Enticing Playa Vik Estancia – Spring Break

There are a few enchanting locations which just must be visited… a trek to Uruguay in March & April – is the perfect time to enjoy.

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ARRIVAL: Transfer to Estancia Vik José Ignacio.
MORNING: Take part in a bike tour of the Quartz Field. Keep an eye out for Estancia Vik’s Ñandú, an ostrich native to South America.
LUNCH: Indulge in a picnic lunch in the open Quartz Field while enjoying views of Laguna José Ignacio, Faro José Ignacio and the Atlantic Ocean.
AFTERNOON: Enjoy exploring the wild nature during a canoe ride along the Laguna José Ignacio, where fish and flamingos are often seen in their natural habitat.
SUNSET: Julian Trotte, pastry chef for Vik Retreats, will lead guests in a hands-on baking workshop.
DINNER: Dinner at Estancia Vik.
LATE NIGHT: Head to the South Garden for star gazing and a late-night swim in the pool.cavaBREAKFAST: Enjoy breakfast at your leisure.
MORNING: Visit the Village of Faro
 José Ignacio by foot or bike. Make a stop at the stunning light house, explore the coast during a half-hour walk around the peninsula or unwind enjoying a yoga class at the Yoga Shack. Organic cooking class and Spanish lesson at 
La Susana beach club & restaurant.
LUNCH: Lunch will be served at 
La Susana following the cooking class.
AFTERNOON: Take part in your choice of water sports, including water skiing, surfing, kite surfing or paddle boarding.
SUNSET: A natural juices workshop will be offered at Playa Vik, while enjoying one of the best sunsets on the planet. Relax and take in the spectacular sunset or join us for a sunset horseback ride at Estancia Vik.
DINNER: Dinner at a local José Ignacio restaurant.A CHAPEL AT NIGHTBREAKFAST: At your leisure.
MORNING: Polo lessons at Estancia Vik will be offered to players at every level, followed by a guided visit of the colonial village of Garzon.
LUNCH: Enjoy lunch at your leisure.
AFTERNOON: One of Vik Retreat’s featured artists will offer a workshop for both children and adults where you will learn about the properties’ extensive art collection and participate in a project of your own. The afternoon will also include paintballing and a VIK wine tasting at Estancia Vik.
DINNER: Experience a traditional Uruguayan Asado BBQ at Estancia Vik.

estanciaBREAKFAST: At your leisure.
MORNING: A community service opportunity will be offered, which will involve visiting one of the local organizations supporting Uruguay’s children in need.
LUNCH: Visit the Atchugarry Foundation and Pablo Atchugarry’s artist atelier. Guests will also be free to explore 
the towns of Manantiales and La Barra, followed by lunch at a local restaurant.
AFTERNOON: Horseback, mountain bike or drive along the farm roads of Estancia Vik to O33 to discover the olive oil production process and enjoy an olive oil tasting. Adults indulge in a one-hour massage treatment at Estancia Vik at your convenience.
EVENING: Prepare gnocchi and other Vik Retreats specialties alongside Head Chef Marcelo Betancourt.
DINNER: Enjoy the dinner you have prepared and practice Spanish with our staff.


QH GALPON TO POLO FIELDPhotos Courtesy of Estancia Vik

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