Overview & Highlights
Uruguay is a friendly little republic wedged between two giants, Brazil and Argentina. Mostly rural with ubiquitous cattle pasture, it's a bit bigger than England with a population of just 3.5 million. Unwind in countryside and coastal settings. Good bird watching, innovative hotels, great food.
- Buenos Aires: City tour
- Buenos Aires: Night-time guided dining excursion and milonga visit
- Colonia: Guided walking tour including cheese and wine tasting
- Montevideo: Guided tour of the historic centre
- Montevideo: Winery tour by classic car
- Countryside ranch: Activities on and from the estancia
Amiable little Uruguay, wedged between its giant neighbours Brazil and Argentina, is a fine place to unwind in both rural and coastal settings, enjoy good food and wine and the freedom to self-drive between some very inviting places to stay. Seasoned visitors to South America particularly appreciate the relaxing and authentic experiences Uruguay can offer.
On this diverse holiday we give you a few days in Argentina’s grand capital, Buenos Aires, one of Latin America’s highlights in itself, before taking you on the short sailing over the River Plate to Uruguay. This is a Latin country which has a history of social strife but is now politically stable and the people particularly cultured and friendly. Never cutting edge contemporary neither is it pretentious: style and pace of life have a vintage appeal; mid-20th century cars line the streets, fashions are homely and parts of Montevideo are an art-deco time warp; but there’s an increasingly imaginative range of upmarket places to stay. It’s easy to get around and there is a surprisingly wide range of things to do.
Arrive in Buenos Aires. Transfer to your hotel in San Telmo district.
City tour with a visit to Teatro Colón.
At leisure in Buenos Aires; night time guided culinary tour.
By hydrofoil to Colonia, Uruguay.
Walking tour of historic Colonia.
By road to Montevideo; guided tour of the capital.
A wine-tasting excursion by classic car.
Drive to a working estancia.
Activities at the countryside ranch.
By road to Punta del Este on the coast.
At leisure on the beach.
Transfer to Montevideo airport for international flight home.
Things to do
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