Family Fun in Uruguay

Buenos Aires, Carmelo & Jose Ignacio
11 nights private tour from GBP £5,700 per person

Uruguay remains relatively unknown as a holiday 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.

Family Fun in Uruguay
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

Journey highlights
  • 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

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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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.

Itinerary

Fly to Buenos Aires
Day 1-4

Buenos Aires and the Pampas

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 neighbourhoods

Accommodation: Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires ( 3 nights )
Day 4-7

Carmelo, Uruguay

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 ( 3 nights )
Day 7-12

Jose Ignacio, Uruguay

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 )
Fly home
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 3930 4802 to start planning your holiday.

Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and includes international flights)

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  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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July 2024 GBP £6,000 GBP £900 plan your trip
August 2024 GBP £6,000 GBP £900 plan your trip
September 2024 GBP £5,700 GBP £900 plan your trip
October 2024 GBP £5,700 GBP £900 plan your trip
November 2024 GBP £6,000 GBP £900 plan your trip
December 2024 GBP £6,300 GBP £900 plan your trip
January 2025 GBP £6,300 GBP £900 plan your trip
February 2025 GBP £6,300 GBP £900 plan your trip
March 2025 GBP £6,000 GBP £900 plan your trip
April 2025 GBP £6,000 GBP £900 plan your trip
May 2025 GBP £5,700 GBP £900 plan your trip
June 2025 GBP £5,700 GBP £900 plan your trip
  • July 2024
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,000
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • August 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,000
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • September 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,700
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • October 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,700
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • November 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,000
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • December 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,300
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • January 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,300
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • February 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,300
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • March 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,000
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • April 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,000
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • May 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,700
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • June 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,700
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
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When to visit

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  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
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  • D
Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

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.

Family Fun in Uruguay
Family Fun in Uruguay

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3930 4802 to start planning your holiday.

Plan your trip

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