Ecotourism program in Gualeguaychú
Discover the beautiful city of Gualeguaychú. This city is a permanent invitation to rest, its landscapes call us to contemplate rivers, forests, ñandubayes, willows and ceibos that make captivating scenarios. A getaway to explore the most attractive and authentic points of the city, Plaza San Martín, the Carnival Museum, Senderos del Monte Nature Reserve and the Altos del Potrero Vineyard.
Duration: 3 days
Price per person on a double basis, in US dollars.
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeCultural, Nature
Activity Level Active
Buenos Aires / Gualeguaychú
In the early morning, a private vehicle will pick you up and you will depart from the city of Buenos Aires to Gualeguaychú, in the province of Entre Ríos (3 hours approx.)
- Upon arrival, you will have lunch (included) in a restaurant in the city.
- City tour: The city of Gualeguaychú was founded in 1783 by Tomás de Rocamora. Among its attractions we can mention the Plaza San Martín, Historical Museum of the City, the Costanera, and the Unzue Park.
- Visit the Carnival Museum: it is located on the Parque de la Estación, where the Corsódromo currently operates. In the museum, you will see the exhibitions of a large number of elements, such as costumes, headdresses, shoes, archives and photographs, among others. You will also visit the warehouse of a local “comparsa”, where you will be able to see the participants get ready for this big event, really important for the city.
- Kayak ride on the Gualeguaychú river + visit to a beach + snack.
Free time until dinner.
ACCOMMODATION: “Aguaclara” (half board basis)
Visit of a private natural reserve
After breakfast you will horseback to the natural reserve ”Senderos del monte”. This reserve has 25 hectares, in which the wetland, the riverside mountain, the scrubland and the coast of La Capilla stream, are preserved and protected. It is in an area declared of importance for bird conservation. Due to the unique scenario of different natural environments this area, you can find numerous species, both autochthonous vegetation and animals. From foxes and passionflower, to lizards and orchids.
You’ll have lunch and later tour of one the many trails available.
You’ll return to the hotel in the afternoon (it can be horseback riding or by car)
MANUEL ALMEIDA ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM: through its rooms a part of the aboriginal history corresponding to the Chanás and Guaranies ethnic groups has been recovered. You can observe the pieces of work, made in painted ceramics, bones, stones, arrowheads and spears, among others.
ACCOMMODATION: “Aguaclara” (half board basis)
Visit of a winery and return to Buenos Aires
Departure after breakfast to the ALTOS DEL POTRERO VINEYARD. It has 1 hectare of vineyards where wines are produced with the Viogner, Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon varietals. You will visit the winery to learn more about the province’s wine history. After lunch you will leave in the direction of Buenos Aires, in a private vehicle.
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Travel dates: all year round
Blackout dates: none
Departures every day
Minimum 4 passengers Extra cost applies for solo travelers/couples
- 2 nights accommodation in a standard double room. Half board basis.
- English-speaking driver and guide.
- Meals: Breakfast (Day 2 and 3), Lunch (Day 1, 2 and 3), Dinner (Day 1 and 2)
- Private transfer Buenos Aires – Gualeguaychú.
- Private driver for your activities in Gualeguaychú.
- Medical insurance
- Agency’s assistance during your trip.
- International and domestic flights
- Travel insurance
- Meals (except when mentioned) and additional staff.
- Excursions and meals indicated as optional.
- Glamping accommodation (optional)
- Personal expenses such as tips, laundry, phone calls, etc.
- Optional excursions.
- Any service not mentioned on the above itinerary.
At Mater we always search for alternative activities to those usually chosen by large groups of tourists so that you can have more intimate and authentic experiences, without missing out on the most emblematic places in Argentina.
Gualeguaychú is a city that is not frequently visited by foreign tourists. Here, you’ll get the chance to get close and learn about the local culture, a cheerful carnival culture. You’ll also kayak in a calm river surrounded by green landscapes. You’ll have a local bilingual guide with remarkable knowledge about nature and culture in the area.
On top of our general sustainability policies (see here), there are some specific sustainable actions we take in this particular tour.
In Gualeguaychú you’ll visit a natural reserve that is essential for the conservation of local species and a great place to watch birds. You’ll also get to go horseback riding in the reserve.
Plus you’ll get the chance to learn about the history of the indigenous peoples, Chanás and Guaraníes, in the Manuel Almeida Museum.
Buenos Aires – Gualeguaychú: about 3 hs by car (230km)
The weather here is quite humid and may reach high temperatures during the summer around 35ºC (95ºF) in December, January, February and March. In winter temperatures are between 15ºC (59ºF) and 18ºC (64ºF).
Yes, it is a small and safe city.
We especially suggest you try fish from the river, such as the pacú.