Originally founded by the Portuguese in the 1600s, Colonia passed between Portuguese and Spanish rule for decades, and the influence of that melting pot is visible in the resulting colonial architecture and vibrant streetscapes. Colonia and Buenos Aires are located only 50 km away, divided by Río de la Plata river and the easiest way to get to Colonia del Sacramento from Buenos Aires is by ferry. It`s hard to call Rio de la Plata a river in this area. It`s estuary is so large that it looks more like a sea. No matter how many years pass, Colonia is one of those places that doesn`t change. Today, visitors come to explore the streets of Barrio Historic which is now under UNESCO protection, ensuring it retains its old-world charm.
A very south trip in Argentina and Uruguay!. Visit the elegant parks and boulevards of Buenos Aires (the capital and most populous city of Argentina), then, take a ride to Colonia (and uruguayan city known for its cobbled historic quarter and colonial Portuguese and Spanish buildings). Afterwards, you will visit the capital of Uruguay, Montevideo (built on the shores of the Plata River, and famous for being quite a cozy and safe city, with excellent quality of life). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Montevideo - Colonia: 2 hrs. 15 mins. approx.
Colonia - Estancias near Montevideo: 3 hrs. 45 mins. approx.
Estancia near Montevideo - Punta del Este: 3 hrs. mins. approx.
Punta del Este - Montevideo: 2 hrs. approx.