The final stop on your cultural journey is the Pampas, an area of unspoilt plains rich in wildlife. The last two nights of your trip will be spent at La Bamba de Areco
, a luxury boutique hotel on a country estancia which was founded in the 1830s.
This is another region rich in traditional gaucho
culture, and if you choose to come between late November and early December you can enjoy VIP access to the Fiesta del Guacho – a festival of polo competitions and various horsemanship events. Year-round, though, you’ll enjoy a programme rich in gaucho
activities, from rides on horseback or in a horse-drawn carriage to displays of horse whispering, and polo matches during the high season.
The nearby town of San Antonio de Areco is also a great place to experience gaucho
culture – head to one of the town’s pulperias
, the Argentine answer to a Wild West saloon, to meet the cowboys over a yerba mate