Gaucho Day Trip from Buenos Aires: Santa Susana Ranch

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  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5674SSGAUCHA
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.


  • Family friendly
  • Led by a local guide
  • Lunch included
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 and dropped-off at a central location.

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Departs from selected hotels in the downtown, Recoleta and Congreso areas
Departure Time:
8 hours (approx.)
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Downtown Buenos Aires

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Gaucho Day Trip from Buenos Aires: Santa Susana Ranch

Santa Susana Fiesta Gaucha Day Trip from Buenos Aires

  • Argentine BBQ Lunch
  • Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Horse ride
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Hotel pickup
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel drop-off
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Melanie P, February 2016

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

Reviewed by: AJ B, 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.

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Tour code: 5674SSGAUCHA