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Ultimate Uruguay (16 days)

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Montevideo, Uruguay To Carmelo, Uruguay

Valid for Departures Now Through: 31 Aug 2019

Ultimate Uruguay (16 days)


Day 1
Montevideo, Uruguay
Alma Historica Boutique Hotel None

Meeting upon arrival in Montevideo and transfer to your hotel, the lovely Alma Historica Boutique Hotel for a three night stay.

Day 2
Montevideo, Uruguay
Alma Historica Boutique Hotel Breakfast, Lunch

Full day tour of Uruguay´s capital city visiting the main points of interest such as the Independence Square, 18 de Julio Main Av, Legislative Palace, a 1920´s lavish piece of architecture. The city features an incredible contrast between the old well-preserved buildings, with European atmosphere, and the modern ones. Green parks, wide avenues, residential areas, modern shopping centers and sport clubs are of high standards and easily available. Visit lovely parks, monuments and residential areas, along the famed riverfront beaches of Montevideo. Stop at the Port Market, the most typical place in the city to enjoy an excellent barbecue lunch. In the afternoon explore the quaint charm of the Old Town, walking along its narrow streets and admiring the development of architecture and arts from the 19th and 20th centuries. Museo de Artes Decorativas, Taranco Palace or an alternative museum. Plaza Zabala, the Cabildo (former Town Hall from 1804) and Cathedral (1790-Spanish Neoclassical), Solis Theatre (1842) was recently restored to its old glitter. This impressive building is today the center of Montevideo’s artistic activities.

Day 3
Montevideo, Uruguay
Alma Historica Boutique Hotel Breakfast, Lunch

Full day tour to the Winery Bouza, located in the source of the Melilla Stream, at only 15 km from Montevideo. The winery is surrounded by vines and native woods. Bouza Winery was built using the basic structure of an old winery functioning in the area since 1942. It was restored maintaining the original idea. Wine varieties include: Albariño (white wine), Chardonnay, Merlot, Tannat-Merlot, etc. Visit the vineyards and its installations, in addition you will have the opportunity to enjoy the Bouza family’s classic car collection which is exhibited in the museum. More than 30 perfectly restored cars and motorcycles from the 1920s and on are displayed, representative of life in Uruguay in the 1930s and forth. Don’t miss the 1929 railway carriage under restoration in the garden. Enjoy a visit to the wine cave for a wine tasting of the different varieties plus lunch, with afternoon return back to Montevideo.

Day 4
Montevideo, Uruguay
Punta Del Este, Uruguay
Fasano Las Piedras Breakfast, Lunch

Morning drive to Punta del Este, 130 km east of Montevideo, on the Atlantic Ocean with long strings of beaches and crystalline sea. Famous all around the world as the meeting place for the jet set and incomparable nightlife during the summer season, it is sophistication, fashion, superb parties given by magnates, casinos, exquisite restaurants, mega-shows, dozens of pubs and discos and a varied cultural life and sports clubs and facilities (golf courses, polo courses, and all water sports). Stop at Casapueblo, atelier of internationally renowned artist, Carlos Paez Vilaró, for a visit to the atelier and an educational video on his very colorful life. Then continue on to Punta de Este for lunch and an orientation tour of this resort city. Continue on to your hotel, the Fasano Las Piedras, for a two night stay. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the facilities of your hotel.

Day 5
Punta Del Este, Uruguay
Fasano Las Piedras Breakfast

Day at leisure to explore Punta del Este and its beaches on your own.

Day 6
Punta Del Este, Uruguay
José Ignacio, Uruguay
Playa Vik Breakfast

Morning drive to Jose Ignacio Village, located 42 km east of Punta del Este. It used to be a quiet and small town of picturesque local people, fishermen and divers, cut off from civilization by two wonderful lagoons without a bridge, supplied with rain water and by water carrier pushed by horse, lighted by lanterns and Aladdin lamps, besides its emblematic lighthouse. Today it has been discovered and has become the meeting point for regional jetsetters, stars, models and millionaires looking for a quiet and isolated vacation. Jose Ignacio has worked hard to keep the harmony of this privileged spot by nature and preserving the beaches, rocks, dunes, lagoons, the forest. At the entrance to the village there is a big sign indicating Max Speed 35 Km “Here, only the wind runs”. Enjoy lunch (cost of lunch is not included) at La Huella, a popular spot in Jose Ignacio, then on to check in at the Playa Vik, a truly remarkable retreat on the beach, merging exceptional design, unrivaled location, friendly and flawless service and an unparalleled collection of contemporary Uruguay and international art.

