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Monday, 24 October 2016 17:55

Enjoy the countryside of Canelones

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Nature and the traditions of the countryside of Canelones are only a few kilometers away from Montevideo.
A group of rural establishments in the rural area of Canelones and Santa Lucia have gathered to show the everyday life of men and women working on the fields, growing the food served at the tables of many Uruguayans.
There is a group of local tourism offering innovative trails to show the diversity of agricultural production and family businesses by sharing their stories, culture and values.
Some proposals include lunch and tea, with a classical and traditional country style homemade menu that is worth a try.

The Senderos de Santa Lucía Group is formed by several farmers and producers that can be contacted to arrange the visits.

 

  • 01Hotifruticola Ruta 62 of FamilyFourcade - Marchissio.
    A family undertaking with strong ties to the countryside. They have different types of fruit trees such as plum, peach and apple trees and strawberries and several vegetables depending on the time of the year.
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Senderos Santa Lucía
  • 02

    Vinícola Filgueira (FilgueiraWinery).  This winery created at the beginning of the XX century is dedicated to the production of fine wine, which has received international awards on several occasions. The place offers tours to visit the vineyards, winery and cellar..

    03La Cabañita de la Familia Bentancour Fourcade. This is an ideal meeting point to enjoy a good “asado” (barbecued beef) and tasty afternoon snacks with friends and family. Everything has a familiar taste and is served in a charming ambiance..

  • 04

    El Canelón. Familia Perrone - Abreu. Set up at the location Canelón Grande on Road 64, ever since 1941 this establishment has been dedicated to horticulture and especially the production of garlic and sweet corn.  It has facilities for the supply of large areas and shops in general. This point provides another view of the production chain.

  • 05 Tambo La Fe de Manuel Gesto. (Dairy Farm). This is a long established dairy farm with vast experience in the field. Visitors can experience the milking activity and dairy production of things they usually have on their tables every day.

  • 06 La Pastora; la Familia Sambolino-Bustos. Dedicated to the rearing of sheep for milking purposes for the past 6 years, this undertaking offers another view of rural activities. The establishment also produces artisan cheese.   Once there, another interesting place to visit is the Jardín Temático (theme garden) of Mr. Niel Rodríguez, which has a great variety of native flora and covers an extension of different and carefully designed park styles.
    Contact:
            Cell phone: 099397804 – 091932745 - 099475515
            Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
            Facebook: Senderos Santa Lucía
     
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 15:08

Agroturism

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Play an active role in the typical farm work and revive traditions like milking, herding cattle, planting, harvesting, kneading and errs, is one of the most authentic experiences you can experience the tourist coming to Uruguay .
Our camps give away many experiences and the ability to draw on unique aromas and flavors naturales.Desde its inception, ranching was the main economic activity in Uruguay; críade especially sheep and cattle. Milk, meat, wool activity and work with leathers have a rich tradition in the country and are great forgers of identity of Uruguayans.
In our territory the activity takes place in rural establishments of various types and sizes from major tourist field trips and hotels to small family farms, which have in common the great hospitality of its people.
Tourists can choose from more than 120 stores distributed throughout the territory, dedicated to rural tourism. Many of them have helmets with more than 200 years of history and a wide range of facilities and services, where the lifestyle and customs of the gaucho are the protagonists. Chapels, curbs and stone buildings, keep the appearance of old times and combined with the current comfort.
Extensive rides through meadows, deep into native forests, discover the secrets of Tannat or contemplate the beauty of native birds are part of countless experiences that gives the country. We invite you to discover them.

More information.

  • What is agro-tourism? Uruguay at a gallop.Abrir o Cerrar

    Getting to know Uruguay by horse with a knowledgeable guide is an unparalleled adventure that brings the possibility of traveling through beautiful vistas while deeply connecting with nature. The “Criollo” horse is a descendant of the Carthusian horse, brought from 17th century Spain, and has been related to Uruguayan history from the beginning. Our country excels internationally in breeding Quarter and Arabian Horses and our auctions are known to offer excellent horse specimens. Many establishments specializing in rural space and nature tourism offer horse rides suited to all types of people, from the least experienced of riders to experts. Options vary from short distances lasting a couple of hours, to long and powerful journeys that can take days.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 16:33

Enjoying Colonia's nature and rural ranches

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Colonia offers a charming experience in nature unlike any other, attractive and varied in nature, offering several options for rural tourism. Enjoy a typical “asado con cuero” (Uruguayan barbecue, cooked within the cow's skin) or other Criollo delicacies. Visit tourist “tambos” (milking yards), go on a horseback ride and breathe in the fresh and healthy air around you, all while appreciating rural tradition.

