What you'll do
You leave Buenos Aires by fast ferry, (1 hour) to Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay. Our driver and guide meet us at the Colonia port at 9.30am and drive via some important historical landmarks on the way to ranch (20min) to meet the horses and gaucho. We ride for 2+ hours through farmlands to a secluded beach on well trained horses with us 2 very experienced guides (gallop options are possible for experienced riders), then back to the center for an all you can eat traditional Uruguayan bbq with grass fed beef, pork, chicken, farm vegetables, dessert, wine, beer or soft drink. Our historical guide meets us at the grill house after lunch to start the interesting 1 hour + walking tour of the World Heritage UNESCO historical village dating from 1680., with enough time to get the afternoon return ferry; the Colonia port is a 4 block (10 min) stroll away . Full service day ends at 3.30pm; you need to check in aprox 1 hr before ferry leaves back to Buenos Aires (10min from center), the trip is offered for a MINIMUM OF TWO RIDERS ( Solo travelers can message me with date options and I will try to make up a pair or join a group). After a full day the comfortable ferry is ideal for a short nap; Price includes full itinerary; Excludes ferry tickets. In case we have to cancel the horse ride section only due to torrential rain or thunderstorms, I will refund $50 in cash on the day.
Bbq buffet, Large selection of salads hence suitable for vegans, vegetarians, etc
Local wine, beer , Soft drinks and water
Minivan with driver Air conditioning
Riding helmets, water Riding helmets
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Where you'll be
Colonia del Sacramento , UNESCO World Heritage site, private ranch and beach, unique Criollo horses, Uruguayan asado and gauchos.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 5 guests ages 7 and up can attend. All levels of riders are welcome but is not recommended for first time riders or fear of horses as we ride in open countryside and beach on gaucho saddles (no horn to hang on to); you need a sense of adventure…
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Guests must buy their FERRY tickets online or phone at BUQUEBUS or COLONIA EXPRESS, book the first morning trip 8.15am and return at 4.30 or 5pm(earliest) or 8.15 or 8.45pm ;less rush and time for shopping, or stay over. Check in is 1 hr before departure, the ports are 15 min from the center by taxi
Horses and History Colonia day trip