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Punta del Este Day Trip from Montevideo

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    What to Expect
    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.
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    Departure Point
    Tour departs from most Montevideo hotels
    Departure Time
    8:10/8.40 AM at downtown
    8.40/9.10 AM at Pocitos and Punta Carretas
    Duration
    10h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Day trip to Punta del Este
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
    • Entry/Admission - Playa Mansa
    • Entry/Admission - Playa Brava
    Exclusions
    • Entrance fees to Casa Pueblo Museum (USD $8)
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 22 July 2019

    If you like peace and quiet and don’t care if it is cold and hardly anybody there, then you will love it. It is winter and therefore nobody is sunbathing at the beaches just walking their rambla and enjoying the gazebo at their port. I...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank juliissa
    Reviewed 1 July 2019 via mobile

    The day trip was informative well organized and interesting. Despite the weather which presented visibility challenges, our tour guide, Mikeyal, was a constant ray of sunshine. She flowed effortlessly among three languages and displayed her charming personality and humor throughout the day. A very worthwhile...More

    Thank aw00ld16
    Reviewed 27 May 2019

    It was a beautiful journey, the bus was very confortable. Two suggestions: it last too long, they told it will be a 10 hours and it took 12 hours! the guide was not very good there was some lack of relevant information.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank julio g
    Reviewed 10 May 2019

    It's a magical place to visit. More than the architecture the place offer you a rich cultural experience! Make sure you'll have enough time to take a coffee while you enjoy the stunning view on the balconies.

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank brunov217
    Reviewed 12 April 2019

    We were picked up at our hotel in Punta Carretas and delivered back there at the end of the day. It was a long day, but worth it. We had a short stop at a lookout overlooking Piriapolis, then went on to Casapueblo which was...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank karencV4785NQ
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