Great day! Loved being able to ride horses, have a wagon ride, enjoy an authentic Brazilian meal, watch some tango and salsa dancing along with the dance with the rope and ball, and most of all seeing the horsemanship skills the gauchos had. I would highly recommend this trip.
Great food. Don't forget to visit the small museum. Only problem was the gift shop was cash only and much of the best merchandise was over $100.
This was a fun trip. Everything was great despite the rainy weather. I would like to do over without rain so I can ride a horse. :-)
Had a lovely time. Very wet underfoot but didn't stop us horse riding. Absolute downpour at lunchtime but we were indoors. Lunch was amazing and the tango lessons were to die for!!!!
The drive out to the Ranch is interesting, giving a chance to see a different part of the city. The Ranch itself is on the edge of the countryside, so do not expect a trip onto the real plains of Argentina. Lunch and entertainment were very good and very sociable, with the " folksong and dance " elements not over-long. The horse carriage ride lasts about 10 minutes and travels around two fields, the horse riding similar but a bit longer. The Gaucho show was disappointing in both content and length.Overall, not great value for money, but if you are lucky to lunch with a good group, then an enjoyable day.
One logistical point - we went in mid February and the mosquito,s were voracious. Take and use insect repellent !
A fun day out with a fantastic lunch. Coach picked up on time and courier etc very friendly and helpful. Not much to do at the range, we were standing around for quite long periods.
Well it was a day out, nice albeit brief ride on a horse, lots of free food and wine, but the show was pointless and gave no feel of gaucho life at all
Touristy and non authentic
It was a wonderful experience. The drive was very relaxing with much to see along the way, the ranch was a very pretty and well-kept place, the food was excellent and the performance superlative. I just wish the English-speaking guide, who was quite pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful, had spent more time speaking in English.
We had a wonderful time at Santa Susana Ranch - the people, the horses, and the food -- all fantastic!.
This was a very good tour out into the country - the guide took pains to describe what we would see and do. The museum on site was extremely interesting, the horse back riding and other activities well organized, and the lunch was good. A highlight was the gaucho show. This tour is well worth doing on a visit to Buenos Aires.
We had been warned that this was a big tourist attraction with many people liekly to turn up to it, so we were very glad we were one of the first groups to arrive, so did not have to wait long for our horse ride. Others who arrived later had a very long wait. The ride was a bit disappointing as it was just a walk around one paddock and back - no trotting or faster gaits allowed. We did not take advantage of the carriage ride. The old homestead was interesting. The shop had good quality merchandise but we had not been warned there was no credit card facility so could not buy anything. The meal was very good and the music and entertainment was excellent and obviously thoroughly enjoyed by the largely Latin American crowd. The display by the gauchos was excellent. All in all a worthwhile experience, but not if you were expecting a longer horse ride.
not a very personalized trip - more like sausage factory
An enjoyable day. I especially enjoyed watching the Gauchos displaying their skills with horses. The meal was plentiful and the steak was the best I ate in Argentina.
It was a nice day at the ranch. There was lots of food, but the quality was questionable.
Ok trip. Expected and could have been a lot more. Best bit was the food, but even the meat was the worst we had in Argentina, over cooked. Another good point was the dancing, the male dancer was very good. The horse riding was a glorified donkey ride (the type you get on a beach), it was unorganised and I felt sorry for the horses. You just walked up and down a strip of land with a load of others, the horses know where to go so you have no control... not what I call a horse ride! The Goucho show was a let down, althought the guys did what they could to get everyone excited there was no authentic show, no rounding up of horses, not a cow in site. Then the gauchos giving women a 15second ride around the paddock while the guys, (and ladies who didn't get picked) sat bored. Could have been amazing, and unfortunately was a flop. Not worth the money.
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