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Uruguay Signature Luxury

9 Days

9 Days

Uruguay Signature Luxury

Set sail to Uruguay! A world of gorgeous scenery and culture awaits you.

9 Day Sample Itinerary

Trip at a Glance

Let's go on an adventure!

Day 1

Arrival into Buenos Aires, ferry ride to Uruguay.

Day 2

Sample delicious wines in Carmelo’s wine region.

Day 3

Spend a day in the Uruguayan countryside.

Day 4

Explore “old town” Montevideo.

Day 5

Explore Casa Pueblo and admire Uruguay’s beautiful beaches.

Day 6

Sample the region’s best wines and cuisines.

Day 7 - 8

Enjoy two full days at leisure relaxing at your resort.

Day 9

Depart Uruguay

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Day 1: ARRIVE BUENOS AIRES

Welcome to Buenos Aires!

Arrive by ferry to Colonia, Uruguay.

Head to the local ferry terminal and take a scenic trip across the Rio de la Plata. Arrive in Uruguay and begin your exploration with a stroll through Colonia. Wander through the city’s historic cobblestone streets and take in gorgeous colonial mansions and unleveled Portuguese houses. Follow the city’s colorful architecture downtown and discover the Old City where you can find historical landmarks like the Porton de Campo – the City Gate and La Puerta de la Ciudadela.

  • Accommodations: Carmelo Resort & Spa
  • Meals Included: None Today
Day 2: COLONIA

Visit a collection of the best wineries

Taste the spirit of Uruguay with three remarkable wineries.

Visit the Cordano family vineyard in a restored almacén and sample their artisanal wines. Another local family-run winery, El Legardo, comes from the legacy of Bernardo Mazurca Sr. and offers a tasting of their exclusive wines. Last but not least, on the edges of Carmelo, is Narbona winery, where varieties of Pinot Noir and Tannat are grown under the supervision of the consultant oenologist Michel Rolland. For dinner enter the culinary world of chef Elsa Manelphe at Posada Campotinto and enjoy a spread of local favorites paired with regional wines.

  • Accommodations: Carmelo Resort & Spa
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Today
Day 3: CARMELO/ MONTEVIDEO

Venture south towards Montevideo

Spend the day at a local estancia in the Uruguayan countryside.

Finca Piedra offers a wide variety of guided activities for everyone to enjoy every moment as they wish. Whether on horseback, by car, on foot, bicycle, or by golf cart, you will marvel at the natural landscapes that surround the estancia: the Sierras de Mahoma, the vineyards, the La Coronilla stream and the lagoons. The rich birdlife and flora of the estancia make it a perfect place to take a stroll and explore nature. Enjoy a traditional Uruguayan parrilla (barbecue) for lunch.

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

Exploration of “old town” Montevideo

Make your way through the ancient fortress city of Montevideo, surrounded by sea.

Take it in with a walking tour that starts with a visit to Independence Square. Dive into the area’s rich history through the city’s ancient wall ruins, Puerta de la Ciudadela. Continue the tour to the Solis Theatre, the Torres Garcia Museum, and take a break for drinks at the Puro Verso library, one of the area’s oldest buildings. Make your way into the old city and discover the excitement of the Carnival Museum. Visit the workshop of a famous Uruguayan craftsman recognized with the UNESCO award of excellence. End your exploration of the city with a Parrilla (barbecue) at Mercado central.

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

 

Day 5: MONTEVIDEO / JOSE IGNACIO

Travel to the seaside resort town of Jose Ignacio

Observe the breath-taking coasts of Uruguay on your way to Casa Pueblo.

Spread across the sea cliffs you will find Casa Pueblo, a famous work of architecture created by artist Carlos Páez Vilaró. Housing a museum and gallery this massive sprawling white building is the perfect place to immersive yourself in the creative world of Uruguay. Learn about the creative process in Vilaró’s workshop and take in the ocean views from the estate’s terrace.

Make your way to the fabulous beaches of Piriapolis, Mansa, and Brava and experience Uruguay’s famous beach culture.

  • Accommodations: Playa VIK
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today

 

Day 6: JOSE IGNACIO

Immerse yourself in the local culture

Experience the best of Uruguayan gastronomy with regional wine and cuisine.

Viña Eden is a vineyard and winery that makes use of its geographical location by using the force of gravity to move the wine down to the cellar. Starting at the top of the hill with grape processing the wine then makes its way down into the stone cellar where it ages under the perfect conditions of light, temperature, and moisture. Sample this fine wine in the vineyard’s beautiful landscape.

Take your kitchen skills to the next level with a cooking class amongst the staff at Bodega Garzón restaurant. Here you will learn how to properly cook with fire and the methodology of world-renowned chef Francis Mallmann. Learn simple yet delicious recipes using authentic techniques.

  • Accommodations: Playa VIK
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch Today

 

Days 7-8: JOSE IGNACIO

Enjoy a day at leisure

Take in two days of relaxing leisure at Playa VIK.

Explore the area at your own pace or participate in activities organized by the resort such as hikes, water rides, and horseback riding.

  • Accommodations: Playa VIK
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Daily
Day 9: DEPART URUGUAY

End your Uruguayan adventure

Head to the airport for your departure flight from Uruguay.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today

 

INTERESTED IN THIS TRIP?
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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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