Note to the traveler
your voucher. A travel voucher is an official document confirming your right to receive a pre-booked and paid set of travel services specified in the voucher: transfer, accommodation, meals, and additional services.
Accommodation at the hotel. For accommodation, you must submit a tourist voucher coupon to the hotel reception and fill out the proposed questionnaire in Latin letters.
The voucher contains the phone numbers of guides, hotels.
Meeting at the airport:
At the airport you will be met by a guide with a sign with YOUR SURNAME
ATTENTION!!! Check-out time at the hotel on the day of departure – no later than 12:00
Please pay invoices for additional services in advance
URUGUAY. short info
Capital – Montevideo
The population of Uruguay is about 3.4 million people.
The predominant part is the Uruguayans, descendants of the Spanish colonists of the 16th-18th centuries. and later settlers from Western Europe (Spaniards, Italians, French). The indigenous population of Uruguay as a result of the anti-Indian wars of the 19th century. was completely exterminated is one of the most “white” countries in Latin America. 88% of the population is white.
Language Spanish. Also spoken is Portuguese and a mixture of Spanish and Portuguese on the border with Brazil.
Currency Uruguayan Peso: 1 USD = 19.7500 UYU. In circulation in Uruguay are banknotes of 1, 10, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 Uruguayan pesos.
Time is 7 hours behind Moscow time.
Climate The country’s subtropical climate is temperate. Winters here are short and mild, the average temperature of the coldest winter month, July, is about +10’C. Summer is warm, average January temperatures range from +22…+28. Sometimes on hot and humid days the temperature rises above + 38 ° C, but the heat is easily tolerated here thanks to the cool daytime breeze. The best time to visit the country is from November to March.
Customs Import and export of national and foreign currency is not limited.
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.
There are no domestic flights in Uruguay. Fee for international flights $10 (fees may vary).
Telephone country code 598 (Montevideo code 2). Mobile phones in Uruguay work if your SIM card supports the 1800 band.
Security and money exchange
Currency can be exchanged at banks and exchange offices. Expensive restaurants and shops accept plastic cards for payment. Outside of Montevideo, credit cards are often not accepted. Uruguay is one of the safest countries in Latin America. You can safely go for an evening walk around Montevideo without fear of any trouble. The only danger is pickpockets.
Shopping and souvenirs
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, painted pumpkins, ceramics – all these national souvenirs can be bought in the stores of the “Manos del Uruguay” network, which are found in many cities. In general, Uruguay is a country with exceptionally affordable prices, especially for food and clothing.
Electricity – 220 volts
Medicine Vaccination certificate is not required.
Transport Uruguay is connected by land, sea and air communications with various countries of the world. The network of roads and expressways is the densest in all of Latin America.
Holidays and non-working days January 1 – New Year’s holiday, January 6 – Epiphany (Epiphany) holiday, April 19 – 33 “Oriental” Landing (in honor of 33 patriot fighters for independence), May 1 – Labor Day, May 18 – Battle of Las -Piedras, June 19 – Birthday of General José Artigas (founder of Uruguay), July 18 – First Constitution Proclamation Day, August 25 – Independence Day, October 12 – Columbus Day,
November 2 – All Saints Day, December 25 – Christmas.
Along the ocean coast stretches a chain of fashionable resorts, the most famous of which is Punta del Este, the country’s most modern and expensive resort.
The country’s capital, Montevideo, is also popular – a major banking and financial center, a city very diverse in appearance – classicism is combined here with the widespread baroque, modernism – with old buildings of colonial times. Ultra-modern buildings are surrounded by parks and beautiful bridges connecting the banks of the great river.
Thermal springs, a well-equipped ocean coast – the cities of Piriapolis and Colonia are also interesting.
Important: All airports in the 27 countries of the European Union must check passengers’ hand luggage and not allow liquids in excess of 100 milliliters, with a total volume of no more than 1 liter, to be carried on board aircraft. Medicines and baby food are checked separately and are not limited in volume. Perfumes, drinks, alcohol and aerosols purchased from duty-free shops at the airport and packed in sealed plastic bags can also be carried in hand luggage.