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The Real Gaucho Day Trip from Mendoza - Don Daniel Ranch provided by Mendoza Andes / The Tintos

The Real Gaucho Day Trip from Mendoza - Don Daniel Ranch

The Real Gaucho Day Trip from Mendoza - Don Daniel Ranch
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Experience life as a ‘gaucho’—an Argentine cowboy—at a traditional ranch in the heart of the Andes Mountains. On this tour, spend an entire day in the countryside, allowing you to immerse yourself in local culture and learn all about daily life on the ranch. Saddle up for a scenic horseback ride through the mountains and enjoy a typical Argentine ‘asado’ (barbecue) along the way.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Magnificent views of the Andes on a horseback ride
  • Traditional ‘asado’ lunch in the mountains
  • Hassle-free pickup and transfers from your Mendoza hotel
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 10 people
What to expect
  • What is a gaucho? Gaucho is an equivalent of the North American 'Cowboy'. The Gaucho is a nationalistic symbol in Argentina. Gauchos became greatly admired and renowned in legends, folklore and in literature and became an important part of the regional cultural tradition. A gaucho’s horse constituted most of what he owned in the world! Why this tour is much more than horseback riding? This exclusive Gaucho tour offers you a day in the life of our authentic gaucho, Daniel. You will discover what it is like to cross the Andes on horseback with Daniel and experience the majestic silence that nature offers high on the mountain tops. Daniel and his family have opened their small mountain cottage to create a unique experience and share with you simple pleasures in life working as a modern day gaucho. With over 40 horses and 400 cattle, Daniel works daily to ensure his family and animals are safe and well cared for. This tour is unlike any of the other popular and mainstream horseback riding offered in Mendoza, and is dependent on Daniel’s work schedule and weather conditions.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Magnificent views of the Andes on a horseback ride
  • Traditional ‘asado’ lunch in the mountains
  • Hassle-free pickup and transfers from your Mendoza hotel
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 10 people
What to expect
  • What is a gaucho? Gaucho is an equivalent of the North American 'Cowboy'. The Gaucho is a nationalistic symbol in Argentina. Gauchos became greatly admired and renowned in legends, folklore and in literature and became an important part of the regional cultural tradition. A gaucho’s horse constituted most of what he owned in the world! Why this tour is much more than horseback riding? This exclusive Gaucho tour offers you a day in the life of our authentic gaucho, Daniel. You will discover what it is like to cross the Andes on horseback with Daniel and experience the majestic silence that nature offers high on the mountain tops. Daniel and his family have opened their small mountain cottage to create a unique experience and share with you simple pleasures in life working as a modern day gaucho. With over 40 horses and 400 cattle, Daniel works daily to ensure his family and animals are safe and well cared for. This tour is unlike any of the other popular and mainstream horseback riding offered in Mendoza, and is dependent on Daniel’s work schedule and weather conditions.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15735P10
Call +27 21 426 8204
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Mendoza / Lujan de Cuyo / Chacras de Coria
  • Professional driver
  • Local guide English/Spanish/Portuguese speaking
  • Mate and homemade donuts at Gaucho's ranch
  • Authentic Argentinian BBQ "Asado" in the Andes
  • Horseback riding tour
Exclusions
  • Rent of winter clothes
  • Gratuities
Duration
8–10 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Air BnB and private flat/house are ok in Mendoza Center only.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Passport name, number, country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Mandatory: Long pants, coats and/or wind break, small backpack, sunscreen, hat and sun glasses; In winter also gloves, scarf and woolly hat and spare socks.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Mendoza / Lujan de Cuyo / Chacras de Coria
  • Professional driver
  • Local guide English/Spanish/Portuguese speaking
  • Mate and homemade donuts at Gaucho's ranch
  • Authentic Argentinian BBQ "Asado" in the Andes
  • Horseback riding tour
Exclusions
  • Rent of winter clothes
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Air BnB and private flat/house are ok in Mendoza Center only.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8–10 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Passport name, number, country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Mandatory: Long pants, coats and/or wind break, small backpack, sunscreen, hat and sun glasses; In winter also gloves, scarf and woolly hat and spare socks.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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Didier V
New York City, NY58 contributions
Very nice day
Mar 2020 • Couples
Very nice day in the mountains. Highly recommend. Great staff, awesome parilla, beautiful views.
A great day.
Written 13 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mendoza_Andes_Tours
Didier, Thank you very much for your comment! Hope to see you soon in Mendoza any other time. Regards, Florencia
Written 14 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

