Uruguay: South America condensed
Day 1-4 Montevideo
Founded in 1724 by the Spanish, Uruguay’s capital and largest city won’t disappoint. Pass through Puerta de la Ciudadela and enter the Ciudad Vieja to explore the city’s landmarks including the National History Museum, Museo Torres Garcia, Palacio Legislativo, the Museum of Natural History and the Museo Blanes.
Transfers to Carmelo 2h52m
Day 5-7 Carmelo
Taste the best of uruguay’s wines in this popular centre for viticulture. Carmelo has grown up around two main squares. The first is the Plaza Artigas where you’ll find a monument to the city’s founder alongside Templo Historico del Carmen church, a museum and archive, The other is the commercial city square, hub of activity both day and night. Boating, fishing and sailing on the Arroyo de las Vacas River complement the obvious choice of visiting a local winery for a tasting.
Transfers to Colonia del Sacramento 1h02m
Day 8-11 Colonia del Sacramento
Sedate Colonial del Sacramento, located across the river from Buenos Aires, is a world away from the bustling Argentine capital. Its narrow streets ooze history from every cobblestone. There are museums, boutiques and restaurants here but the main attraction is simply to stroll and soak up its history.
Transfers to Jose Ignacio 4h22m