One of the smallest Countries in South America, Uruguay is situated in a priviliged location, it has borders with Brazil, Argentina, the River Plate and the Atlantic Ocean and is surrounded by vast amounts of farmland, gently rolling hills and the sea. Colonia del Sacramento, the port directly across from Buenos Aires was recently declared a Patrimony of Mankind by Unesco. The Capitol of Montevideo, the Sea side Resort of Punta del Este, Piriapolis Estancias are all found in this intriguing Country. Its population is almost all of European descent, largely Spanish, Portugese and Italian. The stability of Uruguay, its profound democratic tradition and culture make it a very safe haven for its citizens and travelers alike.
The capital of Uruguay, and its only major city is well known as the intellectual, artistic and political center of the country, Montevideo is famous for its white sandy beaches, eclectic architecture, nightlife and street markets. The city features an incredible contrast between its old well preserved European atmosphere and the modern ones.
Optional tours from Montevideo
- Half day City Tour
- Full day Colonia
- Full day Piriapolis
- Full day Punta del Este & Piriapolis.
Montevideo Basic Package
Day 1 - Meeting upon arrival at the Airport in Montevideo and transfer to selected hotel for overnight accommodations. Afternoon city tour will include a visit the "Old City", Constitution Square with its Cathedral Ton Hall, the Solis Theater, Independence Square with the Artigas Monument and its Mausoleum. Overnight accommodations at selected hotel.
Day 2 - Day at leisure to relax or take an optional excursion to Colonia, this old XVII Century Portugese City located 187 km from Montevideo, was recently declared a World Heritage by UNESCO or visit one of the Estancias for a first hand look at the one of the many (working ranches) in the area. Overnight accommodations at selected hotel.
Day 3 - Early morning transfer to Airport for departure flight. Punta del Este
Located just 140 Km. From Montevideo, it is a small Peninsula surrounded by the sea - on one side of the Atlantic Ocean at Playa Brava and at the other side the calm waters of the River Plate at Playa Mansa. Often referred to as the Monte Carlo of South America, Punta del Este offers beautiful beaches, luxurious stately homes, moder high rises all in a sophisticated atmosphere. This is the place for the sports enthusiast: surfing, windsurfing, jet skiing, fishing are all in abundance as well as polo, tennis and rugby matches. Punta del Este is the meeting place for the jet set, offering distinctive nightlife with nigthclubs, casinos, exquisite restaurants and pubs to suit every taste.
Optional tours from Punta del Este
- Half day City Tour-Half Day tour of Piriapolis.
- Full day tour of Montevideo.
Punta del Este
Day 1 - Meeting upon arrival at the Airport in Punta Del Este and transfer to selected hotel for overnight accommodations. Afternoon at leisure to acquaint yourself with this major national seaside resort.
Day 2 - Half day city tour of Punta Del Este including a visit to the fine sandy beaches, Residential areas such as Playa Brava, Mansa Solanas and El Emir to name a few and also a ride along Pinares, Portezuelo and a magnificent view of Punta Ballena and Casapueblo home of world famous painter Carlos Paez Vilaro. Overnight accommodations at selected hotel.
Day 3 - Day at leisure to relax and enjoy Punta Del Este. Overnight accommodations at selected hotel.
Day 4 - Early morning transfer to Airport for departure flight.