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  • Location: Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)
Visit one of southern Uruguay’s most beautiful resort towns, Punta del Este, on this day trip from Montevideo! Explore the pristine beaches of Brava and Mansa and visit famous Casa Pueblo, an astounding Mediterranean-style villa and art gallery created by painter and sculptor Carlos Páez Vilaró. This full-day tour offers a perfect introduction to Punta del Este for the whole family!

Highlights

  • Day trip to Punta del Este from Montevideo
  • Soak up the sun while visiting some of Punta del Este's most important attractions
  • Visit beautiful Brava and Mansa beaches and tour Casa Pueblo, a Mediterranean-style villa and art gallery
  • Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off

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What You Can Expect

Punta del Este Day Trip from Montevideo

Sculpture at Playa Brava

Take a day trip to Punta del Este from Montevideo and discover the beauty and culture of this coastal resort town! After pickup from your Montevideo hotel, head east approximately 2 hours to Punta del Este and enjoy gorgeous coastal views along the way.

Upon arrival in Punta del Este, visit the upscale neighborhoods of Beverly Hills, Cantagril and San Rafael. Admire gorgeous landscapes in each neighborhood as you learn about the history of Punta del Este from your bilingual guide. Then, visit La Barra del Maldonado, a popular old fishing town. With colorful houses and pristine beaches, this is one of Punta del Este's must-see areas.

Next, visit Playa Brava, located on the eastern side of the peninsula. See the beach’s famous 'Fingers' sculpture protruding from the sand and watch surfers out on the waves. Then, head to the other side of the peninsula to see Playa Mansa, another beautiful beach.

After enjoying the views in Playa Mansa, you will have free time for lunch (own expense) and then head to Casa Pueblo with your guide. This famous Mediterranean-style villa and art gallery is located right on the water and was designed by Uruguayan painter and sculpture Carlos Páez Vilaró. Visit the museum and gallery inside the building (own expense) and learn about the life of the famous artist and the history behind this incredible masterpiece.

After a full day in Punta del Este, you'll be taken back to your Montevideo hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A wonderful day trip! So much to learn from Uruguay, their efforts on education, growth, orderly modern and traditional construction, incentive to diminish population hypertension by lowering salt intake by restaurants, etc. etc. great overall! Lilian our tour guide was excellent, great descriptions throughout route, highlighting route landmarks and traditions! The visit to Casa de Pueblo to learn about recognized Uruguayan Artist Carlos Paez Vilaro was a highlight. The lunch location and visit around Punta del Este was fantastic! Overall a great visit! We live in The US and this was our first time to visit Uruguay. We are happy to recommend it to our friends, family and colleagues. It is a true gem within South America! Another GREAT Tour by VIATOR!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Tour was very well coordinated the guide was amazing and the excursion was a huge bargain. Very satisfied. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

I am thoroughly impressed with the customer service and knowledge of LBTour. For 56, I was picked up from my hotel and taken east towards Punta Del Este. My group consisted of primarily Brazilian tourists, a couple from Peru, and myself. Our crew consisted of FredericoDriver and Frederica tour guide. As the only English speaker it was a little difficult to connect with others in the group due to the language barrier, but we definitely tried acting out the words we wanted to communicate. Frederica was amazing! She quickly switched from Portuguese to Spanish to English and her responses to questions were quick. she was very knowledgeable about Montevide, Piriopolis, San Antonio, and Punta Del Este. She recommend points of interest during our free time, and expressed that Punta Del Este had the best Dulce de leche in the whole of Uruguay.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

The guide was amazing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Very enjoyable, very good guide....good stops

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

All went very well with this tour. Pick up at the hotel was good and we had a very good tour guide - Virginia. She was constantly giving information and was cheerful and helpful in every way. We also had a good and careful bus driver. Really enjoyed this trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Beautiful place to visit,

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2013

Very nice tour, beautiful city and it was all made best with our amazing tour guide, Joseline. Full of joy, she was able to make everyone laugh while adding history and entertainment to the day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

Advertised as an 8 hour tour the 11 persons in our group had a wonderful trip for almost 11 hours! Every hour and minute was extremely enjoyable. Our female tour guide and male driver were excellent. One of the best tours I have ever taken. Highly recommended. Victor, Bermuda.

4 star rating: Recommended May 2015

I thought the trip was overall very good. The coach was extremely comfy with free wifi onboard and the guide and driver very friendly. The trip itself was interesting and I strongly recommend people visit Punta del Este when in Uruguay - it's being developed quite quickly too so is ever changing. My only issue was that the booking company name and contact details must have changed as it was different from my booking voucher. Luckily the staff at my hotel knew who to ask and found my booking to confirm my hotel pickup.

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