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Holidays Colonia and Carmelo

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Where to go when - our guide to Colonia and Carmelo

Vintage Car Colonia

The weather in Colonia and Carmelo is wide and varied

Once a former smuggling staging post, the peaceful little port of Colonia is the oldest town in the country and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The pretty cobbled streets are shaded by sycamores, the vintage cars and faded terracotta roofs give it a feeling of timelessness. Even sleepier is Carmelo, perfect for gourmet-seeking visitors and now the centre of Uruguay’s burgeoning wine industry. Both have mild climates with rain spread throughout the year and can be visited year round.

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Real Latin America Experts

  • Hannah Waterhouse
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    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.

  • Charlotte in Bolivia
    Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert

    Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.

  • Carrie Gallagher
    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

  • Paul Winrow Giffen
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

  • Millie Davies
    Millie Davies - Travel Expert

    Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.

  • Mary Anne Nelson
    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert

    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 Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

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