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Self-drive Uruguay: Classic highlights

13 days from £2,680pp

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Self-drive Uruguay: Classic highlights

13 days from £2,680pp
 

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Uruguay, wedged between the behemoths of Brazil and Argentina, is a holiday destination offering a real sense of breathing space. It's the size of England but with a population of just 3.5 million, not much greater than that of Wales. The gently rolling countryside is dreamily bucolic -  the famous beef cattle graze nonchalantly accompanied by a multitude of birds, whose song at sunrise is as enchanting as the unspoilt little towns and increasingly chic range of hotels and restaurants.

Getting around is most satisfyingly achieved with the freedom of your own hire car. Our self-drive holiday explores the UNESCO jewel of Colonia, Carmelo’s vineyards, Montevideo’s art-deco streets, Rocha's glorious countryside and the beaches of José Ignacio. There’s about 900km of driving over nine days and you’ll have the support of pre-booked accommodation allowing you to explore at your leisure.

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Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Buenos Aires, transfer to your hotel in Recoleta.

Day 2

Guided walking tour in central Buenos Aires.

Day 3

Ferry across the River Plate to Colonia in Uruguay.

Day 4

Collect your hire car, drive to Carmelo at the head of the estuary.

Day 5

Day at leisure at a wine lodge near Carmelo.

Day 6

Drive to Montevideo, Uruguay’s pleasant capital.

Day 7

Guided walking tour of Montevideo.

Day 8

Drive east shadowing the coast to Rocha.

Days 9-10

At leisure on a working estancia.

Day 11

Drive to the small but upscale boutique-style beach resort José Ignacio.

Day 12

At leisure in José Ignacio.

Day 13

Drive back to Montevideo airport to drop off your car and take your international flight.

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Included in this holiday

Buenos Aires
Places visited

Buenos Aires


 
Buenos Aires
Thing to do

City tour of Buenos Aires


 
Buenos Aires Grand Hotel
Accommodation

Recoleta Grand


 

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