1. Uruguay
  2. Montevideo Department
  3. Punta del Este
  4. Punta Ballena

From Montevideo: Punta del Este Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 273357
Experience “the Hamptons of South America” with a full-day tour of Punta del Este. Marvel at the luxury and natural beauty of this resort city.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese

Pickup included

Pickup is available for centrally-located accommodation in Montevideo.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Hotel Argentino Piriapolis and Cerro San Antonio
  • Stop at Punta Ballena and visit Casapueblo, a well-known art museum/workshop/hotel
  • Marvel at the Monument La Mano
  • Have time to explore downtown Punta del Este during your free time
Full description
Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in Montevideo. Take a scenic drive down the coast of Montevideo and Canelone. Discover enchanting landscapes composed of mountain ranges, pines, and eucalyptus. As you journey to Punte del Este, your knowledgable guide will share with you the region's history, including its connection to the mysticism of the Templars and alchemy.

Continue across the 10 Road accompanied by the De la Plata River landscape. Arrive in Piriápolis, “the sun’s city.” Visit the Argentino Hotel and take in the spectacular view from the San Antonio Hill. Stop at Punta Ballena and visit Casapueblo, a well-known art museum/workshop/hotel.

Arrive at Punta del Este on the Mansa Beach, crossing Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria Port, where the De la Plata River meets the ocean. From here, you can admire the Lobos Island and its lighthouse. Marvel at Punte del Este’s most emblematic Monument: La Mano. This sculpture of a hand emerges from the sand– seemingly reaching for the skies.

Enjoy some free time in the city. Take photos, shop, and explore the city on your own. Choose the option with lunch included and you can sit down for a meal at a Punte del Este restaurant. After your free time, meet your guide for a tour of the city’s Beverly Hill neighborhood. See the mansions and lush gardens. Explore the Marconi and El Cantegril neighborhoods. Afterward, return to Montevideo.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Montevideo
  • Multi-lingual tour guide in (English, Spanish, and Portuguese-speaking)
  • Lunch in Punta del Este (if option selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Admission Ticket to Casa Pueblo Museum
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Personal Expenses
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 187 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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The tour was good but 2hrs 50minutes was too long for lunchtime break.An hour less would have been long enough. Maybe a bit more time to wander around the older part ofmothers the town. Also I paid for my ticket to visit Casa Mueblo in advance but had to pay again on entry as the guide did not have the tickets. She did however refund my payment.

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February 14, 2020

Nice little tour out of town for the day. well worth buying the add-on tickets for Casa Pueblo to skip the queue. Plenty of time in Punta Del Este to walk around and have a meal. Plenty of restaurants to choose from. Our guide was great (we travelled on the 9th February) - didn't catch his name, but please thank him for a great tour, and for letting me try his tea - Caleb & Mark (London)

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February 11, 2020

What an amazing day! Our guide was fabulous! She made sure to communicate with each of us individually to make sure we understood all aspects and offered her help (even gave us all a treat). Piripolis was nice but wait til you see Casapueblo! Prepay for the ticket so you don't wait in line. We could have used 15 more minutes more there. Punta del Este was lovely with time to walk the penisula and see the sites that we drove past in the bus. I didn't join the group for lunch and had my own on the beach by The Hand. I think because everyone was on time and we weren't completely full, we got on the road a bit early and made it to the stops ahead of the other busses, making the stops less crowded. How lucky! The bus was clean and the drive felt safe.

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January 11, 2020

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Product ID: 273357