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San Juan Lodge | Mixed Bag Shooting | Uruguay

Tour code: URU002  
Overview

Perched majestically atop a knoll with a striking 360 degree view of the fertile Uruguayan countryside is Estancia San Juan. Managed by long time shooting hosts Bernardo and Mercedes Barran, San Juan offers the convenience of shooting all game birds in Uruguay, ducks, doves, pigeons and perdiz, from just one destination and the assurance of a world class outfitter known for attention to detail and quality.

Hunting and shooting at San Juan offers a variety of game that makes Uruguay a very unique destination. Hunters can enjoy the pursuit of the upland mixed bag in the same day, each and every day. Each morning you will hunt wild partridge or perdiz in short grass pastures, and over pointers and English setters, or ducks and big wild pigeons by decoying in lagoons and ponds nearby. In the afternoons, volume dove shooting is on the shooting schedule, and normally doves are encountered, in large numbers, on a flyway enroute to a roost or at a big roost that is very close to the San Juan Estancia. However, when planning your shooting holiday to Uruguay, please consider these seasonal limitations as a guideline:

Perdiz hunting runs May 1st to July 31st, Duck hunting runs from May 1st until September 15th, Pigeons generally run from May 1st to September 15th, Dove shooting is available and productive year round.

Everyday you will drive to the perdiz fields or to the lagoons for duck and pigeon shooting and return for lunch at the lodge, or remain in the field for an asado (BBQ) prepared outdoors.

The afternoon shoot (normally high volume dove shooting, sometimes ducks and pigeon) will start after lunch, and will end at dusk. Each evening you will return to the lodge for cocktails and dinner. Your host and guide, as well as bird boys, will be with you to provide you with challenging shooting, and other necessities such as shotgun shells, refreshments and anything else you may need. Drive time to hunt locations is usually between 10 and 35 minutes for the perdiz, ducks or pigeon fields, and from 5 up to 35 minutes for the dove shooting.

Estancia San Juan offers 5 bedrooms, each with bath & fireplace, and will accommodate up to ten guests. With plenty of space to spread out, this estancia offers a comfortable living room with its inviting fireplace as a centre piece, a dining room boasting exquisite meals, fine wines and a majestic view. On pleasant evenings or before the next hunt, the Estancia offers an open air galleria, so guests may enjoy the fresh air and Uruguayan countryside at any time.

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Accommodation
San Juan Lodge

Estancia San Juan accommodates up to 8  guests in 5 double bedrooms – each with private bath and fireplace. With plenty of space to spread out, this estancia offers a comfortable living room and a dining room that boasts a majestic view to complement exquisite meals and fine wines. The usual amenities include, telephone, maid and laundry service. On pleasant evenings or before the next hunt, an open air galleria is available, so guests may enjoy the fresh air and Uruguayan countryside. Each room has beds, en-suite bathroom, electricity, heating, plus storage space for clothes.

Board: Full board
Rooms: Twin rooms
Telephone: Chargeable
Internet: Free WiFi
Laundry: Chargeable
Power: 220 volt
Air Conditioning: Throughout
Meals: Lodge dinning room
Alcohol: Included
Equipment Hire: Gun rental available
Cards Accepted: Debit & credit cards
Cash Accepted: US Dollars
Buenos Aries Hotels

We use a variety of Hotels in Buenos Aries for your overnight stay, from hotels close to the airport to hotels in downtown Buenos Aries that allow you to see a bit more of Buenos Aries and even extend your stay.

All hotels that we use are a minimum of 3 stars and will at least include all the basic facilities listed below. If you wish, we can discuss, which hotel to use to suit your own personal requirements. Also, for overnight hotels, there is always the option to upgrade to single rooms.

