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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

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What You Can Expect

Punta del Este Day Trip from Montevideo

Sculpture at Playa Brava

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.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This is a must do tour even if you are in Uruguay for a very short time. On the way to Punta del Este there is an interesting stop to visit Casa Pueblo and discover the life and works of Carlos Vilaro. Punta del Este is just beautiful with secluded villas, large beaches and the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Our guide Virginia was nice, perfectly trilingual with a good sense of humor. The weather was perfect which obviously helps a lot for that kind of tour:


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very nice tour.

June D C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Loved this trip. Guide had lots of information. Bus very comfortable. Driver very good and careful.
Really liked the balance of touring and time by ourselves at various locations. An interesting mix of stops and great length of tour.

Ed D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Rosanna was very good at explaining and answering questions. He English was not the best but I understood most of what she was saying. I would recommend doing this all day tour as it really has a lot to offer.

Mauricia M

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!

Brenda M

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.

Daniel T

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.

Giulia L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

The guide was amazing

eugene c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

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

Eleanor C

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

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