Trim Atlantic waves in lively beach resorts. Wander cobbled streets frozen in time. Experience the gaucho way of life on horseback. From country to coast, Uruguay offers plenty for those who choose to discover it.


Saddle up with the gauchos and explore Uruguay’s open plains the traditional way: on horseback. Spend the day trotting through rugged terrain, trade stories around the campfire and kick back under a blanket of stars. There are plenty of estancias throughout the expansive Uruguayan countryside where you can get an authentic taste of gaucho life.

For a change of pace, stay in the cosmopolitan capital of Montevideo. Wander through a hotchpotch of colonial and European buildings in the Old Town, where narrow streets give way to open squares. The vibrant Mercado del Puerto is well worth a visit. A bustling market full of sights, sounds and flavours to excite the senses. Wafts of barbecued meat entice while numerous cafés and bars jostle for your attention. Take a stroll down the Rambla, the longest promenade in the world, and see the sunset over the Rio de la Plata.

What you do next is up to you. Head to Colonia del Sacramento; a historic treasure home to cobbled streets lined with cosy restaurants. Or spend some time in Punta del Este, or one of the quieter resorts, soaking up the sun on the beach or windsurfing on the clear Atlantic water.

When to go

If you’re sticking more to the cultural sites and cities then it’s possible to visit Uruguay all-year round. If you’re heading to the coast, you’ll find the best weather and temperatures from November to February.

Meet The Experts

Richard Laker
After some years of travel Richard fell in love with Latin America, its people and cultures. From the beaches of Mexico to the frozen mass of Antarctica Richard is able to create the most perfect and unforgettable trip for you.
Stephanie Carthy
Raised in Australia but has made England home, Stephanie brings extensive first-hand experience across all seven continents.


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