The rural establishments of Colonia combine agro-tourism, healthy living, ecology, Criollo gastronomy, and rural traditions. A beautiful coastline extends from the Real of San Carlos (historic bull-fighting arena) to the Anchorena Park, containing noteworthy areas like Barrancas, a perfect place to spot fossils from the Marine Era.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 16:33

Discover San Jose's rural establishments

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San Jose boasts a series of high-level enterprises spread across the department, aimed at sharing experiences of rural tourism. They offer a delightful selection of typical flavors of rural life in a unique setting. Visitors can also get to know and learn about typical traditions and tasks inherent to Uruguay's main productive activities. San Jose's tourism establishments are perfect for spending the day in the countryside or spending the night in historic manors.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 16:33

Chuy Post: an escape to 19th Century Rural Uruguay

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A must-do for visitors to the city of Melo is visiting the historic Chuy Post. Dating from 1854, the building consists of sand stones put together without using mortar, and it's considered a unique architectural effort in South America. It currently functions as a departmental museum and boasts a collection of 19th and 20th century countryside and gaucho artifacts. The Chuy Post was an old inn for travelers between Melo and Villa Artigas (now Rio Branco). The main building was designed with two stories; the lower dedicated to selling goods and the upper to housing guests. Visitors today will be surprised by the iron-wrought fences, thick doors, and great pillars that protect each room's entrance, which acted as a fortress to keep each guest safe.
The bridge of the Chuy Post lies very near and is 85 meters long. This unique engineering construction is formed by subtle arches, held by great pillars or “drums” spaced evenly, which makes it one of a kind in Uruguay.
 
Useful Information
Address:  Route 26, 13 kilometers from Melo.
Telephone: (598) 464 29147

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 16:33

Traveling to the 18th century and enjoying rural tourism

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Just a few kilometers from the departmental capital, in an area called “Zona de las Chacras de Florida” (Florida's Chacra Zone), from a small place called “La Macana”, visitors can take an imaginary journey between the 18th century and the present day, by having contact with everyday life in the country and its productive activities.
In this area, one can get a feel for national history; visiting 18th century “Puesto Jesuite de la Cruz” (an old Jesuit post), and the “Campamento Artiguista de Paso de la Arena de 1813” (Paso de La Arena military post of 1813), situated on the shore of the Santa Lucia Chico river. This historic camp, together with the “Mangueras de los Artigas en Casupa” (historic stone pillar fences) is part of the “Marcha a la Tierra de los Artigas” (March to Artigas' Land) every September. Tourists can discover where Swiss colonists settled in 1857, where they began manufacturing bricks for the countryside and where they practiced horticulture. A recommended stop is the Tourist Estancia of “El Ceibo” (named after an indigenous tree), which offers excellent food and wine, comfortable and beautiful rooms, and plenty of outdoor activities.

 

*We recommend coordinating this tour with the Florida Tourism Division
Av. Wilson Ferreira Aldunate esq. Aparicio Saravia s/n.
Telephone: (+598) 4352- 1738

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 16:33

Uruguay at a gallop

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Getting to know Uruguay by horse with a knowledgeable guide is an unparalleled adventure that brings the possibility of traveling through beautiful vistas while deeply connecting with nature. The “Criollo” horse is a descendant of the Carthusian horse, brought from 17th century Spain, and has been related to Uruguayan history from the beginning.

Our country excels internationally in breeding Quarter and Arabian Horses and our auctions are known to offer excellent horse specimens. Many establishments specializing in rural space and nature tourism offer horse rides suited to all types of people, from the least experienced of riders to experts.

Options vary from short distances lasting a couple of hours, to long and powerful journeys that can take days.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 16:33

Agro-tourism

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Play an active role in the typical farm work and revive traditions like milking, herding cattle, planting, harvesting, kneading and errs, is one of the most authentic experiences you can experience the tourist coming to Uruguay .
Our camps give away many experiences and the ability to draw on unique aromas and flavors naturales.Desde its inception, ranching was the main economic activity in Uruguay; críade especially sheep and cattle. Milk, meat, wool activity and work with leathers have a rich tradition in the country and are great forgers of identity of Uruguayans.
In our territory the activity takes place in rural establishments of various types and sizes from major tourist field trips and hotels to small family farms, which have in common the great hospitality of its people.
Tourists can choose from more than 120 stores distributed throughout the territory, dedicated to rural tourism. Many of them have helmets with more than 200 years of history and a wide range of facilities and services, where the lifestyle and customs of the gaucho are the protagonists. Chapels, curbs and stone buildings, keep the appearance of old times and combined with the current comfort.
Extensive rides through meadows, deep into native forests, discover the secrets of Tannat or contemplate the beauty of native birds are part of countless experiences that gives the country. We invite you to discover them.

More information.

  • What is agro-tourism? Uruguay at a gallop.Abrir o Cerrar

    Getting to know Uruguay by horse with a knowledgeable guide is an unparalleled adventure that brings the possibility of traveling through beautiful vistas while deeply connecting with nature. The “Criollo” horse is a descendant of the Carthusian horse, brought from 17th century Spain, and has been related to Uruguayan history from the beginning. Our country excels internationally in breeding Quarter and Arabian Horses and our auctions are known to offer excellent horse specimens. Many establishments specializing in rural space and nature tourism offer horse rides suited to all types of people, from the least experienced of riders to experts. Options vary from short distances lasting a couple of hours, to long and powerful journeys that can take days.

There are several establishments surrounding the Quebrada de los Cuervos (“Crow's Ravine”) specializing in rural tourism, where visitors can perform traditional rural tasks, ride through fields on horseback, taste foods typical of the Uruguayan countryside, and take hikes across mountain ranges and streams, among other activities.

Contact Treinta y Tres' Tourism Office for more details.
Telephone:  (+598) 4452 2911