Private Journeys

Trailblazer Uruguay

11 days from £1,982pp

Uruguay

  • Jose Igancio lighthouse

Overview & Highlights

Discover the charming countryside, delicious local wines and dramatic golden coastline of Uruguay on this relaxing self-drive holiday. You’ll stay at a family-run winery a welcoming estancia and enjoy sights of wild beaches, undulating pastures and thriving birdlife.

  • Wine tasting
  • Explore Montevideo
  • Self-drive to Uruguay's beaches

You may not have thought of visiting Uruguay, but this laid-back rural oasis of wild beaches, rolling pastures and friendly estancias makes for a uniquely relaxing holiday. With the freedom of your own hire car and blissfully quiet roads, travel at your own pace between the delightfully varied accommodation we have pre-booked for you: a welcoming farm lodge, an authentic family-run winery and a laid-back hotel on the coast.

Begin your stay in the fertile vineyards and verdant countryside just outside Montevideo. Explore the vibrant capital or take an optional excursion to Uruguay’s oldest and prettiest colonial town, Colonia. With your hire car, drive on to Rocha, a remote and beautiful region boasting wild sand dunes, shimmering lagoons and a multitude of birds. After a few days in this natural haven, you’ll continue to the chic beach town of José Ignacio with its al fresco restaurants, upscale boutiques and charming low-key atmosphere.

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Things to do

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Accommodation

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What our clients say

97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.

Very efficient with the booking process and very helpful with his service throughout. Adam was always prompt and helpful in answering all our questions prior to departure.

IR, London

Tailor made holiday

Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.

Ben Line
Ben Line - Travel Consultant

Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Manager of the Tailor-made Department.

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Real Latin America Experts

  • Chris Rendell Dunn
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Consultant

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our Sales team.

  • Hannah Waterhouse
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Consultant

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

  • Mary Anne Nelson
    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Consultant

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made team.

  • Carrie Gallagher
    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Consultant

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Escorted Groups team.

  • Evie Oswald
    Evie Oswald - Travel Consultant

    It’s hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.

  • Sophie Barber
    Sophie Barber - Travel Consultant

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia.

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