logo
Sign Up
.

One of the most innovative proposals that Artigas offers is the Mining Safari, a guided tour of the quarries located in the region El Catalan, where geodes of amethysts and agates of international interest for their size and intense purple are extracted. Tools, training and safety equipment are provided for visitors who wish to experience collecting their own semiprecious stones. Back in the city, tourists can visit several workshops where raw stones undergo industrial processes and/or are crafted for trade.
The safari is about 5 hours long and covers around 150 kilometers along National Road 30 and scenic byways along the fields where the mines are. The journey is appropriate for tourists to be surprised by the flora and fauna of the area, visit quaint general stores and enjoy typical products..
More info

 

Nature, gastronomy, gold and precious stones, this is the slogan of a new tourist proposal to enjoy the northern part of the country, visiting several towns like Valle del Lunarejo, Minas de Corrales, El Catalan and the cities of Rivera and Artigas.
The proposal is very diverse and depending on the visitor it can include ecotours in the protected area of Valle del Lunarejo, guided winery tours, exploring of the quarries of gold and precious stones, urban city tours and shopping, as well as a chance to taste the distinctive border cuisine.
One of the most innovative proposals is the Mining Safari, a guided tour of the quarries located in the region of El Catalan in Artigas, where geodes of amethysts and agates of international interest for their size and intense purple are extracted. Tools, training and safety equipment are provided for visitors who wish to experience collecting their own semiprecious stones. Back in the city, tourists can visit several workshops where raw stones undergo industrial processes and/or are crafted for trade.
The safari is about 5 hours long and covers around 150 kilometers along National Road 30 and scenic byways in the fields where the mines are. The journey is appropriate for tourists to be surprised by the flora and fauna of the area, visit quaint general stores and enjoy typical products.
Another must-do in the fall, are eco-tours in the Natural Park of Valle Lunarejo, a part of the National System of Protected Areas. The climb to Cerro Del Caudillo, the Paredones Circuit, or the Cueva del Indio trail are great alternatives to admire the diverse landscape of the area.

 

¡Not to miss!

Piedra Pintada (The Painted Rock).

It is a striking and unique sandstone rock in the region, 19 meters high, located 17 kilometers from the city of Artigas. Piedra Pintada is surrounded by native forests, ideal for a day outdoors. The area has a camping site, a swimming pool, barbecue facilities and a hostel.

Duty Free Shops.

The duty-free shops in the border area are a great commercial attraction for foreign visitors, where they can access high quality products at very reasonable prices.

 

 

This town of just over 350 inhabitants, located on the Uruguay River about 15 kilometers from the city of Paysandu, is no ordinary village. It emerged in 1806 as a result of the oldest beef processing plant set up in South America.
Surrounded by a beautiful natural setting, the houses retain the appearance of the mid-nineteenth century. Among them are La Casona de los CuatroVientos (House of the Four Winds) (1862), La Pulperia (the General Store) (1860) and the Santa Ana Chapel (1886), a contemporary of the Basilica de Nuestra Señora del Rosario and San Benito of Palermo, located in the city of Paysandu.
In February 2015, this was the venue for the first edition of the Fiesta del Reencuentro y la Vaca (the Cow and Reunion Festival), where the first monument to this emblematic animal was erected, and three time capsules were buried. Our recommendation to those visiting this destination is to contact local guides to explore the historic buildings of the town and enjoy water sports and fishing

Región Este

Paradise-like beaches on the Atlantic Ocean, protected areas ideal for practicing ecotourism and old farmhouses to live the life of the gaucho make this a must-see region.

Región Metropolitana

 

An area to taste the best Uruguayan wines, discover magical rural establishments within walking distance of major cities and be seduced by the kindness and beauty of Montevideo, the capital.

Región Centro Sur

One of the two geoparks in all South America, this region features attractions such as religious festivals and very popular folk festivals, quaint family wineries and cultural landmarks such as the Maccio Theater.

Región Litoral Norte

Immerse yourself in unique gullies of sub tropical climate, visit the village where Carlos Gardel was born or go shopping at modern duty free shops.

Page 2 of 2