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Located in the heart of a new up and coming neighborhood, Barrio Literario, Esplendor Hotel Montevideo was once the residence of important historical characters, such as Julio Cortazar who wrote “The Condemned Door” which is inspired by a room of the old hotel. The building has been completely refurbished into this beautiful boutique hotel, yet maintaining its distinctive and historical facade. Each room has been remodeling with both innovative design technics and comfort in mind. The old Cervantes Theater has also been completely remodeled and is now used as ballroom for the hotel.
Horses at an estancia

Uruguay's Estancias

8 Day Itinerary
  • Go wine tasting in Montevideo
  • Join in on daily ranch life
  • Horseback ride through the palms
  • Hike sand dunes in Cabo Polonio
Experience Uruguays rich history and tradition of gaucho culture with a tour of the countries Estancias. Explore the country from the city of Montevideo to the costal village of Cabo Polonio. Stay at the Estancias along the way, beautifully appointed ranches retaining their historically rustic charm.
Activities: Fishing, Hacienda, Horseback Riding, Land, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Places: Cabo Polonio, Estancia Balcon del Abra, Estancia Guardia del Monte, Estancia Los Platanos, Montevideo, Quebrada de los Cuervos
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Church and vineyards

Taste of Uruguay

8 Day Itinerary
  • Sample local wine, oil and cheese
  • 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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La Pedrera beach, Uruguay

Highlights of Uruguay

8 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Montevideo & local wineries
  • Horseback ride in the palm forests
  • Trek in the Cabo Polonio Sand Dunes
  • 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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Driving through the vineyards

Culinary Adventure in Argentina & Uruguay

13 Day Itinerary
  • Enjoy culinary classes
  • Visit Aconcagua Mountain
  • Experience Argentine Tango
  • Taste premier wines
This active Argentina & Uruguay trip explores the best of these countries' culinary delights. Your journey includes traditional cooking classes, wine tasting, hiking, city tours, and beautiful landscapes. Visit Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Aconcagua & Montevideo. To end your 13-day tour, spend some time relaxing on the sunny white beaches of Uruguay.
Activities: Biking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Places: Argentina, South America, Uruguay, Buenos Aires, La Pedrera, Laguna Garzon Floating Lodge, Mendoza, Montevideo
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Whale sighting in Polar waters!

Antarctica and the South Atlantic Islands

20 Day Itinerary aboard MS Fram
  • Explore Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Watch for polar wildlife
  • Visit Stanley, Falkland Islands
  • Enjoy fascinating lectures
  • Observe penguin colonies
  • Sail the Drake Passage
Join this 20-day adventure aboard the MS Fram exploring the South Atlantic Islands, including the Falklands, before heading on a tour of one of the most beautiful and untouched places on the planet - Antarctica.
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Drake Passage, Montevideo, Port of Ushuaia
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The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
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