Which airlines operate flights to Uruguay from UK?
- Latam Airlines
- British Airways
- Iberia Air
- Singapore Airlines
How long is the flight from UK to Uruguay?
- London Heathrow to Uruguay (MVD): 11 hours and 44 minutes.
- Manchester to Uruguay (MVD): 10 hours and 15 minutes.
- Birmingham to Uruguay (MVD): 8 hours and 50 minutes.
What are the major international airports in Uruguay?
There are officially eleven international airports in Uruguay. Out of those airports, only one is the busiest airport in Uruguay, because the other cities are relatively small as compared to Montevideo.
Carrasco/General Cesáreo L. Berisso International Airport (MVD) is the international airport of Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay. The airport has two runways, one 2.25 kilometres long and the other is 3.2 kilometres long. The airport was built to handle three million passengers a year but last year handled only two million. The airport has been renovated and designed by Uruguayan born architect Rafael Viñoly.
What is the best time to book flights for Uruguay?
The best time to book a flight is in April when the low season begins and the rains begin to hit Uraguay. However, if the visitor wants to tour Uruguay in the holidays, then July is the ideal time to book a flight to Uruguay.
What are the entry requirements to Uruguay for British travellers?
A British National does not require a visa to visit Uruguay. UK passport holders can stay up to 90 days within the country for tourism. Please check the Dirección Nacional de Migración for conditions and pre-requisites for an extended stay in Uruguay.
What is the best time to visit Uruguay?
The best time to visit Uruguay is from October to March. The temperature remains moderate and the skies are open and sunny during this time. Beyond this time period heavy rains hit Uruguay and it may dampen your vacations.
What are the major landmarks in Uruguay?
- The Fundacion Pablo Atchugarry is a park dotted by sculptures by the famous Pablo Atchugarry, a sculpture artist renowned for his structures around the world. The sculptures are both small and gigantic in size. The artistry truly grips you.
- The Fortaleza de Santa Teresa is the fort near Chuy, about 300 kilometres from Montevideo. The fort was built by the Spanish but its foundations and name are Portuguese in nature. The hills of Fortaleza are considered by a local legend as the place where pagan deities fell in love and transformed themselves into the hills.
- Iglesia de las Carmelitas is a majestic church right in the heart of Montevideo. It represents the gothic roots of Uruguay and is a sight to behold.
Which events and festivals are celebrated in Uruguay?
- The Carnaval and Las Llamadas is the celebration that submerges all the country under waves of dance, love, song and joy. Do not let your inhibitions let you from joining in, provided the Uruguayans let you be. The festival is in itself the celebration of the pursuit of happiness and pleasure. You’ll get it when you get there in late February.
- The Holy Week or Semana Santa is a festival of the family. All of Uruguay goes for vacations, back to their homes. After the initial meet and greet entire families flock to the centre of Montevideo. Parades and floats move through the streets of the Capital city.
- Día de Muertos of the day of the dead is celebrated in Uruguay on November 1st and 2nd. The celebration is peculiar in nature because it is celebrated in the family graveyards. Lost family members and Patron saints are remembered for their love and sacrifices. Later the celebration continues dressed in skeleton-themed costumes.
What are the transportation options available to tourists within Uruguay?
The transportation services in Uruguay are extensive. None of the cities in Uruguay has metro systems but the roads are all paved and the railway system is functional. Collectively Uruguay has 1,641 kilometres of a rail network, 7,743 kilometres of roads, 1,600 kilometres of navigable waterways.
Which five star hotels and accommodation are available for stay in Uruguay?
- The Grand Hotel
- Carmelo Resort & Spa, the Unbound Collection by Hyatt
- Sofitel Montevideo Casino Carrasco & Spa
- Hotel L'Auberge
- Hotel Santa Cristina