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Ecotourism, flora and fauna in Uruguay

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Ecotourism, flora and fauna in Uruguay

My husband and are planning a week or so in Uruguay before I begin teaching in Buenos Aires.

This is our 6th trip to outh America, but we have never been to Uruguay.

We are interested in an eco- adventure , visits to national parks, forests, botanical gardens, etc.

Looking for suggestions, recommendations.

Thank you

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1. Re: Ecotourism, flora and fauna in Uruguay

Hi Ago, I´m Fernando Semproni, owner of Indoor Uruguay, local travel agency.

When you will come ?

Because if you come at summer you can visit the sea lions island. Also you can visit one estancia some days. and you can rent a car and visit Rocha lagoons, forests and others.

That´s are my recommendations.

Regards

Fernando

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2. Re: Ecotourism, flora and fauna in Uruguay

Yes,we will come in February

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3. Re: Ecotourism, flora and fauna in Uruguay

Parque Nacional Aaron de Anchorena was spectacular. We had a tour of this place when we stayed in Colonia del Sacramento. You can find informaton on es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aar%C3%B3n_de_Anchorena . We were taken there in a personal tour and our guide spoke English. Not sure what part of Uruguay you are going to but I highly recommend this visit. We spent 21 days touring the country last year and we loved it! If you have any specific questions let me know.

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4. Re: Ecotourism, flora and fauna in Uruguay

Here's information on ecotourism routes suggested by the Ministry of Tourism:

turismo.gub.uy/circuitos-turisticos/circuito…

(You can change to English on the top right corner)

Here are their videos on ecotourism:

www.uruguaynatural.tv/turismo-ecologico

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5. Re: Ecotourism, flora and fauna in Uruguay

Dear Florence

Thank you for your kind reply. I would love to get your general itinerary, as well as names of excellent guides or tour companies you used in Uruguay.

Visiting any ecological area is wonderful, but I find that the quality of the guide can make all the difference in the experience.

Also, any names of hotels, B&B's, ranches, or vinyards that you found to be amazing.

Thank you so much.

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6. Re: Ecotourism, flora and fauna in Uruguay

The best winery tour we did was in Juanico Uruguay - and we toured 5 countries and those were the best wines. We learned so much about making good wine and the woman who led the tour spoke excellent English. Well worth the hassle of getting to the place. We took a very old train to the town of Juanico and then walked a tree covered walkway into the vineyard. It was so great. Anyway, that's one recommendation.

We were actually in Uruguay for 21 days. We used buses to see the whole country. It's a very pretty country and the people were amazing.

We went to Punte del Este, Montevideo, Mercedes, Salto, Frey Bentos, Cabo Palonia (this was very rough, but very fun) and Colonia del Sacramento. Our tour guide in Colonia - who toured us in both the old city and then to the National Park was a woman named Karin. We arranged everything through Cecilia Regules from www.ceciliaregulesviajes.com/ingles.htm - she is an incredibly nice person - seems scattered but what we put together was wonderful. I worked with her to get the trip I wanted - which she will do. We also went out to dinner with her one night in a part of Montevideo only the locals go too (called Fun, Fun) and we also went to an amazing dinner show El Milongon where we saw the 3 forms of tango. It was a great trip. We will return to Uruguay one day that's how much we liked it.

If you want my help in working with Cecilia let me know - like I said she can appear scattered - but she is an awfully nice, nice person. If you contact her tell her employee Pablo we said hello. He's the one who escorted us to Juanico. We still connect on FB. And give Cecilia our best.

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7. Re: Ecotourism, flora and fauna in Uruguay

Thank you so much that is incredibly helpful I will surely be in touch

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