Colonia del Sacramento
The quaint town of Colonia del Sacramento is a lively, character-laden river port, its cobbled, leafy streets lined with colourful buildings that showcase Spanish, Portuguese and Uruguayan history. Dating back to 1680, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a delight to explore on foot, strolling along its narrow streets and stopping in one of many charming cafes to watch the world go by.
Just across the River Plate from Buenos Aires, Colonia del Sacramento is popular with Argentinean weekenders and makes an easy day trip from the city.
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
A charming boutique hotel with eight rooms in the heart of Uruguay's UNESCO World Heritage site, Colonia del Sacramento. Charco Hotel is made up of lovingly converted original 1680 Portuguese houses which form the rooms, suites and restaurant.
Buenos Aires, Col del Sacramento, Montevideo, Jose Ignacio, Estancia El Charabon
Discover the understated charm of Uruguay on this easy-going classic self-drive itinerary. At your own pace take in the sights and sounds of Uruguay’s bucolic countryside whilst staying at traditional estancias, visit the country’s vibrant urban areas, and enjoy its gorgeous rugged unspoilt coastline.
GBP £3,700 pp
Col del Sacramento, Carmelo, Montevideo, Quebrada de los Cuervos, Rocha, Jose Ignacio
With a fabulously laidback atmosphere it’s only fitting to take in Uruguay’s highlights at your own pace on this classic self-drive itinerary. Visit colonially influenced urban areas, wander through rows of gorgeous vineyards, uncover rolling green countryside and enjoy rugged unspoilt coastline.
GBP £5,500 pp