(Montevideo, Punta Del Este)
Your journey begins in Buenos Aires, the Paris of South America, a blend of Spanish and Italian immigrants, architecture and food. The unique neighborhoods, the tango at night, and the estancias in the countryside make Buenos Aires one of the world's great cities.
Travel by ferry to Montevideo, home to nearly 50% of the Uruguay's population, and a modern metropolis with a historical old town dating back to colonial times. Surrounding the whole city lays an uninterrupted stretch of white sandy beach. Enjoy a half day city tour of the Old City with its 18th century buildings, as well as a visit to the beaches. The next day, take a private transfer to Punta del Este, the much loved and sought after vacation town nestled on a beautiful peninsula located in the southeast corner of Uruguay. Only one hour by car from Montevideo, people come from all over to enjoy Punta del Este’s natural beauty and its vibrant nightlife. Enjoy a full day tour of Punta del Este and the historical beach town of Piriapolis.
Enjoy a private airport (International) transfer with professional driver and English speaking Guide.
Nuss Buenos Aires Soho is located in one of the most emblematic corners of Palermo Soho, near Plaza Serrano; colorful, Nuss Buenos Aires is SOHO. An old Spanish-style convent, converted to become a fine choice for premium accommodation in Buenos Aires. In the most bohemian and avant-garde of the city, Hotel Nuss lives with designer shops and trendy clothing in the city, and among artisans, art galleries, bars and restaurants. Nuss Hotel is the starting point to experience the cosmopolitan tendencies, in a relaxed, warm and friendly environment.
This bike tour with your private English-speaking guide is without doubt the most interesting and entertaining way to get to know Buenos Aires. Learn about its history while riding on the bike paths and experiencing the bustling surroundings. You will visit the main quarters: El Puerto, la Reserva Ecológica, La Boca, SanTelmo, Plaza San Matrín and much, much more. Your guide will pick you up and drop you off at the hotel.
"Rojo Tango” is an invitation to live and feel the tango intensely. It is an embracing and sophisticated show to experience the pleasure of the tango up to its most minimum details, its harmonic melodies, its rhythm and the feelings and colors coming to live in the dance. Witness a professional performance, offered to a reduced audience. Rojo Tango show takes care of every little detail so that you can experience the essence of Tango. Dancers wear unique costumes, a result of thorough research and an updated innovation in fabrics, embroideries and colors. The hairdos are visually important and match every detail of the costumes and dance. The special lighting enhances the dance's different nuances. Enjoy a fantastic dinner as you see the show.Return to your hotel afterwards.
Your driver will pick you up to enjoy a full day at the Estancia "La Bamba de Areco". When the hectic life of Buenos Aires becomes unbearable, and travellers long for a restful day in the country, La Bamba de Areco is the destination of choice. Recently re-opened after two years of renovations, La Bamba de Areco is once again ready to welcome guests. There aren't many estancias so close to the city yet so secluded and tranquil. Only 123 kms from Buenos Aires, La Bamba de Areco, offers precisely what the celtic origin of its name translates to; a place to rest. While the Estancia generally caters for longer stays, it's also perfect for a day out. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers upon your arrival, tuck in to an Argentinean Asado Lunch (A selection of meat cuts prepared in the traditional Argentinean way and accompanied by a wide choice of salads and potato dishes; Lunch includes alcoholic & nonalcoholic beverages). Following lunch, guests are invited to relax at the pool, enjoy a stroll in the Park, go horseback-riding, and cycling or engage in one of the other numerous activities on offer at the Estancia. As the day draws to a close, enjoy an English style high tea, before returning to Buenos Aires.
Private transfer by car to your hotel.
Enjoy a private pier transfer with vehicle, English speaking guide and professional driver.
First class ferry between Buenos Aires and Montevideo. One-way trip takes 3 hours. Ferries leave Buenos Aires at 8:00am and 3:30pm daily.
This tour will show guests the most important and tourist spots of Montevideo and also visit some the most “characteristic” places in town that will give visitors the feeling of the Uruguayan life and culture. They will be able to walk around the "Old City" and enjoy the European architecture of the buildings, visit the Gaucho Museum, the colorful street markets (depending of the day – street markets are available to visit during Saturdays and Sundays). The tour includes the classical visit to the traditional Port Market, where they may see some “Candombe” performances and visit the famous art galleries (if it’s of their interest) after visiting the different craft shops of the area. A visit to the residential neighborhood of Carrasco, Punta Gorda and Pocitos and the joy of the lovely “Rambla” along the coastline of the city will complete the landscape of this great city. It is possible to adjust this city tour to the personal interest of clients and include other visits which may be more specific. This tour can be organized during the morning or afternoon according to the client.
