Est. 1985

Uruguay: South Coast

11 day tour
From £2,199 per person

Based on 19 paying passengers with 1 free place for the group leader

Discover a country steeped in colonial history, blessed with breathtaking natural beauty along with vibrant and bustling metropolises. Nestled cosily between the neighbouring goliaths of Argentina and Brazil, Uruguay may seem somewhat forgotten but with an astonishing variety of subtle charms and hidden gems, this glorious land is South Americas best kept secret.


2017 dates available on request

Day 1

Montevideo / Colonia del Sacramento

Arrival in Montevideo Airport and transfer to Colonia del Sacramento (Approx. 2:30 hrs) Rest of the day at leisure to explore the city. 

Day 2

Colonia del Sacramento

Visit the picturesque streets of Colonia del Sacramento, the oldest city in the country (recently declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO).

Day 3

Colonia / Estancia Finca Piedra

Transfer to Estancia Finca Piedra. This is an ideal place that combines its natural beauty with the sight of horses and the huge rocky boulders which form an ocean of stones throughout the landscape. While riding with a friendly “gaucho”, you will learn about the agriculture of this 1000 hectare ranch, the history, culture and lifestyle of country living. At lunch time, enjoy traditional “parrillas” (barbeques) of the property’s best 100% natural meat selection, combined with excellent gastronomy and exclusive select vintage wines from their own vineyards.

Day 4

Estancia Finca Piedra

Enjoy a unique day performing typical tasks of field and enjoying homemade meals. Example of activities: Horseback riding, Bird Watching, Biking, Fishing, Cow Milking

Day 5

Estancia Finca Piedra / Montevideo

Transfer to Montevideo. Tour the capital city and its monuments, parks and gardens. The main points of interest are, the Old City, Constitution Square, Cathedral and Colonial Town Hall, Solis Theatre and  Independence Square.  Later, your drive will take you to Residential area of Carrasco with a stop at Plaza Virgilio  offering an excellent view of the city. Return along the coast and its beaches.

Day 6


Enjoy a tour to one of the country’s leading wineries where you will learn about the history of the vineyard and how wine is made. Enjoy tasting different wines, accompanied by a delicious “picada”.

Day 7

Montevideo / Punta del Este

Transfer to Punta del Este. Rest of the day at leisure to explore the city, its main street Gorlero and its beautiful promenade with its picturesque landscapes. Explore the local market and walk around the Port of Punta del Este.

Day 8

Punta del Este

Experience a scenic drive through the area’s most fashionable and impressive neighbourhoods. Pass through the residential areas of Cantegril, San Rafael, Parque Golf and La Barra de Maldonado, known for its unique hanging undulated bridges. Visit the Ralli Museum of Contemporary Art with its fine collection of paintings and sculptures by noted Latin American artists, including several Salvador Dalí. Your drive will then take you past some of Punta del Este’s beaches. Stop at Punta Ballena for sweeping panoramic views up and down the coast before ending your drive at Casapueblo, the home and atelier of internationally renowned artist, Carlos Páez Vilaró. 

Day 9

Punta del Este / La Pedrera 

Transfer to La Pedrera Rocha and rest of the day at leisure.

Day 10

La Pedrera

Day at leisure to enjoy the picturesque beach and visit the famous “Cabo Polonio”.

Day 11

La Pedrera / Montevideo Airport

Transfer from La Pedrera to Montevideo Airport for your return flight. 

11 days
2017 dates from £2,199.00 per person
Based on exchange rate at time of publication. All prices are per person and based on a minimum 19 full fare paying passengers sharing a double or twin room and 1 free place. If fewer passengers book, price may increase. Other dates & durations available for group bookings. Prices do not include UK airport transfers or travel insurance. Prices are subject to availability of all services and are not guaranteed. Picture is for illustrative purposes only. Prices based on flights from London to Montevideo, flights are not direct. Price based on airfares for March 2016.

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