A continent below, a world apart PUNTA DEL ESTE URUGUAY South America Punta del Este Uruguay All flights arrive in Montevideo Duration of Flight National Airport LAX Airport, Los Angeles, California Six hours, thirty minutes John F. Kennedy Airport, New York Ten hours, thirty minutes Welcome to Punta del Este… You’ve already imagined it: a time to relax and unwind in a world of white sand beaches, fine cuisine, lavish scenery, and the opportunity to engage in a unique South American culture. Punta del Este is a small city in Uruguay located on the continent’s southeaster coast between Brazil and Argentina, projecting toward the south Atlantic. A peaceful and stable country, both politically and economically, Uruguay has one of the highest literacy rates in the world and its citizens are the most educated of South America. Rolling green hills and architecture dating back to colonial days is one of the exclusive characteristics of this peninsula city. The low hills are strewn with large granite blocks that can best be viewed at sunset against the horizon. Punta del Este is surrounded by stretches of brilliant coasts, warm tidal lakes, and striking slow-moving rivers. We invite the cold and weary, adventure seeking, and curious traveler to luxuriate in the rhythm of the Uruguayan culture, explore the best neighboring sites, bask in the warm sun, experience the mouth-watering cuisine and enjoy the services and entertainment at one of our seven brand new resort hotels, created especially for you. A small city, but never a dull moment. Historical Sightseeing Roam the streets of Punta del Este and learn its history which dates back to the 1680’s. . Outdoor Activities From scuba diving to watching street performances, you will never seize to find something to do. Outstanding Nightlife Spend your night being lucky at our top‐of‐the‐line casinos. Enjoy a stroll on the city strip watching the sunset, or a night of fine‐ dining. The Ultra All-Inclusive Difference Our package deals not only include more of everything Uruguay has to offer, we also provide the very best quality-from the most luxurious accommodations and exclusive activities such as unlimited use of our four 18-hole golf courses, tennis courts and duty free shopping villas, to details that others leave out, such as airport transfers and booking and transportation for day and overnight excursions. Choose from three brand new five-star resort through our All-Inclusive vacation packages. Ultra All- Inclusive* Features & Facilities *Certain packages also offer day trips and dinner vouchers at popular restaurants. Please see package deals on page 8. ♦ Round-trip airfare ♦ Breakfast ♦ Eight tennis clubs with day and night facilities ♦ Four 18-hole championship golf courses ♦ Two themed shopping villas ♦ Vegas-style casinos ♦ Horse racing track ♦ Four marinas with provided deep-sea fishing equipment ♦ Off shore reefs ♦ Happy hour cocktails ♦ Transportation to day trip destination (scheduled times) ♦ 2 tickets to dinner show at Hotel del Casa Three Five-Star Resorts to Choose From. Rock Resort-Casa del Sol Room/Hotel highlights ♦ Elegant, spacious guest rooms all at least 38 sq. meters, walk-in shower & separate tub ♦ Workspace, high-speed Internet, 2-line speakerphone, voice mail, mini-bar, in-room coffee/tea Hyatt Grand Regency ♦ Hair dryer, bathrobe, iron/ironing board, cable/satellite TV, in-room safe, fireplace ♦ Electrical adapters, newspaper, housekeeping ♦ Vegas-style casino downstairs Hyatt Grand Regency Room/Hotel Highlights ♦ Spacious guest rooms with separate Jacuzzi jet bath tub ♦ Room service available 24 hrs/day ♦ Hair dryer, bathrobe ♦ Cable/satellite TV, in-room mini bar ♦ Beginning scuba diving lessons in hotel pool ♦ Beautiful ocean-view restaurant Marriot Room/Hotel Highlights ♦ Full spa services ♦ Down pillows, Non-allergenic pillows available ♦ Duvets ♦ Hair dryer ♦ Iron and ironing board ♦ PlayStation ♦ Refrigerated private bar ♦ Thick terry bathrobes ♦ Twice-daily housekeeping service ♦ 100% cotton oversized bath towels The resort hotel area is caters toward its guests’ needs and desires by providing only the highest of quality services and facilities. Enjoy a full boy massage, go gambling, play a round of golf, or relax by the pool while sipping on a cocktail. All hotels are within walking distance of each other, so you don’t get to just enjoy one; you can enjoy the facilities at all three. Play an ocean-front round of After a long day of exploration come golf while enjoying the sunset. back and relax with a cocktail on the patio of the Hyatt Grand Regency. Come explore Punta del Este in Classic Elegance. Vacation Packages The Getaway $1,350.00-$1, 650.00* Four days & Four nights If you are looking for a short trip, then this is the package for you! Come into our world of luxury, fine cuisine, and unique culture with the Getaway package. Visit Punta del Este for four days and four nights- the perfect amount of time to enjoy life’s best pleasures. Choose from the top three, five-star hotels of the seven new resort hotels-the Marriot, Hyatt Regency, or Rock Resort-Casa del Sol. *The Getaway package includes: ♦ Two free dinner vouchers at any restaurant within the seven resorts. ♦ The choice of two tickets to a Vegas‐style dinner show at Casa del Sol or a forty minute massage for two. ♦ The choice of the Motor Coach Day Trip to Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital or a Hovercraft day trip to Buenos Aires (see page 10 for details). Relax-a-Max $1,800.00-$1,955.00* Seven days & Seven nights Revel in seven days and seven nights with our most popular, the Relax‐a‐Max package. Discover the hidden spots of beauty that you cannot do in only four days. Be adventurous and discover what