The Sheraton Montevideo Hotel is located in the fashionable residential area of Punta Carretas and overlooking the serene Río de la Plata, the hotel is a great choice for leisure travellers. Adjoined to the Punta Carretas Shopping Center, and only 200 meters from the Golf Club and the promenade, you are surrounded by the comfort of one of Montevideo’s most important residential neighborhoods.
This full day tour starts early in the morning! On your way to Punta del Este, visit Piriápolis, enjoy the "Argentineans' Rambla and then climb the San Antonio Hill from where you will have a wonderful view of the city. Continue to Punta del Este, visiting Punta Ballena and the pictoresque "Casapueblo" built by the famous Uruguayan artist, Carlos Páez Vilaró. Upon reaching Punta del Este, you will visit the residential neighborhoods such as "Beverly Hills", "San Rafael", "Cantegril Golf" and the strange bridge of "La Barra" in Maldonado, a very picturesque fancy town. You will then visit the "Mansa" and "Brava" Beaches and then visit the "Peninsula" with time enough to walk along the main avenue, Gorlero, where you can have lunch (not included) in the Port in front of the sea. After lunch you will be returned back to Montevideo .
Located in the heart of Punta del Este and only 20 minutes from the international airport, the Conrad Punta del Este hotel is the only Las Vegas-style casino and luxury hotel in the Punta del Este region. The hotel, which faces Gorriti Island and is only a short walk from La Mansa Beach, enjoys a strategic position 35 minutes east of Buenos Aires by plane and two-and-a-half hours south of Sao Paulo. The Conrad Punta del Este Hotel & Casino offers 296 contemporary and luxurious guestrooms, including 24 beautifully appointed suites, all with open terraces and breathtaking views of the beautiful Uruguay coastline.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Airport Transfer with your private vehicle, guide and driver to Montevideo.
Laura Iyer ,
January 10, 2014
We just returned last night from our Patagonia adventure and wanted to tell you we had the time of our lives! Everything turned out perfectly. Guides were fun, on time and informative. The excursions were great for an active family and, of course, amazing.
I can't tell you what was our favorite. The boys enjoyed exploring the mountains in El Chalten (they called it Mountain running) while Mohan and I relaxed in the beautiful hotel. I thought after the glacier trek it can't get any better - but it kept surprising me and amazing me. My personal favorite was the horseback riding. I thought afterwards after everything we have seen the bike tour would have to be a let down - NOPE - it also was so exciting and our guide was a hoot! We had great weather for each activity (I know there is a bit of luck involved with that one).
Meals were amazing and after so many active excursions no guilt in pigging out.
I am so happy we took a little risk and went out of the way with our vacation this year. We will have this with us for a life time.
Thank you again,
Laura, Mohan, Ryan, and Nathan
Catherine Dudley ,
January 10, 2014
Happy New Year!
GREAT trip! The brochure you sent to us the week before we set off was marvelous -- the pages are marked and worn with us referring to it so often! We were very pleased with every aspect that you set up for us including the airport pick-up and drop off and the tour of Quito and environs on Friday. Our guide spoke excellent English, the driver was courteous and we felt safe and well-informed throughout the day. The transfer to the Eclipse team was super easy and the flight to Guayaquil and trip to the boat went off without a hitch.
We're still going through the 500+ photos that I took and the 1700+ photos that my son took, but I promise to send a few to you in the next week or so. Galapagos was a fabulous trip and the Eclipse was a terrific way to navigate the islands. Gave them a 10 on their feedback form and would recommend Eclipse very highly.
Mark Dornfeld ,
November 11, 2013
"My wife and I had a wonderful trip, we really enjoyed ourselves. All the accommodations that you booked for us were exceptional and our drivers and guides were lovely. We had great weather the whole trip and only lost one activity due to high winds. As you know this is a beautiful part of the world so my camera was snapping all the time. We would definitely use your services in the future for this type of travel. Thanks for all you help and expertise........be well.....m.d."
Jack Gregory ,
November 11, 2013
I wanted to give you a little feedback on our recent trip to Peru.
