascinating neighbourhoods to explore including the colourful and lively La Boca, home to art galleries and tango shows; San Telmo with its restored mansions and antique stores and Recoleta, the city’s most exclusive area.

Overnight in a Junior Room at Hotel Own Recoleta including breakfast

Day 2
Buenos Aires

Half Day Highlights of Buenos Aires Tour: You will be collected from your hotel for your three-hour tour visiting the most important highlights of the city of Buenos Aires. Discover the history of the Plaza de Mayo Square, the site of Argentina’s most important historical events - see its surroundings and the most emblematic buildings and learn all about them. Then enjoy Mayo Avenue and wonder in awe at the oldest residential neighbourhood in Buenos Aires: San Telmo. Live and feel the original Tango in the neighbourhood of La Boca: walk along Caminito Street and enjoy the Dancers and souvenir shops. See the mythical Boca Juniors soccer stadium. Contemplate the modernization of the city whilst traveling along Puerto Madero and its exclusive docks, full of excellent restaurants and large offices. Pass through the Retiro neighbourhood and move on to see Palermo and its most exclusive residential area before finally arriving at Recoleta. Here, discover the final resting place of Eva Peron, “Evita” and wander through Recoleta Cemetery where she is to be found. On completion of your tour, you will be taken to your hotel. Please note this is a small group tour.

Evening El Querandi Tango Show & Dinner : This evening you will be collected from your hotel to experience a Tango Show with dinner. This is an intimate & passionate tango show, housed in a cozy wood-panelled 19th century building with a colourful history as a meeting point for poets and students in the heart of Buenos Aires's historic centre. After being abandoned in the late 1970s, the bar was restored and reopened in 1992 as El Querandí Tango Hall. The show is directed by Claudio Campos, with musical arrangements by Ado Falasca, and it smoothly charts the history of Argentina's most authentic artistic expression from its origins to the modern day. The dinner is better than many, and at just over an hour long, the show is the perfect length. The three house singers, six dancers and four musicians put on a great show. Dinner will be served from 8.30pm followed by the show commencing at 10.00pm. Please note timings are subject to change and will be confirmed directly to you. On completion of the show, you will be taken to your hotel. Please note this is a small group tour.

Overnight in a Junior Room at Hotel Own Recoleta including breakfast

Day 3
Buenos Aires

Liniers Cattle Market: Today you will be picked up early in the morning by our guide, and you will be transferred to the Liniers Cattle Market - it will be around one-hour drive. At 8am the tour will start, run by a specialised guide from the market. The guided tour lasts one hour.

Liniers cattle market is the major livestock trade centre of the country, holding several particular characteristics that make it unique worldwide. Bidding between buyers take place here daily, and the so settled final price rule the value for the whole national livestock. It supplies the domestic beef needs for Buenos Aires. Some 10,000 to 13,000 head of cattle are sold here each day, four days a week. Most of the cattle are sold to local supermarkets and packing plants for consumption in the Buenos Aires area. The other 85 percent are marketed in local auctions or directly from the farmer or rancher to the packer.

The Liniers Cattle Market has been active for more than 130 years, so its history is very long and interesting, and has been very influenced by the social and political scenarios of the country (Liniers Cattle Market Entrance Fee is included). This is a great authentic experience for people who have a background or interest in farming.

The Argentine Experience - Dinner: The Argentine Experience offers a unique dining experience which cleverly blends exquisite food and wine, local culture and social integration. Individuals, couples, families and groups are mixed around two 13 person banquet tables, led by two charismatic guides, and supported by our international team.

They teach the art of making traditional empanadas, then everyone gets creative in Argentina’s first and only novelty empanada competition. Alongside your creations, enjoy grilled provoleta cheese with sliced chorizo sausage and pork flank steak. Next, enjoy what some are boldly claiming to be one of the best steaks in Argentina, with our unique 24 hour preparation, cooked to order and accompanied with velvety mashed potatoes and oven roasted vegetables (Vegetarian/Pescatarian and celiac options available).

For dessert, make your own alfajores and learn about the history and etiquette of mate, Argentina’s national pastime. The meal is paired with endless excellent wines from limited boutique lines. The guides throughout the evening will answer questions on Argentine cuisine and culture.

Overnight in a Junior Room at Hotel Own Recoleta including breakfast

Day 4
Buenos Aires

This morning you will be collected from your hotel in Buenos Aires and will be transferred to an estancia in the pampas, a journey of approximately 2 to 2.30 hours. You will be accompanied by a local English speaking host who is an expert in the local farming industry and who will guide you as you tour the various estancias.

Depending on the farming activity that you are most interested in we will choose the best estancia’s possible. In the pampas it is possible to see mainly cattle breeding, very good Aberdeen Angus and also some Hereford.

For those who want to see crops, the most relevant crops in the pampas region are Corn, soya, wheat & sunflowers.

Lunch will be included either at the estancia or at a Restaurant or "Parrilla" near the estancias that we visit.

Overnight in a Junior Room at Hotel Own Recoleta including breakfast

NOTE: You can extend this experience to a 2 day / 1 night experience in the Argentinean Pampas. Talk to us for details.

Day 5
Buenos Aires

The San Telmo market is a lively and colourful market. The Feria de San Telmo began as a 270-stall antiques market in 1971, and has grown into a huge come-as-you-are street bazaar that draws over 12,000 people every week. The heart of the antique wares are congregated around Plaza Dorrego but the entire outdoor market stretches down 13 blocks of the cobblestone Defensa Street and off onto a few side lanes. From 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Defensa Street is completely pedestrian and packed with entertainers jockeying for attention and an international array of street vendors who display their goods on the pavement. The offerings include antiquities from Argentina’s glory days, original art, funky clothing, homemade snacks, and pretty much everything else you can imagine! For non-shoppers the street fair offers plenty of free entertainment and some of Buenos Aires’ most interesting people watching.

Departure Transfer: - This afternoon you will be collected from your hotel at the appropriate time and transferred to the airport for your onward flight. This service includes a driver only.

DEPART BUENOS AIRES

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 4 overnight stays
Food
  • Included Copy 20 Daily breakfast
  • Included Copy 20 other meals where stated
  • Included Copy 7 Any meals not mentioned in the above itinerary
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Tours with professional English speaking guide on a shared service basis unless otherwise stated
  • Included Copy 20 airport transfers where stated
  • Included Copy 20 Most entrance fees and local taxes (some exclusions apply)
  • Included Copy 7 Travel Insurance and tips
  • Included Copy 7 Any flights or services not mentioned in this itinerary
Transportation
Land, Air, Ship, Train ...

Activities

  • Included Half Day Highlights of Buenos Aires Tour
  • Included Evening El Querandi Tango Show & Dinner
  • Included Liniers Cattle Market
  • Included The Argentine Experience - Dinner
  • Included Day trip to the REAL Pampas
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Duration

5 days

Price from

$1,220 USD

Per person, twin share

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