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Buenos Aires & Uruguay

Private Travel | General interest 12 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £3495 Current prices from: £3495
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 luxury boutique or 5-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

  • Playa Vik José Ignacio
    Playa Vik José Ignacio

    Playa Vik José Ignacio is majestically set on the edge of Mansa beach with sweeping views across the Atlantic Ocean. Designed in contemporary style, the hotel is decorated throughout with original artworks by leading Uruguayan artists. There are six distinctive casas, luxuriously appointed with individual fireplaces, private gardens and hand-painted floors. Facilities include a games room, spa, small gym with ocean views and the Absolute Nero swimming pool, a stunning black granite infinity pool that juts out towards the Atlantic. World-class cuisine is served in the Parillero dining room or on the barbecue terrace overlooking the beach, and the traditional firepit is an ideal place to enjoy casual evenings with a glass of wine from the hotel's own cellar.

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  • Mio Buenos Aires Hotel
    Mio Buenos Aires Hotel

    Located in upmarket Recoleta, this wine-themed boutique hotel offers 30 designer rooms with a focus on comfort and relaxation. The sleek, modern, design combines with natural touches, such as the bathtubs carved from Argentinian wood and doors made from recycled wine barrels. The luxury rooms all include free wireless internet access, a flatscreen television, wine dispenser, coffee machine and pillow menu. The Mio Buenos Hotel also features a spa, including an indoor pool and fitness centre, a restaurant and a bar.

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  • Charco

    Charco is located in the historic town of Colonia del Sacremento, in a cluster of renovated colonial-era buildings that overlook the Plate river. This charming boutique hotel features simple yet stylishly designed interiors that are light and airy, with original stone walls and modern furnishings. The property has its own bistro serving up fresh local cuisine, some of which is produced in its own orchard, and there are gardens and an outdoor terrace with river views.Features: 7 rooms, 2-bedroom house, restaurant, Wi-Fi. <br> Amenities: Television, air-conditioning, safe, minibar.

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  • Bahia Vik
    Bahia Vik

    Bahia Vik is a chic and contemporary boutique property situated among the sand dunes of Jose Ignacio's Playa Mansa beach. Enjoying views of the Atlantic Ocean, the suites and bungalows feature spacious, modern and airy interiors, decorated with grey slate and individual artworks. During the day, relax by the pools or on one of the spacious terraces, or take part in one of many local activities on offer from the hotel or it's sister property, Estancia Vik. The beachfront restaurant, La Susana, is perfect for relaxed meals or enjoying cocktails while the sun sets.Features: 37 rooms, restaurant, bar, swimming pool, spa, fitness centre, tennis court, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Television, safe, minibar, hairdryer.

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  • Alma Historica
    Alma Historica

    Alma Historica is a characterful boutique property located in the heart of Montevideo's old historic centre, within easy walking distance of many attractions such as the old port market and a wide selection of local restaurants. Decorated with a mix of period furnishings and elegant modern touches, the property features spacious rooms with hardwood floors, some with balconies, a library-lounge with bar service and a roof terrace with a jacuzzi and views over Plaza Zabala. Daily breakfast is served in the lounge area, and coffee, tea and fine wines can be ordered throughout the day. Features: 15 rooms, breakfast room, bar, jacuzzi, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Television, safe, minibar, 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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