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Many archaeological sites and ruins from the colonial period are to be found in the former colonies of the Spanish Empire, and the Republic of Uruguay is no exception. Calera de las Huérfanas is one of the most important ruins from the colonial period, one of the many Jesuit missions that played such a decisive role in the history of the region. The site is now a national monument and is located in an area of great environmental importance.

The Purpose of Calera De Las Huérfanas

The area around Calera de las Huérfanas was granted to the Jesuit Order in the early 18 th century. This Catholic Order was very active in the general region and played a crucial role in converting the natives to Christianity. The Jesuit missions in Paraguay, Argentina, and Uruguay, were regarded as ideal Christian communities and even utopias.

Calera de las Huérfanas was an agricultural and an industrial collective, a community created by the Jesuits that at its peak was home to 250 people, including slaves. The original function of the mission was to produce lime, an essential material for the building industry in that period. Crops, and even a vineyard, were planted to feed this self-sustained society. Today, Uruguay is still known for being one of the top wine producers in South America.

The profits were used to provide funds for orphans in the River Plate region which is how the mission got the name meaning ‘Lime Quarry of the Orphans’.

In 1767 the Jesuits were expelled from the Spanish Empire and the complex was transferred to a Board of Trustees. It was administered by the father of the Argentine national hero, José de San Martin. In 1777, Calera de las Huérfanas was donated to a Catholic organization and was expected to provide funds for the College of Orphan Girls of Buenos Aires .

Ruins of Calera de las Huérfanas (Barriola, N / CC BY 3.0 )

Following the collapse of Royal authority after the Napoleonic invasion of Spain, a new government took control of what is now known as Uruguay. Later the lands and complex at Calera de las Huérfanas were secularized and the lands given to notable locals. In time, the church and the ancillary buildings fell into decline and were abandoned.

The Altar and More of Calera De Las Huérfanas

The focal centerpiece of the area is the ruined Jesuit Church . Baroque in style and constructed from local stone, it has a distinctive reddish hue. The church windows and other architectural features were ornate, but perhaps the most intriguing aspect is the altar, which are typically free-standing and made of wood. However, in the church of Calera de las Huérfanas, the altar is built into the wave of the nave. The reasons for this are not known, but it may be related to the insecurity of the times. By constructing an altar into the wall, the builders were ensuring that it was not going to be easily destroyed.

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The ruined walls at Calera de las Huérfanas (Fedaro / CC BY-SA 3.0 )

Among the other ruins to be seen are the walls of some of the homes and workshops of the community. The remains of the lime kilns can also be seen and the original well still stands.

The Birds of Calera De Las Huérfanas

The ruins are located in a stunning landscape that is of great environmental importance and recognized as a wildlife preserve by the Uruguayan government. It is home to many varieties of bird, including woodpeckers and many ornithologists visit the site to view the spectacular birds. The birds’ songs are popular with the visitors and many of the birds have nested in the ruins of the church.

Visiting Calera De Las Huérfanas

In the 1930s the site was declared a national monument by the Uruguayan government. The site is approximately 11 miles (16 km) from Carmelo and accommodation is available in town.

No longer accessible, the Jesuit church remains the focal point of the site ( CC BY-SA 3.0 )

No entry fee is charged although a donation is appreciated and guides are available. The small museum on site is worth a visit, although it’s not possible to enter the ruins of the old church as it is cordoned off.


Huérfanas

Huérfanas is a Mexican telenovela produced by Azteca. It stars Ana Belena & Fernando Alonso as the protagonists. [1] Mariana Torres portrays a villain character for the first time. Other villains include Ana Ciochetti and Ariel López Padilla. Rodrigo Cachero, Carla Carillo, Lucia Leyba, Hugo Catalan, Eugenio Montesoro, Mayra Sierra, Rodrigo Murray and Gabriela Roel are also part of cast members. Fernando Ciangherotti and Veronica Merchant make a special appearance as the parents of the orphans. This telenovela will be produced by Corazon TV under Fernando Sariñana and Alberto Santini Lara for Azteca Novelas. The shooting of started on 18 May 2011. An original story by Adriano Numa ("Cosa de niños: Bullying" & "Venenos cotidianos"), directed by Walter Doehner (La Reina del Sur), this original telenovela is scheduled to air at 6:00pm on August 29, 2011 on Azteca13. [2]

Huérfanas
Created byAdriano Numa
Gerardo Lazos
Carolina Rivera
Developed byCorazon TV and Azteca
Azteca Novelas:
Alberto Santini Lara
Elisa Salinas
Directed byWalter Doehner
Victor Herrera
Karla Farjeat
StarringAna Belena
Fernando Alonso
Ana Ciochetti
Mariana Torres
Ariel López Padilla
Theme music composerAlejandro Montalban, Eduardo Reyes
Opening theme"Cuando No Estás" by Cynthia
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes120
Production
Executive producerFernando Sariñara
ProducersEmilia Lamonthe
Pedro Luevano
Alberto "Tito" Navarro
Omar Blanco
Production locationMexico City
EditorJavier D. Robert
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time42 minutes
Release
Original networkAzteca 13/Azteca America
Picture formatHDTV, 1080i
Original release29 August 2011 ( 2011-08-29 ) –
17 February 2012 ( 2012-02-17 )
Chronology
Preceded byQuiéreme Tonto
Followed byQuererte Así
External links
Website

Cast listing in opening credit order. Main cast (credited alone, or paired) in bold.


