Highlights of Uruguay

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With 372 miles of coastline, stunning countryside, and a smorgasbord of influences (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, British), Uruguay is a small country with a lot to offer. Explore the country's highlights on this 7-night adventure! Begin in the capital of Montevideo, a timeless city with a laidback feel. Tour the city's main points of interest like the Cuida...
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Overview

Trip type
Self-Guided / Independent Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Flexible schedule

Highlights

    • Private Montevideo city tour (3.5 hours)
    • City tour of Colonia del Sacramento
    • City tour of Punta del Este
    • Visit to Alto de la Ballena boutique winery, with wine tasting & snacks

What's this trip about?

    With 372 miles of coastline, stunning countryside, and a smorgasbord of influences (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, British), Uruguay is a small country with a lot to offer. Explore the country's highlights on this 7-night adventure! Begin in the capital of Montevideo, a timeless city with a laidback feel. Tour the city's main points of interest like the Cuidad Vieja (Old Town) and the Plaza Independencia, then have the freedom to explore on your own.   From Montevideo, find real gauchos (South American cowboys) in Uruguay's countryside. In this idyllic and relaxed region, take your pick of the abundant outdoor activities. Hiking, horseback riding, fishing or biking - the choice is yours. Visit the beautiful colonial city frozen in time, Colonia del Sacramento, before returning to Montevideo.  Journey along the coast of Uruguay to your last destination, Punta del Este. On the way, you'll stop at the charming resort town of Piriapolis and Museum Casapueblo (a stunning work of architecture and design) before arriving in the Miami Beach of South America. Soak in the sun by the beach and visit a winery before returning to Montevideo for your flight home. Helpful links for travel to Uruguay: Visa & Passport Info Vaccines & Medications Info

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIndependent
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
Start CityMontevideo
End CityUruguay

Travel Themes

  • Culinary & Wine
  • Cultural
  • High Adventure
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife

Destinations

  • South America
  • Uruguay

Attractions

  • Colonia del Sacramento
  • San José

Activities

  • Culture
  • Hiking
  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Horseback riding & Equestrian
  • Mountain Biking
  • Ruins & Archaeology
  • Winetasting

Trip includes

    • Round-trip economy class airfare to Montevideo (MVD)
    • All airport, bus terminal and inter-city transfers
    • 2 nights in Montevideo at the Own Hotel Montevideo, or similar
    • Private Montevideo city tour (3.5 hours)
    • 2 nights in San Jose at the Estancia Finca Piedra, or similar Lunch & dinner daily while in San Jose City tour of Colonia del Sacramento
    • 1 night in Montevideo at the Own Hotel Montevideo, or similar
    • 2 nights in Punta del Este at the Atlantico Boutique Hotel, or similar
    • City tour of Punta del Este
    • Visit to Alto de la Ballena boutique winery, with wine tasting & snacks
    • Breakfast daily

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Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Montevideo!

Bienvenidos a Uruguay! Arrive at Montevideo airport and enjoy a transfer to your first hotel. Uruguay’s capital is a city of contrasts, with its well-preserved historic landmarks on one side and modern buildings on the other. 

Once you settle in, take a stroll on La Rambla (Montevideo's waterfront promenade), which provides access to over 18 miles of coastline. 

Day 2 Montevideo

Wake up and enjoy a 3.5-hour tour of Montevideo's must-sees, including stately Art Deco and Beaux-Arts buildings, colonial churches and leafy squares.  

In the afternoon, consider booking a town car for the 20-minute drive to Bodega Bouza Winery. This bea...

Day 3 Montevideo - San Jose

After breakfast, transfer to the Estancia Finca Piedra in the province of San Jose, at the foot of Mahoma mountains. This wonderful Estancia (ranch) is the ideal place to relax and take part in outdoor activities.

After arrival, you will have a short tour...

Day 4 San Jose

Today is yours to spend at your leisure. Enjoy the various activities offered at the Estancia like horseback riding, hikes around the area, or take a bath in one of the two open swimming pools or in the closed heating pool. 

Uruguayans are a kind and welc...

Day 5 San Jose - Colonia del Sacramento - Montevideo

After breakfast, say goodbye to the Estancia as you transfer to Colonia del Sacramento. Enjoy a 2 hr 30-min tour of the charming colonial city (the oldest in Uruguay) before heading back to Montevideo in the late afternoon. 

Upon your return to Montevideo...

Day 6 Montevideo - Punta del Este

Today, drive about 2 hours to Punta del Este, the most popular beach destination on the southern tip of Uruguay. The city's beautiful beaches attract tourists from around the world, but mainly from Argentina and Brazil.

See the charming resort town of Pi...

Day 7 Punta del Este

Spend the morning at leisure to relax and enjoy Punta del Este on your own. See Punta’s most famous landmark, the monster-sized sculpted hand protruding from the sands of Playa Brava.

In the afternoon, enjoy a tour of the boutique winery Alto de la Ballena. With beautiful views of the Laguna del sauce, this is the perfect setting to end your Uruguayan adventure!

Day 8 Depart Uruguay

Your vacation ends today. Take a private transfer from Punta del Este to the international airport in Montevideo for your flight home. 

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