THE REAL GAUCHO DAY

One life time experience

PRICE

210U$D per person

DAYS

ALL WEEK LONG – from Monday to Sunday

The day with Daniel, the gaucho, was a life experience I will never trade. This was truly remote and authentic on hundreds of acres in the Andes. The day was breathtaking, beginning with breakfast at Daniel's, the horseback ride through the Andes, the Asado for lunch that Daniel makes after he creates a fire. There is truly no way to describe this experience, it was by far the best day I had in Argentina.

PROGRAM

Much more than a horseback riding the Gaucho Day is a one life experience.
A Gaucho is an equivalent of the North American «cowboy». The Gaucho plays a nationalistic symbol in Argentina. The Gauchos became greatly admired and renowned in legends, folklore and in literature. Gauchos remain proud and great horse riders. The gaucho’s horse represents most of what he owns in the world.

  • After leaving Mendoza we arrive at Daniel’s ranch and learn the authentic ritual of Argentinean Mate and eat some delicious homemade sopaipillas (donuts) with Daniel’s family.
  • After saddled up the horses, we start a 2 hours horse riding into the Andes. We then have a typical lunch at 2700m enjoying majestic views of the Andes (regarding weather could be an asado/BBQ or cold sandwich if windy)
  • Then we continue horse riding for 2 more hours and go back to Daniel’s ranch.
  • We finally return to Mendoza.

This Gaucho Day tour is unlike any of the other popular and mainstream horse-riding offered in Mendoza, and is dependent on the gaucho’s work schedule and weather conditions. We usually need 48hrs minimum anticipation to organize the tour. Available all year long, weather permitting.

What to do day after the horseback riding ? Enjoy a day of wine tasting in Lujan de Cuyo or the Uco Valley !