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Skip the Line: Estancia Santa Susana Gaucho Experience Ticket
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Skip the Line: Estancia Santa Susana Gaucho Experience Ticket

By Estancia Santa Susana
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Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 7h
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  • Hotel pickup
  • Drop-off in central location in Buenos Aires
  • Empanadas and Pastelitos (sweet pies)
  • Horses and carriage ride
  • Ranch tour
  • Argentine barbecue
  • Wine
  • Dessert and coffee
  • Traditional folk music and dancing show
  • Gauchos show
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Estancia Santa Susana
What's not included
  • Gratuities


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    Pickup details
    • Location Name: Hotel in Buenos Aires Return Location: Drop of at central location in Buenos Aires
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Infants must sit on laps
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      • Most travellers can participate
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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      • Estancia Santa Susana
        419
        Argentina
        Joined in February 2010
      • T2333QIchristopherk
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A great visit. Not to be missed.
        A great day out. Very real experience. Family engaging. Gauchos worked hard riding horses with great skill. They also served great bbq meats and lovely salads. Wine was heavenly! Throughly recommend the experience.
        Written 20 November 2023
      • BMGy
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Gaucho ranch Santa Susana
        Not too much things to do here , just take a look and go back to the city… Good for tourism agencies and for the owners to earn money. No special good food . The restrooms are old and rudimentary with so many tourists, it would be good to fix them😔 I don't recommend spending money on this!
        Written 27 October 2023
      • Lindsay F
        0 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Underwhelming. A miss.
        Overrated. I read all these great reviews but did not feel this was a must see/do, it was rather boring. Perhaps it’s because they advertised they could do it in English but they couldn’t, and they didn’t really give any tour and very little explanation of anything that was happening. The best part of my experience was hanging with my personally tour guide and the driver who joined us, because they were a blast. The food is eh, I mean you’re not really going because the food is superb. I thought they would explain about the life and role the gaucho has but no one ever did, they just let you roam around without almost any explanation at all. The people were very nice, especially when they walk up to you with the tip hat out, which I find quite strange. I think tourists know we are being swindled but maybe not so in your face, perhaps ask for a donation and I’d be more inclined to tip in dollars even. Overall a very forgets experience, that seems like it could have been waaaaaay better. I think two stars was incredibly generous, it’s probably more like a one star experience.
        Written 4 October 2023
      • thomasdaniels11
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A Captivating Day at Estancia Santa Susana
        I recently had the unforgettable experience of spending a day at Estancia Santa Susana, and it was a highlight of my trip to Argentina.
        Written 31 August 2023
      • H5152PVrobertd
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A day at the ranch
        Estancia Santa Susana is about a two hour drive from Buenos Aires. I enjoyed my day here. First I took a horse-drawn carriage ride and then I explored the original homestead. They had a n exhibit of early 20th century clothing on display. After lunch, I saw a folklore show, followed by a show of horsemanship. It was a nice way to experience the life of the gauchos.
        Written 9 April 2023
      • Deb1028
        0 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Less than we expected
        It was a very hot day, no place to sit to watch the very dusty show. It was due to the drought so I can let that go. By the time we arrived we only had time for the show and dinner. We have had other trips in South America, this meal was the worst. The meat in this part if the world is excellent and I was looking forward to it! Well it was less than edible, tough meat and absolutely NO taste what do ever. Not the normal what so ever. We left the table to walk around for the time we had left. The level of the show was ok. You can only watch the horses run in a circle so many times. And the horse races to catch the rings was not much after about five times. . Our Cruise was just incredible, we just loved it. Even the days at sea were busy and very enjoyable. This tour falls to the bottom.
        Written 27 March 2023
      • Lea M
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great ranch, so-so food
        We loved the animals (especially the horses) and gaucho show. We were there on a miserably hot day (107°F), and that made it hard to fully enjoy ourselves, to be honest. Plus the region has been in a drought, so the large amount of dust kicked up by the horses got into our eyes and stuck to our skin. Obviously, the heat and dust were beyond their control. The main reason I gave a 4/5 instead of 5/5 is because I wasn’t too happy with the quality of the food. They were probably serving 400 people at once, and the meats were a bit dried out. The only thing good about the meal they served was the dulce de leche ice cream at the end. That said, if you visit this ranch, it might be best to just watch the show and see the animals while bypassing the meal.
