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Bosque de Ombues

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Oasis in a swamp

To get to the site the ranch owner has a covered wagon that carries about 8 people through the... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2015
Rod W
Fairfax, Virginia
Uruguay highlight

This place is underrated by Uruguayans and it is a pity because it is wonderful. Hundreds of years... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Montevideo, Uruguay
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3 weeks ago
“Uruguay highlight”
4 Jun 2018
“Beautiful Ombue Forest/Reserve”
Ruta 9 camino a Valizas, Valizas, Uruguay
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is underrated by Uruguayans and it is a pity because it is wonderful. Hundreds of years of natural history in front of you. Marcos, the guide, made the trip really enjoyable for the kids. A must do if you want to see Uruguay...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank manuelaE3038WG
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Had a mini-tour here. Alicia was able to explain some of the natural history of this part of Uruguay and was very knowledgeable. Learnt a lot about the life cycle of the ombue tree, which is indigenous to these parts of South America.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Steve Y
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

This is a unique setting, with the opportunity to see Ombue trees in their natural habitat. There are very few of these trees left and they are worth seeing, but the hike is very short and very easy. We took a boat up river from...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

I am always amazed by nature, and this is one of those beauties. You should visit it! Beautiful ombu trees.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank ClaudiaB5562
Reviewed 22 October 2015

To get to the site the ranch owner has a covered wagon that carries about 8 people through the swampy fields where the cattle graze. I wasn't sure what to expect, but then we came to an area where the elevation was about 5-10 feet...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Rod W
Reviewed 14 July 2013

We visited Uruguay in winter (June) and stayed in Punta del Diablo. To get to the Bosque (Portuguese) or Monte (Spanish) de Ombues, which is a park reserve near Vallizas in Eastern Uruguay filled with old Ombu trees only found in the pampas regions of...More

Date of experience: June 2013
2  Thank colincclark
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