Day 7
José Ignacio, Uruguay
Playa Vik Breakfast

Day at leisure to explore Jose Ignacio on your own.

Day 8
José Ignacio, Uruguay
Pueblo Garzon, Uruguay
Garzon Hotel & Restaurant Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning drive to Pueblo Garzon, a scenic drive of about an hour. This small village, founded in 1892 and today home to about 600 people devoted to rural work, is centered around the symmetrical square designed with old palm trees which frame the chapel and social club. On one side of the square is Garzon Hotel & Restaurant where you will arrive in time for lunch. Afternoon at leisure to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Dinner and overnight accommodations

Day 9
Pueblo Garzon, Uruguay
Estancia San Pedro de Timote, Florida, Uruguay
Estancia San Pedro de Timote Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning departure for a scenic three hour journey through the countryside to San Pedro de Timote, one of the first and most important “estancias” in Uruguay founded in 1854 by Pedro Jose Jackson, for a two night stay. The great Spanish colonial main homestead was declared National Historical Monument in 1997. You can still appreciate details that remind us of the history of the place such as the Church and the wonderful Patio decorated with Spanish majolica. This handsome Period House has been totally refurbished to reflect the most elegant Colonial Era in the country. The cuisine is a delightful symphony of flavors, aromas and colors that emphasize the local dishes of the traditional Uruguayan cuisine. During your stay enjoy all meals and the facilities and activities as offered by the estancia, including two swimming pools, closed heated swimming pool with Jacuzzi, ping pong, tennis court, basketball and professional fronton, mountain bike, horse rides, rides in carts, walking tours around the area, “Photographic Safaris”.

Day 10
Estancia San Pedro de Timote, Florida, Uruguay
Estancia San Pedro de Timote Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A day at leisure to relax, enjoy the estancia's facilities and activities.

Day 11
Estancia San Pedro de Timote, Florida, Uruguay
Colonia, Uruguay
Rio ancho Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning at the estancia and after lunch, enjoy another scenic drive through the lush green countryside to Rio Ancho, a gourmet lodge with just three rooms located in a rural area just 10 km from the Colonia de Sacramento's Historic Center and on the banks of the Rio de la Plata.

Day 12
Colonia, Uruguay
Rio Ancho Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you will visit the small, charming town of Colonia, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Colonia was founded by the Portuguese in 1680, at a time when Spain and Portugal were in the midst of confrontations. For over a hundred years both empires fought over it, until finally the Treaty of Saint Ildefonso awarded it to Spain. Today the Old City has a lot to say about its colonial past. Visit the picturesque streets of Colonia del Sacramento, the oldest city in the country. The streets of Santa Rita, San Gabriel, the Matriz Church, San Pedro road, the Bastion del Carmen, the famous “ Calle de los Suspiros “ (Street of Sighs) used so often as a scenery for historical films, Puerta del Campo, Plaza Mayor 25 de Mayo. The past can still be felt in the city’s cobblestone streets and stone walls. Colonia compliments its archaeological values with natural beauty, the permanent company of the Uruguay River and the emblematic monuments that stand out on the horizon, such as the cathedral and the lighthouse, and very nearby, the Real de San Carlos bullring. You’ll explore the historic district and enjoy lunch in town before returning to Rio Ancho for overnight.

Day 13
Colonia, Uruguay
Carmelo, Uruguay
Carmelo Resort & Spa, the Unbound Collection by Hyatt Breakfast

Morning pick up at Rio Ancho by your local host and transfer to Carmelo and to the charming Relais & Chateaux Narbona Wine Lodge for a visit, wine tasting and lunch before transferring to the Carmelo Resort & Spa, a Hyatt Hotel, for three night stay in a Riverview Bungalow.

Day 14
Carmelo, Uruguay
Carmelo Resort & Spa, the Unbound Collection by Hyatt Breakfast

At leisure to enjoy the resort’s facilities.

Day 15
Carmelo, Uruguay
Carmelo Resort & Spa, the Unbound Collection by Hyatt Breakfast

Another day to enjoy this fabulous resort.

