Located in the birthplace of the gaucho traditions, Estancia Ombu de Areco offers 9 spacious and modernized bedrooms with private bathrooms, large windows and a variety of period furniture. The main house is surround by a covered gallery typical of the late-Colonial period, tiled floors and steps that lead into the gardens.
El Ombu provides all the comforts required by guests and is coupled with kind and personalized attention by staff to provide a wonderful stay against the backdrop of the big-sky beauty of the Argentine pampas.
Guests can explore the 300-hectare estancia on foot or on one of the 38 horses that are part of the working drove. Guest can also choose to go bird watching and view some of the thousand species of Argentinean birds, complete with binoculars and guide books from the estancia. Other recreational activities include:
-a swimming pool with solarium
-ping-pong and metegol (table football)
-volleyball and football
-golf and tennis at a country club only 15 minutes away from the estancia
Available through special request, guests can view gaucho folk dance troops, local music groups as well as creole horse-back skill events, such as sortija races, horseback sprints, bullock lassoing and hog-tying.
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.