The native cultures of our country used canoes as a primary means of transport. These were the Guarani people who, upon navigating the rivers, streams and lagoons, discovered all the geographical features of Uruguay, leaving us a legacy of native names like Aiguá (springs), Batoví (bosom), Cebollatí, Cuareim and, of course, Uruguay, which is also a Guarani name meaning “river of the painted birds.” As Uruguayans, whether of native or European descent, we carry the native spirt of these lands within us, and since interaction with the water is an integral part of this culture, it’s no surprise that so many people love to go canoeing, whether for exploration or recreation. You will discover natural reserves, streams and lagoons and you will be able to appreciate the great variety of birds that live in the surroundings; if you are lucky, you might even spot a capybara, an armadillo or one of the shy deer that live in the native forests of the surrounding area.
(Includes specialized guide, necessary equipment for the activity, water and snack)
Length of tour: 2 hrs.
Available: All year round with previous booking only