Destination

Uruguay

Duration

10 Days

Price

From $4,498 pp

Explore the highlights of Uruguay with a culinary flair. Hundreds of years ago, immigrants introduced both cheese and wine to Uruguay. Nowadays, the country is rich in vineyards, wineries and produces delicious artisan cheese & olive oil. Prepare yourself for exquisite tastes as you discover the Classics of Uruguay; ideal for even the most demanding of foodies! A Travelous favorite! Note: Pricing based on a group of 4 travelers.

Days Activities Accommodations
Day 1
Colonia Del Sacramento
  • Transfer (Arrival)
  • Colonia Walking Tour & Winery
Hotel Charco - Senior Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 2
Carmelo
  • Calera de Las Huerfanas, Legado & Cordano Wineries w/Lunch & Dinner
Narbona Wine Lodge - Rose
Bed and Breakfast
Day 3
Carmelo
  • Finca Narbona Morning at Leisure
  • Picnic Lunch & Wine Pairing
Narbona Wine Lodge - Rose
Bed and Breakfast
Day 4
Montevideo
  • Transfer to Montevideo, Walking Tour w/Lunch
Alma Historica - Superior Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 5
Rocha
  • Winery & Estancia Charabon w/Lunch
Estancia Charabon - Superior
Half Board
Day 6
Rocha
  • Trekking, Sand Dunes & Sea Lions w/Lunch
Estancia Charabon - Superior
Half Board
Day 7
Garzon
  • Charming Village Garzon
Casa Anna - Casitas
Bed and Breakfast
Day 8
Jose Ignacio
  • Punta Del Este
Posada del Faro - Superior Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 9
Jose Ignacio
  • Estancia Anastasio - Cooking Class & Activities
Posada del Faro - Superior Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 10
Montevideo
  • Airport Transfer (Depart)

Day 1
Colonia Del Sacramento

Welcome to Uruguay! Upon arrival at the Colonia Del Sacramento pier, you will be greeted by our local Travelous, English-speaking representatives who will be holding a sign with your name printed on it. Your representative will accompany you to your hotel and assist you with check-in.

Take a stroll on the cobbled streets of the old town of "Colonia Del Sacramento," exploring the historical buildings, colonial forts and Spanish and Portuguese Museums and the Old Portuguese City form the XVII century that has been declared a Patrimony of Mankind by UNESCO.

End the afternoon with a visit to Los Cerros de San Juan Winery including tasting of Tannat, Uruguay's signature wine. The Tannat grapes originated from southwestern France and were brought to Uruguay 250 years ago. The varieties of Tannat vines are characterized by their softer tannins, similar to the "old vines" of France.

Hotel Charco - Senior Room

Day 2
Carmelo

Following breakfast, depart to Carmelo to visit "La Calera de las Huerfanas" Jesuit Ruins where the origin of Uruguayan wine begins. Here, visitors can still see the Zubizarreta vineyards in the same location where the first vines were planted. Continue to the El Legado winery where depending on the season, visitors may be able to see the harvest, grape manual selection or bottling of the wine. After wine tasting at El Legado, continue the tour towards Bodegas Cordano winery where visitors will learn about the production and history of the vineyard. Finally, head towards Finca Narbona Wine Lodge where you will have dinner and spend the night.

Narbona Wine Lodge - Rose

Day 3
Carmelo

Enjoy a morning at leisure to experience some of the many activities and facilities offered at Finca Narbona.

In the afternoon, experience a Uruguayan Picnic lunch in the vineyards, followed by a late afternoon wine and cheese pairing in the cellar guided by the winemaker of Finca Narbona.

Narbona Wine Lodge - Rose

Day 4
Montevideo

Following breakfast, enjoy a private transfer to Montevideo, the cultural and political capital of Uruguay. Upon arrival, have lunch at the vibrant port market at Palenque Restaurant. Followed by a walk around the Old City "Ciudad Vieja" including colonial historic neighborhoods and visit some museums and the Solis Theatre.

