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Gaucho Day Trip from Buenos Aires: Santa Susana Ranch

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Highlights
  • Experience gaucho life on a traditional Argentina estancia 
  • Fun fiesta atmosphere: live music, dancing, and BBQ lunch
  • Explore the ranch on a horseback ride or carriage ride
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Gaucho Day Trip from Buenos Aires: Santa Susana Ranch
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Gaucho Day Trip from Buenos Aires: Santa Susana Ranch
From US$131.00
Overview
This gaucho day trip from Buenos Aires provides a close-up look at a traditional cowboy ranch, Estancia Santa Susana, less than two hours from Buenos Aires. On this tour, experience gaucho life and culture on a ranch tour, saddle up for a horseback ride, tuck into a hearty asado barbecue, and enjoy live entertainment, including folk music, tango, and a horsemanship display.
What to Expect

Your tour begins with pickup from your central Buenos Aires hotel and a transfer to Estancia Santa Susana by air-conditioned minivan.

The fiesta atmosphere starts when you arrive and are greeted with Argentine wine and homemade empanadas. Set out on a tour of the ranch and meet the gauchos, Argentina’s own version of the American cowboy. Depending on your preference, either enjoy a horseback ride or a horse-drawn carriage ride around the ranch.

After working up an appetite, tuck into a delicious barbecue lunch including a selection of meats and salads, accompanied by Malbec wine. Finish with sweet pastries and traditional yerba mate.

During the meal, enjoy a variety of live entertainment, including folk music and dancing, a tango demonstration, and a boleadoras show with weapon-throwing. Finally, the gauchos mount up for a spectacular horseback performance, showing off daring stunts, animal herding, and racing.

Your tour ends back in downtown Buenos Aires.

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Reviews (266)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic day out of the city with an amazing bbq

The horsemanship of the gauchos is very impressive and their hospitality is second to none. The meal is worth the trip out alone with more meat than you can eat, all cooked beautifully. Great to see a different side to Argentina.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sightseer828052
Reviewed 13 October 2018
The best of Argentina.

This for me was the highlight of my trip to Buenos Arires. After a while on the coach, which collected me from my hotel, we stopped off for a comfort break a coffee and a leisurely wander around a souvenir shop. After another longish drive...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Voyage565125
Reviewed 7 October 2018
If you can only do ONE excursion, this includes it all!

We spent 8 days and did a 4 excellent tours, but if you can do only one, this is it! The ranch has a museum of older (mid to late 1900s) household items from the ranch, horseback riding (ok, your common horse train, but still...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile
Great day

Booked this tour the day before. Cost 100 USD . I was picked up on time from my hotel by coach to join about 25 others . It was an hour drive to the ranch . It starts with a couple of hours to your...More

Thank T3453AKdavidb
Reviewed 18 August 2018
Fantastic fun-filled day trip!!

We had an absolute blast on our day trip to Santa Susana Ranch. We were greeted with fresh empanadas and beverages and began straight off with a tour of the ranch. We were then able to go horseback riding, ride in a horse drawn carriage...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Lisa M
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5675Teakwood
19 November 2018|
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Response from Voyage565125 | Reviewed this property |
I doubt if they'll come out as far as the airport but I guess it depends how many of you there are. Maybe give them a call in Buenos Aires. Sorry I can't help more, I was staying near the centre of BA so was easy for me... More
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cd0wd
10 November 2018|
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Response from Voyage565125 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can't answer that but I would think they can get anyone on a horse and make it enjoyable.
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