Tour code: 5674SSGAUCHA
Escape the bustling streets of Buenos Aires with a full-day fiesta at the Estancia Santa Susana gaucho ranch. Discover the traditional way of life in the Argentine countryside with a horseback ride, ranch tour, and an impressive horseman show by the gallant gauchos. Feast on an array of grilled meats and sides at a traditional ‘parrillada’ barbecue, and watch a performance of folk song and dance. 


  • 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

Traditional customs of Argentine ranch life are still celebrated at the handful of estancias near Buenos Aires. Your full-day country retreat begins with morning pickup at your city hotel in an air-conditioned van and a lovely drive across the pampas (plains). 

After arriving at Estancia Santa Susana, you’ll be welcomed at the ranch house with warm empanadas and wine. Take a tour of Santa Susana’s grounds, chapel and museum while hearing stories about this historic working ranch.

Meet the friendly gauchos — talented wranglers and horsemen similar to cowboys of the American West. Climb astride a horse from the ranch stables or hop aboard a horse-drawn carriage for a ride through the surrounding farmland.

When you return to the ranch, settle in at a rustic banquet table for a savory parrillada (Argentine barbecue) featuring many different cuts of expertly grilled meats and sausages served with salads and regional wine. Top off your feast with a sweet pastelito (pastry) and a cup of mate — a favorite Argentine drink made from steeped yerba mate leaves.  

As you dine, enjoy a performance of traditional folk music and dancing, plus a boleadoras show where gauchos perform impressive feats of weapon throwing. Head outside to the pasture where the gauchos will continue displaying their skills through daring horseman stunt tricks, animal herding, and the ring race known as la sortija.

After your full day of ranch festivities, relax on the return drive to Buenos Aires to be dropped-off at a central location. 

Customer Reviews

Steedman S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Had a fantastic day.
Everyone was very welcoming, enjoyed the brief horse ride, the shows and the food was wonderful

June G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We had a fantastic day. The weather was unkind but everything else was excellent. The tour guide was first class and all the staff at the ranch were very friendly and generous with their time and efforts.

Roderick C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Had a fantastic time. Plenty to do and very welcoming.

Megan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This was a great day trip from Buenos Aires, with a tour guide that switched between English and Spanish the entire time so that everyone could participate. The day was well-planned and lunch was delicious. We especially enjoyed our opportunity to ride the ranch's horses.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Just wonderful !!! I took this trip 15 years ago and it was just as good---even better this time !


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This was a blast! Why? 1. You got out of the city. Beautiful bus ride into the country. When you arrive, fresh made empanadas and wine right off the bus. 2. The horseback ride, carriage rides. 3. The meal was excellent. 4. The show was great! Yes the ubiquitous tango but the singing by that older fellow was so beautiful! 5. The gaucho riding show! I would gladly do it all again.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

It was FABULOUS! Very professional, great host her name escapes me...Antonella? and a comfortable ride to the ranch. And THEN, the Gauchos. Handsome, friendly and put on a great show. The food was great too. I would very highly recommend this tour. We loved it and still talk about it months later!

Melanie P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This was a very good tour.
We had lots of fun and lots of food!
Tour guide was fabulous!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

I really enjoyed my Gaucho trip. I started the day by doing a little horse riding, despite me being terrified and being given a naughty horse I enjoyed it - although once was enough for me. There are carriage rides, a museum to check out and gift shop with really cool things to buy. Staff walk around in period type costumes are are ready and waiting with some delicious empanadas. They are super friendly and make the whole thing worthwhile. Dinner was delicious and will have you feeling full in no time. The performances are wonderful but my absolute favourite was the 'cowboy' show, where the gauchos show off their riding prowess and you have to trade kisses for rings. Next time you're in Buenos Aires, definitely give this tour a go.

Steven M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We had a great time.

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