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Uruguay Culinary Tour

Discover the culinary and vinous highlights of Uruguay. Be ready to be surprised by a variety of exquisite tastes!

Immigrants introduced both cheese and wine to Uruguay hundreds of years ago and nowadays the country is rich in vineyards, wineries, artisan cheese producers and olive oil plants.

Lost World Adventures itineraries can be tailor-made according to your plans and preferences: budget, hotel selections, travel dates, optional excursions, length of trip, etc.

Day 1: Colonia del Sacramento

Arrive Colonia Del Sacramento (via ferry from Buenos Aires) and transfer to Hotel Charco (or similar) located in the Old Town of the City.

Set off for a walking city tour along the cobbled streets of the old town of Colonia Del Sacramento visit to the old buildings, old forts and Spanish and Portuguese Museums and the most important spots of this old Portuguese city from the 17th-century that has been declared Patrimony of Mankind by UNESCO.

Overnight Charco Hotel, daily breakfast included.

Day 2: Colonia – Calera de las Huérfanas – Wineries El Legado & Cordano

After breakfast, transfer to the area of Carmelo.

The tour starts with a visit to the “La Calera de las Huerfanas” Jesuit Ruins where the Uruguayan history of wine begins and where we can still see the Zubizarreta Vineyards in the same location where the first vines were planted (visit to Bodega Zubizarreta not included in tour).

We will then continue to the El Legado Winery where, depending on the season, guests may be able to see the harvest, bottling or manual grape selection. After a wine tasting, we will continue our tour towards Bodegas Cordano winery where we will learn about the production processes and history about the vineyard.

We will then continue towards Finca Narbona Wine Lodge where you will enjoy dinner and spend the night. All meals included today.

Day 3: Finca Narbona

Morning at leisure. Picnic lunch on the vineyard grounds and a late afternoon wine and cheese pairing tasting in the cellar guided by the winemaker of Finca Narbona (includes three different Narbona wines and seven choices of cheese).

Overnight at Narbona Wine Lodge, breakfast included.

Day 4: Montevideo

After breakfast, you will be picked up for a private transfer to Montevideo. On arrival, you will have lunch (included) at the vibrant port market. Take a walking tour of the Ciudad Vieja (the colonial historic neighborhood) and visit several museums and the Solis Theatre (museum selection subject to preferences and opening times).

Overnight at the Hotel Alma Histórica in the historic Ciudad Vieja neighborhood (or similar), breakfast included.

Day 5: Winery & Estancia Charabon

Morning pick up for a short panoramic city tour of the rest of the city followed by a visit to a winery in the Montevideo region. Afterward, private transfer to Estancia Charabon, where you will enjoy the last hours of the day – relax by the swimming pool with a glass of wine or a ride across the rolling plains! Dinner and overnight at the Estancia. All meals included today.

Day 6: Trekking from Valizas to Cabo Polonio, Incredible Sand Dunes and Sea Lions

After breakfast, transfer to the small village Barra de Valizas, where a local guide will meet us for an unforgettable tour to Cabo Polonio Village. After a short walk around the town, we will start the hike along the coastline that will take us to the incredible shifting sand dunes.

We will hike up Buena Vista Hill from where a fantastic view of the ocean can be appreciated. Continue down to Cabo Polonio (4 hours) and a delicious seafood lunch at a local seaside restaurant.

We will visit the lighthouse and sea lion reserve (one of the biggest in the world). Afternoon 4x4 truck drive to the main entrance of Cabo Polonio where a private transfer will drive us back to Estancia Charabon. Overnight at the estancia. All meals included today.

Day 7: Charming Village Garzon

Private transfer to Colinas de Garzon Extra Virgin Olive Oil Boutique Plant, which awaits you for a visit to their production facilities followed by a tasting of their award-winning olive oil together with a selection of cheeses and Garzon Wines.

Afternoon visit to Pueblo Garzon, a small, picturesque village just 30 minutes from Jose Ignacio, where time seems to have stood still. Stroll around the central square, where everyone knows everyone and gathers for a chat. Accommodation at Posada Casa Anna, within the town of Garzon, breakfast included.

Day 8: Cheese and Wine in the Punta del Este Region

Today you will get to know “Punta del Este Gourmet”. Visit the Altos de la Ballena winery, one of the newest wineries of Uruguay and one of the few in the area of Punta del Este.

After a rich wine tasting, we continue on to Nonno Antonio artisan cheese farm, where you can observe the cheese production and enjoy the homemade cheeses during a tasting. Following a drive all along Punta del Este’s coastline, you will be transferred to Jose Ignacio, where you will spend the night at Posada del Faro (or similar), daily breakfast included - 2 nights.

Day 9: Cooking Class

After breakfast, transfer to Laguna Garzon where we will experience firsthand the flavors and local cuisine of the area.