David S
1 contribution
Genuine experience of a working Gauchp
Feb 2020
We had a fantastic day out. The views both on the trek and on the way up into the mountains above Mendoza were spectacular. The horses were brilliant and so easy to ride even accross very steep terrain.I had never been on a horse in my life but it was fine and enjoyed every minute as the horses knew exactly where to go and what to do. Some very steep drops on the ride but you could trust the horses - no problem if you have never ridden before but if you are a little uneasy with heights and drops that may be more of an issue, Don Daniel and the guide were great. Well worth the cost
Written 25 February 2020
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Hanna S
4 contributions
Authentic and incredible!
Feb 2020 • Friends
This day was an incredible day! The horsebackriding on the Andes with its views was amazing. And our guide Martin was amazing too. We got to see Daniel in action, to experience his Normal day in his Life! Recommend to everyone wanting to be a Gaucho for a day!
Written 8 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mendoza_Andes_Tours
Thank you very much for your comment about our Real Gaucho Day. Regards, Florencia Director
Written 19 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tom O'Connor
Cork, Ireland32 contributions
A great experience with some reservations after the fact.
Jan 2020 • Couples
Had a great day at the ranch, horse riding, BBQ etc. Martin was our guide on the trail for the day. We had a very pleasant day. When we started out , Martin said it wasn’t necessary to take pictures, as he would be taking lots of photos along the way, and would send them onto us. He took our email addresses to send pictures onto us .
The day after there was still no photos !! We contacted people in charge to sort it out, they replied that we would have the photos later in the day, this didn’t happen. We contacted them again and they sent the pictures onto us, telling us pictures weren’t part of the deal. It spoiled the experience for us. The other people did receive their photos much earlier. The service told us they forgot to email us the photos .
Written 22 January 2020
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Exploration816592
3 contributions
Fear not, it's all very authentic. I'd been a bit skeptical, but decided to trust the reviews, and they were spot on!
Jan 2020
We loved this day trip- a pretty ride and first visit to the Potrerillos Dam, our excellent guide Martín, fresh and delicious sopapillas (like churros or fried dough) greeting us upon arrival at the farm, fun interaction with many of the local animals, and best of all- the beautiful vistas we experienced during our horseback riding, on gorgeous animals that were extremely well trained and beautifully behaved. The bonus? Our outdoor lunch with panoramic views and delicious food, especially the grilled steak. Utter perfection of a day... sigh.
Written 17 January 2020
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Mendoza_Andes_Tours
Thank you very much for your comment! This tour is definitely a must-do while you're in Mendoza. Hope to see you soon so you can experience the rest of the tours our agency offer! Regards, Florencia
Written 18 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sam R
3 contributions
Life Changing!
Dec 2019
This was without a doubt one of the most memorable travel experiences of my life. My friend had been on this excursion before and made me go back with him and I was honestly dreading it. I had NEVER been on a horse before and now I was going to spend the day on one, and for several hours through the Andes Mountains?!? NO THANKS! But WOW I couldn't have been more wrong! This was honestly a life highlight for me and is something EVERYONE should experience. I really can't put into words how magical the day way - our guide was amazing and so was Don Daniel. I was literally terrified to get on a horse but they made me feel completely safe and comfortable - really can't say enough wonderful things about this day. YOU MUST GO!!!
Written 13 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mendoza_Andes_Tours
Sam, Thank you very much for your comment. We feel more than happy you both enjoyed our unique Real Gaucho Day! Hope to see you soon in Mendoza any other time. Regards, Florencia Director - Sommelier
Written 20 January 2020
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TheTravelCutie
boston, ma157 contributions
A wonderful experience, in every way authentic, much to our surprise and delight!
Jan 2020
Pretty ride to the farm, interesting, friendly, knowledgeable guide Martín, yummy fried dough upon arrival, fun watching and interacting with the variety of animals, and then, a gorgeous ride through the hills and valleys on beautiful and expertly trained and well behaved horses.
How does it get better? Well for the carnivores, a delicious barbecue lunch of home made sausages, and excellent quality flank steak, cooked on an open fire in a small rock pit and served with really good local red wine.
Many thanks to our guide Martín, and Daniel, our gaucho, as well, for a great day!
Written 6 January 2020
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Mendoza_Andes_Tours
What a nice comment! Thank you for sharing with us your wonderful experience with the Real Gaucho Day. We hope we see each other any other time in Mendoza so you can try our superb wine tours. Regards, Florencia Sommelier - Director Mendoza Andes / The Tintos
Written 13 January 2020
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Renee Kroll
1 contribution
Amazing experience!
Jan 2020 • Couples
First review ever...so worth it! Our guide was amazing, Daniel a real gaucho was very nice, great bbq, amazing scenery. YOU NEED TO DO THIS!
Written 3 January 2020
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Mendoza_Andes_Tours
Renee & David, Wow! So glad to be your first review ever! And even more glad to be for such nice words, about our Real Gaucho Day. We hope we can see you again in Mendoza, and maybe next time you can also try our excellent wine tours! Regards, Florencia Sommelier - Director Mendoza Andes / The Tintos
Written 13 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rob E
21 contributions
A Stunning Experience
Dec 2019
If you are visiting Argentina, this is hands-down an adventure you have to experience.

