Gaucho day with barbecue and horseback ride

Do you want to experience a day of gaucho tradition? We invite you to enjoy this horseback ride in the middle of the Andes, with an Argentinean barbecue and wine from Mendoza.

  • Full day.
  • Low difficulty.
  • Minimum 2 pax.

Price per person:

$170 USD

The gaucho day with barbecue and horseback ride is an ideal opportunity to experience our regional culture.

You will ride through incredible landscapes, with panoramic views of the whole area. 

You will enjoy typical Argentinean meals, prepared with the dedication of home cooking. When we welcome you, we will invite you mates with delicious sopaipillas. 

And the best part: a great Argentinean barbecue at 2,850 meters above sea level, accompanied by the best wine from Mendoza. 

What is the experience like?

We will welcome you in our mountain home to guide you through trails that only Don Daniel, an authentic gaucho of the Andes, knows. 

It will be a full day to breathe the peace and tranquility, enjoy the immensity of the mountains and the homemade meals that complete the regional experience. 

A good start: mates with fried dough

When you arrive at the post, Marisa, our cook and mother of the family, will share her specialty with you.

Horseback riding in the Andes 

Don Daniel will guide you on horseback for 3 hours through the mountains of the Plata Mountain Range. The views of the landscape are postcard-like.

High altitude barbecue

You will experience the true Argentinean flavor: a complete barbecue in the mountains with wine from Mendoza. But first we will invite you to a delicious homemade “picada”, with cheese, bread and salami from the Post. 

We went horseback riding followed by a barbecue, an unbeatable experience that we shared with friends. Daniel is very cordial and a very good guide… None of the photos can portray the spectacular scenery!

Sebastián Torresi

At Don Daniel Ranch

We offer you

Professional Guide 

An expert in the area will take you to places full of natural beauty, far from mass tourism.

Family-run customer service

We are a family, and we enjoy sharing our customs with every visitor.

Unforgettable landscapes

Mountains that reach 4,000 and 6,000 m.a.s.l., where important water courses are born.

Tame horses

We raise the animals with love and dedication to ensure that the rides are a safe experience.

Homemade food

We prepare regional delicacies such as bread, salami, meat and fried dough.

Years of experience

We have been dedicated to tourism for 16 years, with the mission of sharing the mountain tradition.

Would you like to enjoy this experience?

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More information about

Gaucho day with barbecue and horseback ride

What does it include?
  • 5 hours of activity with a gaucho guide.
  • Personalized service, small groups.
  • One horse per participant.
  • 3-hour ride.
  • Welcome snack: sopaipilla (fried dough) and beverage.
  • Lunch: appetizers, barbecue, wine, vegetables, homemade bread and dessert.
  • Personal accident insurance.
  • Transportation from Mendoza.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • 8:30 am pick up.
  • 10:30 am welcome.
  • 11:30 am start of the ride.
  • 03:30 pm lunch.
  • 04:30 pm end of activity.
  • 6:30 pm drop off
Do you offer vegetarian/alternative menu?

Yes, we do. Just let us know when you book your experience, and we will prepare something special for you.

What are you waiting for?

Contact us now

And start getting ready to enjoy a gaucho day with barbecue and horseback ride at Don Daniel Ranch.

What does it not include?
  • Personal gear.
  • Any service not specified.
What to bring
  • Sportswear: long pants, coat, windbreaker, hat, gloves and sneakers or boots.
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses.
  • Mineral water.
  • Mate kit, if you would like to have some.
Do I need to have riding experience?

No, the horses are very docile, so you will be able to come without any experience. It is important that you are not afraid of the animals, though.

What is the local weather like?

It is a mountain climate, so it is more extreme than that of the city. 

In winter, be aware that there may be snow, and temperatures drop considerably, so it is important that you bring your full gear list, and plenty of warm clothes.

In summer, although temperatures are higher, we can always have a cold day. So it is important that you bring all the suggested clothing (except gloves and hat, in case you are not very cold).

About the place

Don Daniel Ranch is a mountain post in Mendoza, located in the Plata Mountain Range, in the Front Range. In these hills, surrounded by peaks that reach up to 6,000 m.a.s.l., there are beautiful water springs that bring life to the place.

From Mendoza you will arrive after a 2-hour drive, passing through picturesque towns such as Cacheuta and Potrerillos, to Las Lajas Post (in Las Vegas, Valle del Sol).

And there you will find our home: the place where we live, raise animals, and welcome every visitor to share our customs. We look forward to your visit.

What are you waiting for?

Contact us now

And start getting ready to enjoy a gaucho day with barbecue and horseback ride at Don Daniel Ranch.

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    Contorno Don Daniel

    Don Daniel Ranch is a family-run mountain outpost located in the Valle del Sol area, within the town of Vallecitos, in the province of Mendoza. We offer horseback riding, trekking and regional food experiences to enjoy.



    0261 341-8696



    Unnamed street at the end of Valle del Sol, M5549, Mendoza