        Written 16 March 2023
      • Ronald B
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Real Argentine BBQ and Gaucho demonstrations
        Fun outing to see some gaucho horsemanship, tango dancing, and enjoy a wonderful Argentina BBQ. The facility is quite fascinating in itself. Great way to see the countryside when departing on a sea voyage.
        Written 27 February 2023
      • Explorer35698538802
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful day at the ranch.
        We were welcomed with wine/soda and an empanada. Then we toured the original house and chapel and headed out to the corral. The gauchos then demonstrated their horsemanship. After watching some great riding, we went in to watch a great show of tango, music, and other dancing. The food was excellent- all types of meat, salads and drinks. Wine, water and soda included. Just a wonderful way to spend the day.
        Written 9 December 2022
      • bartg586
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        “Gaucho 🇦🇷🤠 Party!”
        Located about an hour and a half from Buenos Aires. I came here through a Gate 1 optional tour; there were about twenty five people in our tour group. The estancia grounds are beautiful and upon arrival we were greeted with delicious empanadas and wine 🍷. All of the staff were very welcoming. We toured the asado grill area and saw the outstanding meal being prepared for our later lunch. Steaks 🥩, chicken , ribs , two types of sausage (chorizo & blood) . Guests were invited on the horse 🐴 drawn wagon to tour the grounds. We also toured the historic home on the property and learned about Gaucho (Argentine cowboy 🤠) and ranch culture. There were two working dogs 🐕 on the property and also a lot of Monk Parakeets. Lunch was so good with unlimited wine (included in our excursion price ). The meat just kept coming. The delicious wine I later learned was a red blend from nearby. While dining in the large covered hall you are entertained with traditional dancing and music on the stage. After lunch you proceed to watch a wonderful display of Gaucho 🐎 horsemanship. The Gaucho grab rings from an elevated stand at a full gallop. They also herd other horses etc. It was a wonderful day to learn and enjoy the culture of the gauchos.
        Written 16 July 2022
      • HerbFlorida
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Enjoyable day trip
        Four of us visited the ranch on a day trip from BA. The estancia is an working family run cattle ranch. I was most struck by the beauty of the surroundings. The views of the grasslands surrounding the ranch were breathtaking. We toured the original home set-up as a museum, and watched a gaucho horsemanship demonstration. Finally, we had an extended lunch of multiple cuts of meats grilled over a wood fire. While perhaps a bit touristy, the tour provided a view of early life on the grassland ranches of Argentina.
        Written 21 March 2022
      • RandyRoss
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Less Than Expected
        Perhaps our expectations were too high for the tour we booked from our cruise ship - "Gaucho Life on the Pampas". Things started out well. We were greeted with a great empanada snack and a glass of wine. Then we had the opportunity to go for a ride on a horse or take a carriage ride. The horse ride was OK but pretty lame for an experienced rider. However, my wife has mobility issues that would make it difficult to mount and ride a horse. Thus, she opted to take the carriage ride. It turns out that she would have had to make a big step up to get into the carriage (there was no stool or step). Thus that option was denied as well. We toured the old house and chapel - quite nice. Then we had lunch. Unfortunately, the food was so overcooked as to be almost inedible. The chicken was dry and the beef extremely tough. The wine was no great but the beer was good. The show during lunch was fine. Finally there was the gaucho skills show. Frankly, it was a bit boring. Yes, the skill level required was high but as a show, it failed. This was an OK day but we expected more for the price. This was in the bottom 10% of the tours that we purchased from the cruise line.
        Written 1 May 2020
      • kdeli
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        VERY TOURISTIC
        We visited this place with a group. In general, It was a disappointment. The horses dirty and tired. Also not well cared. People who help the riders to ride, very slapdash. One person fall down from the horse because nobody help him. He needed medical assistants and the ambulance arrived.. Now about the traditional meal ??? The meat was not tasty and not good quality. In the dinning room, there were too many tables with people. There was not any possibility for good service. Thre was a turmoil .The portions small. Rest room no so clean. The music show was good, and also during our arrival they served us wine, juice, and andempanadas. There is also a souvenir shop, but very expensive.
        Written 15 April 2020
      • Wesley C
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Very Enjoyable Day Trip from Buenos Aires
        Took a very enjoyable day trip from Buenos Aires to visit an estancia (ranch) in the Pampas. Package included a ride on horseback or in a horse drawn carriage, huge delicious lunch, and tango/folklore show. Because it was raining, it was too dangerous for them to do the gaucho skills show (they did an extended tango show instead). Make sure to leave time to visit the farmhouse and chapel. Very nice day.
        Written 5 April 2020
      • VictoriaM0617
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A Perfect Experience
