7 Nights / 8 Days
Day 1: Buenos Aires - Colonia - Estancia la Vigna (D)
Depart Buenos Aires by ferry .On arrival to “Colonia Del Sacramento” collect your rental car (Chevrolet Corsa Classic with A/C or similar).
A complete map of Uruguay will be provided together with the necessary directions to arrive to each one of the estancias/ haciendas included in the itinerary.
Take a walking city tour along the cobbled streets of the old town of “Colonia Del Sacramento”; visit to the old buildings, old forts and Spanish and Portuguese Museums and the most important tourist spots of this Old Portuguese City form the XVII century that has been declared Patrimony of Mankind by the UNESCO.
Self drive to La Vigna Farm located in Colonia Valdense (40 minutes drive) where you will enjoy dinner and accommodation.
Day 2: Clonia - Montevideo (B,L)
Continue your trip to Montevideo (1 hour drive). Take a tour of the city and lunch at the Port Market. Afternoon visit the vineyards with tasting included. (City tour and Vineyard tour will be guided by an English speaking driver guide in rental car).
Accommodation at Belmont Hotel
Day 3: Montevideo - Quebrada del los Cuervos National Park (B,L,D)
Drive to “Estancia Pinos de la Quebrada” in the Province of Treinta y Tres. This is a lovely estancia located next to the National Park of Quebrada de los Cuervos. Lunch at the estancia and afternoon rural activities.
Dinner and accommodation at the estancia with full board included.
Day 4: Estancia Pinos de la Querbada - Quebrada de los Cuervos National Park (B,L D)
Drive to the National Park and mini-trekking down the fantastic gorge that is formed at the junctions of the “Yerbal Stream” and “Olimar River”. A lot of wildlife can be seen in the area which is also great for bird watching! This lovely trip to the National Park can be done on horseback (4 hour riding tour – an additional cost may apply if tour is done riding!) or driving! Pic-nic lunch at the Park.
Dinner and Accommodation at the estancia with full board included
Day 5: Estancia Pinos de la Querbada - Estancia Balcon del Abra (B,L,D)
Drive towards the Province of Lavalleja where guests will arrive to a charming small Posada surrounded by lovely hills dedicated to the breeding of horses. Lunch and trekking to one of the nearby hills. Guests can also relax at the natural BIOTOP pool of the posada.
Dinner and accommodation at “Balcon del Abra”.
Day 6: Posada de Campo Balcon del Abra (B,L,D)
Full day riding to the neighbor estancia. Guests will ride along the hills enjoying lovely landscape. On arrival to the estancia, lunch will be waiting for the riders!
Dinner and accommodation at Balcon del Abra.
Day 7: Estancia Balcon del Abra - Estancia Charabon (B,L,D)
Drive along the winding trails of the province of Lavalleja towards the Province of Rocha. Guests will enjoy wonderful landscape! Arrival to Estancia Charabon where a delicious lunch will be waiting! In the afternoon, guests will be able to enjoy some of the gaucho lifestyle and participate in the rural activities of the day.
Dinner and Accommodation at Charabon with full board included.
Day 8: Estancia Charabon - Cabo Polonio (B)
After breakfast, drive to Valizas town where local guides will be waiting to start an unforgettable day at “Cabo Polonio”. Enjoy a lovely boat tour along the Valizas Stream towards the small town of the “Rincon” where they will be guided to the private houses of some of the local craftsmen, a lovely experience to meet the locals! From this point, the trekking will start towards the incredible mobile sand dunes until the “Buena Vista Hill” is reached and a fantastic view of the ocean can be appreciated. Trekking or ride towards the village. Lunch at a seaside restaurant where local delicious and fresh sea food will be served! Visit to the light house and sea lions reserve (the biggest one in the world!) and 4x4 drive crossing the dunes and beach to the entrance of the village where the rental car will be waiting!
Drive back to Montevideo to Port or Airport to return car.
Dates & Prices :
Prices Per Person US$
2014 Double Single
Jan-Mar Prices to be confirmed
Apr-Oct Prices to be confirmed