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Uruguay for Families

8 Days

8 Days

Uruguay for Families

Welcome to Uruguay! You will be amazed and truly astounded by the beauty, culture and diversity of wildlife and geographical locations during this once in a lifetime trip!

8 Day Sample Itinerary

Trip at a Glance

Let's go on an adventure!

Day 1

Arrival into Buenos Aires, Argentina. Head to the ferry terminal and take a scenic trip across the Rio de la Plata to Colonia in Uruguay

Day 2

Enjoy a biking & fishing adventure in Colonia

Day 3

Head south for an exploration of Montevideo and the Central Market

Day 4

Learn about local values & culture at Los Nadies Family Winery

 

Day 5

Travel to Punta del Este and embark on an Ocean adventure to the Sea Lion Island Natural Reserve

Day 6

Walk in the footstep of past “Charrúas” during a day in the Uruguayan countryside.

Day 7

Enjoy a day at leisure relaxing on the white sand beaches of your resort

Day 8

Depart Uruguay

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Day 1: ARRIVE BUENOS AIRES

Welcome to Buenos Aires!

Head to the local ferry terminal and take a scenic trip across the Rio de la Plata. Upon arrival in Uruguay, you will be assisted to your hotel.

  • Accommodations: Sheraton Colonia Golf & Spa
  • Meals Included: None Today
Day 2: COLONIA

An adventure on two wheels

Head out for an adventure on two wheels as you explore the town of Colonia.

Enjoy a bike tour along the cobbled streets of the old town of Colonia and the riverside boulevard to the “Real de San Carlos” where the “Plaza de Toros” (bullring) is located. Visit the Museum of Shipwrecks and Treasures and discover the legends of the invaluable treasures of galleons and gold hidden within the waters of the River Plate.

The shortest and safest navigation route to Europe ran next to the Uruguayan shore. Bordering the banks and rocky beds on the coast, ships would reach the city of Montevideo. This was the chosen route by official navigations and even by pirates.

Visit the Railway Museum, learn about the Uruguayan trains and have fun at “El Tunel del Ayer”, where the whole family can dress up in historic clothes for a remembrance picture. After free time for lunch on your own, the tour ends with a fishing activity at the marina of the Bastion Sculptor Park next to the sailing boats and yachts. One of our local fun friends will assist you and provide all the necessary equipment to spend a lovely afternoon fishing and learning not only fishing techniques but also to respect and care for nature.

  • Accommodations: Sheraton Colonia Golf & Spa
  • Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 3: COLONIA/ MONTEVIDEO

Venture south towards Montevideo

The walking tour of Montevideo starts at the Independence Square where a statue of national hero “Jose Gervasio Artigas,” guards his mausoleum and where the iconic “Palacio Salvo” is located.

You will be introduced to the history of the city through the “Puerta de la Ciudadela” these ancient remains of the outer walls of Montevideo include the original entrance to the citadel. You will visit the Solis Theatre; the charming pedestrian area; the Torres Garcia Museum; and the “Puro Verso” library, one of the oldest buildings in the area where we will make a stop for a refreshing ice cream or fresh drink.

The tour continues onto the Constitution Sqare where you will visit the Cathedral and the Cabildo and then continue walking across the Old City onto the Carnival Museum, where you will discover the Spanish tradition and African roots of the Uruguayan Carnival.

Head to the Mercado Central where you will learn about the local foods and sample some of the delicious candy that is sold at many of the stands. Enjoy an authentic Parrilla (barbecue) lunch.

  • Accommodations: Sofitel Montevideo Casino Carrasco & Spa
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch Today
Day 4: MONTEVIDEO

Discover local values and traditions at Los Nadies family winery

Much has been said of wines, wineries and vineyards but very seldom do people get to know “the artist(s) behind the art”. This tour is about discovering the winemakers behind an amazing wine. Manuel Filgueira, enologist, wine lover and owner of “Los Nadies” boutique winery will receive you with all his family and open the doors of his winery and home.

The visit starts with a horse-riding tour of the vineyards, followed by a tasting and typical family lunch! Manuel will cook for you and show you the secrets of his wine. Children will be greeted by the youngest members of the family who will show them around the vineyards, introduce them to the farm’s animals and show them how to harvest their own lettuce and other vegetables for their meal.

  • Accommodations: Sofitel Montevideo Casino Carrasco & Spa
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch Today
Day 5: MONTEVIDEO / JOSE IGNACIO

Travel to the resort town of Jose Ignacio

Upon arrival, embark on a sea adventure.

Enjoy a great day on board a boat that will cruise you along the Atlantic Ocean. We will reach the “Sea Lions Island”, a natural reserve located only six miles from the Peninsula of Punta del Este, and which constitutes one of the largest populations of sea lions in South America. If climate allows, you will have the unique opportunity to swim with them. Disembarkation at the island is not authorized due to preservation issues but you can swim into the water and get to know these charming animals that will happily greet you.

If you are not up for a swim, you can enjoy a paddle board experience, where you can paddle around the yacht or the sea lions for some interactive fun. Enjoy a picnic lunch during the excursion.

  • Accommodations: Bahia VIK
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch Today
Day 6: JOSE IGNACIO

Walk in the footstep of past “Charrúas”

The “Charrúas” were a group of Amerindians who lived in the territories of what is now known as “Uruguay” and surroundings. They offered tenacious resistance to the Spanish colonization and so over time the word “charrúa” acquired connotations of courage, strength, fierceness, warrior pride and victory in the Uruguayan culture.

Enjoy a full day in the “Anastasio” and “Garzon” lagoons, a small secret paradise declared a natural reserve, as the “Charrúas” would.

The visit starts with a welcome drink and Uruguayan picada. Your host will lead you to our “secret day camp”. Uruguayans love to grill their asados (barbecues) everywhere – at home, at the beach or in the middle of nature; and we love to do it our own way: with wood and sometimes even on the floor, so we carry our parrillas to wherever we go and “camp” for the day enjoying what nature has to offer in secret special spots!

You will be able to enjoy the lagoon with our canoes or stand up paddle boards, and you will be fascinated by the landscape that surrounds you! After enjoying a typical lunch, you will have time for a well-deserved siesta on one of our hammocks or enjoy a horseback ride along the forest, beach or lagoon. The day finishes with a typical merienda (afternoon tea) including a mate tasting, typical bizcochos, tarts and biscuits.

  • Accommodations: Bahia VIK
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch Today
Days 7: JOSE IGNACIO

Enjoy a day at leisure

There are many activities that you can take advantage of at the hotel, like paddle boarding, surfing lessons, nature treks, birding, horseback riding, canoeing, wine sampling, cooking classes and other fun experiences.

  • Accommodations: Bahia VIK
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Day 8: DEPART URUGUAY

End your Uruguayan adventure

Head to the airport for your departure flight from Uruguay.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
INTERESTED IN THIS TRIP?
Contact an Uruguayan Travel Specialist

With the help of our travel specialists, create a perfect trip planned around your specific interests, tastes and preferences. We will provide helpful tips and honest advice based on first-hand knowledge of the destination.


CONTACT US ABOUT THIS TRIP
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