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Durazno
Washington
Day 14
13h 35m
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Travel Tips

Absolutely! Montevideo, Paysandú, and Durazno in Uruguay are amazing travel destinations. Here are some travel tips to make your visit go smoothly:

Best Time to Visit:
The most pleasant time to visit Uruguay is during its summer, from December to March, though it can be quite crowded with tourists from Argentina.

Route and Accessibility:
You can fly into Carrasco/General Cesáreo L. Berisso International Airport in Montevideo. From Montevideo to Paysandú, you can travel by bus, which is approximately 5 hours' journey. From Paysandú to Durazno, it's approximately a 3-hour bus ride.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
These locations do not have problems associated with high altitudes since Uruguay's highest point is just 513 meters. However, it's always wise to give yourself a day or two to adjust if you come from a significantly different climate.

Accommodation and Booking:
It's recommended to book your accommodations in advance, particularly for the summer season which can be quite busy in Montevideo. In Paysandú and Durazno, you will find a mix of hotels and guest houses.

Clothing and Essentials:
Summers can get hot so light clothes are recommended. However, it's advisable to pack a jacket or sweater as temperatures can drop in the evenings, especially in the coastal areas. Don't forget your sunblock, sunglasses and beachwear for Montevideo.

Health and Safety:
Montevideo is a relatively safe city but exercise standard caution like anywhere else. Also, tap water in Uruguay is potable; however, if you have a sensitive stomach you might opt for bottled water.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
Uruguayans are known to be friendly and polite. When meeting, it's common to greet with a single kiss on the cheek. Tipping is customary in restaurants and cafes, usually around 10% of the bill. Remember to respect local customs and traditions.