Gaucho horseriding near Buenos Aires with criollo horses through countryside and on the beach
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We invite you to join our amazing gaucho horseride with our experienced South African horseman David along the coast of the Río de la Plata (River Plate) in the charming neighboring city of Colonia del Sacramento (Republic of Uruguay), just one hour by fast ferry from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Here you will find also the UNESCO World Heritage listed "Historical Quarter".
 

Enjoy an approximately 2 - 2½ hour horse ride to the beach through beautiful countryside.

The experienced riders can enjoy a good canter or gallop on the endless beach; and for the lesser experienced a leisurely stroll or trot and a paddle in the water with the horse are options.

If you're not sure yet, see the video!

  NEW PROGRAM FOR SEASON 2022  

Covid has forced us to change our Day Trip into a one and a half day with an overnight stay (for those wishing to do our "Full Service" package).
Note: there are numerous charming accommodation options in the center to suit all budgets (none in particular to recommend but most have good reviews).

This is because new Covid protocols make the previously 1 hour ferry trip into an approximately 3+ hour trip. The first ferry proposes to leave Buenos Aires at 8.15AM which means we will arrive at our ranch around midday; too hot (for our horses or ourselves) to start a 2+ hour horse ride and making lunch only around 3PM! 

Herewith the new program:
 
  • HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR at 4PM: MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY.
 
  • HORSERIDING and LUNCH 9.30AM - 3PM:  TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY.
** Participants doing FULL SERVICE (Walking Tour + Horseriding + Lunch) will do the walking tour on the first day at 4PM and the horseriding and lunch the second day from 9.30AM to 3PM. **
PARTICIPANTS COMING FROM BUENOS AIRES must be ready for pickup at hotel (in Colonia) between 9.15 and 9.30AM for horse riding and lunch day. Only 1 PCR test is required if doing the round trip within the 72 hour time period.

PARTICIPANTS FROM WITHIN URUGUAY will need to be in the center of Colonia by 9.30AM for pickup to start the excursion. There is a 6.45AM "Turil" bus from Montevideo that arrives at the Colonia terminal at around 9.30 AM; we will pick you up there.
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FULL
SERVICE

FULL SERVICE

 

 

• 2 - 2½ hours horseriding to the beach (duration depends on your experience)
• Our unique traditional lunch in an “all you can eat BBQ” (includes drink and dessert) 
• Private transfers with David between the different venues in Colonia 
• Private walking tour of the “UNESCO Historic Quarter” + surrounding areas and landmarks

HORSERIDING
+ LUNCH
+ TRANSFERS
HORSERIDING + LUNCH + TRANSFERS

• 2 - 2½ hours horseriding to the beach (duration depends on your experience)
• Our unique traditional lunch in an “all you can eat BBQ” (includes drink and dessert) 
• Private transfers with David from/to Port or Hotel to the ranch (in Colonia)

HORSERIDING
TRANSFERS
HORSERIDING + TRANSFERS

• 2 - 2½ hours horseriding to the beach (duration depends on your experience)
• Private transfers with David from/to Port or Hotel to the ranch (in Colonia)

Make your dream come true

 

Note if you are coming to Colonia from Buenos Aires:

Participants need to meet at either the Buquebus port (Av. Antartida Argentina nº821, Buenos Aires, Argentina; map) or the Colonia Express port (Av. Elvira Rawson De Dellepiane nº155, Buenos Aires, Argentina; map), depending on which ferry ticket you have, with enough time before departure for check in and immigration with your tickets and passports.

All the taxis know where the ports are: 15 minutes from the center of Buenos Aires; allow 25 minutes from Palermo quarter.