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The Real Gaucho Day Trip from Mendoza - Don Daniel Ranch

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USD 210.00
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    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Air BnB and private flat/house are ok in Mendoza Center only.
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Mendoza / Lujan de Cuyo / Chacras de Coria
    • Professional driver
    • Local guide English/Spanish/Portuguese/French speaking
    • Mate and homemade donuts at Gaucho's ranch
    • Authentic Argentinian BBQ "Asado" in the Andes
    • Horseback riding tour
    • Rent of winter clothes
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • 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 travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The drive from the hotel was comfortable and easy, our guide Nayil (sp?) was great too! She gave us lots of info about the area and the mountains on the drive up. We also stopped at Potrillos Dam to take in the view and get...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank multimel
    Mendoza_Andes_Tours, General Manager at Mendoza Andes / The Tintos, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you very much for such a detailed review of our exclusive Real Gaucho Day. It is one of our highlights in the agency and comments as yours show this. Florencia Director

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This day trip exceeded our expectations!!! It was amazing. Picked up right on time at our hotel in charcras, fantastic guide for the day! Matte and pastries at don daniels home served by his wife and daughters! Rustic and authentic which is what we were...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This was a perfect day, it was a dream that came true... Although it was quite expensive, it is really worth it!More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Sven V
    Mendoza_Andes_Tours, Director of Sales at Mendoza Andes / The Tintos, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Sven, Thank you for your comment. The price of the tour if totally accepted for the type of experience you lived with Daniel and his family. Besides, the bigger part of the money goes directly to help Daniel and his family over there in the...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    My wife and I just returned home after two weeks in Argentina. We traveled all over the country, from Igauzu to El Calafate. One of stops was in Mendoza, where we spent three incredible days. For one of these days, September 14 2019, we did...More

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    Date of experience: September 2019
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    Mendoza_Andes_Tours, General Manager at Mendoza Andes / The Tintos, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Micah, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a beautiful and detail review of our beloved Real Gaucho Day. We feel you both were able to capture the essence of this UNIQUE tour. And Noemi is the best on this! Hope...More

    Reviewed 1 August 2019 via mobile

    This has been our favourite day on our travels through Argentina so far! Our tour guide Tim really did help make our experience - he was knowledgable of Mendoza and the surrounding areas, stopping off to show us good viewing points and offering to take...More

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    Mendoza_Andes_Tours, General Manager at Mendoza Andes / The Tintos, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2019

    Thank you very much for putting so many beautiful words for us!!! This is a truly unique tour and we are very happy to read that you enjoyed from the beginning to the end. Hope to see you again in Mendoza any time soon.

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    21 July 2019|
    Response from DeannaG |
    I hope so because this trip was amazing!! Pretty good docile horses and only some steep areas to go up/down. GREAT experience though, no kids on ours, so my response my not be too helpful!!
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    • Mendoza Andes / The Tintos
    • Duration: 8h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
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