Don Daniel and his family were so welcoming, and our tour guide Martin was awesome. We trekked on horseback about two hours up the mountain, paused for an asado, wine and breathtaking views toward the top, and then trekked back down - about a 5-6 hour journey roundtrip. I struggle to find words to describe the experience you'll have during that time, because it was an intensely personal and introspective experience. Truly breathtaking.

If you're looking for an experience that you will remember forever, then look no further.

Thank you to Don Daniel and Mendoza Andes for the incredible journey that we shared together. I will absolutely remember it always.
Written 29 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mendoza_Andes_Tours
Robert, Thank you for such a detailed and beautiful comment. Without any doubt, you're one of our best clients, so every time we know you're coming to Mendoza is a special day for us! We hope we can receive you any other time, so you can continue enjoying the jewels that Mendoza offers. Regards and happy 2020! Florencia Sommelier - Director Mendoza Andes / The Tintos
Written 13 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jessica R
2 contributions
Unforgettable and a must-try!
Dec 2019 • Couples
Zaira was the most enthusiastic, friendly and helpful guide. She spoke excellent English and was able to joke with my partner and I as we were scared having never ridden a horse before. The horses are really well looked after and know the route so once you’re on the horse a lot of the worry is gone because you just have to make them stop and go! Daniel doesn’t speak much English so it’s good if you can speak Spanish but he was still very friendly and cooked us a delicious lunch in the Andes! Thank you again for an unforgettable and fantastic experience - it was one of the highlights of our trip. Jessica and Thomas (:
Written 15 December 2019
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Mendoza_Andes_Tours
Jessica, Thank you for your comment, Zaira is one of the best guides we have so we are very happy you were able to enjoy her knowledge and company. This horseback riding is one of the kind, so you were very lucky you're able to do it! Hope to see you at any other time in Mendoza. Regards, Florencia
Written 16 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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