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Gau-cho [gou-choh] - "A South American cowboy usually of mixed Spanish and Native American Ancestry"
Don Silvano is an authentic Argentinian Ranch where real agricultural-cattle work is an everyday way of life. Eight years ago, Don Silvano opened its doors to visitors, allowing them to learn about all the interesting parts of the gaucho life. The ranch is located 87 kilometers from downtown Buenos Aires (approximately 1 hour trip).
Full Day Authentic Ranch Tour: Learn Traditional Activities and Skills of the Gauchos; Enjoy a Ranch Style Argentinian Lunch; Soccer, Volleyball, Swimming Pool, & Kids Playground Available.
English/Spanish Guide; Roundtrip Hotel Transportation from Downtown Buenos Aires Hotels; Snack and Lunch with Beverages; Admission & Demonstrations.
Hours of operation
Available: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday; Departs at 10:00am. No tour departures January 1; May 1; December 24-25 & 31.
Approximately 9 Hours.
Departs from Downtown Buenos Aires Hotels.
11:00am - Reception: In a traditional gaucho building known as "Rancho de Adobe" including empanadas (meat pies), wine and juice.
11:30am - Free Activities: Visit a museum, bakery, and several other parts of the ranch. As you make your way through the ranch you can go horseback riding or ride around the ranch on a tractor. Then the gauchos demonstrate how they put seats on the horses with horse trips.
1:00pm - Lunch Time: Enjoy grilled traditional sausages, short ribs, and chichen. A specialty salad will be prepared including Provencal potatoes mixed with carrots and eggs. Your choice of drinks includes red or white wine, cola, sparkling water and water. For dessert enjoy ice cream and coffee.
During lunch, you´ll be treated to a lively folklore show with traditional singing and dancing. Fun local dances will be performed including the participation of the public. Enjoy carriage rides, tractor rides and horseback riding. The gauchos will show you their creole skills including ring-races, horse mildness and troop’s retail-trade.
2:30pm - Demonstrations: The Gauchos will demonstrate further skills such as Carreras Cuadreras, Carrera de la Sortija and more.
4:00pm - Snack: Enjoy the energizing national drink of Argentina, "mate" (hot root tea) and sweet cakes with quince jelly.
4:30 pm - Return to Buenos Aires.
Hotels in the Palermo Neighborhood do not include pick up or drop off. You will need to travel by your own means to receive transfers from a nearby hotel.
This tour requires at least 2 passengers to run.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**