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Solo female in Montevideo or organised tour

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Solo female in Montevideo or organised tour

Hi, I'm booking a holiday to Buenos Aries for the end of July and will be meeting up with a friend there. However, my friend has to go back to Brazil after 7 days and I thought about staying on longer and going to Montevideo and Colonia. What I'd like some advice and help on (if any one will be willing to give it) is whether Montevideo and Colonia are safe for a single female traveller? And how long will I need roughly to see the main tourist things in both places. The other option would be to book an organised tour from Buenos Aries for a few days, and if this is the case, does anyone know of a company that i could use? Many thanks

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1. Re: Solo female in Montevideo or organised tour

You can safely travel on your own in Uruguay. I would recommend spending one day in Colonia del Sacramento and three days in Montevideo.

It’s easy to do with Buquebus: http://www.buquebus.com/cache/HomeENG.html

Map of Uruguay:


Montevideo Travel Guide:


Uruguay Travel Guide:


Colonia del Sacramento:


Edited: 4:31 pm, April 21, 2014
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2. Re: Solo female in Montevideo or organised tour

thank you so much for the info. really appreciate it

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3. Re: Solo female in Montevideo or organised tour

About safety when traveling alone, make sure you don't carry too much cash or all your credit cards with you. Don't carry your passport. Leave them behind in your hotel. If you feel like you need to carry an ID card, carry a driver's license or simply a copy of your passport. I would say that this applies anywhere you travel.

In Montevideo, avoid Ciudad Vieja after dark and during weekends. There are not too many people around on the streets and as a tourist you could stand out and become a target for petty theft. Happy travels,


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