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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Children under 4 years old.Free
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
English speaking guide.
Food and drink.
Entry fee to the Casapueblo: Adults US$ 8 / Over 65s US$ 7 / Under 12s free.
When to book?
You can book up until 8 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.
Yes, you must attend with a carer.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
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