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CaptionThe Country of rivers On a planet that is running out of water Uruguay is a fresh water paradise. A dense hydrographic network of rivers streams and lakes shapes the landscape. __________ Climbing and Hiking Uruguay is a country of praires hills and ravines. __________ Deep in the caves The 'Gruta del Palacio' in the department of Flores is well worth visiting . It has more than 400 metres of labyrinths. Less wild the Cerro Pan de Azúcar is suitable for family adventures. __________ Binoculars camera and tape recorder. This is all you need to enjoy the marshlands of eastern Uruguay which have been declared 'Biosphere Reserve' by the UNESCO. __________ Marvels of the atlantic coast. The mobile dunes of Cabo Polonio have been declared a 'Natural Monument'. These vast extensions of sand hold spacious ocean beaches that can be reached in a four-wheel-drive vehicle or in horse-drawn carts. __________ National Parks. In Uruguay there are attractive protected areas that shelter native and exotic tree reserves. __________ Rural Tourism - Estancias and gauchos There are in Uruguay about one hundred farms or “estancias” where you can enjoy rural tourism and step into the boots of a "gaucho" for a few days feeling the freedom of these plains. The roads are good and distances are relatively short. __________ The Gaucho The 'gaucho' is a typical figure of the countryside and is associated with the origin of the country. His courage and sense of freedom were determinant in the struggle for independence.
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