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Holidays to Punta Del Este, Uruguay + Buenos Aires, Argentina + Colonia + Iguazu Falls

Argentina + Uruguay: Buenos Aires + Iguazu + Colonia
ARJ12B
12 NIGHTS
FROM £1,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Holidays Punta Del Este Uruguay Buenos Aires Argentina Colonia Iguazu

Our holidays to Punta del Este in Uruguay start in the exciting city of Buenos Aires in Argentina, with its tango & gaucho (cowboy) culture and outstanding food and wine. Then fly to the magnificent Iguazu Falls - one of the finest sights on earth - before taking the high speed hydrofoil ferry to Colonia to end on the lovely beaches of Punta del Este in Uruguay. Hydrofoil from Buenos Aires & all transfer included.

Holidays Punta Del Este Uruguay Buenos Aires Argentina Colonia Iguazu
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Holidays: Uruguay & Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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City Tour & Tango Show
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Tigre Delta
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Gaucho Cowboys
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Iguazu Falls
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Rio de la Plata Hydrofoil Ferry
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Colonia, Uruguay
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Holidays, Punta Del Este, Uruguay
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Atlantic Beaches
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Holidays: Uruguay & Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
• 
City Tour & Tango Show
• 
Tigre Delta
• 
Gaucho Cowboys
• 
Iguazu Falls
• 
Rio de la Plata Hydrofoil Ferry
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Colonia, Uruguay
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Holidays, Punta Del Este, Uruguay
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Atlantic Beaches
Day 1
You will be met at Buenos Aires Airport and transferred to your hotel in this exciting city, situated on the estuary of the Río de la Plata - the 'River of Silver'.
 
Check in and relax in this capital of Argentina, known for its wonderful architecture, tango dancing and rich culture, including the highest concentration of theatres in the world.
Day 2
This morning enjoy a half day shared coach tour of Buenos Aires - a cosmopolitan city that has been influenced by the many immigrants who helped form it and offering beautiful architecture, history and culture.
 
Your tour starts at the Plaza de Mayo, the historical, political and cultural centre of the city. Here you can see the Pink House (Presidential Palace), the Pyramid de Mayo and Metropolitan Cathedral. We continue down Avenida de Mayo, with its wide avenues and spacious green areas, past the Obelisk to the neighbourhood of San Telmo, one of the oldest in the city with cobbled streets and colonial houses. Every Sunday an antiques fair takes place here around the Plaza Dorrego. The vibrant area is the centre for most of the tango parlours, restaurants and bars of the city.
 
Going further south, we visit the Italian port neighbourhood of La Boca, with its colourful houses in Caminito Street and many 'cantinas' (small restaurants). Also the trendy modern neighbourhood of Puerto Madero, where the old piers have been converted into upmarket offices, apartments and restaurants with views of the Rio de la Plata. We visit the residential neighbourhood of Palermo with its elegant mansions surrounded by spacious parks, before arriving in glamorous Recoleta, where there is the option to visit the famous cemetery where Eva Peron is buried, with its rich architecture (pay locally). Next to the cemetery is the church of Our Lady of Pilar, the Recoleta Cultural Centre (originally a convent) and the Palais de Glace exhibition centre.
 
In the evening you will be collected for a Tango Show. Born in the brothels of the city amongst a racial mix of Gauchos, Italian, Spanish and African immigrants, this dance and its music originated as a combination of Cuban and Spanish rhythms, with some polka and African beat. Enjoy the show and dinner, including mouth-watering Argentinian beef and Malbec wine.
 
Note: Shared day tours have a maximum of 25 people.
Day 3
At leisure to explore more of the city of Buenos Aires independently.
 
Alternatively enjoy a full day optional excursion to Santa Susana Ranch to admire the skills of the Argentinian gauchos (cowboys) who live in these fertile pampas grasslands about 2-hours from the city. With a distinctive culture that combines their European and Native American heritages, gauchos play an important role in regional cultural tradition - including folk songs, dancing and equestrian shows of traditional gaucho skills, such as ring races, 'cuadreras' (horse races) and 'entrevero de tropillas' (horse games).
 
