Undiscovered Uruguay

Little-known Uruguay is just waiting to be discovered. Our two week tour gives a great insight into the country, combining colonial roots with wonderful ranches and an impressive coastline.

Highlights: Montevideo – Cabo Colonia – Santa Teresa National Park – San Pedro de Timote – Jose Ignacio

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Day 1

Montevideo

Arrival transfer from the airport to your hotel. Dinner with either Uruguayan tango or a Rio de la Plata show.

Day 2

Montevideo

City tour of some of the city's key attractions including Independence Square, the Old City and the Mercado del Puerto where lunch is included. Afternoon excursion to the La Chacra Cheese Farm.

Day 3

Montevideo

Morning tour to one of the local vineyards such as Juanico or Bouzo to learn about Uruguayan wine. Free afternoon.

Day 4

Piriapolis and Punta del Este

The attractive coastline East of Montevideo is dotted with bays, beaches and promontories offering lovely views. We'll stop at Piriapolis, which became Uruyguay's first beach resort in the 1890s before continuing via the Casapueblo museum and workshop in Punta Ballena created by Carlos Paez Vilaro to arrive at Punta del Este.

Day 5

La Pedrera

Transfer via the forest of Ombues to La Pedrera, an attractive coastal village with sandy beaches and rocky capes.

Day 6

Cabo Polonio

Wildlife excursion to Cabo Polonio where there are large colonies of sea lions and penguins. Occasionally whales can be seen here too.

Day 7

Santa Teresa National Park

The impressive fortress here was started by the Portuguese in 1762 and is the site of many battles between colonial powers (British, Spanish and Portuguese) as well as the 'Orientales' seeking independence for Uruguay. The fort is surrounded by 3000 hectares of forest. Nearby, at La Coronilla, is the Karumbe marine turtle protection centre which is supported by the Latin America Travel Association Foundation.

Days 8-9

San Pedro de Timote

Travel via Cerro Colorado to San Pedro de Timote, one of Uruguay's historic haciendas, set in 5750 acres. The estancia offers a range of activities and excursions.

Days 10-12

Jose Ignacio

Jose Ignacio has a peak season of just 15 days per annum from 25th December to the start of January. The rest of the year it is quiet and peaceful, an ideal location to rest at the end of your stay.

Day 13

Depart Uruguay

Transfer to the airport in time for your flight home. If you are crossing the River Plate to Argentina we will book your transfer via Colonia. Please contact us for other extensions.

The above sample Uruguay holiday can be varied in any way you choose to suit your exact requirements so give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss any modifications.

Hotels

We offer a range of accommodation from three star standard hotels to five star luxury so please chat to our staff for informed advice and expertise to discuss arrangements for your tailor-made Uruguay holiday.

Included Tours, Excursions & Activities whilst on your Uruguay Holiday

The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample Uruguay holiday are just a selection of what is available in each location. The programme can be adjusted to fit your particular requirements for this holiday; please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in your tailor-made Uruguay holiday.

Duration of your Uruguay holiday

If you like the broad sweep of the above sample Uruguay holiday but have fewer days to spend, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.

No-Obligation Quote

We would be delighted to email you a no-obligation, fully-detailed itinerary & quote for your tailor-made Uruguay holiday together with  links to hotel websites, plus details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not included in the quoted price. If you thereafter wish to make any changes to the initial itinerary – be it an alternative hotel, different activities, a different duration in any location etc. – that’s not a problem and we will continue to work with you to adjust the programme until it exactly matches what you’re looking for in your tailor-made Uruguay holiday.