The Real Gaucho Day Trip from Mendoza - Don Daniel Ranch


  • 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 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.

Tour info

8 hours - 10 hours
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Why take this tour?

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.

What’s included?

  • 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

  • Rent of winter clothes

  • Gratuities

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 8-10 hours

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Operated by:

Mendoza Andes / The Tintos

About operator:

Well regarded tourism agency with a very distinctive and unique concept: give to their client the best Mendoza wine experience designing very exclusive wine tours in small and high end wineries, but also circuits of adventures off the beaten path. Mendoza Andes agency is renowned for the amazing and special adventure trips they offer like the Unique Gaucho Day or the 4WD photo safari in the very heart of the Andes, or the Ultra Uco exclusive wine tour.

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