Alma Historica Boutique Hotel - Superior Room

Day 5
Rocha

Morning pick up for a short panoramic city tour of the rest of the Montevideo followed by a visit to the wine region. Savor a delicious lunch at Bodega Juanico. Then, transfer to Estancia Charabon, where you will enjoy the last hours of the day - relax by the swimming pool with a glass of wine or why not enjoy a ride through the rolling plains! Dinner will be at the Estancia in the evening.

Estancia El Charabon - Superior

Day 6
Rocha

Following breakfast, transfer to the small fishermen"s village of Barra de Valizas, where a local, private guide will meet you to start an unforgettable private trek to "Cabo Polonio" Village.

After a short walk around the town, start trekking along the coastline that will take you towards the incredible shifting sand dunes. Move towards "Buena Vista Hill" from which a fantastic view of the ocean can be appreciated. Continue down to Cabo Polonio (4 hours trek) where you will be rewarded by a delicious lunch at a local seaside restaurant. Visit the lighthouse and sea lions reserve followed by an afternoon shared 4x4 drive towards the main entrance of the stunning Cabo Polonio hamlet where a private transfer will drive you back to the hotel.

Estancia El Charabon - Superior

Day 7
Garzon

After breakfast, guests will be transferred to Colinas de Garzon, where the best olive oil of Uruguay is produced. For those who enjoy the taste of new experiences, spectacular views, top quality wines and olive oils, this will be a wonderful visit. Learn all the secrets of the extra virgin olive oil and explore the olive plantations and Boutique Production Plant. Afterwards, enjoy a tasting of the fine wines and olive oils of Colinas de Garzon, offered with selected artisan cheeses. Between the months of March and June, guests can also take part and learn to harvest by hand.

Afternoon visit of close by Pueblo Garzon, a small, picturesque village just 30 minutes from Jose Ignacio, where time seems to have stood still. Stroll around the central square, where locals gather to chat.

Casa Anna - Casita

Day 8
Jose Ignacio

Today you will get to know "Punta del Este Gourmet". Visit the Altos de la Ballena winery, one of the newest wineries of Uruguay and one of the few in the area of Punta del Este. After a rich wine tasting, continue on to Nonno Antonio artisan cheese farm, where you can observe the cheese production and enjoy the homemade cheeses during a tasting. Following a drive all along Punta del Este's coastline, you will be transferred to Jose Ignacio, where you will spend the night.

Posada del Faro - Superior Room

Day 9
Jose Ignacio

In the morning, transfer to the Anastasio Lagoon to enjoy a full day at "Refugio Anastasio". We have designed a special cooking class today comprised of all local ingredients. With "hands on" instruction by your personal chef, you will not only take your memories home, but also some great recipes and techniques to add to your own collection. After lunch, spend the afternoon enjoying the lagoon with one of the available on site activities: canoeing, horseback riding or stand-up-paddle.

Posada del Faro - Superior Room

 

Day 10
Montevideo

Unfortunately, we say goodbye to you today. Transfer in private vehicle with full assistance to Montevideo Airport. Keep the memories alive and we hope to see you again in Uruguay. Stay Travelous!

Verdant mountains cascading into pristine waterfalls, turquoise seas lapping the shores of fine golden sands, robust red wines permeated with flavor, obscure wetlands teeming with bird species, sizzling top grade steaks grilled to perfect and so much more. This is Uruguay: a surfer's paradise, a birder's haven, a wine connoisseur's playground & a food lover's delight. This is a country yet to be discovered, a hidden jewel that boasts natural wonders, delicious cuisine, stunning vineyards, lush valleys, a-frame waves and endless other treasures that await exploration. Offering rich history, cultural diversity, unforgettable hospitality, and even the sultry tango, Uruguay is the embodiment of a Travelous destination.

