Punta del Este and Piriapolis Trip
Activities in Montevideo

Punta del Este and Piriapolis Trip

9.10 / 10
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Mandatory tour for those visiting Uruguay
10 Augusto Souza
  • English English
  • 10 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Discover Punta del Este and Piriápolis on this trip from Montevideo. We'll take you along Uruguay's glorious Costa de Oro coastline to the two most important resort towns in the region.

Punta del Este and Piriapolis Trip

We'll pick you up from your hotel in Montevideo at 8:15 am and leave the capital behind as we head east. Our journey will take us along the spectacular Costa de Oro coastline until we arrive at the charming resort town of Piriapolis.

Once in the town, we'll take you to the Hotel Argentino, an enormous, historic building that dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. We'll also climb up San Antonio hill which offers stunning views across the beach and the town which was one of the first holiday resorts in Uruguay.

Then we'll head to Punta Ballena to visit the famous Casapueblo citadel, which was built by Uruguayan sculptor Carlos Páez Vilarós. He began working on it in 1958 using planks and materials found on the seashore. What started as a wooden shack is today a 13-floor mansion which houses a museum, art gallery, hotel.

The following stop on our excursion is town of Punta del Este, known as the "Monaco of the South". You'll see the magnificent mansions and summer homes which adorn the neighbourhoods of Beverly Hills, El Golf, Cantegril, and San Rafael.

Our tour then continues at Barra de Maldonado, an ancient fishing port named after the river which flows into the Atlantic Ocean here. Afterwards, we'll board a bus and head to Playa Brava and Playa Mansa beaches, the former famous for its finger sculpture emerging from the sand.

We finish the trip in the city centre, where you'll have free time to eat in one of the traditional restaurants or do some shopping in the handicrafts market. Around 4 pm we'll leave Punte del Este and head back to Montevideo.

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Price

Adults Children under 4 years old.
US$ 40
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 40
  • Children under 4 years old.

    Free

More Information

Duration

10 hours.

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Bus transport.

English speaking guide.

Not included

Food and drink.

Entry fee to the Casapueblo: Adults US$ 8 / Over 65s US$ 7 / Under 12s free.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Montevideo).

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Accessibility

Yes (you must attend with a carer).

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US$ 40
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.