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Gaucho Life on the Pampas

The pampas is a sea of green grass that covers fully one fourth of Argentina, and is the home of the legendary gaucho. Prairies extend beyond the horizon, dotted with thousands of head of cattle, which are the source of Argentine asados (roasts)—arguably the best meat in the world. Today you will visit an estancia (estate) in the countryside, approximately 1½ hours from Buenos Aires. The estancia is a beautiful country residence and old ranch, where you are welcomed with a typical snack of empanadas. You can stroll around the farm, take a horse and carriage ride, or watch the gauchos preparing your barbecue lunch (consisting of renowned Argentine beef steaks), salads and desserts. Lunch is accompanied by red wine, beer, mineral water, soft drinks and coffee as you are entertained by a delightful folkloric show, including dancing and singing that represents life on the pampas. Then, hear the thunder of hooves as the gauchos demonstrate their skills in the saddle with spectacular races and precision throwing of the boleador .
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4 out of 5(80%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Gaucho Life on the Pampas
Review 1 for Gaucho Life on the Pampas
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Great Visit to a rancho and interaction with gauch

Date:February 22, 2014
PeteBog
Location:USA, Los Alamitos, California
Cruise Date Year:2012
Cruise Date Month:January
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
This tour visits a ranch in the country, and started with a demonstration of gaucho horsemanship which was entertaining and eye-opening. The riders were able to repeatedly ride past your reviewing chairs at a gallop holding a pencil in their fingers and spear a brass ring off of a wire suspended 8 feet off the ground. They showed us some of the tricks they use to round up horses. After this we were welcomed with small wine drinks (like sangria) while they barbequed the chicken and beef for lunch. Lunch was in a big ranch hall with picnic tables, where we could all visit with other travelers, and watch fabulous flamenco dancers in their colorful outfits. A wonderful relaxing time with kind people.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+2points
3out of 4found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Gaucho Life on the Pampas
Overall Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Horses and gauchos were good but the rest was lame

Date:January 29, 2014
LenJ
Location:US
Cruise Date Year:2013
Cruise Date Month:January
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
My wife would give it a 5 since she (and I) loved the horses. I would give it a 1. The gaucho show was fun but we were told at first it would not be held since it was muddy (Really? Gauchos can't ride in mud?). It was 3+ hours total round trip in a nice, clean bus but with uncomfortable seats and a broken toilet. Nothing to see on the way. There were already 7 tour buses there when our two arrived. The food and wine were plentiful but unlike the other excursion luncheons we had on this cruise, the food was poor. Grilling meat for 250 people at once made the service slow and the meat dried out.
The guide was nice with great English but did nothing to keep us organized in the midst of 200 other people. Very unlike HA to have a disorganized excursion.
The web site won't let me enter 2014 as a year, but this cruise was Jan. 2014.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
+4points
4out of 4found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Gaucho Life on the Pampas
Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Reproduction of Gaucho Life

Date:March 23, 2013
PresbyGuy
Location:Buffalo, NY
Cruise Date Year:2013
Cruise Date Month:February
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
A bit contrived BUT if you are in South America you have to see Gauchos...just like tourists to the North American west have to see Cowboys!!!! Nice show of horsemanship. An Argentinian "Tombstone Show." Food and dinner show was better than expected...plenty of food and exhibition of Argentinian dancing and singing. The day did drag a bit, could be tightened up with maybe more touring on the drive out to or back from the ranch.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+5points
5out of 5found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Gaucho Life on the Pampas
Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

A day on the pampas

Date:March 13, 2011
kiwi
Location:new Zealand
Cruise Date Month:February
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
A long bus trip to reach destination and we were delayed by traffic. A great setting with friendly people. The riding show was disappointing as there were so many busses there from the Veendam and 3 from another cruise company that you could not see the show. We would suggest limmiting the number of coaches or splitting the show into two separtate groups. As we had arrived late we got the opportunity to see the show again after lunch with just our bus and another small tour group which made the trip for us
Cruise Date Year:2011
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+7points
14out of 21found this review helpful.
Ratings-Only Reviews for Gaucho Life on the Pampas
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