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Uruguay Highlights Tour

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With this eight-day tour, you will enjoy the most emblematic places of the entire South Coast of Uruguay. From the historic city of Colonia del Sacramento through its capital Montevideo to the ecological reserve of Cabo Polonio: discover the different facets offered by this beautiful country with natural and savages landscapes.

Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: The Historic City of Colonia del Sacramento

Welcome by our guide at the port of Colonia del Sacramento and pick-up of the rented vehicle. After dropping off the luggage, you will visit Colonia Del Sacramento.

This historic city declared UNESCO world heritage and founded by the Portuguese empire over more than 300 years ago, “the Apple of discord” between Portugal and Spain in 1777. When visiting this charming town, pass through the famous "Calle de los Suspiros" (Street of Sighs) Church of the Blessed Sacrament, San Pedro Bastion and the lighthouse where you can admire the entire city. Then we will take the Coastal Road (Rambla Costanera) to go to the Real San Carlos (former Bullring), the Church of San Benito, and the port. Free afternoon at leisure.

Night in a typical posada with breakfast included

Colonia del Sacramento

Day 2: The Rural Estancia

Drive in the morning to the Estancia Rural, an amazing ranch where you will enjoy comfortable facilities in the Uruguayan countryside. Housed in full board, various activities are offered as a horseback riding to the Sierra de Mahoma. Take time to enjoy the wine tasting of this local producer while visiting the vineyards of the thousand hectare property. 

​Accommodation in full board (4 meals) in Double Superior Room (activities included)

Estancia Finca, Departamento de San José

Day 3: Montevideo's Highlights

Drive to Montevideo after breakfast. Drop-off the luggage at the hotel and meet our guide. Lunch at Mercado del Puerto, the typical place to eat the specialties of Montevideo as the famous asado. Our English Speaking guide will take you around to the most emblematic places of Montevideo, Capital of Republic Oriental del Uruguay as the Legislative Palace, Avenida 18 de Julio, the Centenario stadium or the Prado Park. You will also walk along the famous Rambla de Montevideo along the coast.

Accommodation in a four-star hotel in Double superior room with breakfast included


Day 4: Piriapolis And Punta Del Este

After breakfast, you will head to the South-East to one of the most beautiful seaside resorts of Uruguay called Piriapolis. Then hit the road along the cost to Punta Del Este and visit the highlight such as the famous "Casa Pueblo" by the artist Carlos Páez Vilaró (entrance not included), the historic district of Punta Del Este, our Lady of Candelaria, the lighthouse, the monument to "Los Dedos" or the RALLI museum and much more. Night in Punta del Este.

Accommodation in a four-star hotel in Double superior room with breakfast included

Piriápolis, Punta del Este

Day 5: Ecological Reserve Of Cabo Polonio And Sea Lions Watching

Road to Cabo Polonio (visit by yourself). Keep driving along the coast until the region of Rocha and leave your car at the entrance of the ecological reserve of Cabo Polonio. The whole area is protected and access is not allowed to private vehicles due to the absence of road. The access to the reserve (payable locally) is carried out in terrain truck specially designed to be able to circulate in the dunes and sandbanks. You will observe from very close the sea lion colony that lives here annually. You will spend the night in La Paloma (30 km from Cabo Polonio).

Accommodation in a four-star hotel in Double superior room with breakfast included

Cabo Polonio, La Paloma

Day 6: Punta Del Diablo And Dunes Of Valizas 

Road to Valizas and Punta del Diablo. In Eastern direction you will make a first stop in the village of Valizas right after Cabo Polonio to admire its famous sand dunes and to enjoy a horse back riding on the beach. Then continue to the fishing village of Punta del Diablo and explore its many restaurants for lunch and beaches to relax before returning to La Paloma.

Accommodation in a four-star hotel in Double superior room with breakfast included

Punta del Diablo, La Paloma

Day 7: Santa Teresa Park

Visit the fortress of Santa Teresa and its park. Still on the Atlantic coast, this day could be dedicated to Santa Teresa, with its reserve of native animals, Flower Park and fortress full of history. Overnight in La Paloma.

Accommodation in a four-star hotel in Double superior room with breakfast included

Parque Nacional de Santa Teresa, La Paloma

Day 8: Time To Say Goodbye!

Back to the West in direction of Montevideo, return the rented vehicle at the airport before taking the plane.


Colonia del Sacramento Estancia Finca Departamento de San José Montevideo Piriápolis Punta del Este Cabo Polonio La Paloma Punta del Diablo Parque Nacional de Santa Teresa

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. £1,410 / 8 days
Excluding international flights
Price per person based on double accommodation from December 1st 2016 to March 31st 20171402

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