Rocha Unforgettable Holiday

5.0 (6)
5 days 4 nights
Uruguay
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Upscale
Weight limit
90 kg / 198 lb

Come and join us for a five-day, four-night program featuring well-cared for and trained Criollo horses. Explore the diverse and beautiful natural landscapes of the East Wetlands UNESCO Natural Biosphere Reserve and RAMSAR Site, including deserted beaches, green prairies and wetlands. Each day, ride through different landscapes starting from Barra de Valizas.

The dates are set approximately, for further info please contact us, departure date is every Monday. 

The availability of all programs is subject to weather conditions. 

from US$ 1 180
per tourist for 5 days
Departing from
Departamento de Rocha
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Number of individuals
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Mauro R.
Mauro R. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
I'm a horse and nature passionate person. I'm veterinarian and nature tourist guide. My entire life I interested myself in improving our communication with horses and understanding our complex interactions with the environment. Environment conservation and education and animal welfare are my day to day life.

Tour highlights

Explore the Wildlife
Spot a great variety of fascinating wildlife
Wine Tasting
Sample the delicious local food and Uruguayan wine with our delightful hosts
Uruguay Horseriding
Ride in Stunning Natural Landscapes
Deserted beaches, green prairies and wetlands are some of the sceneries we ride through

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

Guests take the morning coach (4.5hrs) or private hire from Montevideo to Valizas, a small fishermen ́s village on the Atlantic coast, rounded by extensive prairies, palm grove forest and huge sand dunes. A welcome lunch will be served on arrival. In the afternoon, you meet the horses and do an introductory ride through the pine forest and beach. On this short and easy ride you will be able to get used to our horses’ great character and the Uruguayan saddle with its very comfortable sheepskin cover.
After you return, you will enjoy the first of many beautiful sunsets from your bungalow veranda.

Meals included: lunch and dinner.

Overnight: at Ecolodge.

Riding: 2 hours.

Departure date is every Monday

Day 2
Cabo Polonio and the Stunning Valizas Sand Dunes
Day 3
A Beautiful Hidden Lagoon and a Kayak Adventure!
Day 4
Inland to UNESCO Natural Biosphere Reserve Wetlands and Unique Ombu Forest
Day 5
Departure
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour provider's comments

From riders with just some experience to the most experienced riders, even if you come with your non-riding friend, this program is suitable for you!

Riding around 4-5 hours per day. Native South American Criollo horses.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Upscale
Camp Site
4 nights

Single Supplement possible for an extra fee: USD 375 (p/pax) for Multi-Adventure trips and USD 300 (p/pax) for trips with only horse riding.

4 nights
Ecolodge

Ecolodge, in Rocha province, is situated within the Bañados del Este Biosphere Reserve (UNESCO) and forms part of the Network of Wildlife Refuges for the preservation of biodiversity. The Ecolodge consists of two cabins, one for 2 people and the other for 2-4 people, constructed using refined bio-construction techniques and natural materials such as clay, straw and wood. The cabins feature a private bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen, with high-density mattresses to ensure a comfortable sleep. The beds can be arranged as a king-size double or twin beds. The Ecolodge is built on the edge of the wetland and has elevated decks that overlook the wetland. Guests can relax on hammocks while admiring the stunning sunsets and listening to the songs of thousands of frogs. Horses grazing in the marsh add to the peaceful ambiance. Please note that there is no internet access at the Ecolodge, providing a perfect opportunity to disconnect (or reconnect) and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Tickets to group meeting place

Group meeting place
Departamento de Rocha
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Weather during the tour

Weather conditions along the route
You will get a weather forecast for this tour’s route based on
  • the forecasts for this season
  • the statistics from previous years’ trips
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Tour conditions

Included

  • trilingual guide (Spanish, English and Italian);
  • accommodation;
  • saddlebags;
  • all meals (BLD, from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on day 5).

Extras

  • transfer between MVD and Valizas;
  • alcoholic and soft beverages;
  • single supplement;
  • flights;
  • tips.

Group size

up to 8 tourists

Duration

5 days
4 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Please pack these things:

  • riding hat (we can lend you one, but best to bring your own for comfort);
  • sun screen, sunglasses, hat;
  • long sleeve shirt;
  • swimwear;
  • personal using articles;
  • medical insurance (mandatory).
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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 6 reviews
  • C
    Claudia
    7 Dec, 2023
    about provider
    Una experiencia increíble, paisajes hermosos, una atención excepcional por parte de los organizadores, muy amables y confiables.
    7 Dec, 2023
  • M
    Mariana
    9 Nov, 2023
    about provider
    En resumen, fui a cumplir un sueño y lograron superar mis expectativas ¡Muchas gracias, definitivamente regresaré por más!
    9 Nov, 2023
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    leticiaeme
    8 Apr, 2023
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    Exploramos en caballo el campo, las montañas, los bosques de palmeras, lagunas y humedales. La experiencia superó nuestras expectativas. Disfruté cada momento. Agradezco por todo. Su organización fue excelente, cuidando todos los detalles. ¡Hasta la próxima vez!
    8 Apr, 2023

Dates and Prices

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