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Highlights of Argentina & Uruguay

Highlights of Argentina & Uruguay

Purpose: Culture, History, Ecotourism
No. of days: 9 days - 8 nights
First & Last Cities: Buenos Aires, Montevideo
Other cities: Colonia del Sacramento, Punta del Este
Starting cost: $1,825
 
 
Day 1: Buenos Aires
Welcome to Buenos Aires! Upon arrival your English-speaking guide will accompany you to your hotel. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
 
Day 2: Buenos Aires
Your panoramic tour of Buenos Aires includes the most important landmarks of this European city also known as the Paris of South America.  In the next 3 hours you will learn the history of Plaza de Mayo, site of the most important historical events held in Argentina. Admire its surroundings with several emblematic buildings, like the Pink House, sit of the Executive Power, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Your next stop is in San Telmo. Walk along the cobble-stoned streets and discover the charming antique shops at the oldest residential neighborhood in the city. Next, revive the traditional Tango with live dancers in the neighborhood of La Boca, and stroll down the colorful Caminito Street.  On the tour you will also see the mythical Boca Juniors soccer stadium, where Maradona once played, admire the modern-chic Puerto Madero area, pass through the traditional Retiro neighborhood, and move on to see Palermo before finally arriving at the glamorous Recoleta district with its fine boutiques, parks and cafes. Once there, discover the final resting place of Eva Peron, "Evita" and wander through Recoleta Cemetery where she is to be found. At the end of the tour, go back to your hotel.  Overnight in Buenos Aires [B]
 
Day 3: Buenos Aires (Tango show)
Day at leisure to explore Buenos Aires at your pace or for optional tours. Tonight, you have a genuine Porteño experience with a typical dinner and Tango show. The melancholic and untamed rhythms perfectly resound with the orchestras of the forties. This unique show is complemented with a typical meal paired with the best wines and excellent service and atmosphere. The show is performed by many professional artists whose repertoire includes several well-known Tangos. Overnight in Buenos Aires. [B/D]
 
Day 4: Buenos Aires, Colonia del Sacramento (Uruguay)
At agreed time transfer to the pier to board your fast ferry to Colonia, Uruguay. Colonia used to be a Portuguese colony. Founded in 1680, the city was ruled by both Spain and Portugal until it was incorporated to Uruguay in 1828. Upon arrival your will be transferred to your hotel to drop your luggage and immediately depart for your walking city tour. Stroll the charming cobbled streets of the historic area. See the old buildings, forts, visit the Spanish and Portuguese Museums and other important areas of this city declared Patrimony of Mankind by the UNESCO. Remainder of the day at leisure to explore this peaceful city at your pace, or simply enjoy a glass of wine in one of the charming restaurants in the historic area. Overnight in Colonia [B]
 
Day 5: Colonia del Sacramento, Montevideo
After breakfast depart on a short 2-hour ride to Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay, established in 1724, and nowadays home to almost half of the population of Uruguay with more than 1,300.000 people. The city has been consistently rated as having the highest quality of life in Latin America. Located on the banks to Rio de La Plata, Montevideo is considered a modern and vibrant place; it mixes the European flair of its historical buildings with a modern commercial and technological center. Upon arrival visit the old city with its famous Mercado del Puerto; a colorful and lively area, with great food, especially for meat lovers. Next see the Constitution Square, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Town Hall. Your next stop is at the beautiful Plaza Independencia (Independence Square). The square separates the old town from the downtown area, and around it you will find many important buildings such as the famous Solis Theatre, from 1856; and the Palacio Estevez,  former seat the Executive Branch, turned into a museum. Next stroll through the main commercial street 18 de Julio lined with shops, cafés and office buildings. Next take a ride to Prado neighborhood which houses one of the oldest parks with a beautiful rose garden. Continue to Batlle & Ordoñez Park, passing by the Obelisk, the Soccer Stadium and the residential area of Carrasco.  Your last stop is at Plaza Virgilio that offers an excellent view of the city. A great spot for photographers! Return along the coast and its beaches back to your hotel. Overnight in Montevideo. [B]
 
Day 6: Montevideo
Day at leisure to explore Montevideo at your own pace. Overnight in Montevideo. [B]
 
Day 7: Montevideo, Punta del Este
Punta Del Este, is one of the most sophisticated summer resort areas in the continent, and is known as the playground of the chic and famous of South America. The city is located 87 miles from Montevideo, at the Atlantic coast. Punta’s architecture is a combination of modern buildings and colonial houses. The city offers picturesque beaches, international hotels and restaurants, modern night clubs and casinos and excellent shopping. At agreed time, transfer from Montevideo to Punta del Este with a visit to Piriapolis on your way. The city was founded by Francisco Piria, who was an alchemist; this is why many symbols of alchemy, can still be seen throughout the small city. You will be able to enjoy a beautiful panoramic view from the San Antonio Hill. Continue to Casapueblo a strange, quirky and beautiful construction created by Uruguayan artist Carlos Páez Vilaró which was his residence, workshop, atelier, hotel and museum. In Punta del Este discover the Mansa and Brava beaches, the residential neighborhoods such as Beverly Hills, San Rafael and Cantegril Golf. We will cross the unique undulated bridge that connects the city center with the boho-chic area of La Barra. In the city downtown area you can stroll along main avenue Juan Gorlero, visit the yacht port and enjoy an almost infinite number of luxury boutique stores, cafes and bars. Overnight in Punta del Este. [B]
 
Day 8: Punta del Este
Day at leisure to enjoy Montevideo at your pace. [B]
 
Day 9: Punta del Este, Montevideo, USA
Day at leisure. At agreed time, transfer to the airport to board your flight back home or to your next destination [B]
 
[B] = Breakfast | [B/D] = Breakfast and Dinner


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Tour includes
  • Transfers are a mix of shared and private
  • 8 nights accommodation at hotels of your preference:
    • Buenos Aires - 3 nights
    • Colonia Del Sacramento - 1 night
    • Montevideo - 2 nights
    • Punta del Este - 2 nights
  • Meals:
    • Daily breakfast
    • 1 dinner
  • Tours are a mix of shared and private
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Entrance fees to attractions mentioned
  • All hotel taxes
Not included in tour
  • International or domestic air tickets
  • Ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia
  • Early check-in or late check-out at hotels
  • Services and food not listed in the itinerary
  • Beverages during the meals
  • Hotel extras, and personal expenses.
  • Tips for guides, drivers, and in restaurants

Hotels in your Tour

Category Hotel Name Room Type Tripadvisor
First Class
Buenos Aires Kenton Palace Standard room 4
Colonia Charco Senior Suite 5
Montevideo My Suites Superior 4.5
Punta del Este Awa Boutique Superior Deluxe 4.5
Deluxe
Buenos Aires Loi Recoleta Standard room 4.5
Colonia Charco Suite 5
Montevideo Sofitel Superior room 4.5
Punta del Este The Grand Ocean View 5
All hotels are subject to confirmation at the time of booking

Tour Pricing

Season Double
First Class
January 2 - February 26 $1,999
February 27- July 09 $1,825
July 10- October 08 $1,845
October 9 - December 20 $1,869
Deluxe
January 2 - February 26 $2,509
February 27- November 01 $2,269
November 02 - December 20 $2,355
Rates are minimum per person, valid from January 2 through 20 December ’20 and may change without notice.
Prices for First Class and Deluxe hotels, single rooms, or for 3 passengers sharing a room are available on request.
Cost of ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia, approximately $40 per person, will be added to the final invoice
 
Tour Code: MC05BUE20CT