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Buenos Aires & Uruguay

Private Travel | General interest 12 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £2695 Current prices from: £2695
Combine a visit to elegant and vibrant Buenos Aires with an exploration of the highlights of Uruguay, including the historic town of Colonia, the capital Montevideo and the former fishing village of Jose Ignacio, now a chic bohemian retreat.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Vibrant Buenos Aires
  • Charming and historic Colonia
  • Highlights of Montevideo
  • Relaxing retreat by the Atlantic coast
  • Stay in 4-star accommodation


  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 2781 2577 2272 1966 1559 1559 1661 1864 2068 2373 2679
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1864 1661 1355 1050 846 745 745 948 1152 1457 1661
Sunshine hours 9 8 8 6 5 4 5 5 6 8 8 9
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 783 813 793 723 763 703 673 753 753 883 713 622
Rainy Days 10 10 10 9 9 9 11 9 9 10 11 10
Humidity M M L N N N N N N N N L
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 3/M 2/L 2/L 4/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2272 1966 1661 1254 1050 1050 1152 1457 1763 2068

Punta Del Este

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2475 2272 1966 1559 1559 1559 1763 1966 2272 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1864 1763 1457 1152 948 846 948 1050 1152 1457 1661
Sunshine hours 9 8 8 6 5 4 4 5 6 8 8 9
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 793 873 833 904 934 944 914 954 954 894 883 673
Rainy Days 11 11 10 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 9
Humidity L L N N N N N N N N N N
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 3/M 2/L 2/L 4/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2272 2068 1763 1457 1254 1254 1355 1559 1864 2068
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Luxury Private Tour in brief

Days 1-2: Fly to Buenos Aires

Fly to Buenos Aires direct with British Airways and transfer to Hotel Mio for 3 nights. (B)

Days 3-4: Buenos Aires

Half-day city tour and enjoy time at leisure or take an optional excursion. (B)

Day 5: Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Take a ferry ride across the Plate river to Colonia in Uruguay. Explore with an afternoon walking tour and a maté tasting session. Overnight stay at Charco. (B)

Day 6: Montevideo

Transfer by road to Montevideo. Add an optional visit en route to a traditional hacienda or enjoy a delicious lunch and wine tasting at the Bouza winery. Stay 2 nights at Alma Historica in the heart of the old city. (B)

Day 7: Montevideo

Morning tour of Montevideo. Included is a fascinating visit to the studio of a drum maker and percussionist, famous within the Afro-Uruguayan Candombe music community. (B)

Day 8: Punta del Este • José Ignacio

Transfer to Jose Ignacio via a scenic tour of Punta del Este and visit to the house and musuem of artist Carlos Paez Vilaro at Punta Ballena. Stay 3-nights at Bahia Vik or Playa Vik. (B)

Days 9-10: José Ignacio

At leisure. Relax and take walks along the sandy beaches. Optional excursions can be arranged, such as a visit to the small towns of Garzón or Pueblo Eden for olive oil and wine tastings, or hikes, horse or bike rides, or kayaking tours to local lagoons with a picnic lunch, (B)

Days 11-12: Fly home

Transfer to Montevideo and fly home via Madrid. (B)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Extensions:

It is possible to extend your journey in Argentina and visit other areas before continuing to Uruguay. In Uruguay, you may wish to extend your time with a stay at inland at a vineyard or a traditional working hacienda to further explore the interior and experience Uruguay country traditions. It is also possible to visit coastal nature reserves in the eastern part of the country.

Luxury tour:

Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are based on the standard category, unless indicated otherwise.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Luxury private tour accommodation

  • Posada Plaza Mayor
    Posada Plaza Mayor

    The 4 star Posada Plaza Mayor is Colonia's most historic hotel and is located in the heart of the old city with views over the River Plate. There are 17 en suite rooms set around a colonial courtyard. The rooms feature private bathroom, satellite TV and minibar. Room service is available and there is also a snack bar. Free Wi-Fi is provided in public areas.

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  • Posada La Viuda de Jose Ignacio
    Posada La Viuda de Jose Ignacio

    Posada La Viuda de Jose Ignacio is a modern property located in a peaceful residential area, surrounded by trees and only 200 metres from the beach. Rooms offer views of the gardens, pool or ocean and all feature a balcony or terrace and either a jacuzzi or a private plunge pool. Sun loungers and parasols are available on the beach or guests can relax on the sun deck by the outdoor pool. A la carte breakfast is served daily and the hotel provides a limited meal service; however, the restaurants, cafes, boutiques and nightlife of the small town centre are just a five-minute drive away. Features: 18 rooms, breakfast service, lounge-bar, swimming pool, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, safe, minibar, hairdryer.

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  • Hotel Intersur Recoleta
    Hotel Intersur Recoleta

    Hotel Intersur Recoleta has a prime location in the heart of this fashionable neighbourhood and is close to many cultural attractions. This elegant four-star hotel features a classical facade and 100 stylish rooms equipped with all modern conveniences. There is a small spa, a restaurant specialising in Italian cuisine and a bar serving traditional afternoon tea.

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  • Don Boutique Hotel
    Don Boutique Hotel

    Don Boutique Hotel is located in the old historic centre of Montevideo, a short walk from restaurants, cafes, shops and galleries. The hotel features a 1930s' art-deco facade and contemporary interiors, as well as a rooftop bar and terrace with sun loungers, a small pool and views over the old city. Breakfast is served in the lobby, while the hotel's own restaurant is located just steps away in the old port market.Features: 21 rooms, breakfast area, elevator, rooftop bar, swimming pool, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Television, safe, minibar, air conditioning, hairdryer.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £3495 per person

High season from £3895 per person


Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

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