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Explore Uruguay by hire car

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Travel through the rolling hills of Uruguay's countryside.

Many of Uruguay’s most alluring properties are in settings where having a vehicle at your disposal makes perfect sense if you enjoy the freedom to arrive and explore at your own pace. The rolling countryside of eastern Uruguay between San Ignacio and the Brazilian border, and the area around Carmelo is especially pretty. Outside of the peak summer months, Uruguay’s highways can feel almost empty. Roads are generally well signposted, there’s plenty of petrol, and driving is relatively sedate compared to other Latin American countries.

Whether you'd just like a car to hand whilst being based at the beach or are happy to find your way between wineries, estancias and a quiet country towns, Journey Latin America’s first-hand knowledge of Uruguay means we can book car hire and accommodation to suit your speed and interests.

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Holidays Explore Uruguay by hire car

From expertly designed Private Journeys to trail-blazing Group Tours, browse our range of carefully crafted holidays.

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Private Journeys

Argentina / Uruguay

Self-drive Uruguay: Classic highlights

13 days from £2,410pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

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    Sally Dodge - Travel Expert

    A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.

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    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.

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    A globetrotter since her childhood, Alex spent a year studying abroad in Guadalajara and has returned to Latin America countless times since then.

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

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    After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!

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    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.

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