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Highlights of Uruguay

Overview

Only one hour on a fast ferry from Buenos Aires – Uruguay offers many delights and an alternative to the usual tourist routes in South America. Start your tour in the charming UNESCO World Heritage listed town of Colonia before heading to Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo. End the tour with a 2 night stay in the famous beach resort town of Punta del Este before returning to Buenos Aires. 

Trip Code: URTSHU

Location: Uruguay

ITINERARY INSPIRATION

Today you will be collected at your hotel in Buenos Aires and transferred to the port for your ferry to Uruguay.

Transfer to the port for onward destination

Travel by Fast Ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia.

Buenos Aires Ferry Ticket - Buenos Aires - Colonia

A 50-minute ferry trip takes you from Buenos Aires to Colonia, Uruguay’s oldest city, brimming with history and charm. On arrival, you will be met for a private transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Arrival transfer in Colonia

Here we start a walking city tour along the cobbled streets of the old town of 'Colonia Del Sacramento'; visiting the old buildings, ancient forts and Spanish and Portuguese Museums. We also visit the most important tourist spots of this old Portuguese city from the XVII century that has been declared Patrimony of Mankind by the UNESCO.

Colonia Walking City Tour

After breakfast, guests will be transported to the bus station to board a regular bus to Montevideo.

Colonia Transfer Hotel - Bus Station

Travel by bus to from Colonia to Montevideo.

Bus from Colonia to Montevideo

Arrive at Montevideo and transfer to your hotel.

Montevideo Transfer Bus Station - Hotel

You will be picked up from your hotel in Montevideo and transported to the bus terminal.

Montevideo Transfer Hotel - Bus Station

Travel by bus from Montevideo to Punta del Este.

Bus from Montevideo  to Punta del Este

Arrive at Punta del Este and transfer to your hotel.

Arrival transfer in Punta del Este

Today is free to enjoy the sights and sounds of this famous city.

Free day in Punta del Este

You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the bus station.

Punta del Este Transfer Hotel - Bus Station

Today you will transfer by bus back to Montevideo to connect with the fast ferry back to Buenos Aires.

Punta del Este to Buenos Aires
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Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

Talk to one of our Destination Specialists to plan your South American adventure and turn your dream into a reality. With exceptional knowledge and first hand experience, our consultants will assist in every way possible to make your journey the most memorable it can be, matching not only the itinerary, but the accommodation and activities to suit your style of travel and budget.

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:

1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.

2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.

3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America.

4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.

5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute to work via bicycle.