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Uruguay

Uruguay tailor-made holidays

Introduction

Up-and-coming Uruguay is beginning to make a name for itself on the South American scene. Uruguay travel and holidays in Uruguay are increasingly affordable, making the pristine beaches and lively cities here ever more accessible.

The capital city Montevideo is divided between a soaring metropolis and a colonial old town full of art deco architecture; there's an uninterrupted sandy beach surrounding the city as well. Tacuarembó in the north is an agreeable place, which for three days every March is overrun by cowboys during the celebrated gaucho festival.

In the centre of the country lie the Termas del Guaviyu, a set of unspoilt hot springs; soak in the pools or fish in the Guaviyu stream.

People flock to the beaches of the Costa de Oro in the south and the Costa del Sol in the east. Alternatively head to Isla Gorriti, just off the coast from the popular Punta del Este resort from some indulgent pampering. Nearby Isla de Lobos is home to a large sea lion colony.

 

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At a glance

Flying time from UK
14 hours

Time zone
GMT -3

Currency
Peso Uruguayo (urug$) = 100 centécimos

Language
Spanish

Travel advice
Check the FCDO for visa & travel advice

Special offers in Uruguay

Puerto Chacabuco, Chile

Santiago to Buenos Aires on Seven Seas Splendor

25-day luxury ocean cruise holiday from £9,110 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save up to 35% & free 3-night land programme
Book by: 30 June 2024

This all-inclusive voyage with Regent Seven Seas is an opportunity to immerse yourself in some of the world’s most impressive scenery, encompassing Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Caminito, La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

South American adventure with Regent Seven Seas Cruises

16-day luxury ocean cruise from £8,395 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Free 3-night pre- or post- cruise land programme
Book by: 30 June 2024

Mix vibrant Latin American cities including Buenos Aires and Rio with the beauty of the region's natural world on this all-inclusive luxury cruise with Regent Seven Seas.

Rio de Janeiro

Radiant Rhythms of Latin America on Marina

14-day luxury ocean cruise from £5,185 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Up to a 4-category upgrade & 'Simply MORE'
Book by: 30 June 2024

From Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro, this luxury journey with Oceania Cruises follows a route revealing the radiant waters, soaring mountains and cultural rhythms of the southeastern coastline of South America.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0623 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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