        We had a full day here and it was perfect. First we were greeted with a great empanada snack and a glass of wine. Off to the gaucho show and what a demonstration of horsemanship. It's amazing how they can work the horses. Afterwards we had a ride around the grounds on a nice old wagon. Okay, off to the original homestead and chapel and what an experience to see the furnishings and household items. The barbecue was cooking during this time and the cooking filled the are. Wow, the grill was filled with quite an assortment of meats. Okay, it was time for a wonderful feast of fresh salad, rolls, chicken, beef (yes, it is the best in the world), pork, sausages potatoes and dessert. Okay, now for the show! They put on a fantastic folkloric show of singing and exceptional. We loved the whole experience.
        Written 23 February 2020
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      MA1957
      Riverside, CA17 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Went with a very large group due to having to wait in Buenos Aires for our cruise ship. The barbecue was okay , the entertainment charming but beware the gift shop . The clerk was telling me the exchange rate was 200 pesos to the dollar , it is actually around 100 pesos to the dollar. They really want American dollars there. They do not have a credit card system. The 200 pesos to the dollar was also used by a tourist trap street vendor too. Be aware of the exchange rate. I was really surprised that a larger tourist location like this would cheat on the level of a street vendor. I will let the cruise company know so they can warn other passengers
      Written 7 December 2021
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      dcguz
      Playa del Carmen, Mexico178 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2019 • Couples
      It was an Ok experience except that we noticed that all the riding horses appeared to not have been combed down in a long, long time. Several of them had tails full of burrs. The meal had some very tasty meat, probably the best we had in Argentina. Good entertainment too.Our tour bus stopped at a gasoline station with a gift shop for coffee and restroom and the prices there were quite a bit higher than at the ranch but the ranch did not except credit cards.
      Written 26 May 2019
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      Hola como estas? Primero y principal quiero aclarar que a los caballos se los trata y cuida muy bien en la Estancia, si justo el caballo que vos viste tenia algun tipo de cardo o algo que se les haya enganchado en los crines de la cola es porque duermen en el campo. Cuando los largan a la tarde, todos los días se los larga en el campo. libres y al andar sueltos puede ser que se enganchen con algo o en el mismo corral o cuando dan la vuelta con los turistas. Eso no quiere decir que no esten bien cuidados, ni alimentados, ni que los tratemos mal. Hay mas de 200 caballos en el campo y todos en la mejores condiciones. Y es muy común que se les pueda enganchar algo en sus colas, que luego cuando los gauchos se dan cuenta se lo sacan. Decir que los tratamos mal por esa razon no me parece justo. Y siempre tratamos de darle el mejor servicio a la todos los turistas que nos visitan. Muchas gracias por habernos visitado. Saludos.
      Written 2 July 2019
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      jazelig
      London, UK15 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We were picked up at our hotel by Leandro, who proved to be a knowledgeable and entertaining guide. It was about an hour drive to the ranch where we were met by a young lady with a basket full of warm empanadas and a choice of wine or a soft drink. The next hour or so were spent wandering around the ranch, riding a horse or travelling in the back of a cart. We also visited the museum, which is obviously where the original family used to live. Leandro explained what and how a lot of the kitchen tools and other furnishings were used as well as giving us the history of the area. This was followed by a huge feast seated at long tables with a constant supply of various meats, with salads and bottles of both wine and soft drinks all while being entertained by some amazing dancers. The day finished with a display of their skills by the gauchos. A great day out and worth every penny.
      Written 8 December 2019
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      Anon A
      Denver46 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2019
      We booked the Gaucho Fiesta through our hotel front desk. We were picked up on time and transported comfortably the 1 1/4 hour to the estancia and were greeted right away. We had time to wander the property and were offered drinks and fresh warm empanadas immediately. The horseback ride was not too exciting as the land is flat and open and you just go around a pasture, but then the meal and entertainment were terrific -- singers, dancers, gauchos serving tons of grilled meats and ladies refilling bread, water, and wine nonstop. After the meal, we moved to the seating by the field where gauchos put on a wonderful show of their amazing horsemanship. Same ride back to the city after a very enjoyable day.
      Written 2 December 2019
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      Christina P
      Amsterdam82 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2019 • Friends
      We visited the ranch as a group from Greece. The place is nice.
      They told us that we could use the horses for a guided ride and we were excited. However, when we saw the horses, we realized that they were maltreated. My friend, who is a veterinarian, explained to us that they didn't take too much care of the horses.
      When we got our horses for the ride, mine was shaking, probably from exhaustion under heat. Then the man, responsible for the ride,opened a small gate and all of a sudden all horses started pushing each other to get out. There was a confusion, people were screaming and a man, next to me, fell from the horse and had a very bad accident. We were shocked. An ambulance came to pick up the guy.

