We had a great day out in the sunshine. Food was excellent, wine flowed, great show and the staff were very friendly and helpfull.
The Fiesta Gaucha vas really good. The bus couldn't pick-up us at our hotel, but we still managed to meet at the place requested. The guide was really nice, courteous and knowledgeable. As soon we got there, we were greeted with empanadas and wine. We were able to visit around the gift shop and have a relax time. Later everybody were called to sit and have lunch, entertained by a short show with tango, gaucho dance and few other typical songs.
It was a generally enjoyable day although it did feel just a bit too " touristy " although tourists of course we were. It got off to a bad start with our pick up being 30 minutes late and no semblance of an apology. But all in all it was quite a fun thing to do on our last day in Buenos Aires.
Costwise it was allegedly a special offer but I could have bought it cheaper in BA.
Despite a surprisingly good meal and entertaining afternoon, I would rate this trip as very poor. The reason is that, having been picked up at our downtown BA hotel at 9:30 in the morning and arriving at the Ranch about one hour later, the time between arrival and lunch (served at 2:00) was boring and wasted. The "museum" is a joke; buggy rides for adults! horse rides around the circle; and hanging around until other tour groups joined. This would have been a fine lunch and afternoon activity. But to trap four adults for nearly four hours in the morning was a terrible waste of vacation time.
We were picked up at our hotel at 9:30am. We arrived at the Ranch approximately 10:30 and that is when the problem began. When we asked what was to happen next,we were told to look at the house and you are on your own. After a visit to the home which lasted approximately 15 minutes, we then had to wait almost 2 hours with nothing to do. On your own with nothing to do is not what we expected or paid money. The vast majority of people arrived around noon or later. We were the first people there at 10:30. This, we found frustrating and annoying. It would have been much better to be picked up at 11:00 or 11:30. Like many tourists with limited vacation time, we could have used this time much more effectively. We enjoyed the lunch, show and skills exhibition. However, our unnecessary early arrival negatively impacted our experience. Bottomline, the scheduling was bad! I would not recommend your tour unless the pickup was changed to be more reflective of the timeline for the activities.
This day tour is a must to experience life on an Argentinian ranch! The meal and show (singing, dancing and tango as we enjoyed our meal) was a highlight but the welcoming empanada and red wine, the horse ride, the leisurely walk around the farm, drinking mate, watching in the kitchen as the staff explained the making of empanadas, to the riding exhibition that concluded the day meant that there was lots to see, do and experience and it gave you a real taste of rural life in bygone days on the pampas. We were particularly impressed that the staff always spoke to us in English even thought the vast majority of the guests were Spanish speaking. Great value for money and thoroughly enjoyable!
This was a fun and varied way to experience the Ranch--a good museum on the property, a chance to ride, a great lunch, and fabulous gaucho display to wrap it up. The guide was pretty enaging en-route too. The only hitch was the pick up was almost 90-minutes late. As we waited for our hotel pick-up..and called..and waited..and called again (or the hotel stuff did on our behalf)--it was difficult to get a clear reason why the delay or how long it would be....The "10 or 15 minutes" way was always the answer. It turns out it was a combination of demonstrations and traffic, so they just needed better communication between the bus and also with us. However, once that was cleared up--we were on our way for a really fun day with the Gauchos!
The trip was ok, the guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. If you have a lot of time in Buenos Aires it's worth doing but there are a lot of better things to do.
Our goal for this Gaucho Day Trip was to enjoy a nice day at a traditional ranch in Argentina with the support of a travel agency that provide us with a tour in English. My partner and I had a good time at the ranch. All the personnel at the ranch were very friendly and we enjoyed the show while we were having lunch.
However, we were disappointed about the tour. We thought that the guide would give us information during the trip in English but she only spoke in Spanish. I speak Spanish but my partner does not. Therefore, I had to work as a translator for my partner during the whole trip to the ranch. I dont have a problem to do it for him but that was not the plan.
At the ranch we saw other groups that their guide spoke well English. Unfortunately it was not our case.
Hopefully in the future the travel agency will fix this situation or at least be more honest that they could only provide touristic guide that only speak Spanish.
Tour guide was very good, providing lots of information on the drive out. But once we go Santa Susana there were several hours of really not much happening, until we sat down for lunch. Food and refreshments (including wine and beer) were plentiful and good (although the chicken was very dry) and the entertainment was good.
Once we got there it was great! But 3 hours on the bus for hotel pickups and travel to the ranch is way too long. We were picked up at 930 and didn't arrive until 1230. Spent more time on the road than at the ranch.
Great Day and huge lunch!
Great day out in the pampas with the gauchos, really nice activities and food.
The barbacue was excellent, and the overall ambiance set with the tango dancing and the gaucho serving both the food and the wine made for a most enjoyable experiance. We found the early part of the day a bit slow hense the four stars.
it was worth to do this trip, our guide was very nice and explained all very clearly, loads of wine on the day and BBQ, horse ride was amazing. and show....
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