Day 16
Carmelo, Uruguay
None Breakfast

Today there are a variety of options for departure, such as small plane service to Buenos Aires where you can extend your stay or to connect to international flights, overland transfer to Colonia and hydrofoil service to Buenos Aires or overland transfer to Montevideo's international airport, a drive of three hours.

Tour Features


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  • Capital city of Montevideo

  • Jet set beach resort Punta del Este

  • Laid back Jose Ignacio

  • Village of Garzaon

  • Historial San Pedro de Timote

  • Colonial city of Colonia

  • Luxury resort Four Season

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Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2014

Our vacation to Costa Rica was wonderful. All guides and drivers were top notch and we never had to wait for anything. I would book again using Ladatco Tours.

By: travel bug

Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2014

We have traveled to South America on several occasions and have used Ladatco (Michelle) to set up our tours/itineraries.  We have always felt like we saw the MOST interesting things that were especially geared for the interests of our group members.  We also think our schedules have made the most use of our time, money and logistics.  I highly recommend Ladatco to plan a South American vacation. 
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

great guides

By: andi 007

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2015

they were friendly/ very knowledgeable and flexible
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush


By: Lisa

Reviewed on: 21 May 2015

Argentina/ Chile
Travel Advisor:  Linda Fezekas

No direct contact therefore hard to rate

By: the other guy

Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2015

A middle man and therefore hard to rate.

excellent job

By: t and d

Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2015

Hotels and airline arrangements worked well. Two flight delays. Guide on Easter Island was excellent and we received an extra tour the day we arrived that was not on the plan but was very welcome.
Travel Advisor:  Jamo Ladd

Chilean and Argentinian arrangements

By: Ed

Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2017

Sports Tours of Santiago provided a great guide, Alvaro Gonzalez, and the hotels and resorts were wonderful. I appreciated them negotiating reasonable single supplements for the accommodations.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Van Buren

Ladatco midde person

By: Charlie

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2017

We had no contact with a Ladatco rep. They provided services to our travel agent and we were happy with the result.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush


By: anonymous

Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2017

They planned a terrific itinerary, the guide was fabulous, helpful and full of knowledge about the area and the people.
Travel Advisor:  Kip Abbott



Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2017

Travel Advisor:  Vivian Paesano

Galapagos and Ecuador Trip - 2017

By: Jan

Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2017

Very good trip and service. Was where they needed to be at all times. Provided very good drivers and guides, spoke English well, wee flexible with our desires, and gave us consistent guides that got to know our family. Coordinated well with our overall trip planner. Trip was great and the guide provided a lot of local color with our trip -- as sometimes we like to go off the beaten track and experience more local places. Perfect fit for our family.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Macleod

Macchu Picchu and Galapagos

By: The Johnson's

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2017

Ladatco did a great job putting together our trip. Our local guides were really great. The Gourmet Food tour in Lima was a wonderful way to start our trip! One of the owners, Samantha, was our guide and gave us a culinary experience to remember. Our guide, Ramiro, with Metropolitan Tours, was so knowledgeable and so passionate about Peruvian history and the time of the Incas! we really enjoyed our time with him and learned so much from him. The visit to the Quillot village was an experience we will never forget. And, of course, Macchu Picchu and the other Incan ruins were awe-inspiring. The second Ramiro, in Quito, was another wonderful guide. We loved our hotels and wished we had more time to enjoy the amenities of Hotel B in Lima, the Sol y Luna in the Sacred Valley and Casa Gangotena in Quito. The Petrel is a beautiful small ship with an excellent crew. Our naturalist, Nico Andrade, was just great. He was knowledgeable, funny and kept us busy! The food was just OK.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Van Buren

Local travel

By: Susu

Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2018

Wonderful guides. Thorough. We were well taken care of.
Travel Advisor:  Rochelle Lieberman

Peru December 2017

By: Roger

Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2018

Very well put together
Travel Advisor:  Joanne Meyer


By: Doug

Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2018

Our guides were incredibly knowledgeable and very helpful for us not only enjoying our time in Peru, but understanding this beautiful country full of so much mysterious history.
Travel Advisor:  Molly Reidel

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By: jim

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2018

Excellent company to work with Very helpful - great contcts
Travel Advisor:  Joanne Meyer