Buenos Aires & Coast of Uruguay

Buenos Aires & Coast of Uruguay

Enjoy Buenos Aires, one of the most exciting and elegant cities on the continent, as you soak up its urban rhythms and nightlife. Whether your interest is visiting artists at their private ateliers, private tango lessons, or exploring the city with an expert, Blue Parallel will arrange exclusive experiences offering you insider access to the city. You will then depart to one of the locals' favorite getaways: Uruguay. A South American delight, Uruguay is known for offering a bit of everything.  The coastline offers desolate beaches ahead of the rolling sand dunes that remain untouched by urban sprawl, with small artist colonies and sophisticated getaways for the region’s élite seeking an escape. You can also join the beautiful people who flock to Punta del Este, known as what is becoming South America’s Saint-Tropez, as the place to be seen with high-end restaurants and night parties. Later wake up and travel just an hour into the countryside and scale back the clock a few centuries to enjoy a way of life from a bygone era, as you visit the plantations producing fine wines, olive oils, and cheeses, while sampling them all.  If you want a little adrenaline, enjoy Uruguay through a multitude of outdoor activities including sailing, golfing, kite surfing, horseback riding, or just relax on the beach.  Whether traditional or modern, leisurely or vigorous, the experiences in Uruguay are as diverse as visitors from around the world who are just starting to notice this idyllic country.

Please note that the following itinerary is an example, as all of our journeys are custom-made

Buenos Aires (2 nights)

Arrival in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires after an overnight flight. Greeting by your personal host and private transfer to a 5-star hotel of your choice. Discover Buenos Aires on your private guided tour of the main sightseeing attractions, depending on your interests. Visit some of the city's many museums and enjoy exclusive access to the private homes and ateliers of esteemed local curators and artists. Explore amongst the typical fairs, antique markets, and take part in a private cooking class or wine tasting session with an expert sommelier. Enjoy a private tango lesson followed by a traditional tango show, or appreciate a live musical performance in the famed Teatro Colón. Dine on authentic gourmet meals in the city's finest restaurants and cocktails in the many chic bars and lounges in the evenings.

José Ignacio (4 nights)

After a 50-minute flight, land in Punta del Este, Uruguay. You will be greeted by your hostess and taken by private transfer to your accommodations near José Ignacio. This small village is the sophisticated retreat for families in the region and from around the world who seek a tranquil escape away from the urban beach resort bustle. You will enjoy your stay at one of the intimate and smartly-designed properties: Bahía Vik, Playa Vik, Estancia Vik, or the Fasano Las Piedras. Or, if you’re interested in making your experience even more special, spend your vacation in one of our private villas.

The Uruguayan coast offers charming towns, rolling countryside, tranquil beaches, and excellent restaurants featuring gourmet seafood and local wines. There is also an array of water and land activities to choose from such as fishing, golfing, kayaking, kite-surfing, surfing, or even polo lessons. On the evening of your arrival, your personal guide will take you out horseback riding on the dunes overlooking the Atlantic, until you finally arrive at an exclusive setup near the water to enjoy wines and hors d’oeuvres prepared by a private chef, as you relax and admire the sunset. Relax at your leisure and enjoy either La Mansa or La Brava beach during the daytime, as you will approach the beaches with exclusive access through a private club, and with the private services of parasols, lounge chairs, and refreshments provided.

Venture inland to enjoy Uruguay’s green countryside and its centuries-old traditions with its laid back and sophisticated lifestyle with your personal guide. Visit the village of Garzón, a picturesque settlement with a population of 198, where acclaimed chef Francis Mallman chose to establish his small yet elegant restaurant to give his guests a taste of Uruguay’s more traditional roots. Later, bike on the gravel roads and over the rolling hills to an olive oil plantation, where the hosts will show you the estate and you can sample its olive oils and wines. Continue your ride to a private estate surrounded by the lagoons, where you will stop at one of the groves to have lunch featuring the catch of the day in a traditional Uruguayan cowboy barbecue, all while you enjoy the green oasis and later go canoeing.

Your hostess can also take you to the Narbona estate, one of Uruguay’s graceful ranches, where you will sample its wines and cheeses in the cellar as you experience the softer elements of a bygone era in a level of sophistication still preserved and celebrated.

On another afternoon, head down the coast to the artist colony of La Barra, which boasts a beautiful seascape and independent artisan galleries. Later continue to nearby Punta del Este, Uruguay's famous seaside resort, and one of the top beach destinations in the Southern Cone. You can finish off the day by watching the sunset from the whitewashed and unique Casapueblo.

