Description: Hunting and shooting at San Juan offers a variety of game that makes Uruguay a very unique destination not only in South America, but anywhere in the world. It is a rare treat for the wingshooter that hunters can enjoy the pursuit of an upland and marsh 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 seiers, or ducks and big wild pigeons by decoying in lagoons and ponds nearby. Every day you will drive to the perdiz fields or to the lagoons for duck and pigeon hunting and return for lunch at the lodge, or stay for a BBQ, the "asado", done in the field by the staff.
The afternoon shoot (high volume dove shooting) 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 >me 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.
Accommodations: Estancia San Juan offers 5 bedrooms (capacity 10 guns) each with bath & fireplace, and will accommodate up to eight guests. With plenty of space to spread out, this estancia offers a comfortable living room with its inviting fireplace centerpiece, 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 anytime.
Transportation/Getting there: Estancia San Juan is located in the northwest region of Uruguay in the state of Paysandú near the river town of Paysandú. The lodge is located approximately 336 kilometers or 208 miles away from Montevideo, the capital and the major metropolitan center of this small country.
Guests of Estancia San Juan have multiple means of arrival/departure from the lodge based on their point of origin or final destination. Most commonly, shooters traveling on international flights to Uruguay and Montevideo International Airport will be met by a San Juan Lodge representative who will assist with gun clearance, if necessary, and who will transport the group to San Juan Lodge. The drive is approximately 3 hours through scenic rural Uruguay via paved highway.
Other transfer options which may be considered are:
Private Charter from Montevideo: Guests arriving into Montevideo may choose to expedite their travels by chartering to the Paysandú airport (40 minutes flight) located approximately 20 minutes from the lodge.
Private Charters from Buenos Aires: Charter options are also available directly to Uruguay from Buenos Aires for those guests arriving from an Argentine lodge, who have been enjoying the city or who have arrived into Buenos Aires internationally.
In this instance travelers may charter directly to Paysandú Airport which is an international airport and offers customs on-site (45 minutes).
Van Transfers from Buenos Aires: Guests may transfer by van from Buenos Aires which is approximately 4.5 hours on paved highway. Transfers are in addition to the advertised lodge cost.
*Note: Private charters are at an addi1onal cost and may be quoted upon request.
TSA approved hard-shell airplane lockable gun-case
Soft-sided gun case
Ammunition for firearm
Comfortable hunting boots
Heavy and light socks
Full camouflage clothing including face-mask
Heavy and light hunting jacket
Soft sided cooler for transporting game home
Comfortable camp shirt and pants
Toiletries and personal affects
Medical prescriptions & pain relievers
Lip balm & sunscreen
Shooter - $1,250 per person per night
Non Shooter - $450 per night
Minimum part of 4 shooters
Shells - $16 per box
Gun Rental - $70 per day
License - $295 per person for the total stay
Note: Clients have the possibility to hunt Perdiz or Ducks in the afternoon for a $195 surcharge per person per hunt. We require a minimum of 2 hunters willing to take this option to apply this price per person.
Dates: Call for dates
Included: Meet and assistance on arrival and departure; Lodging; Meals, all wines beer, and local spirits; Professional guide service and pick up boys.
Not Included: Transfer to/from MVD $250.00 per way for one passenger or $125.00 per way per person for 2 or more passengers; Gratuities for guides and house staff; Airfares; Gun entry permits; Gun Rental; Hunting License; Shells; Masseuse; Laundry service; Phone calls and Internet; Tours, shopping trips; Any items of a strictly personal nature; Baggage overweight charges; Personal and baggage insurance.
Approximate license cost: $295 per person for the total stay