Board: Bed & breakfast
Rooms: Single, double & twin available
Telephone: In room
Internet: Free in lobby
Laundry: For a nominal charge
Power: In rooms
Air Conditioning: Throughout hotel
Meals: Breakfast in restaurant
Alcohol: Available to purchase
Cards Accepted: Debit & credit cards
Cash Accepted: US Dollars
Quarry Information
Ducks
Season: April to August
Peak: May to July
Perdiz
Season: May to August
Peak: June to July
Doves
Season: All Year
Peak: All Year
Pigeon
Season: 1st May to 15th Sept
Peak: June
Suggested Itinerary

There is no set itinerary and the below is only for a guide purpose, you can have as many or as little number of days shooting as you wish. We also have daily flights departing from the UK with British Airways, therefore should you wish to either extend your stay with additional days at the beginning or end in Buenos Aires, or add on some fantastic fishing, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit.

DAY 1:

Depart UK (alternative routes available)

DAY 2:

Arrive Buenos Aires International Airport

After you have picked up your luggage and cleared customs, walk out of the terminal building where a Sportquest Holidays representative will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel in Buenos Aires.

Overnight Accommodation: Buenos Aires Hotel (Twin room) B/B.

DAY 3: Shooting Day.

In the morning our staff will transfer you to San Juan Lodge in Uruguay which takes approximately 4.5 hours.

Once you have had time to settle in, you will depart with your guides for your first afternoon’s shooting.

Overnight Accommodation: San Juan Lodge (Twin room) F/B

DAYS 4 to 7: Shooting Days.

The program generally starts at 8:00 AM with a hearty breakfast and a short drive to the shoot. In the field you will be assigned a blind or hide and you’ll be attended by a bird-boy, who will provide you with shot shells and refreshments at your shooting stand. Everyday you will drive to the perdiz fields or to the lagoons for duck and pigeon hunting and return for lunch at the lodge, or remain in the field for an asado prepared out of doors. The afternoon shoot (normally high volume dove shooting, sometimes ducks and pigeon), will start after lunch and end at dusk. Each evening you will return to the lodge for cocktails and dinner. Your host and guide, as well as bird boys, will be with you to provide you with challenging shooting and other necessities such as shotgun shells, refreshments and anything else you may need. Drive time to hunt locations is usually between 10 and 35 minutes for the perdiz, ducks or pigeon fields, and from 5 up to 35 minutes for the dove shooting.

Overnight Accommodation: San Juan Lodge (Twin room) F/B

DAY 8:

In the morning our staff will transfer you by road to your hotel in BA, which takes aproxamatly 4.5 hours. The rest of the day is free to relax or explore.

Overnight Accommodation: Buenos Aires Hotel (Twin room) B/B.

DAY 9:

In the morning our staff will transport you to the International airport for your return connection flight to London.

Depart Buenos Aires International Airport

DAY 10:

Arrive UK

Dates & Prices

Remember that Sportquest Holidays' services are completely FREE! When you book a trip with Sportquest Holidays, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge and flights independently. Plus what’s more if you book with Sportquest Holidays your holiday is protect by our ATOL and the Travel Package Regulations Act. To see more details CLICK HERE.

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We are so confident that our packaged prices are the best available and offer great value for money.

If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.

Price Notes

Prices are based on two adults sharing transfers, shooting and accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

ATOL
Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

Price Supplements

Gun Licence (approx $65 pp per day)
Gun Hire (approx $70 pp per day)
Shells (approx $13.25 per box)

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What's Included & Excluded
Included
  • All flights
  • All transfers
  • 2 nights Buenos Aires
  • 5 nights San Juan Lodge
  • 4 Days guided shooting
  • All drinks at San Juan Lodge
Excluded
  • Personal insurance
  • Meals in Buenos Aires
  • Gun Licence
  • Gun Hire
  • Shells
Options

Flight upgrades

Additional shooting days

Additional nights in BA

Add on Sea Trout or Golden Dorado Fishing

Tour Notes

Visa

A machine-readable passport with at least 6 months before expiry, no visa for UK citizens required.

Medical Requirements

No vaccinations currently required

Please Note

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

There is no additional airport departure tax when leaving Argentina

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Buenos Aires (approx 14hrs)

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags is dependent on the airline. We therefore recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airlines website for the up to date allowances.

If your itinerary includes private light aircraft or helicopter flights we will advise you on your baggage and weight allowance.

Transfer Time

Buenos Aires – San Juan Lodge by Minibus (approx 4.5 hours)

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