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Uruguay - short city & beach extension

6 days from £1,550 per person (excluding international flights)
Montevideo  → Jose Ignacio

The perfect extension to an Argentina trip

A short trip providing a delightful taste of Uruguay's diverse offerings.

Experience the charm of Uruguay with a delightful short trip to Montevideo and the serene Jose Ignacio Beach. Start your Uruguay experience in the vibrant capital, Montevideo, where historic architecture meets modern culture. Explore the Ciudad Vieja district, strolling through its cobbled streets filled with art galleries, cafes, and boutiques. Immerse yourself in the local atmosphere at the Mercado del Abasto, where you can savour authentic Uruguayan cuisine.

After the bustling city, head to the tranquil shores of Jose Ignacio Beach. This picturesque coastal town offers a perfect blend of relaxation and sophistication. Relax on the pristine beaches, take in breathtaking ocean views, and indulge in fresh seafood at beachfront restaurants.

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Day 1: Buenos Aires - Montevideo



Board the Buquebus Ferry in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the River Plate crossing to Montevideo, Uruguay. After clearing immigration and customs you will be met by a Far & Wild representative and transferred to your hotel, the charming boutique Hotel Alma Histórica located opposite picturesque Plaza Zabala.

Day 2: Montevideo

Montevideo 2


Discover Uruguay's vibrant capital with our panoramic tour of Montevideo. Witness the city's highlights, including Independence Square, adorned with a monument honouring national hero José Gervasio Artigas and his Mausoleum. Marvel at the grandeur of the Legislative Palace, the esteemed venue for Congress and Senate sessions. Drive through the historic Prado neighbourhood, home to one of the city's oldest parks and the renowned La Diligencia sculpture. Enjoy a scenic coastal drive, past Montevideo’s many beaches.

Day 3: Montevideo - Jose Ignacio

Anastasio pool 2

Anastasio's stunning pool

Travel along the coast to the laid-back resort town of Jose Ignacio. Here, you will stay at the stylish Anastasio Hotel & Beach Club. This small resort is a peaceful escape and the perfect relaxation at the end of a busy trip of sightseeing.

Day 4: Jose Ignacio & Punta del Este

La Barra

La Barra, Punta del Este

Explore the charm of Punta del Este and its neighbouring beachfront havens on this tour including La Barra which showcases unique hanging bridges and lively painted buildings, creating a carnival-like ambiance. After lunch in Punta del Este at a local restaurant, the exploration continues to José Ignacio, originally a fishing village and now a coveted destination where you will visit the iconic lighthouse.

Day 5: Jose Ignacio

Jose Ignacio beach

Serene Jose Ignacio beach

Free day to relax or explore this coastal gem at your own pace. Chill at the cliffside infinity pool or canopy bed on the beach. Pamper yourself with an indulgent spa treatment, savour local dishes at El Botero restaurant and conclude the day with a cocktail for sunset.

Day 6: Depart Montevideo

Transfer from Jose Ignacio to Montevideo for your onward flight.

Duration: 5 nights

Location: Uruguay holidays, South America Holidays

Price: £1550pp

From £1,550 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 Alma Historica Hotel - Classic Room, breakfast included.
  • 3 nights at Anastasio Hotel & Beach Club – Suite with breakfast included

Also includes

  • All transfers, private guides and fees where stated as included.
  • Buquebus ferry from Buenos Aires - Montevideo 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

  • Best
  • Good
  • Mixed
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec


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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