Uruguay’s neighboring countries of Brazil and Argentina has to offer. *The Relax‐a‐Max package includes: ♦ Four dinner vouchers. ♦ 2 tickets to Vegas‐style dinner show at Casa del Sol. ♦ Helicopter day trip to Rio de Janeiro. ♦ Thirty‐minute hot‐stone massage. Relax and Unpack $1800.00-$1,950.00 Ten days & Ten nights This is the ultimate package to gain a true sense of South American culture. Kick off your shoes while we pamper you and provide everything needed to make this a memorable trip. Enjoy fine dining, cultural festivals, and breathtaking scenery of Uruguay and beyond. Relax and unpack includes: ♦ Seven dinner vouchers. ♦ 2 tickets to a Vegas‐style dinner show at Casa Del Sol. ♦ Two‐day passes to the golf course on the island of Gorriti. ♦ Helicopter overnight excursion to Iguassu Falls. ♦ Choice between Motor Coach Day trip to Montevideo or Hovercraft day trip to Buenos Aires. Note: These highlighted activities in the package deals are in addition to the features that are included in all of the packages listed on page 5. * Flights departing from JFK Airport in New York can expect a $150‐$200 reduction in package prices due to a shorter flight and cheaper airfare. A perfect vacation in a perfectly unspoiled paradise. Day and Overnight Trips The possibilities for travel are endless. Punta del Este is located between two beautiful, world‐renowned countries‐Argentina and Brazil. Explore further into Uruguay or venture out to watch famous Tango dancing in Argentina. We want our customers to get valuable experiences, which is why we have designed day trips to places we find amazing and we think you will too. Extend your stay an extra day or sign‐up for an excursion that’s not included in your package. Destination Excursion Price per Person Montevideo Motor Coach Day Trip $43. 75 Buenos Aires Hovercraft Day Trip $81.25 Rio de Janeiro Helicopter Day Trip $250.00 Iguassu Falls Helicopter Overnight $406.25 *Transportation to and from terminal is included in price. Montevideo Coach Day Trip $43.75 per person Montevideo is a modern metropolitan area with a historical old town dating back to colonial times. The whole city is surrounded by an uninterrupted stretch of white sandy beach. Whether you enjoy learning about its historic pioneer background or prefer one of its unique shops or restaurants, there is something for everyone to do. Highlights include Ciudad Viega (Old Town) which has eighteenth century buildings, and the bustling activity of Avenida 18 de Julio which has theaters, museums, and art galleries. Buenos Aires Hovercraft Day Trip $81.25 per person Buenos Aires has a more European feel than most South American countries. Wander cobbled streets, marveling over the colorfully painted metal houses. Embark into a journey in the world of Tango dancing or chit ‐chat in the atmospheric of old‐time cafes, a favorite pastime of many Argentineans. Buenos Aires boasts bustling streets, grand avenues, and stylish restaurants. Enjoy the transportation to Buenos Aires among a hovercraft which will take you over the beautiful blue ocean right into Buenos Aires Airport. Rio de Janeiro Helicopter Day Trip $250.00 per person One of the most beautiful and enriching cities in Brazil, is how many describe Rio de Janeiro. Travel amid a helicopter and oversee the clear white waters and the famous Jesus statue. Its ritzy feel and classy nightlife is a sure hit. You may be surprised to find out that the language here is Portuguese, not Spanish. Rio de Janeiro is sure to offer you a day to remember where the locals thrive on dance, drink, beach, sport and sun. Iguassu Falls $406.25 per person Strung out along the rim of a crescent‐shaped cliff about 2.5 miles long, approximately 275 individual cascades and waterfalls plummet down 269 feet into the gorge below. Iguassu Falls stretches between Brazil and Argentina and is bigger and more stunning than Niagra Falls. Hover over the falls and feel the mist upon your face as you go over one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. Spend the night in the comfort of a bed n’ breakfast, where you will fall asleep to the sound of the plundering falls. Things to Know about Travel to Punta del Este Entry Requirements Official Language ♦ U.S. Passport, must be valid 6 months ♦ official language is Spanish beyond intended stay ♦ English is Uruguay’s second ♦ Tickets and Documents for return or language, especially in the onward travel business sector ♦ No Visa Required for stay up to 3 months; extendable locally for an additional 3 months ♦ Sufficient Funds for length of stay Currency International dialing code: Uruguayan Peso (UrP) The peso is 598 divided into 100 Centisimos. All hotels have money exchanges and accept credit cards. Most restaurants accept credit cards as well. Tipping Shopping In restaurants, it's normal to tip Uruguay's best buys include about 10% of the bill. Taxi drivers suede jackets, amethyst jewelry, do not require tips, although you antiques and paintings. may round off the fare for convenience. Security Business Hours Montevideo is the second most secure ♦ Business Hours are usually capital city in the world after Tokyo. Monday through Friday, 9am‐ The crime rate is very low in Uruguay, but one still needs to be 7pm. alert and exercise reasonable caution ♦ Stores are open from 9am‐ 1pm on Saturdays and are closed on Sundays. In order to receive more information on travel to Punta del Este and the All-Inclusive package deals, please get into contact with your local travel agency, or call 1-800-252-8888. Punta del Este A continent below, a world apart… For more information call your professional travel agent or Innovative Marketing Systems: In North America, call toll free: 1-800-252-8888, Fax: 1-800-252-6752.