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From Montevideo: Punta del Este Full-Day Tour

1. From Montevideo: Punta del Este Full-Day Tour

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.

Punta del Este: José Ignacio Wine Experience

2. Punta del Este: José Ignacio Wine Experience

Upon arrival, enjoy a private wine tasting on a terrace while watching the best sunset in South America. Get a welcome drink on arrival and then work your way through a selection of wines from your sommelier's own private collection. Enjoy plates of artisanal cheeses, cured hams and homemade bread, and get to see the fashionable beach towns of La Barra and Manantiales before the return drive to Punta del Este. 

The Punta Wine Experience

3. The Punta Wine Experience

Enjoy a visit to a very small winery, where you will have a private visit and tasting. This winery is not open for tastings, but you will have special access! You will taste delicious wines including great expressions of Tannat. This is a great opportunity to learn about Uruguay wines in a fun atmosphere and setting!

Punta del Este : The Gourmet Winery Experience

4. Punta del Este : The Gourmet Winery Experience

This adventure will take up to 4.5 hours with the main focus on discovering Uruguay's famous flagship grape Tannat, while tasting delicious wines during a hearty gourmet lunch with local ingredients!

Montevideo: Transfer to Punta del Este or Jose Ignacio

5. Montevideo: Transfer to Punta del Este or Jose Ignacio

Ensure your trip to Punta del Este or Jose Ignacio is hassle-free with this private 1-way transfer from Montevideo. Get picked up by an experienced local driver in a luxury car or minivan depending on the size of your group. On the day of travel, expect a 1.5 hour drive from Carrasco, a 1 hour and 45 minute drive from Punta Carretas, or 2 hour drive from Ciudad Vieja. Benefit from toll gates access and enjoy bottled water and Wi-Fi on your way to your address in Punta del Este or Jose Ignacio.


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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 210 reviews

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.

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)

Guzman was an excelent guide! We had enough time to do sightseeing and we especially liked 3 hours of free time in Punta del Este. Overall, a must do tour when staying in Montevideo.

Nice drive along the coast of Rio Plata and stopping by a hill side Pariapolis and also at Casa Puebla before reaching Punta del Este.

Excellent ride. New bus. Friendly guide and well done schedules. Comfortable and efficient.