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Exclusive countryside and beach at Jose Ignacio

 

Departures: November to April

Places Visited: Jose Ignacio

 

Highlights

Leave all stress behind with a stay in Uruguay’s exclusive Jose Ignacio. This small village on the southern coast of Uruguay is one of the best-kept secrets and arguably the chicest spot in Latin America. Spend a leisurely week in Uruguay’s best hotels and enjoy a range of sports activities, spa treatments, fine dining and exquisite wines in a breathtakingly beautiful setting.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • 7 nights of accommodation in Jose Ignacio
  • Daily breakfast and local taxes

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: JOSE IGNACIO. Upon arrival, private transfer from Punta del Este to Estancia Vik.

Day 02 – Day 03: JOSE IGNACIO.

The labor of love of a Norwegian-Uruguayan billionaire, Estancia Vik is one of the most unique hotels near the former fishing village of Jose Ignacio, only  a 15-minute drive from Punta del Este.  The Spanish-style colonial villa is set in splendid isolation amidst rolling grasslands on the shore of a lagoon. The villa combines contemporary design and whimsical artwork with natural materials such as stone and wood. Looking out over the sweeping countryside, each one of the 12 guest suites has been designed and decorated by a local artist. The Estancia’s restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and serves up outstanding Uruguayan steaks. The hotel has a 20 m outdoor heated swimming pool made of black granite stone, plus a gym and spa, private polo field and stables with horses. Next to the polo field there is a driving range where guests can practice their golf skills. Fans of the fairway can also access a golf course in approximately 15 km. In addition, for adventure lovers the hotel offers hand-made canoes and bikes Relax on the hotel's sun terrace or in the sauna and steam room, or book a soothing spa treatment. Water sport options include waterskiing, windsurfing and sailing. Tennis and pool/snooker facilities are also available for use.  

Day 04-07: JOSE IGNACIO. In the morning,private transfer to Playa Vik.

Designed by the owners of nearby Estancia Vik, the Playa Vik is a stunning modernist retreat on Mansa Beach. This contemporary complex consists of a central ‘Sculpture’ hall, a striking building made from double curved titanium with a 55-fooot wide retractable glass wall that provides sweeping views of the ocean. It houses a lounge, dining room, library and several guest rooms. The rest of the rooms are located in six smaller adjacent houses. Each house features a sitting room with fireplace, patios and private gardens. Guest rooms are tastefully decorated and packed with Uruguayan and international artwork, ranging in style from contemporary and trendy to ruggedly rustic or pop art chic.  

The Estancia offers an array of activities. Water sports fans can try their hand at windsurfing, surfing and kitesurfing, or enjoy a quiet canoe ride on the José Ignacio Lagoon. Take a walk with an experienced naturalist guide; birders will love the magnificent pink flamingos and other bird species. Watch an exciting polo match with South-America’s top players or savor an exquisite long lunch in Francis Mallmann’s restaurant. Active guests have plenty of choice, including tennis, horseback riding, golf, polo, whale watching, fishing and biking. Relax the body and mind with a massage in your private garden or a yoga session. At the end of the day, sit back with a delicious caipiroska vodka drink and stroll through the Atchugarry Paul Foundation sculpture park.

Day 08: JOSE IGNACIO: 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