Visual Adventure : Santa Susana Ranch, Buenos Aires

Attit Patel July 23, 2013 3

Let’s get this outta the way up front: Buenos Aires is an amazing city! It’s alarmingly easy to get caught up in the sweep of this Argentinian jewel’s metropolitan lifestyle. You could easily spend an entire week living like a local, hanging out in one of the many cafés, dining on steak every day at 10pm, partying into the wee hours of the morning and who knows what else. Be sure to spend at least one day outside the city to take in the lifestyle of the gaucho, a great way to experience Argentina‘s rustic rural history. Case in point: Santa Susana Ranch.

Goucho hanging out, photo by Attit P.

Gaucho hanging out, photo by Attit P.

Our lunch, a traditional Argentinian asado, photo by Attit P.

Our lunch, a traditional Argentinian asado, photo by Attit P.

Chef carving up our lunch, photo by Attit P.

Chef carving up our lunch, photo by Attit P.

The Gouches put on a show for us, photo by Attit P.

The Gauchos put on a show for us, photo by Attit P.

Gaucho getting the horses out for one last ride, Leonardo T.

Gaucho getting the horses out for one last ride, photo by Leonardo T.

The traditional Gaucho belt, photo by Leonardo T.

The traditional Gaucho belt, photo by Leonardo T.

Our turn on the horses, photo by Attit P.

Our turn on the horses, photo by Attit P.

Riding into the sunset, photo by Attit P.

Riding into the sunset, photo by Attit P.

One last photo of our Gaucho, photo by Leonardo T.

One last photo of our Gaucho, photo by Leonardo T.

3 Comments »

  1. tallest dam in the world July 23, 2013 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    I only spent a few days in Buenos before continuing up north by flight to Iguazu. And mostly in the urban area… but I still had a great time. I did get to see ranches and al-gauchos down south in Bariloche

  2. SJ July 30, 2013 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    I love that photo of the Gaucho’s – kind of reminds a little of outback Australia for some reason.

  3. Roy Mercer November 8, 2013 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    Yes, Santa Susana is a great show for the tourists, a giant “parillada” steak lunch with local wine and a horse riding show afterwards. but the “gauchos” are local gentlemen farmers dressed as gauchos who can be relied upon to dance decently with the ladies in the party after the gaucho show after lunch. But it is certainly a great experience! A tango dance show and gaucho dances enliven the experience.
    I can recommend however, the much smaller and personal show at “Don Sylvano” a nearby estancia which does a similar experience. Don Sylvano personally shows the gaucho life with a beautiful flair and courtliness. This trip is also available at many hotel front desks. I talked to Don Sylvano during the afternoon, he found out I was British, and gave me a broad wink when he later spoke to the group about having “afternoon tea” later. A wonderful day all round.

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