Gaucho Day Trip From Buenos Aires: Don Silvano Ranch

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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
    Traveler pickup is offered
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  • Return Details :
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
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    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Spend a day in the Argentina countryside on this full-day tour from Buenos aires to Estancia Don Silvano, a traditional ranch where youll enjoy a full 'fiesta gaucha' (gaucho party) experience. Loosely translated as the South American version of cowboys, gauchos are residents of the Argentina plains. The gauchos of Don Silvano will provide you will a fabulous day of ranch activities, horseback rides, snacks, a BBQ lunch, dancing and a performance of their superb horse-riding skills.


Family friendly

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Lunch included

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Depart Buenos aires in a comfortable coach for the scenic ride through the Argentine pampas (plains) to Estancia Don Silvano. When you arrive at the estancia (ranch), your day of gaucho fun begins with a friendly welcome reception including empanadas, wine and juice.

Visit some of the ranchs attractions, and then, watch the gauchos saddle up the horses, and take off on a leisurely horseback ride through the countryside.

Back at the ranch, tuck into a delicious BBQ lunch of grilled sausages, ribs and chicken accompanied by potato salad and ice cream. Red and white wine, soda, water and coffee are also all included. During lunch, be entertained by a folkloric song and dance show, and then work off your meal by participating in some traditional Argentine dances. Later, go for a carriage or tractor ride, and then watch the gauchos show off their incredible horse-riding skills with ring races and other performances.

Before heading back to Buenos aires, enjoy a glass of mate (an Argentine drink of yerba mate leaves steeped in hot water) accompanied by sweet cakes with quince jelly.


Authentic Argentine lunch


Beverages (red and white wine, soda, water, coffee, mate)

Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide

Horseback riding

Round-trip shared transfer to the Argentine countryside

Hotel pickup from centrally located hotels

Entry/Admission - Touristic Argentinian Ranch Don Silvano



Hotel drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Passport name, number, date of birth, expiry and country is required at time of booking for ALL participants

IMPORTANT: You must bring your passport at the time of the tour as there may be checks during the trip

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  • 02-Mar-2020

    It was a great day! Quick welcome reception with drinks and empanadas, then straight to the horseback riding/carriage ride which are optional. I did both; the horse ride was very leisurely and an adequate length of time (gauchos lead and end the pack), the carriage ride was faster and quite bumpy. Then we got a lesson on making mate, and got to try some (again, optional). Then came the barbecue lunch with fantastic entertainment. The gauchos’ riding games were fun to watch and learn the origins of, and then we had an optional merienda before leaving (I recommend getting the sweet pastry with quince filling; I was told the savoury one didn’t have much flavour). All in all it was an awesome experience. Only small complaint: when the guide on the bus spoke into the microphone, the acoustics were not good and it was extremely loud, making it really difficult to understand what she was saying, even when she spoke English. She was very nice though, and a photographer took pictures of everyone throughout the day that we could choose to purchase at the end.

  • 06-Feb-2020

    We were picked up at a hotel which was convenient. The food was very good. The singing entertainment was excellent as was the dancing. They have a great place to take a horseback ride. This includes their setup for getting on and off a horse and the trail ride - not going around a corral. It is a picturesque place with lots of animals and birds. We felt it was good "bang for the buck".

  • 28-Jan-2020

    An excellent day out and well worth the money. Lot’s to see and do and really nice people. I would definitely recommend it

  • 24-Dec-2019

    Well organized tour with excellent shows, lunch and horse rides. Guide Soledad was very attentive and professional.

  • 19-Nov-2019

    The singers dancers and food were excellent. The rest of the tour felt extremely unorganized. Guide had fairly weak English for a tour of this price the bus ac was not functioning properly so it was humid and uncomfortable both there and back. You must queue for 30 to 40 mins for the horse ride which lasts 10 mins. Also they had all the horses corralled in a small space when the rides were over didnt look particularly comfortable for them.wouldnt recommend this experience other than the music the singer in particular was amazing.

  • 18-Nov-2019

    This may have been the worst tour I've ever been on. Overpriced, lack of activities, and no direction from the tour guides.

    Here is what the real itinerary is:

    You'll hop onto the bus at either your hotel or a pickup point. From there, the group takes the bus for about 40 or so minutes to the ranch. The ranch itself looks like it was built solely for the purpose of taking in tours.

    Immediately after getting off the bus, you're told to go eat an empanada and have wine. No introduction to the ranch or the background (I wonder why...hmm...). After literally five minutes, you're swooped away to the horse riding area and told to get in line to ride the horse. There is no direction on:
    1. Where you are riding the horse
    2. How to ride a horse (commands, stopping, going, etc.)
    3. How long the ride is

    Other groups come to the ranch as well, so there will be several different rounds of horse riding.

    The actual ride is about fifteen minutes on a pre-defined path, and your horses pretty much just follow each other. Ignore the one horse that got a little out of control and one of the ranch hands had to come and help the tourist stop their horse. Again, no training at all.

    From there, you're told it's about two hours (yes, two) until the next activity, lunch. You have two entire hours to walk around the very small ranch. No guided tour or explanation on the animals or history of gaucho life. You're left to yourself for two hours while the tour guides sit around the ranch hands cook.

    Half an hour later, we're all just sitting around waiting for lunch. Just waiting.

    Finally, lunch begins. The first 45 minutes is the starter (salad and bread). Then, endless meat begins coming out. We're talking several rounds of sausage, chicken, pork, and steak. Like everything else, no explanation or introduction to the lunch. None of us had any idea how much to eat or what was coming out. The food was good, but not a good experience at all.

    Throughout this meat fest, a singer and dancers go on stage to perform traditional dances. This was interesting (still no spoken background on what gaucho life is like). However, after that ends, they begin singing songs that represent each country represented in the group and they ask you to sing along. It was absolutely terrible.

    Following that, you have about an hour until they begin horse racing for about a half hour. That part was interesting.

    You then head back, but they drop you off in three areas instead of your hotel.

  • 13-Nov-2019

    The food , dancing and horsemanship were excellent, A plesant day in the country. I feel it was overpriced.

  • 31-Oct-2019

    It was a good day out, something different away from the city. People very friendly. Food was good plenty of it.

  • 10-Sep-2018

    I guess i booked this trip not knowing what to expect. It was an overall great experience. We ranch was gorgeous and had tons of animals (i.e. sheep, pigs, horses, peacocks, chickens, etc). They had a mini rope obstacle course which ended with a zip line. The food and entertainment was amazing. I would highly recommend this trip for anyone.

  • 08-Apr-2018

    very good.

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