Life in Uruguay largely revolves around agriculture and livestock. Cattle rearing and the export of beef, have long been the country's mainstay but in the 1990's when the beef industry went through a difficult time, the estancias opened up to tourism.
It is the wonderful riding opportunities that attract most people to experience an Estancia stay. However, it is also a fantastic way to integrate into true rural life and learn about Uruguay's history and culture. Assist the gauchos, share a maté, take part in a cattle round up or ride through rolling hills and coastal farmland. At the end of each day, retire to homely accommodation with traditional parrillas (barbeques) in a Mediterranean climate.