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Uruguay 2

Uruguay 2016

May 20th, 2016 to May 31st, 2016

*Depart May 20th, 2016 from Miami International Airport – Arrive May 21st in Montevideo, Uruguay

May 21

Arriving at Carrasco, Montevideo 7:56 AM

Visit Punta del Este, lunch at local establishment

Check in to Hotel, Visit the Puerta de Punta del Este, Bolero Ave, Mano de Punta Del Este, and Isla de Lobos (weather permitting)

Dinner as a group in Punta del Este

May 22

Visit famous Jose Ignacio

San Sebastian (Rocha), learn about the gaucho lifestyle, and farming in Uruguay

Experience an “Asado” (Traditional Uruguayan Barbecue)

Visit and learn about Puente Garzon (avant-garde arquitecture project) & the Uruguayan architect from New York who pioneered the innovative design http://www.dezeen.com/2016/01/19/laguna-garzon-bridge-circular-rafael-vinoly-uruguay-lagoon/

Travel and Arrive to Parque Oceanico Hotel

Evening – Activities in hotel (indoor pool, games), and dinner in Hotel

May 23-24

Guided activities with Florencia (a knowledgeable guide on birds, their natural habitats, and the parks of Northern Uruguay)

May 25

Travel to Valises, Uruguay and go horseback riding in Bosque de Ombues (half a day)

Evening – Guided walk to the beach to learn about the ocean eco system and wildlife

Dinner at Parque Oceanico as a group

May 26

Visit Punta del Diablo, Playa de Los Pescadores, and the Artigas Monument

Engage in local fishing and/or surfing (optional)

May 27

Visit Cabo Polonio (fisherman town), accessible by walking through the dunes and 4×4 vehicles. Students will be visiting the Cabo Polonio lighthouse and sea lions that are part of this very small off the grid village.

May 28

Guided tour of Fuerte San Miguel & Fortaleza de Santa Teresa

May 29

Visit Laguna Rocha

Sunset in Punta del Este at the famous Casapueblo

Arrive at Montevideo

Dinner – Authentic Uruguayan Tango Show

May 30

Tour of Montevideo (Old City), Plaza Independence, and Lunch in the Mercado del Puerto

Depart for Carrasco Airport, American Airlines – Overnight flight

May 31

Arrive at Miami Intl Airport 5:01 AM

Thank you to BuyUruguay for putting this trip together in such short notice!