We have designed a special cooking class to expose you to the best that the local products have to offer. You will spend a lovely day with hands-on instruction by one of our professional local chefs so that you take not only your memories home, but also some great recipes and techniques to add to your own collection.

Lunch and afternoon enjoying the lagoon with one of the activities offered: canoeing, horseback riding or stand-up-paddle. Afternoon transfer back to Posada del Faro where you will spend the last night (or similar). Lunch included.

Day 10: Departure

After breakfast, private transfer to the Montevideo airport or port.

Based on double occupancy for 2 travelers, reduced prices for parties of 3 or more.


A Lime Quarry for Orphans at Calera de las Huérfanas - History

Discover the most exquisite highlights and exclusive experiences, our pearls of Uruguay. Taste one of the best Tannats of Uruguay – the Luz de Luna of Narbona discover the difference in taste of the three Extra Virgin Olive Oils of Colinas de Garzón and enjoy a good book at the stunning cantilevered pool of Playa VIK.

DAY 1: COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO & CARMELO

Arrival to Colonia Del Sacramento and transfer to Charco Restaurant for a delicious lunch. Afternoon walking city tour along the cobbled streets of the old town of Colonia Del Sacramento visit to the old buildings, old forts and Spanish and Portuguese Museums and the most important tourist spots of this Old Portuguese City form the XVII century that has been declared Patrimony of Mankind by the UNESCO. Afternoon transfer to the Carmelo Resort & Spa A Hyatt Hotel, located in the outskirts of the small town of Carmelo in the vineyard area, just one hour north of Colonia del Sacramento. Accommodation at Carmelo Resort & Spa A Hyatt Hotel.

DAY 2: WINERY TOUR CARMELO

Morning at leisure to enjoy the Carmelo Resort & Spa A Hyatt Hotel.

Winery tour in the area starting with a visit to a small and charming chapel, nowadays a national monument known as La Calera de las Huerfanas (The Lime Quarry of the Orphans, named after an orphanage in Buenos Aires that was supported with the production of lime). After the Jesuits were expelled by the Spanish crown, Don Juan de San Martín took the administration of the estancia and found 1500 stocks of grapevine that had been planted by the missionaries: this was the birth of wine in Uruguay. We will then continue to the Cordano winery where depending on the season, guests may be able to see the harvest, bottling or grape manual selection. After a wine tasting, we will continue towards Finca Narbona Winery. The winery Narbona is located in what was originally the Estancia Narbona, founded in 1740 in the outskirts of Carmelo. Narbona has recently signed an agreement with EnoRolland the expert advice of the consultant oenologist Michel Rolland was a decisive turning point in the quality of their wines. The varieties grown in the vineyards of Finca Narbona are Pinot Noir and Tannat, and there are new vineyards of Syrah and Petit Verdot. Accommodation at Carmelo Resort & Spa A Hyatt Hotel. B

DAY 3: MONTEVIDEO

After breakfast, you will be picked up and enjoy a private transfer to Montevideo. You will be taken to the lively Port Market to (Mercado del Puerto) and enjoy a typical Uruguayan parrilla at El Palenque Restaurant. After lunch, enjoy a walking tour of the old city (the colonial historic neighborhood) and visit several museums and the Solis Theatre (museum selection subject to preferences and opening times). Accommodation at Sofitel. B, L

DAY 4: CULTURE & WINERIES IN MONTEVIDEO

Morning pick up for a short panoramic city tour of the neighborhoods of Montevideo their most important attractions. Continue to Juanico Winery, 40 minutes north of Montevideo, for a tour with a wine tasting and a delicious lunch. Afternoon at leisure, or if of interest we can organize the visit to the atelier of a local artist who works with leather (not included). Luis Alberto will show you how he creates his leather sculptures and during a hands-on-session, you can experience working with this very typical Uruguayan material. Accommodation at Sofitel. B, L

DAY 5: PUNTA DEL ESTE & JOSÉ IGNACIO

After breakfast departure in direction of Punta del Este, one of the most famous beach resorts of South America. On your way we will visit Piriapolis. The city was founded by Francisco Piria, who was an alchemist this is why there are many symbols of alchemy, can still be seen throughout the small city. You will be able to enjoy a beautiful panoramic view from the San Antonio Hill. Continue to Casapueblo a strange, quirky and beautiful construction created by Uruguayan artist Carlos Páez Vilaró which was his residence, workshop, atelier, hotel and museum. In Punta del Este discover the Mansa and Brava beaches, the residential neighborhoods such as Beverly Hills, San Rafael and Cantegril Golf. We will cross the unique undulated bridge that connects the city center with the boho-chic area of La Barra. In the city downtown area you can stroll along main avenue Juan Gorlero, visit the yacht port and enjoy an almost infinite number of luxury boutique stores, cafes and bars. Continue to Playa VIK Hotel in José Ignacio in the afternoon. Accommodation at Playa VIK. B

DAY 6: COLINAS DE GARZON

After breakfast, guests will be transferred to Colinas de Garzon, where the best olive oil of Uruguay is produced. For those who enjoy the taste of new experiences, spectacular views, top quality wines and olive oils, this will be a wonderful visit. You will be able to learn all the secrets of the extra virgin olive oil and explore the olive plantations and Boutique Production Plant. It is an invitation to discover the origins of this product and its elaboration process. You will then enjoy a tasting of the fine wines and olive oils of Colinas de Garzon, served with selected home-made cheeses. Between the months of March and June, guests can also learn to and participate in the harvest.

Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the village of José Ignacio with its selection of excellent restaurants, small boutiques and beautiful beaches. Accommodation at Playa VIK. B

DAY 7: ANASTASIO

After breakfast, transfer to Estancia Anastasio, a small secret paradise in the natural Reserve of the Anastasio & Garzon Lagoons. The visit starts with a welcome drink at the charming construction, formerly house to local fishermen, which has been converted into a small cozy restaurant. You will be able to choose between two of the different proposed activities: biking, horseback riding, canoeing, Stand-up paddle, cooking classes, yoga & yoga sup. You will be fascinated by the landscape that surrounds you! Enjoy a typical Uruguayan barbecue for lunch and a well deserved siesta on one of our hammocks during the afternoon. Choose another activity in the afternoon and have a typical merienda including a mate tasting, Uruguayan bizcochos, tarts and biscuits. Transfer back to Jose Ignacio. Accommodation at Playa VIK.

DAY 8: RETURN

Transfer back to Punta del Este Airport or Montevideo Airport.

Highlights & Tastes of Uruguay

Immigrants introduced both cheese and wine to Uruguay hundreds of years ago and nowadays the country is rich in vineyards, wineries, artisan cheese producers and boutique olive oil plants. Discover the touristic highlights of Uruguay always combined with a culinary highlight. Be ready to be surprised by a variety of exquisite flavors!

DAY 1: COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO

Arrival to Colonia Del Sacramento and transfer to Hotel Charco (or similar) located in the historic part of the town. Walking city tour along the cobbled streets of the old town of Colonia Del Sacramento visit to the old buildings and forts and Spanish and Portuguese Museums and the most important tourist spots of this Old Portuguese City form the XVII century that has been declared Patrimony of Mankind by the UNESCO. Afternoon visit to the winery Los Cerros de San Juan with tasting. You will be able to taste the tannat, Uruguay’s signature wine. Tannat is to Uruguay what Malbec is to Argentina. The tannat grapes originated from southwestern France and brought to Uruguay almost 250 years ago by a French Basque immigrant and the variety is characterized by its softer tannins when compared with the “old wines” from France.

DAY 2: COLONIA – CALERA DE LAS HUÉRFANAS – WINERIES EL LEGADO & CORDANO

After breakfast, transfer towards the area of Carmelo. The tour starts with the visit of La Calera de las Huerfanas (the Orphans Lime Quarry) Jesuit Ruins where the Uruguayan history of wine begins. We will then continue to the El Legado winery where depending on the season, guests may be able to see the harvest, bottling or grape manual selection. After a wine tasting, we will continue our tour towards Bodegas Cordano winery where we will learn about the production processes and history about the vineyard. We will then continue towards Finca Narbona Wine Lodge where guests will enjoy dinner and spend the night. B, L, D.

DAY 3: FINCA NARBONA

Morning at leisure. Picnic lunch in the vineyards and late afternoon wine and cheese pairing tasting in the cellar guided by the sommelier of Finca Narbona (includes three different Narbona wines and seven choices of cheese). Accommodation at Finca Narbona Wine Lodge. B, L

DAY 4: MONTEVIDEO

After breakfast, you will be picked up and taken by private transfer to Montevideo. On arrival, enjoy lunch at the vibrant port market. Take a walking tour of the Ciudad Vieja (the colonial historic neighborhood) and visit several museums and the Solis Theater (museum selection subject to preferences and opening times). Spend one night in the capital of Uruguay at Hotel Alma Histórica in the historic Ciudad Vieja neighborhood (or similar). B, L

DAY 5: WINERY & ESTANCIA CHARABON

Morning pick up for a short panoramic city tour of the rest of the city and visit of one winery in the region of Montevideo. Afterwards, private transfer to Estancia Charabon, where you will enjoy the last hours of the day – relax by the swimming pool with a glass of wine or why not enjoy a ride through the rolling plains! Dinner at the Estancia. B, L, D

DAY 6: TREKKING FROM VALIZAS TO CABO POLONIO, INCREDIBLE SAND DUNES AND SEA LIONS

After breakfast, transfer to small village Barra de Valizas, where a local guide will meet us to start an unforgettable tour to Cabo Polonio Village. After a short walk around the town, we will start the trekking along the coastline that will take us towards the incredible shifting sand dunes. We will trek up the Buena Vista Hill from where a fantastic view of the ocean can be appreciated and continue down towards Cabo Polonio (4 hours trek). After a delicious seafood lunch at a local seaside restaurant, we will visit the lighthouse and sea lions reserve (one of the biggest ones in the world!). In the afternoon a 4ࡪ truck drive towards the main entrance of Cabo Polonio where a private transfer will take guests back to the accommodation at Estancia Charabon. B, L, D

DAY 7: CHARMING VILLAGE GARZON

Private transfer to Colinas de Garzon Extra Virgin Olive oil boutique plant, which awaits you for a visit to their production facilities followed by a tasting of their award-winning olive oil together with a selection of cheeses and Garzon Wines. Afternoon visit of close by Pueblo Garzon, a small, picturesque village just 30 minutes from Jose Ignacio, where time seems to have stood still: people buy their fuel in a petrol canister and stroll around the central square, where everyone knows everyone and gathers for a chat. Accommodation at Posada Casa Anna within the town of Garzon. B.

