Latin America
Uruguay Uruguay Private

Introducing Uruguay

Though it is the second smallest country in South America, Uruguay makes a big impression. The population is mostly of European decent and they have a very high standard of living. In fact, Uruguay hosts the best medical care system in South America and has become a model for other developing countries in the region. This is a land of dusty colonial towns and sparkling beach resorts, of rough-and-ready gauchos and subtle artists and festive plazas. Uruguay is a place where soccer (fútbol) is worshipped without reserve, where the sun shines brightly and the air stays warm, where few question the dignity of their homeland.

B&R’s newest way to travel! This itinerary is one of our new locally supported, private trips. They use the hallmarks that we’re known for: great hotels, friendly and talented local guides, plus memorable experiences, but it’s just your group and on the dates that work best for you.

Trip Details

Easygoing to Moderate
Montevideo to Montevideo
9 Days / 8 Nights


Price per person from: $8,595
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Best Time to Visit

  • Jan
  • Feb
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  • Apr
  • May
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  • Aug
  • Sep
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  • Nov
  • Dec

Day by Day

Enjoy a relaxing evening discovering the city or exploring the hotel grounds in the picturesque village atmosphere of historic Carmelo.

Visit Carmelo's hacienda, used by resident gauchos and observe ranch life in operation before heading to the Legado winery to sample the local Tannat wines.

Ride through Anchorena Park and wander the quaint cobbled streets of a bygone era in the UNESCO World Heritage site, Colonia del Sacramento.

Explore the country’s capital city and cultural heartland, Montevideo. Visit Juanico Vineyard and its original natural stone buildings.

Enjoy a day of leisure to mountain bike, horseback ride or take polo lessons at the relaxing and remote Estancia Vik.

Visit the olive plantations and vineyards of Agroland, a Uruguayan company owning more than 4,100 hectares devoted to the production of high-quality fine foods and forestry.

Hike from Valizas to Cabo Polonio, a charming fishing village that can only be reached by horse, foot or 4x4.

Explore Playa Vik, take a wind-surfing lesson at Garzon Lagoon, and lunch at the lodge’s floating restaurant.

Enjoy a farewell breakfast at the hotel before a drive to the Montevideo airport for your departure flight home.

Hotels

Four Seasons Carmelo, Colonia

Nestling within a scented forest of pine and eucalyptus trees by the Rio de la Plata, Four Seasons Carmelo is a haven of peace and tranquility. The 20 bungalows and 24 suites exude a cosy atmosphere with outdoor terraces to soak up the views and ambiance. Carmelo creates a unique experience by blending Asian and South American philosophies to promote the art of well-being. View hotel website » 

Belmont House, Montevideo

A short distance from downtown Montevideo, Belmont House combines elegance and comfort on an intimate scale. Surrounded by gardens and close to the beach, Belmont House offers a tranquil location with which to escape the bustle of the city. All of the 24 rooms and 4 suites have views of the garden and have been individually decorated. View hotel website » 

Estancia Vik, Jose Ignacio

Merging exceptional design, flawless personalized service, environmentally minded practices and an unparalleled collection of contemporary Uruguayan and international art—Estancia Vik is a remarkable property set in a magical backdrop where Marlboro country meets virgin San Tropez. Each suite has been imagined by an individual Uruguayan artist who has created works of art from these spaces. View hotel website » 

Playa Vik, Jose Ignacio

A strikingly contemporary property that incorporates natural elements, Playa Vik José Ignacio is instantly recognizable from a distance, thanks to its so-called “living roof.” The property’s six villas are divided into several sizes, each one has a fireplace, original artwork and hand-painted floors. View hotel website »

Activity Level

Easygoing to Moderate

This trip is rated Easygoing to Moderate. The trip will include city walking, trail hiking, biking, and horseback riding.

Gear

Introducing Uruguay

Though it is the second smallest country in South America, Uruguay makes a big impression. The population is mostly of European decent and they have a very high standard of living. In fact, Uruguay hosts the best medical care system in South America and has become a model for other developing countries in the region. This is a land of dusty colonial towns and sparkling beach resorts, of rough-and-ready gauchos and subtle artists and festive plazas. Uruguay is a place where soccer (fútbol) is worshipped without reserve, where the sun shines brightly and the air stays warm, where few question the dignity of their homeland.

B&R’s newest way to travel! This itinerary is one of our new locally supported, private trips. They use the hallmarks that we’re known for: great hotels, friendly and talented local guides, plus memorable experiences, but it’s just your group and on the dates that work best for you.

What's Included

  • 8 nights accommodation on a shared twin/double room basis
  • Some meals as specified B/L/D
  • All entrance fees and tours
  • All private transfers and baggage handling
  • All the local experts and specialists
  • Services of a local English speaking guide
  • All special events and on-trip surprises
  • Domestic flights in economy class

At Your Service

We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.

Learn more about our guides »

Notes from the Road

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