Riding with the Gauchos

2-Day Horse Riding Experience at a Rural Estancia - Argentina

Prices from £378 pp

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Duration2 days / 1 night (flexible)

LocationBuenos Aires - Estancia - Buenos Aires

Suitable for families

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Sleep under starry skies on a working ranch, saddle up to herd some cattle and eat world-class steak around the campfire. It’s time to unleash your inner cowboy! This trip will give you a thrilling glimpse into real Gaucho culture, showing you daily life on a typical Argentinean estancia. For one night only, you’ll escape to a rural estancia for a cowboy experience to remember. On the ranch, you can help out with the herding, gallop across the endless green fields or take a traditional cooking class. You’ll learn about the Gaucho way of life, explore the beautiful estancia and eat a steak that you’re unlikely to forget.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • All meals
  • Activities
  • Buses and private transfers

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Your day-by-day itinerary

Buenos Aires - Pampa

In the morning you’ll take the comfortable public bus from Buenos Aires to Gualeguaychu. Here, you’ll be met by a local guide and transferred across the peaceful open pampas to your estancia. The green landscape is dotted with tiny villages and fields of grazing cows, bulls and horses. On arrival you can settle into your comfortable room. Afterwards, our host will tell you all about the estate, the estancia and of course the schedule for the next couple of days. All meals are included in your stay.

Restaurant with horse carriage

Estancia - Buenos Aires

After a hearty breakfast you’ll climb into the saddle for a horseback ride over the plains around the estancia. On the way, you’ll stop off to enjoy the views before riding back to the estancia for lunch. If horses aren’t really your thing, you can spend the day relaxing around the pool or reading under the shade of a tree.

Estancia - Buenos Aires

Instead of horse-riding, you can also take a bike ride around the area. There’s not much going on here but that’s all part of the charm. It’s a sleepy gaucho village with rusty cars, horses beating off the flies and dogs sleeping in the middle of the road. Packed with at-mosphere, it’s about as real as it gets. Towards the end of the day, you’ll travel back from Gualeguaychu to Buenos Aires where your trip ends.

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Speak to our Argentina Specialist, Ceri

Contact our Travel Specialist, Ceri, to plan your Argentina holiday.

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