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

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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.

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

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 December 2013

Great day out.We rode the horses and the Gauchos put on a great show. The Barbecue lunch was fabulous,plenty of drinks too.Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

My friend and I had a fantastic day! We were worried it might be a bit cheesy and boring when we got there but it was an absolute blast. Full credit to all the team at Don Silvano Ranch. The grounds are wonderfully taken care off, the horse show is interesting, the food is tasty and the singer and dancers are thoroughly entertaining. I would highly recommend this day trip to people of all ages, from everywhere. Thank you for the great memories!

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