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Gaucho Day Trip from Buenos Aires: Santa Susana Ranch

By: Tangol
Highlights
  • Experience gaucho life on a traditional Argentina estancia 
  • Fun fiesta atmosphere: live music, dancing, and BBQ lunch
  • Explore the ranch on a horseback ride or carriage ride
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Gaucho Day Trip from Buenos Aires: Santa Susana Ranch
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Gaucho Day Trip from Buenos Aires: Santa Susana Ranch
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Overview
This gaucho day trip from Buenos Aires provides a close-up look at a traditional cowboy ranch, Estancia Santa Susana, less than two hours from Buenos Aires. On this tour, experience gaucho life and culture on a ranch tour, saddle up for a horseback ride, tuck into a hearty asado barbecue, and enjoy live entertainment, including folk music, tango, and a horsemanship display.
What to Expect

Your tour begins with pickup from your central Buenos Aires hotel and a transfer to Estancia Santa Susana by air-conditioned minivan.

The fiesta atmosphere starts when you arrive and are greeted with Argentine wine and homemade empanadas. Set out on a tour of the ranch and meet the gauchos, Argentina’s own version of the American cowboy. Depending on your preference, either enjoy a horseback ride or a horse-drawn carriage ride around the ranch.

After working up an appetite, tuck into a delicious barbecue lunch including a selection of meats and salads, accompanied by Malbec wine. Finish with sweet pastries and traditional yerba mate.

During the meal, enjoy a variety of live entertainment, including folk music and dancing, a tango demonstration, and a boleadoras show with weapon-throwing. Finally, the gauchos mount up for a spectacular horseback performance, showing off daring stunts, animal herding, and racing.

Your tour ends back in downtown Buenos Aires.

Reviews (271)
1 - 5 of 18 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Just awful

After hours of waiting around on a well kept lawn we were taken for the meal. The meal consists on lots of tasteless meats. Then some cheesy singing. After all this for about 15 minutes some riders do some riding and repeatedly do the same...More

Thank travelling_circus637
ProductoTangol, Community Manager at Tangol, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Jyo, Thank you for taking the time to let a review. We always appreciate feedback, so we can continue to improve our services. This excursion is mostly about discovering a typical Estancia of Argentina. We are sorry to hear that the tour did not...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Our day at Santa Susana Ranch

A really enjoyable day which was very well organised from the moment that Sarah, our tour guide, (who speaks 5 languages), picked us up at our hotel. The Gaucho staff were fantastic, and so very friendly and amusing. The shows after a enormous lunch with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank handpeter2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Manage your expectations

After looking at the various gaucho experiences available and reading lots of positive reviews, we decided to go with this one. We have two teenage children and we were hoping for an adventurous day out. It was not. It is basically lunch and a show...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Graham S
ProductoTangol, Community Manager at Tangol, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Graham, Thank you for your review, it always helps us to improve our services. We are sorry you couldn't visit all the ranch, in reality the museum and the gift shop are opened all day, but we recommend to visit them before lunch when...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Unsafe Horseback Ride; Good Meal; Poor Tango show

While some positive experience on this excursion, the horseback ride was unsafe with only one Gaucho or Cowboy saddling up and watching 30 beginner riders. The tack - saddle and bridles - were in poor condition and the beginner riders were not provided even basic...More

Thank WorldTravelingDude
ProductoTangol, Responsable de Marketing Online at Tangol, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Russ, Thank you for your visit at the Santa Susana Ranch. This excursion is mostly about discovering a typical Estancia of Argentina. The horseback ride you got at the end of the visit was more about a 10 minutes entertainment to see the ranch...More

Reviewed 26 November 2018
Fantastic day out of the city with an amazing bbq

The horsemanship of the gauchos is very impressive and their hospitality is second to none. The meal is worth the trip out alone with more meat than you can eat, all cooked beautifully. Great to see a different side to Argentina.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sightseer828052
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