DAY 8: CHEESE & WINE IN PUNTA DEL ESTE REGION

Today you will get to know the gourmet Punta del Este. Visit the Alto de la Ballena winery, one of the newest wineries of Uruguay and one of the few in the area of Punta del Este. After a rich wine tasting, we continue on to Nonno Antonio artisan cheese farm, where you can observe the cheese production and enjoy the homemade cheeses during a tasting. Following a drive all along Punta del Este’s coastline, you will be transferred to Jose Ignacio, where you will spend the night at Posada del Faro (or similar). B

DAY 9: COOKING CLASS AT ESTANCIA ANASTASIO

After breakfast, transfer to Estancia Anastasio where we will experience firsthand the good tastes of the area. We have designed a special cooking class to expose you to the best that the local products have to offer. You will spend a lovely day with hands on instruction by one of our professional local chefs so that you take not only your memories home, but also some great recipes and techniques to add to your own collection. Lunch and afternoon enjoying the lagoon with one of the activities offered: canoeing, horseback riding or stand-up-paddle. Afternoon transfer back to Posada del Faro where you will spend the last night (or similar). B, L

DAY 10: RETURN

After breakfast, private transfer to Montevideo airport or port.

Charco Hotel – Colonia del Sacramento (Day 1)

Highlights of Active Uruguay

Uruguay with its beautiful rolling plains and rich nature is the perfect location for your active holiday. Discover the highlights of the country combined with active elements: biking in Montevideo and Colonia, horseback riding at the Estancias and a sand dune trekking in Rocha.

DAY 1: COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO

Arrival to “Colonia Del Sacramento” and transfer to Plaza Mayor Hotel (or similar) located in the Old town of the City. Bike tour along the cobbled streets of the old town of Colonia and the riverside boulevard to the Casa de los Limoneros, where you will enjoy some nice drinks in their beautiful garden. Afternoon ride back to Colonia, where you can discover its cobbled streets full of small bars, excellent restaurants, art and craft shops, museums and a yacht harbor.

DAY 2: MONTEVIDEO

After a transfer with regular bus to Montevideo, enjoy lunch at the vibrant port market. Take a walking tour of the Ciudad Vieja (the colonial historic neighborhood) and visit different neighborhoods during a cycling tour along the riverside boulevard. Spend one night in the capital of Uruguay at Hotel Plaza Fuerte (or similar). B,L

DAY 3: WINERY & ESTANCIA GUARDIA DEL MONTE

Morning pick up for a short panoramic city tour of the rest of the city and visit of one winery in the region of Montevideo. Afterwards, bus ride to Castillos, where you will be picked up and taken to Estancia Guardia del Monte, where you will enjoy the last hours of the day on the Castillos Lagoon. Dinner at the Estancia. B, L, D

DAY 4: A TRADITIONAL ESTANCIA

We wake up in Guardia Del Monte, a traditional estancia with outstanding landscape beauty and important ecosystems containing a great variety of birds and native scrublands. We will enjoy some quality birdwatching along the large area of marshlands and wetlands both of which are teeming with bird life (more than 400 species in this area), otters, coypus and capybaras. We will be able to spot the graceful black-necked swan (largest populations in the world found here), the rare white goose, the pink flamingo (a species of flamingo with very bright pink pigment and quite common in Uruguay) and many ducks and other birds such as the largest bird in South America – the ‘ostrich-like’ “ñandú” (American rhea). After a typical “asado lunch” we will enjoy some horseback riding to explore the estancia surroundings. Dinner and accommodation at Guardia del Monte (Please note that depending on the season, we might stay at Guardia del Monte or Charabon Estancia and the available activities will be adapted to the area). B, L, D

DAY 5: TREKKING FROM VALIZAS TO CABO POLONIO, INCREDIBLE SAND DUNES AND SEA LIONS

After breakfast, transfer to small village Barra de Valizas, where a local guide will meet us to start an unforgettable tour to “Cabo Polonio” Village. After a short walk around the town, we will start the trekking along the coastline that will take us towards the incredible shifting sand dunes. We will trek up the “Buena Vista Hill” from where a fantastic view of the ocean can be appreciated, to continue down towards Cabo Polonio (4 hours trek). After a delicious seafood lunch at a local seaside restaurant, we will visit the light house and sea lions reserve (one of the biggest ones in the world!). Afternoon 4ࡪ truck drive towards the main entrance of Cabo Polonio where a private transfer will drive guests back to the accommodation at charming little Posada Valizas where you will enjoy dinner and spend the night. B, L, D