      Food was ok but the place is too much touristic.

      I don't recommend it.
      Written 15 November 2019
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      VaporK8
      Southfield, MI1,883 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2019
      We traveled to Estancia Santa Susana for an afternoon with Argentinian Gauchos on a working ranch. The kind hospitality of the men & women here was heartwarming on this cool, damp early spring day.
      Greeted by a smiling gaucho elder, all the ladies received a big hug and kiss on the cheek as we dismounted the bus! We were then led to a porch area where the matron offered us delicious oven-baked empanadas. We stood inside an old fashion saloon area with bars to keep the tender and his bottles safer from fighting, inebriated cowboys! From there, we made our way inside the large kitchen & dining area to gaze on as marinated meats were grilled over woodsmoke fire by a handsome, young gaucho.
      Outdoors, some of my companions rode horseback. Others joined "Juan" the elder, as he gave small groups a wagon ride led by two fine horses. The sights, sounds & smells of the land filled us.
      My husband and I walked over to the open homestead. It was beautifully decorated and preserved in period furnishings from over a century ago. We were beckoned back by the meal bell, and served a wonderful lunch of salads, grilled meats, fresh bread and bottles of delicious wine. We watched wonderful folk dances, tango and heard excellent folk music styles! What an afternoon!!
      Entirely worth it, and HIGHLY recommended.
      Written 10 October 2019
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      Scott H
      Orlando, FL8 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      We had booked this adventure, I started reading the few bad reviews, and I got concerned, but I went there was a extremely entertained.

      It was a Tuesday, overcast and in the 60’s, but not crowded.

      The guacho staff was extremely friendly and professional.

      We were greeted with vino and empanadas at the door and the smell of carne asado in the background.

      We proceeded to do a horse ride, not that exciting, but made for anyone. Nice trot.

      Then we proceeded to sit down for lunch. Most of the meat was delicious, a few might have been over cooked for me, but still delicious. We had many glasses of wine through out the experience included in the price.

      Then we had a tango and folk dancing show. Once again we were entertained.

      After the show, we headed back to the outside ranch, guachos were amazing and entertaining.

      Price overall a little expensive, kinda touristy but very entertaining. It was a nice experience outside the busy city of Buenos Aires
      Written 1 October 2019
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      Rea C
      Marina del Rey, CA111 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2019 • Friends
      For me, this was a Shore Excursion that I would highly recommend. We were met with right from the oven empanadas, an exhibition of various riding skills, offered either a short wagon ride or horseback ride around the grounds.. We then had an enormous lunch with various roasted meats and various sides as well as wine/beer. After lunch we were treated to a performance of folk dances, tango and an exciting gaucho dance.
      Written 5 May 2019
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      Thanks for your opinion Rea!! We hope to have you soon in Argentina and in the Estancia. Best regards, Patricio. estancia@esantasusana.com.ar 02304-525016 / 011-1544340417
      Written 22 May 2019
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