• Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 159.00 View price calendar

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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.

Highlights

  • 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

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

David B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Was a great day start to finish. Our guide, Eileen, and our driver were excellent. Very enjoyable. They accommodated a vegetarian on the trip - even in the meat loving experience of the gauchos.

Darralyn H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great day. Plenty of food ,wine and beer. Great entertainment. Horse riding experience fun. Special thanks to Sophia and Alan, our tour guide and driver. Highly recommend this tour.

holybucket

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Pick up and drop off - they were on time picking us up from the hotel and brought us back promptly when they promised.

Food - as soon as you arrive you are fed endless empenanadas which are to die for. Eat as many as you want while you tour the grounds and do the activites that you want. When the main meal is served, every delicious grilled meat that you could imagine, along with endless sides as well.

Drinks - as soon as you stop onsite, you are offered wine, wine, and more wine. Malbec for life.

Entertainment - the museum which includes some of the original houses on the grounds are full of antiques and family photos. You can then either take a horseback ride, or get in a carriage to go around the grounds in a really relaxing setting and environment. During lunch, they is a singer onstage along with performers giving you traditional tango and then cowboy dances as well.

The price may seem high, but if you take advantage of everything that's offered, it's well worth the day trip.

Vilma B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Excellent experience. Greeted by a gaucho, delicious empanadas. Horse back riding and show, delicious BBQ, music. The whole group ended up dancing!

Jessyca Lucero ...  United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Fun day riding the horses! It was so memorable!

Claire A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

The meat was to die for and the wine kept flowing! One of the best parts was the show at the end where the gauchos competed.

Gerald S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Great tour....excellent food and entertainment.

laura m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

We had a wonderful time at the ranch. highly recommend this tour! Lunch was spectacular, with steak, sausages, chicken, salad, bread and all you can drink beverages. The Gauchos were charming, and the dancers and singer at the lunch show were amazing. Wish we could go back again! Definitely a must-do.

Ryan T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

We very much enjoyed this trip and our guide. The food was very good and the experience at the ranch was great. It wasn't that busy the day we went, so everything was easy and quick to do. Make sure you bring cash for tips, they'll ask for it.

j r P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Recommended as an easy day tour. Guide was great although at end driver and guide said demonstrations in town and difficult to get us close to hotel. We walked which was not a problem but saw no demonstrations, but food good gaucho horse riding phenomenal and show great fun participating.

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