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

Gaucho Day Trip from Buenos Aires: Santa Susana Ranch

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Experience a ‘fiesta gaucha’ (gaucho party) on this full-day tour from Buenos Aires to Estancia Santa Susana, a traditional ranch in the Argentina countryside. Loosely translated as the South American version of cowboys, gauchos are residents of the Argentina plains, and at Santa Susana, they offer a fun-filled day of ranch activities, horseback rides, a traditional folk show, a BBQ lunch, wine and a performance of their fantastic horse-riding skills.


  • Day trip from Buenos Aires to Estancia Santa Susana, a ranch in Los Cardeles
  • Go horseback riding or take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage
  • Enjoy a delicious Argentine BBQ lunch accompanied by wine
  • Watch a tango and folk music show and see gauchos perform with throwing weapons
  • Be entertained as the gauchos show off their horse-riding skills

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What You Can Expect

Gaucho Day Trip from Buenos Aires: Santa Susana Ranch

Argentine BBQ

Depart Buenos Aires in a comfortable coach for the scenic ride through the Argentine pampas (plains) to Estancia Santa Susana, located in Los Cardales. When you arrive at this traditional estancia (ranch), your day of gaucho fun begins with a friendly welcome reception at the ranch pub with empanadas and wine.

Take a guided tour to some of Santa Susana’s attractions, including its museum and church, before enjoying a horse-drawn carriage ride or going horseback riding to explore the grounds of the ranch.

Back at the ranch, tuck into a delicious parrillada (Argentina BBQ) lunch of grilled specialties such as sausages and chicken, accompanied by salad and beverages (red and white wine, soda, water and coffee). Then sip on a glass of mate (an Argentine drink of yerba mate leaves steeped in hot water) and finish with a pastelito (pastry)!

During lunch, be entertained by a tango and folk show of classical music and dance, and watch an exciting boleadoras show, with throwing weapons used by gauchos. When you’re done eating, the real entertainment begins as you watch the gauchos show off their incredible ranch skills. Be impressed by a ring race (known as la sortija), animal herding and the cuadreras race, a typical gaucho game.

When your day of fun on the ranch is over, you’ll be driven back to Buenos Aires.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent, perfect day at an estancia...from the welcoming empanadas, to the horse show, to the carriage ride...everything wonderful!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Well organized and a great change of pace from the busy city of Buenos Aires. Everyone was very accommodating and the day went off without a hitch! Thank you! A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent tour. Entertaining activities at the ranch.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour guide speaks fluent English and very friendly, her information about Buenos Aires is very helpful, she looks like a model and it is a huge plus. I really like the tour, riding a horse and then have a good lunch, watching the tango show and then watch Gaucho's horse skills. I would do it again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Very good guide and interesting food was good and plenty of it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Really enjoyed my day on Santa Susana Ranch. I booked this trip from the U.K. and all was very well organised. Thank you!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

It was a wonderful day. We bussed to the ranch and were able to ride the horses and watch the horse show. The luncheon, BBQ was absolutely wonderful. We cannot complain about anything. We also met some very nice people who were also cruising on the Golden Princess with us.

This tour is definitely on our recommendation list.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

What a superb day out this was. smooth trip out to Santa Susana Ranch and lots of information from our guide. The ranch was just stunning, very well kept, all the staff greeted us and looked after us all day with enthusiasm and attention to detail. The food was just wonderful and the drinks just flowed. Tango show, was OK, THE horse riding show was very enjoyable.My wife and I came back to B.A exhausted but having had a fantactic day.

Enrique G
Puerto Rico

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Very exciting tour!!!! Definitely recommend it. Lots of food and nice Gauchos and Chinas.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

A full day and very delightful from the snacks to the meal.

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