San Antonio de Areco
Days 1 - 2
Located in the heart of Argentina, the town of San Antonio de Areco rests on the southern bank of the magnificent Areco River. Set just an hour's drive from Buenos Aires, the town is a fantastic day-trip option for those staying in the capital. This charming 18th-century town has been named the National Capital of Tradition, as it is infused with authentic cultural heritage and is felt by many to be the home of the gaucho lifestyle. Stroll along the lovely riverside promenade, visit the fascinating Ricardo Guiraldes Gaucho Museum in Criollo Park and wander down quaint cobblestoned streets to discover the picturesque, historic Ruiz de Arellano Square. Visitors can also enjoy cultural tours, horse-drawn carriage rides, and numerous other activities. The river is a great location for rowing (multi-lingual classes are on offer).