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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Great Visit to a rancho and interaction with gauch
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.
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.
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
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