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Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Estancia Tierra Santa Suites feature original artwork, antiques and 19th century French tile floors Estancia Tierra Santa\'s accommodations offer a sanctuary free from all cares Persian carpets and in-room wood-burning fireplaces add luxury to each suite Custom designed suites offer indulgent amenities Enormous en-suite baths with custom and antique amenities Luxurious attention to detail throughout the historic Estancia Estancia Tierra Santa offers a wide variety of on-site activities Savor the history and luxury of Estancia Tierra Santa Fresh prepared organic breakfast awaits each morning The organic kitchen garden is supplemented by local ingredients for each meal Join the culinary team in the large convivial kitchen Careful restoration of these historic buildings have restored Estancia Tierra Santa to its original architectural splendor Estancia Tierra Santa is a working ranch catering to world travelers Savor time apart at Estancia Tierra Santa Beautiful Estancia Tierra Santa
Luxurious accommodations await you at the first class Estancia Tierra Santa guest ranch outside of Colonia, Uruguay. Relaxation and privacy are paramount at this unique posada with sophisticated food and wine, where you are pampered in deluxe suites with custom-designed marble bathrooms and antique furnishings.

What stands out here is the beauty of the historic architecture and captivating surroundings, making for a rare experience in a place that is conspicuously unexploited. Estancia Tierra Santa offers guests a refuge in a friendly, relaxing and elegant atmosphere. With unsurpassed, far-as-the-eye-can-see fields of sunflowers and towering Italian cypress, one might think they are in Tuscanny. Or with the olive groves and lavender one might imagine Provence. Acres upon acres of vineyards will bring to mind Napa Valley or Burgandy.

Accommodations
With just three beautifully appointed guest suites, Estancia Tierra Santa's accommodations offer a sanctuary free from all cares. Along with central heating and air-conditioning, in-room wood-burning fireplaces and candles to ensure the most romantic interlude. Enormous en-suite baths with custom marble showers, antique claw-foot tubs, plush robes and indulgent amenities assure pampering your sensibilities in every detail.

All suites feature original antiques, artwork, and Persian carpets laid over hand-painted and 19th century French tile floors. Each has its own private outdoor terrace for relaxing with morning coffee or an evening cocktail. The grand veranda invites you to relax and enjoy the lush landscaping and flowing fountain.

Dining
Enjoy a champagne picnic from a wicker basket carried stream side for you alone. Breakfast on your private terrace overlooking fields of wheat and alfalfa, fruit orchards and pastures of wildflowers. Or join the others in the large convivial kitchen for a full-board breakfast with home baked scones and pastries, and artisanal honey from the on-site professionally-tended honeybees.

Menus are designed in consultation with the guest and feature produce from the gardens and the estancia beef and lamb, supplemented by neighboring local farmers and friends. The culinary team is trained to offer the best of indigenous cuisine, from the rugged, traditional asado (open-fire barbeque) to the very refined preparations of rack of lamb, filet mignon or roast duck.

Estancia meals are served in spectacular settings, including the magical candlelit fountain courtyard or al fresco on the grand terrace overlooking the stream. All meals are designed to allow you to play a part in the healthy relationship between the land and its produce.

Activities at Estancia Tierra Santa
Situated in one of the last unspoiled natural habitats for bird watching in the world, Estancia Tierra Santa offers birding tours (more than 50 avian species are viewed on the ranch alone, with many others only minutes away), horseback riding, fishing and nearby golf, tennis, swimming and boating. Cooking classes, winery and cheese-making excursions are also offered.
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  • Climb sand dunes in Valizas
  • Stay at a traditional Estancia
  • Explore the cities with your guide
Embark on an 8 day culinary exploration through Uruguay. Sip wine, taste artisan cheeses, and sample olive oils as you make your way through the countryside.
Activities: Hacienda, Hiking, Land, Village Visit, Wine Tasting
Places: South America, Uruguay, Cabo Polonio, Colonia, Jose Ignacio, Montevideo, Punta del Este
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  • Horseback ride in the palm forests
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  • Canoe in the Anastasio Lagoon
Uruguay is famous for its estancias and beaches, and this 8 day Uruguay tour offers both. Visit Colonia and Montevideo before heading east to a traditional estancia for two nights for horseback riding and a glimpse at the gaucho culture. The trip ends with two days in the coastal village of Jose Ignacio at an ecolodge located on the beach.
Activities: Hacienda, Horseback Riding, Land, Local Market, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Places: Argentina, South America, Uruguay, Buenos Aires, Colonia, Estancia Guardia del Monte, Jose Ignacio, Montevideo, Valizas
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3 Day Itinerary
  • Take the ferry from Buenos Aires
  • Marvel at colonial archtecture
  • Visit a bullfighting arena
A quick ferry ride from Buenos Aires takes you back in time to this old colonial town. Tour the city with your guide and enjoy the various restaurants, art and craft shops and museums.
Activities: Land, Urban Exploration
Places: Argentina, South America, Uruguay, Buenos Aires, Colonia
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