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Uruguay - Pristine Hideaways

(12 Days)

Montevideo | Colonia del Sacramento | Carmelo | Lavalleja | La Pedrera | Jose Ignacio

Day Routing
01 Montevideo

Arrival to Montevideo and transfer to the beautiful Sofitel Carrasco & Spa. Guests enjoy a city tour of vibrant Montevideo and have a small taste of local cuisine at the historic Mercado del Puerto. Welcome dinner at the stunning Boutique Bodega Bouza.

02 Montevideo - Colonia - Carmelo

Today guests visit charming Colonia del Sacramento. This small town of cobbles, ruined forts and gorgeous flowering jasmine trees has rightly been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to the town of Carmelo for overnight at Uruguay's most upmarket hotel, the Carmelo Resort & Spa, A Hyatt Hotel. The hotel is set amongst a gorgeous landscape of grassy plains, rolling vineyasrds, and stands of pine and eucalyptus.  

03 Carmelo

Day at leisure to enjoy the resort. Relax at the hotel spa, or get active at the 18-hole golf course, which is considered South America's premier golf course by Golf Digest. The hotel also features a tennis court. 

04 Carmelo - Montevideo

Today, guests enjoy a visit to the vineyards around Carmelo. A fine wine tasting will be provided at Bodega Narbona and Irurtia. Continue to Montevideo, where guests will have some leisure time for own city strolls.

05 Montevideo - Lavalleja

Transfer to Lavalleja province; with its Ombue woods, fields and streams one of the most beautiful provinces of Uruguay. Stay at the lovely country posada Balcón del Abra, a very private place with only 5 guest rooms.

06 Lavalleja

Day at leisure to enjoy the superb surroundings of the posada. Recommended activities: Hiking or horseback riding along beautiful nature trails, visit to the caves of Salamanca or to nearby ranches, wildlife watching.

07 Lavalleja - La Pedrera

Transfer to the charming province of Rocha and its beautiful La Pedrera. The best beaches of Uruguay are found in this area, powdery golden sand and stunning natural reserves. Relax at Boutique Hotel Las Brisas.

08 Cabo Polonio

Today guests discover one of the country’s finest and most peaceful spots. Cabo Polonio offers pristine white beaches and a menagerie of wildlife. Guests have the chance to observe the local sea lion colony, or just relax at the beach - a welcome escape from urban life.

09 La Pedrera - Jose ignacio

Transfer to Pueblo Garzon, where guests will enjoy lunch at Mallman’s restaurant and participate in a cooking class organized by one of Mallman’s subchefs. Continue to Jose Ignacio. This small village is an exclusive luxury vacation spot on the Uruguayan coast, and can best be enjoyed from beautiful Playa Vik Boutique Hotel.

10 Jose Ignacio

Day at leisure to explore independently. Enjoy a private area at La Mansa or La Brava beach, or spa treatments amid the beautiful backdrop of Uruguay’s beaches and countryside. Dinner at La Huella restaurant. 

11 Jose Ignacio - Montevideo

Today enjoy a tour of Punta del Este and Casapueblo, the monumental creation designed by Uruguayan artist Carlos Páez Vilaró. Return to Montevideo.

12 Montevideo

Morning at leisure, transfer to the airport and homebound flight. SAT offers wonderful extension programs in Uruguay and beyond, very recommended are Uruguay country combinations with Argentina and Brazil.