Uruguay: South America in a nutshell
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 Jose Ignacio 2h09m
Day 5-8 Jose Ignacio
Popularised by celebrities who have turned this quiet fishing village into a mecca for the rich and the beautiful, Jose Ignacio is a place to be seen. On Playa Brava you can hang out with Brazilian jet setters and super models - and alas, the paparazzi that follow them. On western Playa Mansa, relax in a more laid back locale.
Transfers to Carmelo 4h55m
Day 9-11 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 1h01m