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Jan 16, 2016

With summer coming to an end in the Northern Hemisphere, we are just gearing up for an exciting summer season in Uruguay and Vik Retreats has several special trips planned to entice you to join us! Whether you are looking to explore the fascinating world of art and wine, restore your inner peace through yoga, partake in a range of thrilling adventures, or sharpen your writing skills, we have got you covered!

Yoga Retreat

We are teaming up with the owner of The Shack Yoga (locations in Bridgehampton, New York and José Ignacio, Uruguay), Isabella Channing, for a week long yoga retreat. Spend your days engaging in Vinyasa Yoga, enjoy meals with fellow yogi’s and have the option to participate in other outdoor activities such as mountain biking, bird watching, star gazing, cooking classes, olive oil tasting and massage. Of course no yoga retreat would be complete without balancing activities with meditation. Daily yoga classes and meditation are scheduled at Estancia Vik, Playa Vik and Bahia Vik, so you can fully enjoy the spectacular views and all that Vik Retreats have to offer in Uruguay!
Isabella Channing, owner of The Shack Yoga, will lead daily yoga activities!
To find a full itinerary for the Yoga Retreat: click here.

Yoga Retreats
Isabella Channing, owner of The Shack Yoga, will lead daily yoga activities!

Food & Wine Trip: February 19-22, 2015

Indulge in authentic South American cuisine, while absorbing a little of the local Uruguayan culture. Learn along side our most ingenious Executive Chef, Marcelo Betancourt, as he walks you through the process of organic cooking, Uruguay style. Ceviches, tiraditos and cold soup classes are offered at La Susana and for those with a sweet tooth, our superb pastry chef, Julian Trotte, leads a bakery workshop. Enjoy a special wine tasting of the iconic VIK wine in Estancia Vik’s wine cellar and an olive oil tasting at our neighbor O33 reached by horseback, mountain bike or car just a mile or so down the farm roads of the José Ignacio countryside. Ensconce yourself at Vik Retreats and enjoy four days immersed in the world of Vik cuisine!
To find a full itinerary for the Food & Wine Trip: click here

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Chef Marcel Betancourt picking fresh ingredients from our herb garden to create a one-of-a-kind dish!

Art Trip: January 30- February 4, 2015

Delve into the fascinating world of art as Vik Retreats introduce you to their artists whose work graces the halls, walls and ceilings of the Retreats. Participate in daily workshops that include the Sounds of Nature and Painting Workshop with Kike Badaró and the Photography and Nature Workshop with Alejandro Turell - Art Trip 2015. You will have the opportunity to learn alongside these superb artists and develop and refine your own artistic tastes and skills. Pair these experiences with a private wine tasting in the cellar at Estancia Vik, a cooking class with our inspired chef, Marcelo Betancourt, as well as adventure activities including kayaking, horseback riding, hiking and biking. Leave this trip with a solid understanding of Uruguayan art and having enjoyed the beauty of Uruguay.

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The Turell Suite at Estancia Vik (pictured left) and the Badaro Suite (pictured right) at Estancia Vik.

Spring Break Trip: March/April 2015

Spend a week engaging in the full array of activities offered at Vik Retreats! Adventure activities include canoeing, kite surfing, water skiing, surfing, horseback riding, polo, tennis and mountain biking. Join a bakery workshop in Spanish with our pastry chef, organic cooking classes with our Executive Chef, visit a olive plantation and factory and learn how olive oil is made at O33, and enjoy our distinctive Uruguayan BBQ’s at Estancia Vik and Playa Vik. We also offer a weeklong option for college bound students with professional writer and college counselor, Nicholas Garrison. This writing intensive program will help students prepare their college essays while also providing the opportunity to engage in all the activities Vik Retreats offers. A perfect balance between work and play!
To find a full itinerary for the Spring Break Trip: click here.

Spring Break Trip
The Turell Suite at Estancia Vik (pictured left) and the Badaro Suite (pictured right) at Estancia Vik.

To sign up for any of the trips please contact our Sales Manager, Julia Parapunga, at or We look forward to seeing you at one of our special trips this upcoming season!