Uruguay Uncovered

Col del Sacramento, Carmelo, Montevideo, Quebrada de los Cuervos, Rocha, Jose Ignacio
16 nights private tour from $6,100 per person

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.

Uruguay Uncovered
At a glance
  • Cruise along winding roads and uncover the best of what Uruguay has to offer on this relaxed all-encompassing trip

  • Get your fix of history and culture in the colourful capital Montevideo and explore the quaint cobblestoned UNESCO world heritage site of Colonia del Sacramento

  • Discover Uruguay’s rural wilderness; stay at traditional estancia’s, enjoy wholesome outdoor activities such as horse-riding and enjoy spectacular sunsets

  • Familiarise yourself with new grape varieties whilst tasting delicious locally produced wines

Journey highlights
  • Cruise along winding roads and uncover the best of what Uruguay has to offer on this relaxed all-encompassing trip

  • Get your fix of history and culture in the colourful capital Montevideo and explore the quaint cobblestoned UNESCO world heritage site of Colonia del Sacramento

  • Discover Uruguay’s rural wilderness; stay at traditional estancia’s, enjoy wholesome outdoor activities such as horse-riding and enjoy spectacular sunsets

  • Familiarise yourself with new grape varieties whilst tasting delicious locally produced wines

  • Uncovered itinerary:Designed to immerse you in a destination, our Uncovered Journeys take you off the beaten path, with boutique hotels and cultural insight
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

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    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,100
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  • June
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    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,100
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  • July
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    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,800
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  • August
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    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,800
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    $1,700
  • September
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,100
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    $1,500
  • October
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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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,100
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    $1,500
  • November
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,400
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    $1,600
  • December
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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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,800
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    $1,700
  • January
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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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,800
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    $1,700
  • February
    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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,800
    Deposit from*
    $1,700
  • March
    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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,400
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • April
    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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,400
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
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Itinerary

Fly to Montevideo
Day 1-3

Colonia del Sacramento

Upon arrival in Montevideo, you will be transferred to the quaint colonial town of Colonia del Sacramento. Enjoy a relaxed couple of days as you meander through the cobbled streets of this pretty town, admiring the colonial architecture of its buildings and enjoy leisurely lunches out on its leafy plazas. There’s a very photogenic lighthouse that you can climb for an aerial view and finish the day with a glass of wine whilst watching the sunset over the mighty River Plate and Buenos Aires on the horizon.

Accommodation: Charco Hotel ( 2 nights )
Day 3-6

Carmelo

Today marks the start of your Uruguayan road trip as you pick up the keys to your car and drive towards Carmelo. Your home for the next few days is a true boutique bolt-hole, surrounded by picturesque vineyards. Enjoy a wine tasting masterclass in a private cellar, take a picnic lunch and sit out in the orchard or have a snooze beside the inviting swimming pool. If you can drag yourself away from all this, be sure to take a scenic bike ride along quiet country lanes to the charming town of Carmelo.

Accommodation: Finca Narbona ( 3 nights )
Day 6-8

Montevideo

Back on the road again as you head towards the capital Montevideo and your boutique hotel in one of the city’s most exclusive neighbourhoods. There’s plenty to do in Montevideo, you can visit the buzzing port market which offers culinary delights at every turn (best to go there at lunchtime on an empty stomach), take a cultural tour of the city and be visit some of its fascinating museums. In the afternoon, wander along the city’s waterfront taking in the glistening views and enjoy a coffee at one of the pavement cafés.

Accommodation: Alma Histórica Boutique Hotel ( 2 nights )
Day 8-11

Uruguayan Countryside

Upon leaving Montevideo, you escape the hustle and bustle in exchange for Uruguay’s bucolic countryside. Experience authentic rural life at this family run property where you’ll be welcomed with open arms by the lovely owners, Ursula and Diego. Their hospitality and the relaxed atmosphere is what makes staying here such a memorable experience. There are plenty of things to do in the area; horse riding, canoeing on the nearby river, cycling, hiking, swimming or just hanging out on the terrace and reading a good book. And expect to eat well, the breakfasts especially are well worth waking up for!

Accommodation: Posada El Balcon Del Abra ( 3 nights )
Day 11-14

Uruguayan Countryside

You’ll notice the roads are even quieter and the scenery more spectacular as you drive towards Rocha and your second stay at an estancia. As one of our favourite spots in Uruguay, we think you’ll love being encompassed by Uruguay’s rolling countryside and the surrounding lagoons teeming with wildlife. Over the next few days, you’ll have plenty of opportunity for horse-riding, birdwatching or hiking. We also recommend you venture out to visit one of the nearby beaches of La Pedrera or La Paloma or for a little adventure head to Cabo Polonio’s famous sand dunes and sealion colony. In the evening, back at the estancia, you’ll enjoy mouth-watering homecooked meals which are best accompanied by a bottle of the region’s fabulous wine, whilst you share stories with other guests or cosy up beside the roaring open fire.

Accommodation: Estancia El Charabon ( 3 nights )
Day 14-17

Jose Ignacio

From Rocha you’ll drive to the beautiful coastline of Jose Ignacio. This hip little place offers a great escape from city life, where you can enjoy spectacular golden beaches, sunny coastal walks and some fantastic dining options with views out over the Atlantic Ocean. We’ve chosen a cool little hotel that serves you a delicious breakfast wherever you’d like to take it each morning, and there are complimentary bikes to help you explore the scenic coastline. So kickback, relax and look out for the occasional celebrity whilst soaking up the last of the warm sun. 

Accommodation: Casa Suaya ( 3 nights )
Fly home from Montevideo
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 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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Uruguay Uncovered
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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 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
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