• Location: Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
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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.

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 view Casapueblo, a Mediterranean-style villa and art gallery
  • Relax with complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off

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

sadlerds

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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.

Carolina Joan G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

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

Colson C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 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.

Fanny J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

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

Lilia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Amazing trip especially if limited for time! Great way to see beyond Montevideo. I was the only English speaker but the guide always made sure to speak in both Spanish and English. Expect a full and packed day for the tour. Lots of stops to get out, take pictures, explore, and enjoy! I highly recommend doing this tour.

JOSEFA R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour was amazing!

Robert S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Excellent tour, guide was very knowledgeable and spoke in Spanish and English. A great day at Punta del Este.

Jeff C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

good value tour - good guide....is a long day but worth it

Diego M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Nuestra guía fue excelente, sino mal recuerdo su nombre era Virginia. Además me presto ayuda ya que me enferme del estomago.

Angela S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Great tour! Though there is not much going on in winter!

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