Uruguay for Families

Buenos Aires, Carmelo & Jose Ignacio

From $4800 per person in low season

per person based on 2 people sharing, including domestic flights, accommodation and private transfers.

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At a Glance

  • Superb family-friendly introduction to Uruguay

  • Top-notch properties used throughout

  • Includes tours of Buenos Aires and Montevideo, the two lively capitals

  • Plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities from horse riding to learning to surf

  • Best in the northern hemisphere's winter months

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Buenos Aires can be visited year round however the warmer months are from October to April. Uruguay has a temperate climate, with mild summers and winters. The best time to visit is between November and March. The very popular peak summer season from Christmas to mid-February gets booked up well in advance so best to plan early. During this period Jose Ignacio and Punta del Este come alive and there is a great party atmosphere.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 9308 to start planning your vacation.

Itinerary

Uruguay remains relatively unknown as a vacation destination. But with its laid-back charm, colonial towns, rolling countryside, estancias and fashionable beach scene, it is South America's best kept secret, and a relaxed, safe and ideal destination for families.

  1. Fly to Buenos Aires

  2. Days 1-4: Buenos Aires

    Begin by flying to Buenos Aires, Argentina's vibrant capital city. There is lots for the whole family, from taking in a Boca Juniors soccer game and shopping till you drop, to learning some tango steps and dining out at fabulous steak restaurants. We’ve included a fun city tour by bike, a great way for little (or big!) legs to cover more ground and explore Buenos Aires’ vibrant neighborhoods

    Accommodation: Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires (3 nights)

  3. Days 4-7: Carmelo

    From Buenos Aires, Uruguay is only a stone's throw away. Take a fast catamaran across the River Plate to Colonia, a pocket of tranquility in contrast to the buzz of Buenos Aires. Wander through this pretty former Portuguese riverside town and UNESCO world heritage site, with its winding cobblestone alleyways and colonial houses. From Colonia, you'll be driven to the Carmelo resort & Spa for an indulgent 3-night stay. Here you'll find slick service, top notch golf, great horse riding, a fabulous spa and a huge outdoor pool, all on the white sand banks of the Rio de la Plata.

    Accommodation: Carmelo Resort & Spa, the Unbound Collection by Hyatt (3 nights)

  4. Days 7-12: Punta del Este and Jose Ignacio

    From Carmelo head across pretty countryside, stopping off in Montevideo, where you’ll enjoy a privately guided tour of the historic city before enjoying a delicious lunch in the famous port market. Continue to the ultra-luxury Estancia Vik. Designed by Marcelo Daglio, this estancia really has a wow-factor, and is a great family property. Each suite has been decorated by a different Uruguayan artist and incorporates state-of-the-art technology. It has a huge outdoor pool where you can relax, unwind and take in the incredible vistas. With 4,000 acres of private land, its own polo fields and criollo horses, there's no better place to take a polo lesson or go horse riding gaucho-style. You can also take long walks, go biking, play tennis or simply relax poolside.

    Jose Ignacio, often likened to St Tropez or the Hamptons, is just up the road, and is where the local glitterati hang out and cool beach bars abound. Surf, sail, explore the amazing sand dunes of Cabo Polonio with their sea lion colonies.

    Accommodation: Estancia Vik (5 nights)

  5. Fly home

    Private transfer to Punta del Este airport where you’ll connect with your international flight home.

Location

Buenos Aires, Carmelo & Jose Ignacio

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 9308 to start planning your vacation.

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