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Enjoy a visit to the historic town of Colonia, Uruguay, founded by the Portuguese in 1680. Explore this unique town with its windy, cobbled streets and excellent restaurants and shops. Visit the beach promenade, Old Town, and various museums. Embark on a fast ferry from Buenos Aires and immerse yourself in colonial history on the shores of the harbor.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Ferry to Colonia
Day 2 : Explore Colonia
Day 3 : Return to Buenos Aires

Highlights

  • Take the quick ferry ride from Buenos Aires to extend your travels
  • Explore the streets with your guide as he tailors the tour to your interest
  • Visit Real de San Carols with its bullfighting arena

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Activities

Trip Type

  • Independent

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

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Day 1 Ferry to Colonia

This morning, your transfer will pick you up at the hotel and take you to the ferry terminal for the one hour ferry to Colonia, Uruguay. Arrive in Colonia and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 Explore Colonia

A visit to the historic center of Colonia del Sacramento is like a walk back in time. Founded in 1680 by the Portuguese, this old colonial town is renowned for its cobbled, windy streets and colorful houses reminiscent of old Lisbon. This is an exciting opportunity to visit the best sights of the city of Colonia. Due to its colonial beginnings, the city's layout is different from the majority of Uruguayan cities. Its cobbled streets and houses alternate with small bars, excellent restaurants, art and craft shops, museums and a large yacht harbor. This is a full day guided city tour of Colonia and includes the transfers from the port in Colonia to the city center. The trip can be customized based on the specific interests of the group, but travelers will often visit the beach promenade, Real de San Carlos with its bullfighting arena, the Old Town, and the museums. In the evening, you will transfer to the Posado Del Virrey and overnight.

Day 3 Return to Buenos Aires

  • 1 Breakfast
The morning is free to explore Colonia. In the afternoon, transfer to the ferry terminal and take the ferry to Buenos Aires. Transfer to the hotel.
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Colonia - Hotels

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Included

  • 2 Breakfasts
  • 2 Nights Accommodations
  • 1 Day Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed

Excluded

  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Recommendations for Uruguay
    -Local guides: $10-$20 per traveler per day
    -Drivers: $5-$10 per traveler per ride
    -Support staff (porters, horsemen, doormen, camp crew): $2-3 per traveler per day
    -Taxi Drivers: For taxis, rounding up the fare is approperiate
    -Baggage Handlers: $1 per bag
    -Hotel Hospitality: $1 per room per day for the cleaning staff
    -Restaurants: In Uruguay, the standard tip is 10% of the bill

    Budgeting for Meals
    In remote areas we provide the food, but in-town meals are typically not included in the cost of your trip.  This allows our travelers to choose restaurants or local cafes to suit each personal palette. For details on meals included/excluded, please review your itinerary.

    The following are recommendations to help you plan your personal meal budget.  These guidelines are based on per person expenses and include water and/or soda.

    Recommendations for Uruguay
    Prices typically include an appetizer, main course, and dessert.
    -Mid-range lunch: $15-$35 per person
    -Mid-range dinner: $20-$40 per person
    -High-range lunch: $35-$50 per person
    -High-range dinner: $50-$90 per person
    -Domestic beer: $2-$4 a bottle
    -Imported beer: $3-$4 a bottle
  • Roundtrip Ferry Tickets: Buenos Aires - Colonia - Buenos Aires
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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