This 2-week South American experience combines Buenos Aires and Montevideo with the attractions of the Perito Moreno glacier, the delights of Colonia and the appeal of an estancia.
Highlights: Buenos Aires – Perito Moreno Glacier – Colonia – Montevideo – Estancia
You will be met on arrival and driven to your hotel for the first few days of your holiday. We include a city tour of Buenos Aires and a tango show with dinner on one evening.
If you would like us to book anything in particular for you, such as a football tour, a tour of notable bars and restaurants, tango lessons or our new Pope Francis tour, please let us know.
El Calafate and Perito Moreno
Departure transfer to airport in time for your flight to El Calafate, where you will be met and driven to your hotel. If there is time, we recommend a visit to the Glaciarum ice museum with its Glaciobar where the bar, tables, seating and walls are all made of ice.
During your stay we will include an excursion to Perito Moreno. This important glacier is 50 miles from El Calafate at the western end of Lago Argentino. Following the paths you will get close up views of the glacier, an impressive river of ice some 18 miles long and about 2½ miles wide. You'll also have the chance to go ice-trekking on the glacier with crampons.
Please call us to discuss additional excursions and activities during your stay here.
Return to Buenos Aires, overnight in your hotel.
Buenos Aires to Colonia
Buenos Aires to Colonia
Departure transfer to the docks in time to board your ferry across the River Plate to Colonia.
You will be met on arrival for a walking tour of this UNESCO World Heritage site, making your way through the attractive cobbled-stone streets. Of particular note are the Calle de los Suspiros and Plaza Mayor.
Overnight in a local hotel.
Colonia to Montevideo
You will be picked up at your hotel and on the way to Montevideo there will be stop for a spot of lunch either at one of Uruguay's family-owned vineyards or at a cheese-producing farm.
On arrival in Montevideo you will be dropped off at your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Explore the Old City on foot, an area which is home to antique shops and art galleries, old bars and cafes and some great restaurants before lunch at the Mercado del Puerto. Do take time to see some of the superb art-deco architecture, particularly on the Avenida 18 de Julio.
Please contact us to arrange additional tours and excursions, to the Naval Museum, the Carnival Museum or to the museum about the 1972 Andes plane crash, for example, or an afternoon's windsurfing or sailing. If you are interested in craft beer, tango or wish to visit other vineyards, do let us know.
Other excursions and activities include visits to a farm producing olive oil, Punta del Diablo, birdwatching in the wetlands, riding or mountain-biking, day-trips to Isla Gorriti and/or Isla de los Lobos.
San Pedro de Timote Estancia
Transfer from Montevideo via Cerro Colorado to the San Pedro de Timote estancia. This is a delightful place to stay and unwind at the end of your travels.
Transfer to the airport in time to check-in for your transatlantic flight.
The above sample Argentina and Uruguay holiday can be varied in any way you choose to suit your exact requirements so give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss any modifications.
We offer a range of accommodation from three star standard hotels to five star luxury so please chat to our staff for informed advice and expertise to discuss arrangements for your tailor-made holiday.
The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample Argentina and Uruguay holiday are just a selection of what is available in each location. The programme can be adjusted to fit your particular requirements for this holiday; please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in your tailor-made Uruguay holiday.
If you like the broad sweep of the above sample holiday but have fewer days to spend, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.
We would be delighted to email you a no-obligation, fully-detailed itinerary & quote for your tailor-made South America holiday together with links to hotel websites, plus details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not included in the quoted price. If you thereafter wish to make any changes to the initial itinerary – be it an alternative hotel, different activities, a different duration in any location etc. – that’s not a problem and we will continue to work with you to adjust the programme until it exactly matches what you’re looking for in your tailor-made Argentina and Uruguay holiday.
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