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Estancia & Beach in Uruguay

 

Departures:  November to April

Places Visited: Lavalleja & Punta del Este

 

Highlights

Stay in a comfortable rustic lodge on a traditional Uruguayan cattle ranch. Explore the peaceful countryside on foot, ride through the rolling hills on horseback or relax with a good glass of wine on the wooden deck. Then travel to Punta del Este, one of the most exclusive and beautiful summer resorts in Uruguay. Dine in fine restaurants, try your luck in the casinos and unwind on the many magnificent beaches.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • 3 nights of accommodation in Lavalleja
  • Daily breakfast and local taxes
  • 4 nights of accommodation in Punta del Este
  • Daily breakfast and local taxes
  • 1 Full-day Jose Ignacio

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:

  • Meals and drinks, except as mentioned above
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional tours and experiences
  • Any items not mentioned

Day 01: LAVALLEJA: Upon arrival to Montevideo or Punta del Este airport, private transfer to Estancia La Salamora. La Salamora is a comfortable rustic ranch set in the rolling hills of the Uruguayan countryside. La Salamora is a 113 hectare (280,000 acre) working cattle ranch with cows, horses and sheep. Leave the stress of everyday life behind and relax in peaceful surroundings of this estancia, while enjoying delicious meals and great wine.  

Day 02 & Day 03: LAVALLEJA: Day at leisure to enjoy the estancia activities

Activities: La Salamora offers to its guests a big variety of activities: walking, hiking, bird and nature watching tours, horse rides, photo safaris and animal tracking. Guests may also participate in ranch activities and accompany the staff on their daily duties.

Birding: Uruguay has over 450 species of birds. Set amidst rolling hills and creeks, La Salamora offers wonderful birding opportunities and the change to attend a birding presentation by top Uruguayan birder Eduardo Arballo.

Horseback riding: La Salamora is located in prime riding territory. The ranch has its own horses and friendly guides who will accompany even the most novice of riders on a magnificent ride through the beautiful countryside. 

Ranch activities: La Salamora is a 113 hectare (280,000 acre) working cattle ranch with cows, horses and sheep. Guests are welcome to join the staff in a range of hands-on activities and learn more about life on a ranch.  

Historical Trails: Set out on foot or on horseback to visit remnants of the early 18th century colonial settlements. 

Just relax: La Salamora is the perfect place to truly unwind, reconnect with nature and enjoy the peaceful quiet beauty of the Uruguayan countryside. Grab a comfortable chair on the wooden deck and savor the blazing colors of the sunset, feel the refreshing breeze or sit back with a nighttime glass of wine and stargaze.

Day 04: LAVALLEJA/ PUNTA DEL ESTE: private transfer to Serena Hotel

Day 05: PUNTA DEL ESTE:

Full-day Jose Ignacio

The small village of José Ignacio on the southern coast of Uruguay is one of the best-kept secrets in the country and arguably the chicest spot in Latin America, favored by jetsetters from around the world. This beachside gem can be found just outside of Punta del Este. Even the drive up to José Ignacio is amazing, boasting breathtaking views of resorts like La Barra, Manantiales, El Chorro, Balneario Buenos Aires, and Punta Piedras. Arriving in José Ignacio is always special; hear the sound of the waves of the Atlantic Ocean breaking onto the beach and feel the gentle sea breeze.  The tour will follow to Montoya Beach, a beautiful strand that stretches across José Ignacio with a relaxing atmosphere and the perfect place for sunbathing, chilling and enjoying a cool drink. Things are a little wilder at Bikini Beach, popular among the more active beach goers of José Ignacio. Just a few minutes from Bikini Beach, with its warm water and friendly people, lies the most amazing beach resort Manantiales’ Terrace. José Ignacio is the perfect getaway from the noisy city to relax and enjoy the sun!

Day 06 & Day 07:PUNTA DEL ESTE: Day at leisure to enjoy the beach

Day 08: PUNTA DEL ESTE: Private transfer to the airport for flight.

 


Tour descriptions and approximate times are for informational purposes only.

Some places described may be substituted and/or approximate times may be subject to change, due to unexpected circumstances or weather conditions.