United States of America
This was a wonderful day trip away from the busy city of Buenos Aires. What we loved most about our trip were the people we met...our knowledgeable driver Jose Maria, our charismatic guide Eugenia, as well as everyone at the Estancia Ombu. We had an exceptional time visiting the local silversmith shops, trying some of the best alfajores, and learning about the pampas as well as gaucho culture. Our last stop at the Estancia Ombu was truly an amazing experience, with great food and a relaxing horse ride. If you have a day to spare, this tour is great way to relax and take in local culture.
Lily S R
Great fun, lovely ranch, nice calm horse ride. They had a little zip line for those who wanted to go. Gaucho show was fun. Loved the info lesson on Mate tea drinking, a national beverage and social institution. Food demos were also good. The lunch was excellent with a wonderful tango show and talented musicians and a great singer. He should be famous! Lots of delicious snacks throughout the day. We were the only Americans and it was wonderful to see all of the visitors from various countries in South America. The guides all spoke English very well. It was a wonderful and relaxing day. It is great to see get out of the big city, although the terrain is flat and not that interesting. Take a nap if you need to.
The people there were nice and friendly, good entertainment, but the food was bad - all the meat except the chicken was too tough to swallow!! Two of us three hardly ate anything, that's how bad!
Well organized and a great change of pace from the busy city of Buenos Aires. Everyone was very accommodating and the day went off without a hitch! Thank you! A
My husband and I booked this tour online while in Buenos Aires and enjoyed a day away from the city. Being in the country-side for the day was fantastic! I would totally recommend this tour!
It was not what I expected. During the short horseback ride, another tourist fell from his horse and was dragged before he was able to free himself from the stirrup. I was surprised no one came to his rescue and he was left to go on the cartride to return to the ranch. The large dining hall was filled with other local and international tourists.
Enjoyed this trip, except for the too- long ride to get there with several heavy traffic jams and going many kilometres out of the way before realizing we were lost. However, the ranch was relaxing, with lots of things to see. Music, entertainment and food were terrific with so much to choose from! Really enjoyed its storied past. A fun, relaxing tour.
The tour guide speaks fluent English and very friendly, her information about Buenos Aires is very helpful, she looks like a model and it is a huge plus. I really like the tour, riding a horse and then have a good lunch, watching the tango show and then watch Gaucho's horse skills. I would do it again!
The tour itself was awesome but we were pretty angry we paid twice the price others in the group paid. Viator charged us $120 per person and friends we met that day paid the ranch the pesos equivalent of $35 each and $20 for the ride so $55 total... Not sure where the extra fees we paid went
Excellent tour. Entertaining activities at the ranch.
All was great ... ride out and back ... lunch ... entertainment! Unfortunately, Gaucho show was cancelled tue to heavy rain! Hope to have this experience on a return trip!
Very good guide and interesting food was good and plenty of it.
Fantastic BBQ. The carriage ride is really a short loop of around 10 to 15 minutes, had to be done though.
Started slow but ended up being a worthwhile day.
If you are looking for an authentic Argentinian cattle ranch experience, look elsewhere. There was not a cow in sight here. There is minimal horseback riding for about 15 minutes around a boring grassy path, and an uncomfortable hayride along a bumpy and equally boring grassy path. There is also a sit-down lunch which was plentiful, but just OK. During lunch, there is a stage show with some tango, singing, and some gaucho bits. The best part was an after lunch demonstration of riding and roping by actual gauchos. I must admit that I was expecting to see something more authentic and less touristic, but if you want to see those things, you must travel far from Buenos Aires. This was like seeing a slice of ersatz Texas in Connecticut--strangely incongruous.
What a superb day out this was. smooth trip out to Santa Susana Ranch and lots of information from our guide. The ranch was just stunning, very well kept, all the staff greeted us and looked after us all day with enthusiasm and attention to detail. The food was just wonderful and the drinks just flowed. Tango show, was OK, THE horse riding show was very enjoyable.My wife and I came back to B.A exhausted but having had a fantactic day.
Really enjoyed my day on Santa Susana Ranch. I booked this trip from the U.K. and all was very well organised. Thank you!
It was a wonderful day. We bussed to the ranch and were able to ride the horses and watch the horse show. The luncheon, BBQ was absolutely wonderful. We cannot complain about anything. We also met some very nice people who were also cruising on the Golden Princess with us.
This tour is definitely on our recommendation list.
Not a bad day trip, good entertainment and food.
A good look at the ranch life around BA. Food was great as was entertainment. More history may have been nice......
Not enough Horse riding. The lunch wasnt as good as expected as an authentic argentinian asado. The show was nice though
Fantastic day. Enjoyed the whole experience and the gauchos were very welcoming and helpful. Well worth it.
A great day out on the pampas! Lovely guide, a geniune rustic experience of gaucho life, great food and wine, also very friendly help and info from the proprietors! Would recommend.
Fabulous, good food, met nice people and the staff and shows were so good.
Had a great day. Lots of fun, lots of food!
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