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Uruguay

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Hand-crafted Travel to Uruguay

Uruguay is a small but charming country nestled between its much larger neighbours, Argentina and Brazil, where a large portion of the country consists of remote working estancias, undulating hills and verdant pastures full of its renowned cattle grazing. Boasting an enormous coastline, there are famous resort towns – some ultra glitzy and others more bohemian – as well as the capital city, Montevideo, boasting its pleasant waterfront promenade and eclectic mix of colonial buildings and art deco design alongside a thriving theatre and tango scene. Uruguay is also famed for its excellent quality wine and boutique winery hotels in the region of Carmelo, where biking tours, gourmet picnic lunches and wine pairing is top on the to-do list. Uruguay’s quaintest and prettiest town, Colonia, is just a ferry ride across the River Plate from Buenos Aires and is often a key connecting point for the two countries on an itinerary. While often combined for a beach stay at the end of a trip in Argentina, a 2 week trip to Uruguay on its own is perfect for an off-the-beaten-track destination and an experience full of activities such as horse riding, cycling, coastal walks, visits to quaint towns and estancias, as well as enjoying amazing barbeques and wine.

Travelling to Uruguay with True

Many don’t hold Uruguay in as high regard, but our Latin America team highly value the destination, with lots of ideas on how to make your holiday special.

A True Uruguay Itinerary

Our travel design process starts with you and your ideas, each trip created from a blank piece of paper.

Our Latin America specialists have created a selection of example itineraries to provide a sense of what can be crafted for you in Uruguay.

13 Day Itinerary

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True Experiences In Uruguay

Uruguay has as much to offer in terms of experiences as almost any other country in South America, with bustling cities, vineyards, and miles of coastline.

Our Featured Uruguay Accommodation

Each trip True Travel curate is based on the experience you are looking for and as an independent travel operator, we are not obliged or committed to any properties. You can rest safe in the knowledge that the accommodation we recommend for your stay has been chosen based on your interests, not ours.

Uruguay Hotspots

Uruguay’s unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty can be found all across the country. Montevideo, the coastal capital, blends historic architecture with modern energy. Colonia del Sacramento, a UNESCO World Heritage site, exudes colonial charm. Punta del Este’s beaches and nightlife offer a cosmopolitan retreat. Explore the tranquility of Uruguay’s countryside in places like Carmelo.

Montevideo

Montevideo, Uruguay’s vibrant capital, captivates with its unique blend of history, culture, and coastal charm. Nestled along the Rio de la Plata, this city exudes a laid-back yet cosmopolitan vibe that beckons visitors to explore its treasures.

Montevideo

Colonia and Carmelo

A charming and lively town that was originally founded by Portuguese settlers arriving from Brazil in 1680, Colonia’s old town is a declared UNESCO heritage site. The town was originally used as a smuggling staging post, but today its trim colonial centre, with narrow, cobbled streets and fine architecture, is a charming and interesting place to explore.

Jose Ignacio and Punta Del Este

Only 20 minutes from the shimmering skyline of the fashionable Punta del Este with its expansive golden beaches and low headlands that stretch northeast along a single coastal road, you’ll find the towns of La Barra and then Manantiales and ultimately Jose Ignacio, each one more quiet and low-key than the last. You’ll find an abundance of cute boutiques and good cuisine, pairing favourite local tastes with global trends.

True Latin America

Taking care of your Latin America travel needs is Evie, our Senior Latin America Specialist. There are few people as passionate about the people and culture of the region, ensuring that in addition to the extraordinary destination highlights, you will experience the most authentic side of Latin America with a True Travel itinerary.

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Evie Oswald - True Travel

Evie has lived in Argentina and travelled countless times throughout Central and South America; acquiring a particular love for wildlife, epic scenery and endless outdoors adventures.

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