Punta del Este, Uruguay
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clock-o10 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Swap the Uruguayan capital for the coastal resort town of Punta del Este. This guided day trip from Montevideo covers main attractions including the Mediterranean-style villa and art gallery of Casa Pueblo. See the fishing town of La Barra del Maldonado, and visit Playa Mansa and Playa Brava, known for its famous sculpture of fingers emerging from the sand.
  • 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 view Casapueblo, a Mediterranean-style villa and art gallery
  • Relax with complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off
Start your day trip in Montevideo with hotel pickup. Relax on the approximate 2-hour coastal drive to the lovely resort town of Punta del Este, which features the posh neighborhoods of San Rafael, Cantagril and Beverly Hills. Your guide points out features of the landscape and shares the history of the region with onboard commentary.
Admire the seaside homes of La Barra del Maldonado, a charming old fishing town. Then continue on to visit two popular beaches. At Playa Brava, snap photos of the must-see sculpture by Chilean artist Mario Irarrázabal: La Mano (The Hand), also known as Los Dedos (The Fingers), depicts five human fingers protruding from the sand. On the other side of the peninsula enjoy the ocean views at Playa Mansa, where you have free time for lunch (own expense). 
Afterward, head to Casa Pueblo, a Mediterranean-style villa and art gallery perched on a cliff atop Punta Ballena. Designed by Uruguayan painter and sculpture Carlos Páez Vilaró, the 9-story, whitewashed building includes a museum and gallery (own expense) where you can learn about the life of the artist and the history behind his creation.
After a full day touring Punta del Este, you'll return back to your Montevideo hotel.

Reviews

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A
, Apr 2018

Beautiful scenery and sights!

s
, Feb 2018

Nice day outside Montevideo to various stops including Punta del Este. Had enough free time in each place to get a flavor for the area. Enjoyed sitting by the ocean and having a drink in one stop after a local lunch. Excellent tour guide, Ferderica, who spoke the 3 languages needed English, Spanish and Portuguese easily that needed on the bus. She had with a big smile all day as she answered all questions. Definitely recommend it and a good value.

C
, Jan 2018

I really enjoyed this trip, Casapueblo was amazing, and the tour guide makes you feel welcomed.

C
, Jan 2018

This was a perfect day trip! The guide spoke English, Spanish and Portuguese. We stopped at a scenic viewpoint, casapuebla, and then punta del este. After lunch there is a restaurant they pick out but you do not have to go there, you get some free time.

C
, Jan 2018

The day trip itself was excellent. The tour guide spoke English, Spanish and Portuguese. We had just enough time at each location to get to know the sites. Great picture spots! Only issue I had was with confirming pick up with indoor Uruguay but Viator responded and resolved the matter promptly.

J
, Jan 2018

Loved the artist's house, so quirky and atmospheric.
The only down was passing Trump Tower.

F
, Dec 2017

Very nice tour. I loved the explanations of every place visited.

V
, Dec 2017

Nice day trip but not much to do during the cooler days.

L
, Dec 2017

The guide was good but the stops involved were short and not terribly interesting.

P
, Nov 2017

Too early in the season for shops and restaurants which apparently close during winter and spring.


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