DAY 6: PUNTA DEL ESTE

Take a regular bus from Valizas to Punta del Este where you will have time in the afternoon to discover the neighborhood La Barra where your hotel is located. Accommodation at Hostal de la Barra (or similar). B

DAY 7: PUNTA DEL ESTE

Enjoy an afternoon city tour of Punta del Este. We will visit the most important attractions: “Juan Gorlero Avenue”, the yacht’s port, the residential areas, the lively La Barra where we will cross the famous undulated bridge just before arriving to the Brava Beach of Punta del Este. We will finish at the lovely Casapueblo, a strange and attractive construction designed by the renowned Uruguayan artist Carlos Páez Vilaró where we will visit his museum. Accommodation at Hostal de la Barra or similar. B

DAY 8: RETURN

After breakfast, transfer to the bus station of Punta del Este and regular bus to Montevideo bus station. From there, a private transfer will take you either to the port or to the airport.

Hotel Plaza Mayor – Colonia del Sacramento (Day 1)

Don Boutique Hotel – Montevideo (Day 2)

Family Highlights of Uruguay

Uruguay is a country where family traditions are very strong children of all ages will learn while having fun, discover nature and culture while sharing with the locals. Biking, horse riding, cooking, surfing, canoeing, painting and tasting new flavors are just some of the experiences we can offer!!

As a very family-friendly destination, we have prepared this itinerary in order to keep the small people entertained and engaged whilst making it a great trip for the whole family!This itinerary includes some of our favorite child-friendly activities that will make family holidays as much fun for the parents as they are for the children.

DAY 1: COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO

Arrival to Colonia Del Sacramento and transfer to Plaza Mayor Hotel (or similar) located in the Old town of the City. Enjoy a bike tour along the cobbled streets of the old town of Colonia and the riverside boulevard to “Real de San Carlos”. Visit the “Plaza de Toros” (bullring) and the old train wagons and have fun at “Tunel del Ayer”, where the whole family can dress up in historic clothes for a remembrance picture. After lunch (not included), enjoy a half day fishing experience at the marina of the “Bastion” Sculptor Park next to the sailing boats and yachts. A local guide will assist you and provide all the necessary equipment to spend a lovely afternoon fishing and learning not only fishing techniques but also to respect and care for nature.

DAY 2: MONTEVIDEO

Morning transfer to Montevideo and visit to the vibrant Port Market where you will enjoy lunch at one of the many typical “parrillas”. Take a walking tour of the Ciudad Vieja (the colonial historic neighborhood) and visit the atelier of a local leather whose work has been recognized by the UNESCO with the Award of Excellence for Handicrafts. Luis Alberto Gutierrez has dedicated his life to creating leather sculptures inspired in local popular elements as our famous “Tango”, our “Murgas” and “Candombe” (both of them music elements of the Uruguayan Carnival) and the Gaucho iconic countryside figure. Climb up to the mystery of Alberto´s studio located in downtown Montevideo where we will find many of his leather sculptures in different steps of the creation process. Learn about the art of working with leather and participate in the creation of an emblematic Gaucho sculpture. With the guidance of Alberto, feel the leather in your hands and witness the birth of a new creation! An amazing experience for the whole family!

Accommodation at My Suites Hotel (or similar). B,L

DAY 3: WINERY & ESTANCIA GUARDIA DEL MONTE

Morning pick up for a short panoramic city tour of the rest of the city and visit to a special winery located within the border of Montevideo and Canelones Provinces. Much has been said of wines, wineries and vineyards but very seldom do people get to know “the artist behind the art”. This tour is about discovering the winemaker behind an amazing wine. Manuel Filgueira, enologist, wine lover and owner of “Los Nadies” boutique winery will receive you with all his family and open the doors of his winery and home. The visit starts with a horse riding tour of the vineyards, followed by a tasting and typical family lunch! Manuel will cook for you and show you the secrets of his wine. Afternoon private transfer to Estancia Guardia del Monte, where you will enjoy dinner and a good nights sleep at the Estancia. B, L, D

DAY 4: A TRADITIONAL ESTANCIA

We wake up in Guardia Del Monte, a traditional estancia with outstanding landscape beauty and important ecosystems containing a great variety of birds and native trees. We will enjoy some quality birdwatching along the large area of marshlands and wetlands both of which are teeming with bird life (more than 400 species in this area), otters, coypus and capybaras. We will be able to spot the graceful black-necked swan (largest populations in the world found here), the rare white goose, the pink flamingo (a species of flamingo with very bright pink pigment and quite common in Uruguay) and many ducks and other birds such as the largest bird in South America – the ‘ostrich-like’ ñandú (American rhea). After a typical asado lunch we will enjoy some horseback riding to explore the estancia surroundings. Dinner and accommodation at Guardia del Monte (Please note that depending on the season, we might stay at Guardia del Monte or Charabon Estancia and the available activities will be adapted to the area). B, L, D

