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Playa Brava Monumento Mano, Punta del Este

Coast of Uruguay

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Sunsets, sand dunes, sea lions, whales, remote lighthouses, and trendy nightclubs- Uruguay's coast offers something for all travelers. Our Uruguay trip explores the shores of the Rio Plata and Atlantic Ocean with visits to Punta del Este, La Paloma and Punta del Diablo. Relax in comfortable beachfront lodges with ample time for horseback riding or simply relaxing at the beach.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Punta del Este
Day 2 : Hike Cerro Verde | Visit Karumbé Green Turtle Center
Day 3 : Cabo Polonio Sand dune Trekking
Day 4 : Canoeing and Biking the Rocha Region
Day 5 : Explore Punta del Este
Day 6 : Free day in Jose Ignacio
Day 7 : Montevideo


  • Volunteer at Karumbé to help the preservation of the green sea turtle
  • Canoe across Rocha Lagoon while keeping your eyes peeled for wildlife
  • Trek the sand dunes of Cabo Polonio
  • Relax on the beaches of Punta del Diablo

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Trip Type

  • Adventure Life Exclusive

Activity Level

Easy Active

Trip Snapshots

Playa Brava Monumento Mano, Punta del Este Seaside sand dunes Sea lion colony in Cabo Polonio A perfect Uruguayan sunset Gorriti Island in Punte del Este, Uruguay Sunset in Montevideo Dunes and the beach Flowers and grape vines at Bodega Juanico

Day 1 Arrive Punta del Este

Arrive in Punta Del Este where you will be met and transferred to the coastal town of Punta del Diablo. Settle in this evening as you watch the sunset on the water.

Day 2 Hike Cerro Verde | Visit Karumbé Green Turtle Center

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
This morning trek along the beach towards Cerro Verde, the “Green Hill” located in the middle of the beach which allows you to see beautiful views of the Atlantic coastline. Visit Karumbé, a local organization dedicated to the preservation of the Green Turtle. You can even give Karumbé a hand with today´s activities. In the afternoon transfer back to the small seaside village of Punta del Diablo and relax at beachfront accommodations for the evening.

Day 3 Cabo Polonio Sand dune Trekking

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
After breakfast, a private transfer will take you to the small fishing village of Valizas. Enjoy a short tour of the area before you head to the Uruguayan desert. Climb the sand dunes and attempt to make it to the highest point of the "Cerro de la Buena Vista". From here you will have stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding dunes and neighboring wetlands. Next hike to the small village of Cabo Polonio where you will enjoy lunch while you watch the sea lions sprawling on nearby rocks. Return to your hotel in La Paloma for the evening.

Day 4 Canoeing and Biking the Rocha Region

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
After a leisurely morning, you are picked up for a drive to the Rocha Lagoon. This spot is well known for its bird watching opportunities and is a protected area. Canoe across the lagoon while keeping your eyes peeled for wildlife. On the other side of the lagoon, enjoy a picnic lunch before heading out on bikes towards the city of Jose Ignacio, where you will spend the evening

Day 5 Explore Punta del Este

Discover the beach destination of Punta del Este today with a guided city tour. Visit Punta del Este's most important attractions such as Juan Gorlero, the port, and the residential areas of San Rafael, Rincon del Indio and Cantegril. You will also visit the Indigenous Park and complete the tour with a visit to the Casapueblo Museum, the former home of Uruguayan artist Carlos Paez Vilaro, from where you can enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in all of Uruguay. Return to your hotel in Jose Ignacio.

Day 6 Free day in Jose Ignacio

Today is a free to enjoy the village of Jose Ignacio. You can take a stroll through town, go for a swim, walk along the beach or just relax and take in the ocean breeze.

Day 7 Montevideo

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast, take a public bus to Montevideo. From here you will be transferred to the airport, the port or feel free to stay an extra day or two to take in the sights and sounds of Montevideo.

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  • 3 Lunches
  • 6 Nights Accommodations
  • Arrival Transfer
  • Departure Transfer
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed


  • Meals not Included
  • International Flights
  • Airport Departure Tax
  • Optional Excursions
  • One-Way Ferry Ticket from Montevideo to Buenos Aires
  • One-Way Ferry Ticket from Buenos Aires to Colonia
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
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This was our first trip to South America and we were a little nervous. But Adventure Life made things so easy! All our questions were answered before we left, and our guide, Vidal, was amazing! He gave us enough space to explore without rushing us along. He also knew where the best picture taking opportunities were, which was great.
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Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.

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