A small state with a big heart and a pure soul – this is how the Uruguayans call their country. Tours to Uruguay are diverse: even individual tours of the same intensity each time bring new discoveries and give fresh impressions.
Holidays in Uruguay are attractive at any time of the year, but you should pay attention to the fact that you can soak up the gentle rays of the Latin American sun from December to April, and enjoy crisp snow from May to November.
Luxurious hotels in the Uruguayan resorts of Piriápolis, La Paloma, La Pedrera are comfort, a high level of service and affordable prices for accommodation and meals. The beaches of Punta del Diablo and Santa Teresa, unique in their cleanliness, will not only allow you to enjoy the warm sand and clear water of the ocean, but also diversify your vacation in bars, restaurants and nightclubs. And connoisseurs of sights will be able to fully experience the grandeur of Uruguay by visiting the capital of Montevideo.
The state is located in the southeast of South America, its area is 176.2 thousand km². Uruguay borders Brazil in the northeast, is washed by the Atlantic Ocean in the east, and borders with Argentina in the south and west along the Uruguay and La Plata rivers (the official name of the country is associated with its position on the eastern bank of the Uruguay River).
Uruguay also has beautiful beaches that attract many tourists during the summer.
Due to different periods of transition of Uruguay and Russia to summer time, the difference changes three times a year: from the end of March to the end of September it is -7 hours, from the end of September to the end of October -6 hours, from the end of October to the end of March – 5 hours
Official holidays and days off in Uruguay:
• January 1 – New Year
• January 6 – Day of the Magi (Baptism)
• movable date in February-March – Carnival
• working days of the first week of April – Tourism Week
• April 19 – Anniversary of the landing of the detachment 33- x (1825)
• 1 May – International Day of Workers’ Solidarity
• movable date – working day 18 May or after this day – anniversary of the battle of Las Piedras (1811)
• 19 June – Birthday of national hero José Artigas (1764)
• 18 July – Constitution Day (1830)
• 25 August – Proclamation of Independence Day (1825)
• movable date around 12 October Discovery of America (1492)
• 2 November – Memorial Day
• December 25 – Christmas
Citizens of the Russian Federation do not need a visa to visit Uruguay.
Flight: from 16 hours + time for connection (depending on the schedule of the airline)
Import and export of national and foreign currency is not limited. There is no currency control. Duty-free import of up to 400 pieces is allowed. cigarettes, or 50 cigars, or 500 gr. tobacco, up to 2 liters. spirits, up to 5 kg. food products, no more than 2 items of photo or video equipment for a total amount not exceeding 150 US dollars. Duty-free export is allowed up to 100 pieces. cigarettes, or 25 pcs. cigars and a moderate amount of hard liquor. The import of any plants, flowers, vegetables, seeds and meat products is prohibited. The import and export of drugs, firearms, ammunition, medicines, radioactive materials, skins and stuffed animals is prohibited.
Tipping in expensive restaurants and bars is up to 5-10% of the bill (although often it already includes a service charge), in cheap eateries – 1-2 pesos, in cafes and on the beach it is not customary to give a tip, to a porter in a hotel or airport – 5-10 pesos, in a taxi they round the bill up
Uruguay is one of the safest countries in Latin America. You can safely go for an evening walk around Montevideo. The only danger is pickpockets. It is not recommended to carry large sums of money with you, clothes and personal belongings should not be left unattended.
No vaccination certificate required. You should only drink bottled water.
In Uruguay, the mains voltage is 220 V., 50 Hz.. plug type C, I and L. Almost all hotels provide adapters, but we recommend bringing your own adapter.
Souvenirs from Uruguay:
Of the local products, leather goods are especially popular both domestically and abroad. Hand-woven and machine-knitted wool sweaters are sold in large quantities in markets and shopping centers. From jewelry in Uruguay, you can buy jewelry with agates and gems. Wood crafts, decorated pumpkins, ceramics – all these national souvenirs can be bought in the shops of the Manos del Uruguay network, which are available in many cities. In general, Uruguay is a country with exceptionally affordable prices, especially for food and clothing.