Uruguay was once South America’s best kept secret and the private playground for Argentine, Brazilian and Chilean visitors who flocked here for the pristine beaches, atmospheric cities and fascinating cultural mix. Now the secret is out and curious travellers from all over the world are journeying to Uruguay to see what all the fuss is about. The main draw cards would have to be the thriving capital of Montevideo, an eclectic blend of many cities and architectural styles with an interesting old city and an international port. Outdoor markets come shoulder to shoulder with glitzy indoor malls and the capital has a great restaurant scene and flourishing cafe culture. The charming riverside city of Colonia de Sacramento is another star attraction with an UNESCO listed historical centre and a plaza surrounded by fascinating museums and old churches. Finally, the well-presented town of Salto is the perfect place to kick back for a day or two with delightful parks and nearby hot springs.
Discover Uruguay’s charm for yourself on our Road to Rio group tour and see the country’s highlights along with the top sights that Argentina and Brazil have to offer.