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

Gaucho Day Trip from Buenos Aires: Don Silvano Ranch

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Spend a day in the Argentina countryside on this full-day tour from Buenos Aires to Estancia Don Silvano, a traditional ranch where you’ll enjoy a full 'fiesta gaucha' (gaucho party) experience. Loosely translated as the South American version of cowboys, gauchos are residents of the Argentina plains. The gauchos of Don Silvano will provide you will a fabulous day of ranch activities, horseback rides, snacks, a BBQ lunch, dancing and a performance of their superb horse-riding skills.


  • 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

Depart Buenos Aires in a comfortable coach for the scenic ride through the Argentine pampas (plains) to Estancia Don Silvano. When you arrive at the estancia (ranch), your day of gaucho fun begins with a friendly welcome reception including empanadas, wine and juice.

Visit some of the ranch’s attractions, including the museum and bakery, before watching a milking demonstration – you can even participate in this daily activity if you like! Then watch the gauchos saddle up the horses, and take off on a leisurely horseback ride through the countryside.

Back at the ranch, tuck into a delicious BBQ lunch of grilled sausages, ribs and chicken accompanied by potato salad and ice cream. Red and white wine, soda, water and coffee are also all included. During lunch, be entertained by a folkloric song and dance show, and then work off your meal by participating in some traditional Argentine dances. Later, go for a carriage or tractor ride, and then watch the gauchos show off their incredible horse-riding skills with ring races and other performances.

Before heading back to Buenos Aires, enjoy a glass of mate (an Argentine drink of yerba mate leaves steeped in hot water) accompanied by sweet cakes with quince jelly.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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

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.

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

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.

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

This trip was actually cancelled but I was offered an alternative to visit Santa Susana Ranch - I was told this was the best ranch out of the 129 in the area. It did not disappoint - the horse ride was fantastic, the BBQ lunch was delicious and the afternoon entertainment of dancing, singing and the horse show were amazing. The ranch itself was in a beautiful setting - don't visit Buenos Aires without visiting a gaucho ranch

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