DAY 5: HORSEBACK RIDING FROM VALIZAS TO CABO POLONIO, INCREDIBLE SAND DUNES & SEA LIONS

After breakfast, transfer to small village Barra de Valizas, where a local guide will meet us to start an unforgettable tour to Cabo Polonio Village. After a short walk around the town, we will start the horseback riding along the coastline that will take us towards the incredible shifting sand dunes. We will hike up the Buena Vista Hill from where a fantastic view of the ocean can be appreciated and continue down towards Cabo Polonio (4 hours trek). After a delicious seafood lunch at a local seaside restaurant, we will visit the lighthouse and sea lions reserve (one of the biggest ones in the world!). In the afternoon a 4ࡪ truck drive towards the main entrance of Cabo Polonio where a private transfer will take guests back to the accommodation at Zen Hotel Boutique where you will enjoy dinner and spend the night. B, L, D

DAY 6: JOSE IGNACIO / LAGOONS & BIKING

Bike from La Paloma to the Rocha Lagoon and then enjoy canoeing across the lagoon. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the shores of the lagoon and continue onto the town of Jose Ignacio. Accommodation at Posada del Faro (or similar). B, L.

DAY 7: ANASTASIO LAGOON &THE TOWN OF GARZON

Morning transfer to the region of Garzon known as the “Uruguayan Tuscany”, a landscape full of olive trees and vineyards where we will visit Colinas de Garzon Extra Virgin Olive Oil Production Plant. Enjoy a tractor tour along the olive plantations, visit the production plant and finalize the tour with a wine and olive oil tasting, while children enjoy a bottle painting activity. After the tour, visit the town and participate on a typical “asado” lunch at the Old Train Station. Accommodation at Posada del Faro (or similar). B

DAY 8: RETURN

After breakfast, transfer to Montevideo. On your way you will visit Punta del Este and the “Area Indigena”, a natural reserve in the region of Solis. The tour finishes either at the port or at the airport.


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  • 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
  • 3 Nights Accommodations
  • 2 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Arrival Transfer
  • Departure Transfer
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed

  • Meals not Included
  • International Flights
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Recommendations for Uruguay
    -Local guides: $ 10 - $ 20 per traveler per day
    -Drivers: $ 5 - $ 10 per traveler per ride
    -Support staff (porters, horsemen, doormen, camp crew): $ 2 -3 per traveler per day
    -Taxi Drivers: For taxis, rounding up the fare is approperiate
    -Baggage Handlers: $ 1 per bag
    -Hotel Hospitality: $ 1 per room per day for the cleaning staff
    -Restaurants: In Uruguay, the standard tip is 10% of the bill

Budgeting for Meals
In remote areas we provide the food, but in-town meals are typically not included in the cost of your trip. This allows our travelers to choose restaurants or local cafes to suit each personal palette. For details on meals included/excluded, please review your itinerary.

The following are recommendations to help you plan your personal meal budget. These guidelines are based on per person expenses and include water and/or soda.


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•● HISTORIA DE LUCIFER Y LOS ÁNGELES CAÍDOS ●•

Empecemos con el origen del nombre Lucifer, que significaría en la traducción latina "lux-ferre", que significa "Portador de Luz". … Ещё La mayoría de las veces representaba el espíritu del aire y está asociado con el conocimiento. Era considerado el ángel más bello y tenía el rango de jefe de la milicia celestial. También se asimila a Heylel, palabra hebrea que significa "Estrella de la mañana" según la Vulgata, que sería la primera traducción al latín.

La pregunta que nos hacemos es la siguiente: ¿Qué hizo que Lucifer se apartara de la Luz? Pues bien, sería su orgullo y su deseo de adquirir poder, lo que le empujó a… Ещё


Day 7 | Vineyard Experience

A unique Winery in the middle of the enchanting Vineyards – Sunset in the River.

Enjoy your breakfast and a lovely walking in a unique environment.

Picnic lunch in the vineyards and late afternoon wine and cheese pairing tasting in the cellar guided by the winemaker of Finca Narbona (includes three different Narbona wines and seven choices of cheese).

In the afternoon, enjoy a relaxing tour through the islands of the Delta, where the waters of Río de la Plata and Rio Uruguay meet this spot is considered to be “kilometer 0” of both rivers.

The experience begins just before sunset at the secluded marina of Club del Faro.

Board a classic boat guided by our captain. Discover the legends of the Uruguayan coasts and its shipwrecks before we toast to an amazing sunset.

  • Picnic lunch in the Vineyards.
  • Sunset River Cruise.
  • Tour Guide not included during the River Cruise.

Overnight: Narbona Wine Lodge


SAT News, february 2017

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE WINE: IN MENDOZA, ARGENTINA
Having started as a small celebration inside each single winery around Mendoza, the Vendimia now is the biggest wine celebration in Latin America! The National Grape Harvest Festival is starting at the last Sunday of February with the “ blessing of fruits”, a peregrination through several towns led by the Archbishop, thanking God for the harvest. A highlight is the parade of the districts queens along the streets of Mendoza. The main show is held at the already famous Frank Romero Day Greek Theater, an emblematic stage where the election of the queen has been carried out for years and the audience enjoys one of the most important events in the country, with over a thousand performers, unique lighting and effects for such a number of guests. Fancy a sip of authentic Argentinian wine?