In a word – EXCELLENT – especially the high quality people you work with in Peru. We have taken tours all over the world, S. Africa, France, England, Vietnam, China to name just a few, and the service we received in Peru was far beyond and of the other experiences we have had. The attention to detail was very much appreciated, picking us up at the airport, taking us back to the airport and complete, hassle free, handling of all our details truly made this a stress free experience.
Special thanks to:
-The entire reservation system and the people I came in contact with that process...every detail accounted for
-The people that looked after us in Lima
-Andre, the young man in Cusco who faithfully phoned every night just to make sure the day went well, my wife was well and that we knew what we had to do the next day.
-The Sumaq hotel in Aquas Calientes...you can tell the level of service by the details...I watched a waitress hold a high stool for a lady to prevent her from tipping backwards as she got on the stool, the lady didn’t even know the waitress did it....that’s client care.
-Especially Mariela, the tour guide in Cusco...highly knowledgeable, passionate, personable and shows great care for the people she guides.
Hainsworth Sherry ,
November 05, 2013
Clients were very impressed. Guides were amazing and accommodation was beyond expectations. They will definitely travel with you again and they have highly recommended Kensington Tours.
Hope I can work with you again the in the near future.
Scott Parks ,
November 05, 2013
Sandy and I are back from Peru and had a wonderful time. Kensington seems to have the best contacts in each country and Peru was no exception. I wanted to take the time to give you some specific feedback on each segment of out trip.
The “Hotel B” in Lima is fantastic. It’s an old house that has been turned into a small Hotel. The people are great and the location in Barranco is just what we like.
The Inkaterra Amazonica is probably the best place place to stay in the Amazon region. The rooms give a real feel of the sounds of the rain forest.
The hotels in both Cusco and Aquas Calientes were perfect with great locations. We added an additional day in Aquas Calientes which gave us three days in Machu Picchu. For us, this was well worth it and gave us the time we wanted to see all aspects of Machu Picchu. Pictures did not do justice to the site, although we got some great pictures.
The trip to see the Nasca Lines was, also, worth the time. Our guide added some side trips including lunch at a local winery which we really enjoyed. The Hotel Paracas was an unexpectedly high quality resort and a great way to end our trip.
Thanks for your help we look forward to next year
June Murray ,
August 20, 2013
"Buenas Noches Brandi-
I filled out the survey but I wanted to send you a note to say thank you. Our trip was the stuff lifelong memories are made of and I mean every part of it. From our time spent in Quito, to the Safari Camp and Isla Isabela. I cannot say enough about the professionalism of the staff at our accommodations and the expertise of all our guides (most especially Tanya Helmig at the Safari Camp). We hope to go back for an extended stay.
I have attached 2 photos for you of Bart and I. I think the joy is clearly evident- thank you for making it possible.
Barbara Mackey ,
July 22, 2013
"We just completed a family trip to Costa Rica, with three families traveling from different locations. All the coordination efforts were made easily and efficiently by our Kensington representative, Brandi Merchant, who was wonderful; an absolute delight to work with. All the accommodations were first class and the guides knowledgeable and very punctual. We will be using Kensington again!
Cindy Thoene ,
July 22, 2013
What an AMAZING trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Seriously…the trip of a lifetime!
We returned late on Thursday and had out of town visitors through the weekend and we are just now unpacking and getting back to non-vacation reality.
I will share my feedback and get pictures sent to you soon.
Thanks for everything….truly a perfect trip!
July 24, 2013
Our trip was wonderful, we had a great time, wish we could have spent more time. In fact, I now know I would have spent more time in Cuzco and the Machu Picchu area.
Machu Picchu was fabulous.
Margot, our guide, and the driver, were absolutely wonderful, low key, very personable, very accommodating, really good. We didn't end up with enough time on the last morning in Cusco to finish the tour, but got a feel- of Sacsayhuman, Qengo, Koricancha. We saw Ollayantatambo, and went to Moray and Maras, and Wayra ranch which was also outstanding, on the next day, but did not do Pisac and the market. We got tired and ran out of time so cut a couple things. Louis the coordinator was good as well.
Would love to go back and learn more some time.
The coordinator in Lima was extremely nice too, and very helpful.
In fact, we loved the food, the people and everything. The Libertador Palacio , the Tambo del Inka and the Sanctuary were indeed outstanding hotels. LAN was all on time, great service.
Thank you again for all your help.
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