Laguna Negra Estancia Ride (8 days)
Horseback riding vacations in Uruguay
Uruguay offers top horse riding holidays through the land of the
Gaucho. On our Hidden Trails Laguna Negra Estancias Ride you have
the opportunity to see an abundance of colorful birds, canter across
endless beaches, visit the rural communities, and experience a cultural
and equestrian adventure perfect for nature lovers. A Uruguay horseback
vacation offers the adventure traveler a virtually unexplored destination,
jam packed with adventure tourism (but not tourists!) and ecological
Uruguay is a virtually unexplored destination for adventure tourism
in possibly the safest South American country. Our Laguna Negra
Estancia Ride in this small and peaceful country offers nature lovers
an amazing variety of ecosystems, mainly concentrated in the Bañados
del Este Biosphere Reserve (UNESCO).
The Bañados del Este Biosphere Reserve is unique place where
within brief distances exist wetlands, hills, native forest, palm
groves, sandy and rocky beaches, rivers, coastal lagoons and savannahs,
all filled with an enormous diversity of birds (more than 400 species)
and other wildlife like the endangered capybara, pampas deer, sea
turtle and franca whale among others, which coexist in harmony with
the cattle, sheep and horses that populate the vast pampas.
Uruguay History and Culture
Situated on the undefined frontier between the Spanish and Portuguese
empires, Uruguay has always been a region of passing influences,
contributing to the hospitable character of its people.
Conquerors and then large waves of European immigrants arriving
during the first half of the last century, have enriched the native
traditions, forging a very particular cultural identity different
from the majority of Latin American countries. Indigenous remains,
fortresses of the colonial period and traces of the gaucho's life
have combined with a rich urban architectural heritage. Due to the
diversity of natural landscapes and to the centennial tradition
related to the Criollo horse, Uruguay is one of the most fascinating
places to horseback ride.
Uruguay Weather and Climate
The weather in Uruguay is variable, but you can expect somewhat
warm spring and autumn temperatures. The average temperature at
this time of year is 65 F, average lows are 54 F, and average highs
are 74 F.