Buenos Aires Estancias & Pampa Reviews
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Guide on bus was excellent. Food, service and folk show were excellent. Museum was charming. Gauchos were disappointing. Horses had fleas and shared them with guests. A short circle ride around a small area is wrongly advertised as a chance to ride. A Guest fell off a horse and gaucho rode on showing no concern. Ring game was entertaining but nothihng else the gauchos did made any sense. There was no introduction of what they were doing or information shared about the history. They weren't even dressed as the traditional gauchos. Even dressing as modern gauchos would have been ok if they had taken the opportunity to show the traditional costume and purpose of each item.
this was our best trip, the place was excellent, the food, the wine, the show, the entertainment, all were outstanding, here is the negative, the pick up was about one hour late, very bad, they could have called to say that they were running rate, overall, I would definetly this trip to everyone.
Reply by Viator, December 2012
Doing what: Gaucho Day Trip from Buenos Aires: Don Silvano Ranch
Great fun! Sol, our guide was timely, informative and very helpful. The bus was comfy, food was tasty, fun show, nice horse ride and display. Definitely worth leaving BA for. Countryside is quiet and pretty. We really enjoyed it!
İt was beautifull. Our guide was fantastic. She explained everything very well. I recommend to everyone
Great food, unlimited wine/drinks, friendly staff, awesome gaucho/tango/milango shows, and fun horseback riding (albeit very basic). Highly recommended
Tourist trap, wasted 2 hrs picking tourists from different hotels, there were 5-6 other buses with tourists from other agencies. Horse back riding is 10 min super slow ride in a muddy field, lunch was OK. Also singing and a bit of dancing. Gaucho show is nothing special. Overrated and overpriced.
I was a little concerned that we circled BA for literally two hours picking up people at various hotels, but once we cleared that, the rest of the day was very entertaining and cool. You get to the estancia and you have free time to do the museum, ride horses or take a carriage ride. Then they call for the lunch and it's served by the gauchos which is very decent. Then a show of tango and folk dancing and music. After the show you get to see the gauchos up close doing their performance gig with the horses. This was a great part of the day for me and it's a great opportunity for picture taking. This tour was well worth the time and money. Highly recommend. Just don't get concerned if there are many people to be picked up and you think you will never leave BA! Once you do it's a great experience.
It was a full day trip from BA, and a nice break from the big city. We thoroughly enjoyed all the activities and entertainment, especially the gaucho demonstration of horsemanship and their personalities.
This tour was awesome! It was raining early that day and I was thinking about bowing out however I am so glad I didn’t. The ride out to the ranch went rather quickly and the tour director pointed out various landmarks along the way as well as explained the gaucho culture. Once we arrived the fun began! The ranch, the food, the drinks, the shows and the people you meet were awesome! I would highly recommend it!
I guess I expected to see calf roping or other things of that nature; however, I enjoyed the show at lunch. The museum was interesting. barbara
1. Unlimited empanadas, wine and juice as a welcome and available until lunch time.
2. If you have never ridden horses, this is worth it then. If you expect to gallop around a field, not going to happen.
3. Music show ok, Guacho dancing much better.
4. Guacho horse presentation at end best part
The trip was an interesting glimpse into gaucho life. Still, the ranch seemed like a theme-park catered towards tourists-- first we were directed to a half-hour long horseback ride, then we were given various demonstrations on how to make mate and empanadas, then we were treated to lunch and a music/dance performance, and lastly, the gauchos exhibited some riding skills. The entire experience seemed a little artificial and not very authentic. Still, it's a pleasant day trip from Buenos Aires if you are in need for something less hectic or loud.
nice day away from the bustling city. lunch was great. overall, a bit too touristy
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