Venture to Uruguay from Buenos Aires, Argentina
The perfect combination for a short trip to Uruguay
This short extension trip through Uruguay, starts in the enchanting Colonia del Sacramento. Explore its UNESCO Historical Heritage town, founded in 1680, with a guided walking tour taking you to architectural treasures like Matriz Church and Bastión del Carmen. Venture out of the town on a bike trip along the scenic Rambla, into the rural landscape with vineyards and lemon plantations, culminating in a delightful brunch at La Casa de los Limoneros.
In Montevideo, explore the highlights of the country’s modern vibrant capital and the delve into the secrets of history. Escape to the countryside and the Pizzorno Family Wines in Canelón Chico, a fourth-generation winery with historic charm for wine tasting and lunch.
A great combination offering a perfect blend of history, nature, and gastronomic delights, making for an unforgettable Uruguayan adventure
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Day 1: Arrive Colonia
Depart from Buenos Aires aboard the morning Buquebus ferry, crossing the River Plate to reach Colonia de Sacramento in Uruguay. On arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by a Far & Wild guide who will transfer you to the Charco Hotel in the historic centre of this charming town.
Settle into your accommodations before joining your guide for an enriching walking tour through the UNESCO Historical Heritage site, founded in 1680. Explore the Matriz Church, Bastión del Carmen, the picturesque streets of Santa Rita and San Gabriel, and the alluring "Camino de San Pedro" area, showcasing colonial architecture and vibrant, flower-adorned buildings. Colonia, with its architectural gems and the surrounding natural beauty, promises an enchanting experience.
Day 2: Colonia bike tour
Embark on a scenic biking adventure from Colonia del Sacramento's historic centre along the Rambla, immersing yourself in the rural charm of vineyards, olive, and lemon plantations. Your journey leads to La Casa de los Limoneros, a historic haven surrounded by lemon trees and lush gardens. Following the bike ride, enjoy a warm welcome at this colonial abode, where a serene atmosphere awaits. Indulge in a hearty outdoor brunch, unwind on the picturesque patio, or by the pool.
Day 3: Colonia del Sacramento - Montevideo
Transfer to the cosmopolitan capital city, Montevideo and the charming Alma Historica hotel. Explore on a panoramic city tour encompassing the city’s most prominent buildings, parks, monuments, and residential areas. The main attractions of the tour are the Independence Square, where you will see a monument dedicated to national hero, José Gervasio Artigas and his Mausoleum. Drive along 18 de Julio Avenue lined with shops, cafés and office buildings. There is also the opportunity to drive along the coast where you can see Montevideo’s city beaches.
Day 4: Pizzorno Winery tour
In the picturesque region of Canelón Chico, near Rio de la Plata and 20 km north of downtown Montevideo, the Pizzorno family, now in its fourth generation, proudly continues its legacy. With unwavering love and respect for nature, they have revitalised both vineyards and winery and Pizzorno Family Wines stands as a shining example of a locally owned business. While the exterior architecture retains its 1900s charm, the winery features modern wine technology, utilising French and American oak barrels to craft high-quality wines. Immerse yourself in this legacy as you sample five distinct wines paired with a delicious homemade local lunch.
Day 5: Depart Montevideo
Transfer from your hotel to the port or airport for your departure arrangements.
Location: Uruguay holidays, South and Central America Holidays
From £1,395 pp based on two people sharing, excluding international flights.
The trip includes all accommodations and activities specified above. Rooms and meals are as follows:
- 2 nights at Charco Hotel – Senior Room with breakfast included
- 2 nights at Alma Historica Hotel - Classic Room, breakfast included
- All transfers, private guides and fees where stated as included.
- Buquebus ferry from Buenos Aires - Colonia in standard class
This trip excludes:
- Single Supplements.
- International flights to Buenos Aires/from Uruguay
- Meals not mentioned as included.
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When to go to Uruguay
A month-by-month guide of when to visit Uruguay
Peak Season - Summer is in full swing with warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine. The coastal areas, including Punta del Este, are bustling with beachgoers. It's the best time for sunbathing, swimming, and enjoying vibrant Carnival celebrations, with colorful parades and music filling the streets.
Peak Season - The weather remains perfect for beach lovers and partygoers. Montevideo's Carnival, one of the world's largest, comes alive with elaborate parades, costumes, and a vibrant atmosphere. The coastal towns, like Punta del Este, continue to draw visitors with their lively beach scenes.
Shoulder Season - While still warm, March sees fewer crowds. It's an ideal time to explore Uruguay's wineries and countryside tranquility. Enjoy wine tasting and leisurely drives through the beautiful landscapes.
Shoulder Season - As summer comes to an end, temperatures begin to cool. April is a quieter time to visit. Explore the historic charm of Colonia del Sacramento, a UNESCO World Heritage site, without the summer crowds.
Low Season - May brings cooler temperatures, making it perfect for leisurely exploration. Experience local life in small towns and the countryside. It's a time to connect with Uruguay's culture and heritage without the tourist rush.
Low Season - Winter begins, and temperatures drop. While the beaches are less appealing, you can explore the cultural side of Uruguay. Visit museums, warm up with a cup of mate, and partake in various indoor cultural events.
Low Season - Winter continues, providing an excellent opportunity to explore Uruguay's inland beauty. Go horseback riding, experience the gaucho culture, and enjoy the serene countryside without the tourist crowds.
Low Season - August is perfect for birdwatching and wildlife tours in Uruguay's natural reserves. It's a unique opportunity to witness the country's diverse wildlife in a peaceful and less crowded setting.
Shoulder Season - Spring blossoms in Uruguay. With pleasant weather, you can enjoy various outdoor activities. Explore national parks, hike, and witness the vibrant displays of wildflowers.
Shoulder Season - The beauty of October lies in its mild weather. The countryside comes alive with colorful blossoms, making it an excellent time for outdoor adventures, historical exploration, and wine tasting.
Shoulder Season - November is the time to visit beaches before the summer crowds return. Enjoy the coastal areas and historic sites with pleasant temperatures and fewer tourists.
Peak Season - Summer returns with warm temperatures and bustling beaches. December is perfect for beachgoers and festive holiday celebrations. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and celebrations that mark the end of the year.
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