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Punta Del Este

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This trip is a 3 night stay in Punta del Este, one of South America's most glamorous beach resorts. The beaches are glorious white sand along this stretch of Uruguay's Riviera coastline where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Rio de la Plata. Elegant seaside homes, a yacht harbor, and expensive hotels and restaurants combine with a hyperactive nightlife to give Punta del Este a feel of exclusivity and glamor.
Following the whaleRelax by the pool during your stay at Barradas Parque HotelGorriti Island in Punte del Este, UruguaySurfers at La BarraSea lion colony
Highlights
  • See La Mano, a sculpture of a hand protruding from the sand
  • Explore the coast on foot or by bike
  • Partake in Punta del Este's lively nightlife and fine dining
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Trip Type:
  • Independent
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1-3: Punta del Este

A private transfer takes you from Montevideo to Punta del Este. After checking in to your hotel, your time is free in Punta del Este. Head out to the beach for swimming, surfing, or sun. Punta del Este's main attractions, like Carlos Paez Vilaro's unique Casapueblo, and "La Mano", a sculpture of a buried hand protruding from the sand, draw visitors' attention. Your hotel can arrange excursions (or bike rentals) in and around Punta del Este, including to Isla de Lobos, the world's second-largest southern sea lion colony (estimated at 200,000) and South America's tallest lighthouse. And then of course there is the fine dining and nightlife of Punta del Este.

Day 4: Return to Montevideo

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast, a private transfer will take you to Montevideo to either the port (to return to Buenos Aires) or to the airport for an evening flight to your next destination or to return home

Accommodations

Punta del Este - Hotels

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Rates based AWA Hotel and private transfers.

Prices from $300 - $1175 depending on hotel, season and transfer options. Contact us for details.
Included
  • 3 Breakfasts
  • 3 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
  • Arrival Transfer
  • Departure Transfer
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
  • Meals not Included
  • International Flights
  • Airport Departure Tax
  • Optional Excursions
  • One-Way Ferry Ticket from Montevideo to Buenos Aires

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Typically not offered during this period because of weather conditions.

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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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