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  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)

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Immerse yourself in the best of Argentina's culture at a 'fiesta gaucha' (gaucho party) on this full-day shore excursion from Buenos Aires! Visit Estancia Santa Susana, a traditional ranch located in Argentina's countryside. Long-time inhabitants of the Argentina plains, the gauchos (loosely rendered as South American cowboys) provide a fun-filled day of ranch activities at Santa Susana. Enjoy a traditional folk and tango show, horseback rides, a BBQ lunch with wine, and a demonstration of the gauchos' fantastic horse-riding abilities.

Highlights

  • Full-day shore excursion from Buenos Aires to Estancia Santa Susana, a ranch in Los Cardales
  • Ride in a horse-drawn carriage or on horseback at the ranch
  • Watch gauchos perform their horse-riding and ranch skills, and see a tango and folk music show
  • Savor a tasty Argentine BBQ lunch paired with wine
  • Port pickup included

What You Can Expect

Buenos Aires Shore Excursion: Gaucho Day Trip to Santa Susana Ranch

Argentine BBQ

After your cruise ship docks in the Buenos Aires port, your guide will accompany you to Estancia Santa Susana, located in Los Cardales. Travel by comfortable coach along a scenic drive through the Argentine pampas (plains).

When you arrive at the traditional estancia (ranch), you will be greeted with a welcoming reception at the ranch pub with empanadas and wine.

Continue your day of gaucho fun on a guided tour to some of Santa Susana's attractions, including its church and museum. Then, you'll have the opportunity to explore the grounds of the ranch while horseback riding or taking a horse-drawn carriage ride.

Afterward, enjoy a delicious parrillada (Argentine BBQ) lunch of grilled specialties such as chicken and sausage, accompanied by salad and beverages (red and white wine, soda, water and coffee). Then sip from a gourd of mate (a South American drink made from yerba mate leaves steeped in hot water) and complete your meal with a pastelito (pastry)!

During lunch, be enthralled by an entertaining tango and folk show of classical music and dance, and watch a thrilling boleadoras performance, with weapons thrown by gauchos. When you finish your meal, watch the gauchos show off their incredible ranch skills, such as a ring race (known as la sortija), animal herding and the cuadreras race, a typical gaucho game.

This excursion concludes within a 15-minute taxi ride to the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Buenos Aires. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

First class tour guide, pick up time ok, excellent food and very good tango show. Lots of wine, beer and soft drinks included in the price.

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

I would have given you a 5 Star rating except for two things.
1) The pickup at the Cruiseport was a disaster-the Viator person was late, she had not arranged for taxi, and
there was a lot of confusion.
2) We arrived at the Viator office in BA to find that we were crowded on a 14 passenger van/minibus -
When the 5 of us got on, there were 16 passengers.
The program at the Estancia was really good!
Your guide was average.

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