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Run Cattle With the Gauchos - Horseback Riding Neuquén - Argentina

The annual branding of calves on a ranch calls for a huge party, called a Yerra. At Estancia Ranquilco, they slaughter a cow for a grand BBQ and gauchos and friends come from all over the surrounding countryside for the feast. Of course, the great food, wine, music and dancing is all the better if you've worked a long, dusty day in the saddle.

In 2010, Estancia Ranquilco is offering a 7-day cattlework program during their annual branding. This program is for horse enthusiasts seeking an adventure vacation that will test and enhance their riding skills and offer them a glimpse into the lives and work of the world’s last cowboys.

Estancia Ranquilco 8349 El Huecu | Provincia Neuquen Argentina
Neuquén , Argentina

Horseback Riding Types:
Adventure riding

Getting There
Meet in the town of Zapala in Neuquen Province.

Price Description: $1999

Relative price: Mid-Range

Travel Skills: None

You Need to Bring: Warm clothes, cowboy hat, sleeping bag, suncreen.

Currencies accepted
Argentine Peso, US dollar, Euro

Contact Information:
E-mail: ashleykentc(at)

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25 Aug 2009

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