Note: The ranch is closed on Mondays.
Day 4
Transfer to Aeroparque Airport for your onward flight.

You will be met at Puerto Iguazu Airport and transferred to your hotel located near one of the greatest waterfalls in the world, regarded as one of Latin America's most awe-inspiring sights.
 
The mighty Iguazu Falls, whose name means "Great Waters", straddles the border between Argentina and Brazil - although almost 80% of the falls are on the Argentinian side. It is situated in a huge tropical rainforest that has been declared a World Heritage Site, with countless flora and fauna species.
Day 5
This morning we cross the border for a half day shared tour of the Brazilian side of the incredible Iguazu Falls, with panoramic views of the nearly 2-mile (3 km) cliff edge. We take an elevator down to the base of the waterfalls and stop at different viewing points.
  
The volume of water flowing over the falls varies greatly depending on seasonal rainfall, but the falls are a spectacular sight at any time of year. The waterflow is highest between October and March, with the heaviest rains from December to February, when many trails are closed.
 
Your afternoon is at leisure to relax at your hotel or explore further independently.
 
Note: Take your passport for the border crossing. Shared day tours have a maximum of 25 people.
Day 6
Today enjoy a half day shared tour of the Argentinian side of the incredible Iguazu Falls.
 
Comprising approximately 275 separate cascades, the falls form a curtain of foaming water that crashes over a vast granite amphitheatre and into the jungle below. Resembling a reversed letter "J", most of the Iguazu River plunges down through an area known as The Devil’s Throat, with the rest spreading out over a wide shelf that splits into hundreds of different waterfalls.
 
There are a series of walkways that lead above, below and behind the falls, with breathtaking views. You can also hope to see monkeys, toucans, parakeets and other wildlife in the rainforest.
 
Note: Take rain gear, as you will get wet visiting the Argentinian side of the falls. Shared day tours have a maximum of 25 people.
Day 7
Transfer to Puerto Iguazu Airport for your onward flight.

You will be met at Aeroparque Airport in Buenos Aires and transferred to your hotel in this sophisticated capital city.
Day 8
Today transfer from your Buenos Aires hotel to the the Hydrofoil Terminal and take the 45-minute high speed hydrofoil ferry across the Rio de La Plata ('River of Silver') to Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay.
 
Here you will be met and transferred to your hotel in this picturesque town that was formerly a Portuguese colony and is today a UNESCO World Heritage site.
 
Note: Your drivers will only speak Spanish.
Day 9
This morning enjoy a 2.5-hour tour of historic Colonia del Sacramento, situated on a small peninsula that juts out into the river.
 
We start with a visit to the Real de San Carlos area, stopping at the San Benito Chapel and the Mihanovich Complex that dates back to 1910 and includes a 10,000 seater Bullring, a 3,000 seater Fronton (court for playing the Basque sport of jai alai), a casino hotel and a racecourse. We continue driving through various residential areas and along the river's west coast beaches to the Downtown shopping area. From here we enter the historic Old Town on foot and explore its narrow cobbled streets. Also view the Portón de Campo - the reconstructed 1745 city gate which contains remnants of the old city walls.
 
The balance of the day is free for you to explore this historic city independently.
Day 10
Today transfer 5-hours from Colonia del Sacramento to the seaside resort of Punta del Este, situated on a narrow peninsula jutting into the Atlantic.
 
Check into your hotel and enjoy the magnificant beaches and beautiful coastline of this city.
 
Note: Your driver will only speak Spanish.
Days 11 To 12
At leisure to explore Punta del Este and relax on its wonderful Atlantic beaches.
 
Popular Brava Beach is famous for its surfing and 'The Hand', a giant sculpture of five fingers. Mansa Beach on the western side of the peninsula has calm shallow waters. On the eastern side, upmarket La Barra offers excellent seafood without the crowds.
 
Local handicrafts are sold in the Plaza Artigas, near Avenida Gorlero’s upmarket stores. You can also visit the 19th-century lighthouse at the end of the peninsula for wonderful views.
Day 13
Transfer 2-hours to Montevideo Airport for your flight home.
 
Note: Your driver will only speak Spanish.