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Our Expert Travel Consultants have created a list of the Top 8 Uruguay travel itineraries, providing travelers with a comprehensive experience of this beautiful country. Visit the nation’s capital, Montevideo, the picturesque colonial gem, Colonia del Sacramento, and the exclusive beach town, Punta del Este. Popular for its safety, green terrain, stunning beaches, and growing wine country tours, Uruguay is the ideal vacation destination. Travelers can also seamlessly combine Uruguay and Argentina tours by adding a trip to Buenos Aires to any of our sample tours. As one of the premier tour planners for Uruguay vacations, our Expert Travel Consultants will work with you to customize the perfect Uruguay itinerary, selecting activities, hotels, and time schedules that match your interests and travel needs.
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Places to Visit in Uruguay
There are a couple of fantastic places to visit in Uruguay, especially for an Uruguay honeymoon trip. The tranquil colonial cities, smaller scale, family-run vineyards, gaucho estancias, and warm beaches offer a distinctive and authentic Latin flavor to all of its guests. Enjoy wine tasting in Carmelo and a horseback riding tour in the Colonia region, swim in the warm oceans in Punta del Este, go bird-watching and wildlife watching, and so much more on one of our Uruguay vacation packages. For beach-goers, there are multiple go-to beach destinations along the Atlantic coast, making Uruguay the perfect summer destination. Enjoy one of our many Punta del Este tours, by relaxing with the beach bums, go fishing with the locals or dive into some water-sports. Travel further north towards Cabo Polonio and Punta del Diablo; these beaches are sure to make you relaxed and at ease. After spending a day in the sun, bring your golden tan with you to learn about the culture of the newly designated World Heritage Site, Colonia del Sacramento – the perfect getaway when visiting Buenos Aires.
Take a private walking tour through one of the most relaxed capitals in the world: Montevideo. On a private walking tour through Montevideo, you can visit it’s most famous landmarks including the Plaza Independencia, the Legislative Palace, the traditional Prado neighborhood, the Old City, and the typical Mercado del Puerto. While in the city, enjoy a delicious Southern Atlantic fish at the Port and watch a show featuring music styles along with Candombe and other typical Uruguayan dances.
Colonia del Sacramento Tours
Just a short ferry ride away from the bustling Buenos Aires is Colonia Del Sacramento. All of our travelers love strolling around the whimsical, romantic colonial-era town in southwestern Uruguay. Explore the cobblestone streets and find a lookout to the peninsula protruding into the Rio de la Plata. Here, you can also discover some of the most unique fusion of Spanish-Portuguese colonial architecture in South America.
While some choose to go wine tasting outside of Buenos Aires or outside of Montevideo, Carmelo is one of our favorite options. In Carmelo, stay at the boutique Narbona Wine Lodge where guests enjoy comfortable rooms with Antique decoration overlooking the winery. Sample Tannat, Pinot Noir, Petit Verdot, Viognier, and Syrah here. For wine enthusiasts or travelers seeking diverse landscapes, consider combining a tour of Uruguay with Argentina or even Chile. These three major wine-producing countries have perfected the art of wine cultivation. Enjoy the world’s top wine tasting and landscapes, with backdrops of the Andes, green valleys, and coastlines of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans for a comprehensive tour of South America.
For explorer’s looking for a laid-back fishing village, head to Jose Ignacio. Jose Ignacio is a fishing village that has been transformed into an upscale resort town in Uruguay. We love sending our guests to Playa Vik Jose Ignacio for a luxurious stay right on the water.
Punta del Este
Punta del Este is Uruguay’s top destination for people wanting to relax at the beach. This city and resort is on the Atlantic coast and offers plenty of space for travelers to become drenched in sunshine. People from around the world come to Punta del Este for its white-sand beaches, nearby islands, and friendly locals. Our Montevideo and Punta del Este Tour combines the top places to visit in Uruguay. Experience culture, quaint streets, and beautiful landscapes and beaches as you venture from the capital, Montevideo to some of Uruguay’s more charming resort towns, like Punta del Este and even a traditional Uruguayan Estancia.
5 Best Uruguay Tours & Travel for 2023
|The Rhythm of Buenos Aires & Uruguay||from $1639||8 Days||This 8 day Argentina and Uruguay tour includes an in-depth tour of Buenos Aires in Argentina, and Colonia and Montevideo Tours in Uruguay, located...|
|Uruguay Bird Watching Tour & Montevideo Trip||from $5605||8 Days||This small and peaceful country offers nature lovers an amazing variety of ecosystems mainly concentrated in the Bañados Del Este Biosphere...|
|Wineries of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil||from $2998||12 Days||A sample of different wine cultures including Brazil and Uruguay. Argentina and Chile is in everybody's mind. But Brazil and Uruguay have treasures...|
|Montevideo & Punta del Este Uruguay||from $726||7 Days||Spend one week in Uruguay, visiting Montevideo, the Capital, and Punta del Este, the most important beach destination. Add optional tours to di...|
|Tango, Candombe, & Samba||from $2343||11 Days||Experience the best of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay on this 11-day Multi-Country Tour. Enjoy great dance shows with live music (Tango, Candombe &...|
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