Located in the southeastern of South America, Uruguay is famous for its historical landmarks, gorgeous beaches and fine wines. In the quaint port town of Colonia del Sacramento and the capital city of Montevideo, you will step back in time as you stroll through the colonial-era architecture. At Punta del Este, you will visit the white houses of Casapueblo Museum and admire a spectacular sunset view. Our Uruguay tours will also take you to the vineyards and wineries, to enjoy beautiful scenery and taste famous Uruguay wines.
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How to Plan Your Uruguay Tour?
Best Time to Visit: Summer from November to February is the best season to visit Uruguay. The weather is pleasant and temperatures are usually between 72°F (22°C) and 84°F (29°C).
Major Cities for International Flights: Montevideo (Carrasco International Airport - MVD)
Visa: Travelers from US, European Union Member Countries, and most Latin American countries don’t need a tourist visa to visit Uruguay.
Money Tips: The official currency of Uruguay is Uruguayan Peso (UYU). While US dollars are widely accepted at supermarkets and stores. You could also use credit cards in most hotels and restaurants in major tourist cities like Montevideo, Punta del Este and Colonia del Sacramento. But Apple Pay cannot be used in Uruguay.
Many travelers would arrange a short visit to Uruguay from Buenos Aires. Taking a ferry at Buenos Aires, and after 1 hour and 15 minutes, you will arrive at the charming city of Colonia del Sacramento. Then, go on to the capital city Montevideo and the famous coast town Punta del Este to see the highlights.
For a one week Uruguay tour, besides the historical heritage sites in the cities, you will have time to visit the vast vineyards and wineries, and also enjoy local food Asado (barbecue) and the famous Tannat, the champion of Uruguayan wine.
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For nature lovers, the traditional estancias are good places to relax and enjoy the pristine environment. You could go for bird watching, horseback riding, or paddling a boat in the lake. Sport lovers could stay at Punta del Este for some more days to explore the most beautiful surfing beaches.
Trip Planning FAQs
What are the most attractive places to visit in Uruguay?
The most attractive places include the historical monuments in Colonia del Sacramento, Ciudad Vieja in Montevideo, one of the most beautiful beaches in South American - Punta del Este, the spectacular sunset view at Casapueblo’s white house, and the charming beach town Jose Ignacio.
What languages are used in Uruguay?
The official language in Uruguay is Spanish. English is not widely used. While, we can arrange English-speaking guides in our Uruguay tour packages.
What are the famous foods in Uruguay?
Asado (barbecue) is the most famous food. Uruguay offers some of the top quality beef at low price. You should not miss the steaks, sausages and other kinds of meat. Chivito (like hamburger) and Chorizo (like hotdog) are also popular local foods.
Is it safe to take a Uruguay tour?
Yes, Uruguay has a stable social environment. It is quite safe to take a Uruguay trip with an experience local guide.
Do I need to tip in Uruguay?
In restaurants, the tip of 5-10 percent of the bill is expected. At hotel, guests usually tip porters US$1 or 20 pesos per bag. When taking a taxi, you could round up the bill to the taxi driver. As for the tour guide, if the service is excellent, you can tip US$10 to 20 per day.