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Buenos Aires: Argentine Gaucho Day at Don Silvano Ranch

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Enjoy a full-day experience learning about the culture of the Argentinian Gaucho. Experience horseback riding, taste a traditional Argentinian barbecue grill, watch a folklore dance presentation, and be marveled by the gaucho horsemanship performances.
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Duration: 6 - 9 hours
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Pickup optional

Please be ready at one of the following pickup points 15 minutes early: Scala Hotel, Bernardo de Irigoyen 740, C1072AAP CABA, Argentina • Hotel Panamericano Buenos Aires, Carlos Pellegrini 551, C1009 CABA, Argentina • Hotel Dazzler by Wyndham, Las Heras 2163, C1127 AAD, Argentina
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  • Experience a whole day on an authentic Argentine ranch
  • Go for a horseback ride with a real gaucho
  • Enjoy a traditional folklore show
Full description
The Estancia Don Silvano is located in Capilla del Señor, around 90 kilometers away from Buenos Aires. It is an authentic Argentinian Ranch where true agricultural work is an everyday way of life. 60 years ago, Don Silvano opened its doors to visitors, allowing them to learn about the Gaucho life.

You will have the option to go by yourself or have a transfer included, depending on the option chosen. Upon your arrival at the traditional "estancia", your day will begin with a friendly welcome reception at the ranch pub, complete with empanadas and wine or juice. Some activities, such as visiting the museum, bakery, and several other parts of the ranch is available to do too.

As you make your way through the ranch you can go horseback riding, ride around the ranch on a carriage, or watch the "Gauchos" saddle up their horses. Lunchtime will provide you with a real Argentinian BBQ while watching a live folklore show with traditional singing and dancing. Your menu will consist of grilled sausages, short ribs, and chicken. Salads and fried potatoes and choice of drinks include red or white wine, soda, sparkling water, and water. For dessert, you will enjoy a creme caramel and coffee.

Following lunch, the Gauchos will demonstrate further skills such as "Carreras Cuadreras", "Carrera de la Sortija" (traditional games and local competitions), and more. You can also enjoy carriage rides, tractor rides, and horseback riding. At the end of the afternoon, it will be time to enjoy some local snacks. You'll enjoy the energizing national drink of Argentina, "mate" (hot tea), and sweet cakes with quince jelly (pastelitos). At around 4:30PM, the activities in the ranch will end and it will be time to return to Buenos Aires.
  • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
  • Snacks
  • Barbecue lunch
  • Beverages (red and white wine, beer, soda, water, coffee, and maté)
  • Horseback ride
  • Folklore show
  • Horse demonstration show
  • Hotel pickup and drop off in selected stops in Centro, San Telmo, and Recoleta (depending on the option chosen)
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

The Estancia is about 90 kilometers away from Downtown Buenos Aires in KM87 of Ruta Nacional 8. With public transport, take the San Martín train from Retiro Station to Pilar Station and then Bus number 350 from Pilar with destination to San Antonio de Areco. Ask the driver to drop you off at Estancia Don Silvano. The journey should take 1-hour driving and 2-hours with public transport.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• If you book the option with transfers, please inform the full names, passport numbers, and nationalities of all travelers to confirm this tour (according to local transport regulation in Argentina)
• Vegetarian, gluten-free, and celiac lunch options are available (please advise when booking if required)

From US$ 38.67 per person

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Product ID: 259742