Once the sun goes down, your hostess can arrange your evening excursions according to your interests. At the some of the continent’s most famous restaurants (La Huella, La Bourgogne to name a few), we will arrange reservations and to have you greeted and seated by the owners (if present) or the executive chefs. Afterwards, if you wish to go out, since your hostess has the connections with the local high society, you will be granted access to the high profile events and parties which have made this part of Uruguay famous in its December-February summer season.

On your last day, drive to the airport in time to catch your connection for your international flight home.

Recommended Extensions

Argentina

  • The impressive Iguassu Falls, declared one of the 7 natural wonders of the world
  • Mendoza, the heart of the Argentine wine country
  • Spend time at a traditional countryside estate in Cordoba
  • Explore the Northwest provinces of Jujuy & Salta in our Crossing the Andes journey
  • Discover vast Patagonia, home to Los Glaciares National Park and the famed Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina as well as the awe-inspiring Torres del Paine National Park in Chile
  • Explore Tierra del Fuego, the Southernmost point of the world
  • The rich marine life of Peninsula Valdes where you will spot whales and sea elephants
  • The breathtaking natural beauty of dazzling blue lakes and snowcapped mountains of the Argentine Lake District

Brazil

  • The quaint colonial beach towns of Trancoso and Corumbau, Bahia
  • The impressive Iguassu Falls, declared one of the 7 natural wonders of the world
  • Fernando de Noronha - a pristine archipelago of natural beauty, 215 miles off the Northeastern coast of Brazil
  • The cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city) of Rio de Janeiro
  • The Amazon Basin, home to the world's remaining rainforest and unparalleled diversity
  • Relax and indulge on the Emerald Coast in Southern Brazil

The Discovery

  • Buenos Aires
  • José Ignacio
  • La Mansa Beach
  • La Brava Beach
  • La Barra
  • Punta del Este
  • Casapueblo
  • El Garzón

The Adventure

  • Swimming
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Golfing
  • Surfing
  • Kite-surfing
  • Bird-watching
  • Trekking
  • Polo

Insider Access

Buenos Aires

  • Exclusive access to art collections and private ateliers of famous local artists and curators
  • Private soccer, tennis or polo sessions with world-renowned athletes
  • Meet with high profile business leaders and politicians
  • Exclusive access on an exceptional basis to Jewish heritage sites
  • Private plane services
  • VIP airport assistance
  • And much more...

Coast of Uruguay

  • Private cocktails on the beach
  • Private polo lessons with professional polo players
  • Visit Uruguay’s top olive oil plantation and partake in a private tasting
  • Watch the sunset at Casapueblo
  • Access to a private estate to enjoy a barbecue with the local catch of the day
  • Private wine and cheese tasting at an exclusive estancia
  • Exclusive access to private parties and VIP service in clubs and bars in high season
  • Private villas
  • Private plane services
  • VIP airport assistance
  • And much more...

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  • Best Time to Go
  • Recommended Stay
  • Price Reference
    (7 Days, Private party of 2)
  • November > March
  • 5 - 8 Days
  • $9,000 - $11,500
    Per Passenger

Note: Prices will vary based on the specifics of your itinerary. Parties of 4 or more will benefit from lower prices per passenger.

What is included:

  • Luxury accommodations at
    • A 5-star hotel of your choice in Buenos Aires
    • Bahía Vik, Playa Vik, Estancia Vik, or the Fasano Las Piedras
  • Internal flights
  • Services of Blue Parallel hosts and private specialized guides throughout the journey
  • All special events, private guided tours, private excursions, private outdoor activities, spa treatments, entrance fees
  • Continual monitoring of your journey by a Blue Parallel team composed of a personal travel expert in our offices, and a personal host in each destination. In addition, a "behind the scenes" logistical expert is staffed on each trip in order to monitor every step of the journey. The team is on call 24-hours a day during a trip
  • All transportation
  • Most meals
  • A Blue Parallel customized travel kit that you will receive prior to departure

Booking Procedures:

Step 1 Phone Conversation / Email Exchange
A personal travel expert, who knows the destinations of interest first-hand, will discuss with you possible destinations and activities based on your specific preferences.

Step 2 Suggested Itinerary
Your personal travel expert will get back to you with a tailor-made itinerary.

Step 3 Booking
We will ask you to review our "Terms and Conditions" documentation, and to pay a deposit to secure your journey.
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