Buenos Aires & the Coast of Uruguay

Buenos Aires & the 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. You will then depart to one of the locals' favorite getaways: Uruguay. Relax on the best beaches in the region, as well as on the property of your luxury accommodations located in the area of the peaceful village of José Ignacio. Just miles north of its famous neighbor of Punta del Este, José Ignacio is the perfect place to relax or play. Walk on the beach, swim, fish, sail, kite-surf, horseback ride, soak up the sun, watch the sunset, and enjoy spa treatments in the comfortable atmosphere and beautiful backdrop of Uruguay's beaches and countryside.

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 relax and appreciate a live musical performance in the famed Teatro Colon. 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 short flight, land in Punta del Este, Uruguay. You will be greeted by your hostess who will assist you with your own car rental so that you may have your independence in your exploration up and down the coast, starting with your drive to José Ignacio. This small village is the exclusive luxury vacation spot on the Uruguayan coast, and can be enjoyed from one of two beautiful properties: Playa Vik, or Fasano Las Piedras. You can also make your experience even more special by spending your vacation in one of our private villas.

The Uruguayan coast offers charming towns, shopping, excellent restaurants featuring gourmet seafood and local wines. There is also an array of water and land activities from which to choose such as fishing, kite-surfing, yachting, taking a polo lesson, bird watching and horseback riding. When you want to relax on the beach, your host will set up an area especially for you at either La Mansa or La Brava beach which are the main beaches in the area. Also, enjoy spa treatments amid the beautiful backdrop of Uruguay's beaches and countryside, it's the perfect place to relax and catch up on some reading. José Ignacio offers vibrant culinary and social experiences, anchored at its most famous gathering point: the exclusive La Huella restaurant.

Visit the charming picturesque village of La Barra, which boasts a beautiful seascape and take a day trip to nearby Punta del Este, Uruguay's famous seaside resort. You may also wish to visit the intriguing Casapueblo, the monumental creation designed by Uruguayan artist Carlos Paez Vilaró - a classic location to watch the sunset.

Drive through beautiful countryside to El Garzón, run by esteemed Argentine chef Francis Mallmann, where you will enjoy a recommend delicious gourmet lunch poolside. You may also drive to the Narbona estate, where you will enjoy wine and cheese tasting as you experience the softer elements of a bygone era, in a level of sophistication still preserved and celebrated in the Uruguayan & Argentine countryside.

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
  • Casa Pueblo
  • El Garzón

The Adventure

  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Bow & Arrow hunting
  • Piranha fishing
  • Canopying
  • Bird watching
  • Alligator spotting

Insider Access

  • Swimming
  • Horseback riding
  • Yachting
  • Fishing
  • Kite-surfing
  • Bird-watching
  • Trekking
  • Mountain biking
  • 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
  • Watch the sunset at Casapueblo and meet with the local artist, Carlos Páez Vilaró
  • 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
  • $8,500 - $11,000
    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
    • The Fasano Las Piedras or Playa Vik in Uruguay
  • 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 concierge 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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