Hotel Charco

Hotel Charco's strategic location in the historic town of Colonia del Sacramento, offers a magnificent view of the river. With White Rooms acclimated under colonial style, and an atmosphere that represents a journey in itself.

Senior Room has one King Bed with a Solis Street view Living area and desk. All the rooms have: 42"TV, Phone, iPod Dock, WIFI, Safe-deposit box, Minibar.

Narbona Wine Lodge

Narbona Wine Lodge is a unique Relais & Chateaux hotel since 2013. Located in Carmelo, Uruguay, the lodge follows a boutique quality of craftsmanship, rustic charm, and comfort with a blend of resources: Lodge, Wine cellar, restaurant, fields and Tambo, in one of the most exclusive areas in Uruguay within Colonia State.

The elegant Rose room is located in the first floor overlooking the vineyards and swimming pool. Room features include: Capacity for 3 adults, King size bed plus optional extra single size bed, Size: 138 m2, living room, desk and dresser, exterior wood stove, private terrace with lounge chairs. LCD TV set with satellite service, DVD Player, CD Player with iPod connection, Wireless internet connection, Library, Housekeeping Service, bathroom with shower and separate bathtub, amenities and hairdryer, Bath salts, dressing gowns and slippers for 2, Frigobar, expresso coffee maker with complimentary italian coffee. Wireless telephone, Security box, pillows and duvets, heating and air conditioning.

Alma Historica Boutique Hotel

Located in the heart of the old city of Montevideo, Alma Historica Boutique Hotel is the brainchild of a group of people who are passionate about culture, hospitality and good service. Travelers, professionals, art and design lovers. Seekers of hidden secrets and creators of unique experiences. A idisciplinary team whose focus is to create a place which reflects the cultural identity of Uruguay and the elegance of the area, in combination with comfortable and exclusive settings where guests can feel at home.

The hotel has 15 different rooms distributed in 3 categories. Each room is unique and inspired by characters from Uruguay's culture. Every detail has been considered to create a comfortable and sophisticated space.
All rooms feature:
100% Egyptian cotton 320 thread count bed linen
Pillow collection
Smart TV
Minibar
Premium mattress made with Swiss technology
Safety box
Air conditioning/heating
Natural amenities

Estancia El Charabon

Estancia El Charabon is a rural agrotouristic establishment located at 225 km from Montevideo and 80 km from Punta del Este, nearby the Atlantic coast in the department of Rocha.

Comfortable and charming rooms with air conditioning, living room.

Casa Anna

Casa Anna is styled in the Garzon architectural style of low built houses of the 1920"s. Now completely re-built, in the last 4 years, with 6 Casitas (double-room suites). The property offers an extensive garden with a swimming pool and a Palapa style pool house.

Casitas offer spacious, stylish rooms with whitewashed walls, local artifacts and modern amenties.

Posada del Faro

Aegean-style holiday home turned boutique guesthouse on a sandy bluff overlooking the beach in chic and fashionable Jose Ignacio. Cloth awnings flap like sails in the sea breeze. A stripe of sand beckons beyond the dunes. This unpretentious all-white inn still feels like a private home in the (once sleepy) fishing village of Jose Ignacio complete with historic lighthouse (faro), 35km west of Punta del Este. Jose Garcia-Arocena extended his own family"s summer home to include 15 rooms, all but three with private decks or balconies overlooking the pool and unspoiled beach, 50 metres beyond. Expect rustic-chic cosy comfort - whitewashed walls, plank floors, sheet-draped loveseats, cushioned sun loungers - punctuated with sleek marble bathrooms and occasional splashes of colour. Charming Jose Ignacio, Punta del Este"s quaint, quirky and deliciously exclusive alter ego, insists on its lack of nightlife and neon. Surf, shop and dine like there"s no tomorrow.

The superior rooms are different from each other, but all maintain the same level of quality. Some are on the top floor with beautiful ocean views, while others on the ground floor with private decks.

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