Leave the bustle of the city behind as you head to the flat grasslands of the Pampas, home to traditional cattle ranches and the cultural heart of gaucho culture. In the small town of San Antonio de Areco, visit local workshops where artisans craft intricate leatherwork and silver items used by the gauchos. Then head to a beautiful estancia where you will be met by your hosts to feast on one of Argentina’s most famous foodie traditions – the asado barbeque. Locally reared beef is matched with excellent red wine, empanadas (local savoury pastries) and warm hospitality – bring a hearty appetite. Perhaps then take a siesta before a swim, walk, ride or carriage ride around the estate and watch the gauchos at work as they demonstrate their skills with horses.