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The Real Gaucho Day Trip from Mendoza - Don Daniel Ranch

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    What to Expect
    What is a gaucho? Gaucho is an equivalent of the North American 'Cowboy'.

    The Gaucho is a nationalistic symbol in Argentina. Gauchos became greatly admired and renowned in legends, folklore and in literature and became an important part of the regional cultural tradition.

    A gaucho’s horse constituted most of what he owned in the world!

    Why this tour is much more than horseback riding?

    This exclusive Gaucho tour offers you a day in the life of our authentic gaucho, Daniel.

    You will discover what it is like to cross the Andes on horseback with Daniel and experience the majestic silence that nature offers high on the mountain tops.

    Daniel and his family have opened their small mountain cottage to create a unique experience and share with you simple pleasures in life working as a modern day gaucho.

    With over 40 horses and 400 cattle, Daniel works daily to ensure his family and animals are safe and well cared for.

    This tour is unlike any of the other popular and mainstream horseback riding offered in Mendoza, and is dependent on Daniel’s work schedule and weather conditions.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Air BnB and private flat/house are ok in Mendoza Center only.
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Mendoza / Lujan de Cuyo / Chacras de Coria
    • Professional driver
    • Local guide English/Spanish/Portuguese/French speaking
    • Mate and homemade donuts at Gaucho's ranch
    • Authentic Argentinian BBQ "Asado" in the Andes
    • Horseback riding tour
    • Rent of winter clothes
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Passport name, number, country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • Mandatory: Long pants, coats and/or wind break, small backpack, sunscreen, hat and sun glasses; In winter also gloves, scarf and woolly hat and spare socks.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    From a punctual pick up to a first experience of drinking mate it was an outstanding day. The horse riding is not difficult but was exhilarating as we came down via a ridge that had us all gasping at the terrain. Horses were awesome across the board. One rider decided he was
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    Unbelievable experience in the Andes. We were in Argentina for a 2-week honeymoon and this was definitely a favorite part. Don Daniel and his family were so welcoming. You cannot go to Mendoza without going on this trip. Seriously.
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    Response from Mendoza_Andes_Tours, General Manager at The Real Gaucho Day Trip from Mendoza - Don Daniel Ranch
    Responded 1 week ago
    Elizabeth, Thank you for your words. Everyone that has the unique opportunity to do this tour, comes back totally in love of Daniel, the horses, the view... Hope to receive you in Mendoza for your anniversary next year! We also run excellent wine tours as well as nature tours, and it would be a pleasure to have you two... Florencia Director
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    The trip to Don Daniel's ranch exceeded our expectations. So authentic. The scenery was outstanding, food and wine delicious, and the horses felt completely safe in some rocky terrain. It was incredible to see Daniel mob up a group of horses and being them in. Another
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    In short, the day we spent in the Andes Mountains with Nahir, Eros, Daniel, and Daniel's family was one of the greatest days of our lives. We were picked up at exactly the appointed time in front of our hotel. The tour is limited to 10 people max, but our group only had six.
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    The drive from the hotel was comfortable and easy, our guide Nayil (sp?) was great too! She gave us lots of info about the area and the mountains on the drive up. We also stopped at Potrillos Dam to take in the view and get some photos. It was gorgeous! The tip itself was
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    Response from Mendoza_Andes_Tours, General Manager at The Real Gaucho Day Trip from Mendoza - Don Daniel Ranch
    Responded 10 Oct 2019
    Thank you very much for such a detailed review of our exclusive Real Gaucho Day. It is one of our highlights in the agency and comments as yours show this. Florencia Director
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    Key Details
    • Mendoza Andes / The Tintos
    • Duration: 8h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
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