This study investigated nine rural properties from the south half of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, looking for their potentialities, as well differentiate these properties that practice agrotourism from those that practice rural tourism though owners interviews. The beginning of the tourist activities at the rural properties occurred at Lavras do Sul in 1993. Most properties are located at Campanha and center-south part of the State. The smallest property has 787 ha and the biggest has 2100 ha; all data indicate a certain balance of gender as administrator and owner of the properties. The properties’ sons and daughters have graduation in areas other than agrosciences. Other interesting data is that children use to visit the property three times a year at maximum. Hidding a horse was the preferred activity by the guests at the investigated properties. Hunting is a very restricted practice because of the severe inspection by the Environmental Brazilian Institute – IBAMA. There is a strong consciousness about each specie allowed hunting period and species preservation from rural properties owners. Among the main reasons why the property owners decided for agro-tourism/rural-tourism, are the economic ones, among them increase profit. Most of the guests stay for one or two nights and return to the rural property one or twice a year. At the investigated properties there is a predominance of agrotourism against rural tourism. Finally, this study showed that the rural man continues at the field, without loosing his rural characteristics, mainly because of the domain of agrotourism at the investigated properties.