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Uruguay & Argentina: Golfing

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 9 - 12 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): Argentina   Uruguay  
Specialty Categories: Golf   Cultural Journey  
Season: November - March
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1714 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1925 US Dollar (USD)

In Uruguay guests will find the legacy of British and American entrepreneurs who set forth the agricultural and industrial activity in the country during the early 20th century, leaving a golf heritage of three golf courses designed by Sir Allister Mackenzie, world famous golf course designer of Augusta National. Guests will have the chance to play in the most important golf courses in Uruguay, explore the culture and traditions of this unknown country, enjoy breathtaking landscapes and get to know the people who have lived here for generations. Uruguay has not more than 600 registered golfers for 8 courses, so you can play all year round.

Argentina is one of the countries in South America with the largest number of golf courses, most of these with an outstanding world reputation and quality. Golf was introduced into the country in 1879 by Henry Smith, directly from Scotland where the sport was born. Golf awoke native curiosity and by the 19th century it had become an exclusive passion in the country. Argentina mixes culture with impressive golf scenes since many of the golf courses are in the middle of breathtaking landscapes.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Buenos Aires. Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, private transfer with English speaking guide from the International Airport to the hotel of your choice. Briefing with our Specialist Golf Guide at the hotel.

Day 2: Buenos Aires - Pilar Golf Club (or similar). Private transfer with your English speaking golf guide to the Golf Club. After tons and tons of earth movement, much landscaping, new forestation, efficient drainage, lakes and streams, this is now one of the most modern and fascinating golf courses in Argentina. Kitted with numerous electric golf carts that help to cover this long and extensive course where walking would prove an additional challenge to the natural challenges of its undulations and sheer size. Hole 9 snack and Soft drink per player included. One buggy per couple included. Green fee is also included. Transfer back to the hotel with English speaking guide included.

Day 3: Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires is undoubtedly the Latin American city that best resembles the cosmopolitan and aristocratic atmosphere of the big European capitals. But beyond this Buenos Aires there is another one, holding the small colored houses of La Boca and the popular Tango that lives in San Telmo streets. This is the mixture that makes Buenos Aires an original and irresistible metropolis. This tour shows the city’s highlights, looking through its history and culture: the historic development, the immigration process, the cultural topics (football, Tango music), the architectural heritage, Peronismo era and the features of the Argentinean society. Sites: Monserrat, San Telmo, La Boca, Puerto Madero, Palermo and Recoleta. Stops: Plaza de Mayo, Caminito, Rosedal and Recoleta cemetery. Small groups also descend in San Telmo.

Day 4: Buenos Aires - Olivos Golf Club (or similar). Private transfer with our English speaking golf guide to the Golf Club. Located at 25 miles north of Buenos Aires, the club was founded in 1926 and is a classic course with narrow fairways lined with towering trees. The course is wellbunkered with plenty of water and out of bounds areas which can make a good round turn sour in a hurry. It is a 27-hole club and regular host of the Argentina Open and even outranks the Jockey Club, according to Golf Digest. The club has 3 courses: White, Red and Blue, playing 3379, 3330 and 3038 yards respectively from the back tees. Hole 9 snack, Soft drink and one manual cart per player included. One caddie per foursome included. Green fee is also included. Transfer back to the hotel with English speaking guide included.

Day 5: Buenos Aires – Colonia del Sacramento. Private transfer (no guide) from the hotel to the port. Fast ferry tickets from Buenos Aires to Colonia – tourist class. Upon arrival in Colonia, private transfer with English speaking guide to the hotel of your choice. Accommodations with breakfast included at Colonia.

Day 6: Colonia del Sacramento - Sheraton Hotel Course. This course is situated amongst Uruguayan Eucalyptus trees, lakes, and incredibly beautiful countryside. The putting greens offer different levels and the landing features of the greens and fairways are excellent. The course also offers great views of Colonia's gorgeous sunsets that light up the sky like nowhere else. Three different levels of tee offs are located at every hole. Hole 9 snack and Soft drink per player included. One buggy per couple included. Green fee is also included. Transfer back to the hotel with English speaking guide included. Accommodations with breakfast included in Colonia de Scramento.

Day 7: Colonia del Sacramento. Cultural city tour with English speaking guide of the historical neighbourhood. This Old Portuguese City form the XVII century has been declared Patrimony of Mankind by the UNESCO for its architecture. Memorable full day tour of Colonia del Sacramento. Guests will be able to walk along the stone streets, the old buildings, old forts and Spanish and Portuguese Museums. We will visit the Port, the old town and the lovely “Rambla” that stretches along the coast up to the famous Real de San Carlos where we will be able to see the “Plaza de Toros”, the "Hippodrome" and old harbor. During the afternoon, visit to a typical "estancia" (ranch) with typical barbecue. English speaking guide is included. Private transfer from Colonia to the hotel of your choice in Montevideo. Accommodations with breakfast included in Montevideo.

Day 8: Montevideo - Montevideo Golf Club. Private transfer with English speaking guide to the Golf Club of Montevideo. This exclusive golf course of 18 holes was built in 1930 and designed by Sir Allister Mackenzie. The club is in the south of Montevideo, on the promenade that runs along the coast of Rio de la Plata, in the residential area of Punta Carretas. Transfer back to the hotel with English speaking guide included. Accommodations with breakfast included in Montevideo.

Day 9: Montevideo. Private transfer (no guide) from the hotel to the port. Fast ferry tickets from Montevideo to Buenos Aires– tourist class. Upon arrival, private transfer with English speaking guide from the port to the International Airport.

Note: In our golf tour, guests will be guided by a Golf Specialist Coordinator. You will never play in a golf course twice, and will have time enough to enjoy golf and extra-golf activities!!! Non-golf
activities will be available for partners, friends or spouses!

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Prices:
- 4 stars hotel: US $1714 p/p
- 5 stars hotel: US $1925 p/p.

Price Includes:
- Hotels
- Breakfast and hotel taxes
- Transfers
- English speaking guide
- Golf towel & golf shoes bag
- Snacks and water at the 9 hole during each round
- Green fees, caddies, buggies and manual carts.

Price Excludes:
- Flights
- Airport taxes
- Tips
- Personal expenses
- Early check in or late check out
- Services & meals or beverages not detailed in the program
- Golf bag straps
- Optional excursions
- Golf services not mentioned
- Medical Insurance.

Supplier Information
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Location: Uruguay
Joined InfoHub: Aug 2010
Client Request Served: 3

Founded in 2000 by Paola Perelli, M20515 started as a dream and joint of two passions: the passion for travel and the passion for her native country, Uruguay. M20515 is a destination management company that offers the most complete range of tours and services in Uruguay. We operate our own tours, tailor made and...

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