Destination

Uruguay

Duration

8 Days

Price

From $2,998 pp

Uruguay, with its scenic rolling plains, picturesque coastline and abundant wildlife is the perfect setting for an active journey off the beaten trails of South America. Discover the highlights of the country combined with active elements including biking in Montevideo and Colonia, horseback riding at the Estancias and sand dune trekking in Rocha, ending with exciting activities to choose from in San Ignacio including Stand Up & Paddle, horseback riding, canoeing, kitesurfing and more.

Days Activities Accommodations
Day 1
Colonia Del Sacramento
  • Transfer (Arrival)
  • Biking Old Town Colonia
Hotel Charco - Suite
Bed and Breakfast
Day 2
Montevideo
  • Transfer Colonia - Montevideo
  • Biking Colonial Montevideo w/Lunch
Hotel Oliva - Superior Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 3
Montevideo - Castillos
  • Panoramic City & Wine Tour w/Lunch
  • Transfer Montevideo - Castillos
Estancia Guardia del Monte - Standard Room
Half Board
Day 4
Castillos
  • Traditional Estancia w/Lunch (Birding)
Estancia Guardia del Monte - Standard Room
Half Board
Day 5
Punta Del Este
  • Trekking Valizas to Cabo Polonio w/Lunch - Punta del Este
Posada de los Pajaros - Oceanview Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 6
Punta Del Este
  • Surfing La Barra & Punta del Este
Posada de los Pajaros - Oceanview Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 7
Punta Del Este
  • Refugio Anastasio w/Lunch
Posada de los Pajaros - Oceanview Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 8
Montevideo
  • 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.

Enjoy a guided bike ride along the cobbled streets of old town Colonia, down riverside boulevard to "Casa de los Limoneros", where you will enjoy a refreshing beverage in the picturesque garden. Return to Colonia, passing streets full of small bars, excellent restaurants, art and craft shops, museums and a yacht harbor along the way.

Hotel Charco - Suite

Day 2
Montevideo

This morning, transfer from Colonia to Montevideo with a private vehicle and English-speaking representative.

In the afternoon walk along the Old City of Montevideo taking in the colonial historic neighborhoods; continue with a biking tour of various neighborhoods along the riverside boulevard stopping for lunch at the vibrant port market.

Hotel Oliva - Superior Room

Day 3
Montevideo - Castillos

This morning, travel to the wine region of Montevideo with a short panoramic city tour along the way. Enjoy a wine tasting at two unique vineyards, Bouza and Juanico, including a delicious lunch at Juanico.

This afternoon travel by private vehicle to the shores of Castillos Lagoon, staying at Estancia Guardia del Monte. The Estancia is surrounded by lush landscapes, and wildlife including capybaras, giant otters and a vast variety of birds. Enjoy the remaining hours of the day surrounded by nature, rich scenery and rural comfort followed by a hearty dinner at the Estancia.

Estancia Guardia Del Monte - Standard Room

Day 4
Castillos

Wake up in Guardia Del Monte, a traditional Estancia (ranch) with outstanding landscape beauty and important ecosystems, containing an abundant variety of birds and native scrublands. Enjoy a day of quality birding along the large area of marshlands and wetlands, both of which are teeming with wildlife and more than 400 bird species in this area in addition to otters, coypus and capybaras. Spot the graceful black-necked swan with the largest populations in the world found here, the rare white goose, the pink flamingo, a variety of ducks and other birds including the "ostrich-like" "nandu" (American rhea), the largest bird in South America. After a typical "asado lunch" enjoy some horseback riding to explore the Estancia's surroundings. Dinner and accommodation at Guardia del Monte.

Estancia Guardia Del Monte - Standard Room

Day 5
Punta Del Este

Following breakfast, transfer to the small fishermen"s village of Barra de Valizas, where a local guide will meet you to start an unforgettable trek to "Cabo Polonio" Village. After a short walk around the town, start trekking along the coastline, taking you towards the incredible shifting sand dunes as you trek up "Buena Vista Hill" from which a fantastic view of the ocean can be appreciated. Continue down towards 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 Cabo Polonio.

A private transfer will transfer you to the charming little Posada de los Pajaros in La Barra in the Punta del Este area.

Posada de los Pajaros - Oceanview Room

Day 6
Punta Del Este

Get ready for the first full day of surfing! Today you will surf in the area of La Barra and Punta del Este. Accompanied by your local surfing instructor, discover one of the previously named beaches in the morning, and another one in the afternoon. Or with changing winds - return to the same beach you have already visited, without recognizing its waves.

Punta del Este also boasts sculpture parks, colonial architecture and vivid nightlife for you to discover at your own pace in the evening.

Posada de los Pajaros - Oceanview Room

Day 7
Punta Del Este

This morning, head to Jose Ignacio, where you will experience a full day of outdoor activities at Refugio Anastasio, a charming construction that formerly housed local fishermen and has now been converted into a cozy small restaurant. In the morning, choose between canoeing or stand-up paddle. At midday, you will return to "El Refugio" for a picnic lunch. After lunch, saddle up for a horseback ride along the estancia fields and the coasts of the lagoon. The day ends with a typical "afternoon merienda" including mate and traditional biscuits or tarts before returning to Punta del Este.

Posada de los Pajaros - Oceanview Room

 

Day 8
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.

Suites have one King Bed, living area and desk. All the rooms have: 42"TV, Phone, iPod Dock, WIFI, Safe-deposit box, Minibar.

Hotel Oliva

Oliva Luxury Hotel is located in one of the most prestigious and exclusive neighborhoods of Montevideo. A few meters from the Uruguay Golf Club, surrounded by boutiques, shopping, restaurants, beaches and museums.

Superior rooms offer Garden Views, with 1 King Bed or 2 single beds with private bathroom. Size: 28 m2 / 301.40 sqft. Rooms are equipped with: Cable TV, Minibar, Safe for laptop, Pillow menu, Linens high range (100% pure cotton), Aminities based on Olive,USB Connections, Desk

Estancia Guardia Del Monte

Located on the shores of Laguna de Castillos, this old town offers a stay that combines outdoor activities with a delicious breakfast comfort.Located on the shores of Laguna de Castillos, this old town offers a stay that combines outdoor activities with rural comfort.

Bedrooms with comfortable beds and private bathrooms. Each Room offers guests direct contact with nature.

Posada de los Pajaros

Well situated in La Barra, Posada de los Pajaros offers 16 comfortably spacious rooms with sea view or garden view. The Posada offers guests a swimming pool and Solarium: overlooking the countless birds in the garden. And for the beach everything you need for your comfort, towels, umbrellas, chairs.

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