Experience a traditional 'fiesta gaucho' (gaucho party) on this full-day excursion to the Argentine countryside. Visit the Argentinian cowboys, or gauchos, who live on the open plains at Estancia Don Silvano, a traditional ranch that will host you for a day of activities. Enjoy a barbecue lunch with wine and mate, horseback riding, trick horse demonstrations and dancing. Learn about life on a ranch on the Argentinian pampas from your guide and hosts, with round-trip transportation from your Buenos Aires hotel.

Highlights

  • Day trip to Estancia Don Silvano, a ranch outside of Buenos Aires
  • Go horseback riding and learn about life on a ranch
  • Enjoy a delicious Argentine BBQ lunch accompanied by wine
  • Watch a folk song and dance show and try your hand at some traditional dancing
  • Marvel at the horse-riding skills of the gauchos

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What You Can Expect

Gaucho Day Trip from Buenos Aires: Don Silvano Ranch

Argentine BBQ

Board a comfortable coach at your Buenos Aires hotel and head out into the Argentine pampas (plains). Attend a friendly welcome reception upon arrival at Estancia Don Silvano that includes juice, wine and traditional empanadas.

Visit the ranch's bakery and its museum before attending a milking demonstration. Help the gauchos milk the cows yourself if you like, then watch as they saddle up the horses. Climb on a tame horse and enjoy a relaxed ride through the surrounding countryside.

After the ride, eat a barbecue lunch including chicken, ribs, sausages, potato salad and ice cream for dessert. Watch a traditional Argentinian folkloric show including singing and dancing while you enjoy your beverages, including wine, soft drinks, coffee and water.
Get on your feet and try out some of the dances yourself before opting for a carriage or tractor ride to view other parts of ranch. Watch the gauchos participate in ring racing and other demonstrations of their incredible horsemanship.

Have a snack of quince jelly on sweet cakes before boarding your bus back to the city.Try mate, a traditional Argentine drink made of yerba mate leaves steeped in hot water that has its own rituals and history. Your full-day estancia (ranch) excursion on the pampas ends with drop-off in downtown Buenos Aires.

Customer Reviews

Ed D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

When you arrive you are treated to homemade empanadas. A bit of history about the ranch and then you can go trail riding or in a carriage. Demonstrations about mate' drinking and hands on experience in sharing the cup. The lunch is good with different types of grilled meats, salad, vegetables, and dessert. After lunch, there is gaucho demonstrations and competition, Well worth the for this.

Marzanna G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Entertaining and relaxing, nice guide and good food. Although a little bit overpriced I would recommend it.

William C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Had great time! Particularly enjoyed the lunch, entertainment , and lessons on empenadas and mate.

Lily S R USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

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.

Ali

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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

john M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

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.

Dennis S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great way to spend a day to learn about Argentinian Culture. If you can't ride a horse they have an open coach pulled by horses.Safe and fun.Plenty to eat and taste native foods.FUN!

John G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Great show - great atmosphere - and really great food and wine and a lot of it - wowowo

Sylvia R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Had loads of fun. The activities and the entertainment were great!!!!

Deborah K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

This tour was amazing!

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