Had great time! Particularly enjoyed the lunch, entertainment , and lessons on empenadas and mate.
We enjoyed it very much! The guide was super and food fantastic.
Entertaining and relaxing, nice guide and good food. Although a little bit overpriced I would recommend it.
Gus, our tour guide was excellent. He was informative and helpful throughout the entire excursion. I was very pleased.
Excellent, perfect day at an estancia...from the welcoming empanadas, to the horse show, to the carriage ride...everything wonderful!
Great trip, but it did get cancelled for the day we booked and had to rearrange.
Not good.tour guide was no help.tour info says they will drop you at hotel but they dropped 6 block away . guide did not give enough info.
This was interesting - best empenades ever! Suited for those who can ride horses and especially good for the many youngsters that were there. We could have shortened our time there by about 2 hours.
the pick up was on time, the experience was really nice in a beautiful estancia with great meat and long easy horse ride around 45 minutes around the property.
Unfortunately, there was no time to relax in the swimming pool - the day was sunny and warm - or just simply hanging out at the estancia because our departure back to Buenos Aires was right after lunch.
Our guide was nice, friendly and spoke good English.
The trip was definitely pricey...
Save your money! This is not worth it at all!
On the 90 minute drive through many of the slums of Buenos Aires, our guide told us about this Estancia. She advised food was abundant, just ask for more of whatever you like.
It is true, upon arrival we were offered empanadas. After that you are essentially on your own to take part of any of the following: Horse Ride, Wagon Ride, Tour a small house with remnant furniture, dolls, etc of a prior family, or spend money in the gift shop.
The horses were old, tired and worn out, why anyone would ride them on a 1/2 mile walk and back is beyond me. The wagon ride? Two tired horses pulling the driver and several overweight visitors seated within, in my opinion, borders on animal abuse.
The meal: Everyone told us of the incredible beef one would experience in Argentina.
NOT SO! I have had better steak in chain steak houses across North America. Even the folks we dined with from Chile, Argentina, and France all were equally disappointed with similar comments. Wine was not replaced when our table finished the bottle, and no server could be found. Tango exhibition and Gaucho songs by Keke were performed following the dinner.
Finally, the Gauchos that helped served dinner, were now going to perform.
For approximately 20 minutes they galloped a very short distance in an attempt to secure a hanging ring which allowed them to kiss anyone in the audience should they capture the ring on a small stick. They then posed for pictures for about 10 minutes.
The girl in the gift shop overcharges for items, leaving the cash on top of the register drawer and then providing a receipt for less than the value of the purchase, stating the register does not work right. Cash never went in the drawer when we visited. I wonder what the owner thinks?
All in all a big waste of money, for a poorly prepared meal, lack luster activities, and stuck there for several hours.
Do yourself a favor, SKIP this attraction, at least the Estancia Santa Susana!
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.
We spent the day at the estancia, and it was the highlight of our trip to Argentina.
We can't say enough good things about our guide Ernesto--he simply made our day spectacular. We toured the town of San Antonio de Areco, then headed to the Estancia, where we rode horses before having an amazing asado lunch.
Later, we were treated to an authentic Gaucho musical performance and a horse taming demonstration that left us speechless. Everyone at the ranch was beyond helpful and made us feel welcome. Having Ernesto as our guide was the icing on the cake--he was full of information and made our visit spectacular.
This is an actual working ranch with real gauchos who work on the estancia. It's a one of a kind experience.
Our best tour in Argentina! We loved our guide Paul and the estancia.
United States of America
We wanted a gaucho and estancia experience and that's exactly what we got. The pick up was on time and the driver explained what would happen over the day. The tour guide around the town was knowledgeable and proud of it all. Lunch at the estancia was amazing, horse riding was fun and meeting one of the oldest gauchos was great. We nearly didn't do this day out but are so glad we did, one of the best things we have done in South America. Highly recommended!
United States of America
Maria was excellent! We loved the tour of the town and found it very informative! We had a great time visiting the town and seeing all the different shops.
We then went with Maria to the estancia. We had the most incredible afternoon! We went horseback riding, had some great food, loved meeting the guachos, and exploring the land.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone interested in visiting the guachos and having a great getaway from the big city.
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!
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