A LAND OF MYTHS AND LEGENDS – CHILOE ISLAND, CHILE
Visiting Chiloé is like entering an old, magical world. With SAT you will explore this mythical island with its colorful wooden churches, try the traditional curanto, a dish of mixed seafood and other ingredients cooked over hot stones in the ground, and discover the wit and warmth of the Chilote people. Nature lovers will delight in the island’s striking landscapes and the intense evergreen vegetation of the Chiloé and Tantauco National Parks. Take one of the many trekking routes or hop in a kayak to explore awe-inspiring sea channels, visited frequently by dolphins.

SAT PRESENTS THE NO. 1 DESTINATION IN LATIN AMERICA: JERICOACOARA, BRAZIL
The Jericoacoara beach is without doubt one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil. Now Jericoacoara was named the number 1 destination in Latin America by the “Choice Awards Travelers”. Located 300 km from Fortaleza, and holding a National Park that gathers a set of natural beauties, the village still maintains its rustic character. The small fisherman village lives at its pace no hurry, no crowds. It is considered being one of the best destinations in Brazil for kite- and windsurfing. An ideal hideaway and a destination for adventurous explorers, travelling along dirt roads to discover breathtaking landscapes and secluded beaches. Contact us for further travel suggestions on the beautiful Brazilian North!

DO IT THE ECUADORIAN WAY: HOW TO CELEBRATE CARNIVAL IN QUITO
The whole of South America is busy with Carnival celebrations these days, and so is Ecuador! The streets of Quito are buzzing with festivities: Streets, plazas and boulevards become open-air stages parades, costumes, music and delicious cuisine meld to form a fantastic cultural event. In former times people used masks of public figures and performed dances inspired by local wildlife. Nowadays, locals and visitors alike participate with masks and costumes that mimic political figures or popular trades, e.g. cobblers or bakers. The native people are commemorated by tossing talcum powder and water balloons. Fancy to participate next year?

RIA AMAZON PERU – UPCOMING DEPARTURES WITH CHEF PEDRO MIGUEL SHIAFFINO
SAT offers a special edition of the Aria Amazon Cruise in Peru this year: Two Chef-hosted departures with Pedro Miguel Schiaffino are now available for booking! Pedro Schiaffino is the chef/owner of the Amaz and the Malabar, one of Lima’s most cutting edge and innovative restaurants that has been lauded across the international press. During this unique 4-night luxury Amazon journey, guests will visit local markets and get to know authentic Peruvian cuisine, attend a master cooking class with Pedro, taste and learn his secret recipes. Available dates: October 9th to 13th and November 20th to 24th, 2017. Cruises start and end in Iquitos, Peru. SAT also features founder-hosted departures and departures hosted by Jean-Michel Cousteau, French oceanographic explorer and environmentalist.

WILD COLOMBIA – NEW SPECIES OF FAUNA AND FLORA FOUND IN HUILA & CAQUETÁ
A team of 30 experts from the Sinchi Institute and several investigators from the National University of Colombia made some surprising discoveries during the 7th edition of their “Colombia Bio de Colciencias” program. More than 900 species of fauna and flora were documented in the regions of Huila and Caquetá. A ‘Morpho’ butterfly was sighted, so far known to exist only in Ecuador. The experts also found a Helycop polilipus, a butterfly that had not been seen in the area for over 30 years. Another highlight was the finding of 8 new species of snake living at 2000 mts above sea level, very uncommon for those reptiles that prefer a warm environment. Colombia’s nature is breathtaking!

TRACE THE JESUIT HERITAGE – CALERA DE LAS HUÉRFANAS, URUGUAY!
The social, religious and economic development of South America was shaped by the arrival of the Jesuits. Today visitors can trace their heritage in Uruguay along a touristic route. When the Jesuit priest orden settled in Uruguay back in 1585, it showed that the country – although lacking gold or silver resources, was of great strategic value due to its geographic location. The Jesuits built up several missions in Montevideo, Florida, Rocha and Colonia – the most important being “Calera de las Huérfanas”, located about 16 km from Carmelo. SAT invites you to visit the remains of this historic site and step back in history. The full Jesuit route includes several Jesuit sites in Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia.


A Lime Quarry for Orphans at Calera de las Huérfanas - History

To the west of Colonia del Sacramento, on Route 21, lies the city of Carmelo. This city, which dates back to 1816, has the distinction of having General José Gervasio Artigas, the national hero, as its founder. It has a natural environment full of beauty and serenity, and over the years Carmelo has attracted thousands of tourists seeking relaxation, tranquility, beauty and comfort. Its yacht dock and extensive beaches attract water sport and beach aficionados. In addition, nearby you can find several of the touristic wineries that have already established themselves as a major attraction of the department of Colonia, and which follow the oldest European traditions to produce delicious, international standard wines. Among its various attractions you can also find its characteristic swing bridge, which crosses the Las Vacas River and is the only human traction one in South America the Jesuit ruins of the country house of Belén, known as Calera de las Huérfanas and the Narbona country house, the oldest building in Uruguay which is completely original. With its natural beauty and history, Carmelo is an inviting place to visit and enjoy.


Watch the video: Calera de las huérfanas muy voces anónimas genchis (August 2022).