With beaches, cosmopolitan cities and delicious steak, it was never going to go unnoticed for too long, so why not make like a well-to-do Uruguayan or Argentine and relocate to Jose Ignacio with our eight-day suggested itinerary? While Uruguay is less known, Buenos Aires certainly needs no introduction.
Start your journey in one of the world's most stylish and cultured cities with a two night stay at the Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau. The colonial grand exterior and modern interiors blend French 1930's charm with contemporary design for an aesthetic yet comfortable delight. Set in the French heritage district of Recoleta, there couldn't be a more chic area to set up base in city.
Take a short stroll to the Latin American Art Museum or simply wander the parkside cafes and luxury boutiques. Next stop is Uruguay and the Estancia Vik Hotel. A Spanish colonial-style building set in 4000 acres of beautiful countryside in Jose Ignacio, Uruguay's lively, picturesque coastal area.
Jose Ignacio has everything you could want from a beach-side escape; glorious beaches, rugged landscape and a laid back vibe. The Estancia Vik has a Spanish Colonial-influenced structure with traditional white washed walls and red tin roofs. Atmospheric courtyards, gardens and a labyrinth of covered walkways. It is in short, absolute heaven.
The remaining four nights will be spent in the blissful Playa Vik, the second of Norweigan entrepreneur Alex Vik's boutique hotels and the most talked-about property in Jose Ignacio. A glass walled modern building overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the hotel is complete paradise.
The exceptional design, unrivalled location, endless activities and an unparalleled collection of contemporary Uruguayan and international art means you won't have a better place from which to explore Uruguay's enchanting coastline and vibrant culture.
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Book a nine day stay mixing Buenos Aires and Uruguay. Stay at the Park Hyatt Buenos Aires for two nights, followed by the Estancia Vik for two nights, ending in four nights at Playa Vik.
The price will include flights from Heathrow to Buenos Aires, onward connection by air to Punta del Este and private transfers throughout.
This sample itinerary is a tailor-made experience.