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Planning a trip to Uruguay

(3 customer reviews)

$399.00 + VAT


More than just a conference call. A Uruguay experience of a lifetime.

One-on-one planning guidance. You know you. And guidebook author and Guru’Guay founder, Karen A Higgs, literally ‘wrote the books’ about Uruguay. Together, you’re going to create the trip you’ve been dreaming about—and have fun while doing it. Karen will answer all your questions, give you pure, honest feedback, and outline an itinerary with so that you can plan an experience of a lifetime.

Itinerary outline. You won’t be left empty handed after we hang up. Karen will send you a one-page itinerary ​outline of the route created.

What’s in Planning a trip to Uruguay with Guru’Guay

  • A focused 60-minute travel planning consultation via Zoom with Karen designed to answer your questions & help you create your perfect Uruguay itinerary
  • A planning questionnaire you fill in beforehand to help you define and organise all your questions and thoughts
  • A one-page summary of your Uruguay itinerary outline we created

Step 1 Your questions answered
You’ll quickly get the advice you need without spending hours researching online or deciphering which travel advice to take. You’ll finally feel confident (and excited) about your trip.

Step 2 Your itinerary planned
Immersive. Intimate. Slow. Really experiencing Uruguay. Those are the kind of trips we like to plan here at Guru’Guay. When we’re done you’ll have an itinerary outline you’ll love.

Step 3 Saving loads of time and avoid frustration
Doing it alone is overwhelming and making a mistake could cost you more in the long run. We’ll fast track your planning and save you hours and hours of time and money.

Bonus Recording of our coaching session

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Is Planning a trip to Uruguay with Guru’Guay right for you?

  • You’re building your own itinerary and you’re worried about putting it all together (especially where to go and how many nights to stay in each place).
  • You want someone to bounce your ideas off of and give you feedback to help maximise your time in Uruguay.
  • You are looking for a few hidden gems and tips to make your trip extra special.
  • You have a unique travel situation (multi-generational trip, young children, food allergies) or something that you are finding to be particularly challenging to navigate on your own.

Who is this not for

  • You want to see “all of Uruguay” in less than a week.
  • You’re not willing to hear feedback about your current plans. ​
  • You want us to make reservations for you. We are not a travel agent. You can pass our itinerary on to your travel agent to make your bookings—or do them yourself.

An investment? Yes.
A trip of a lifetime? So worth it.


Can’t I just hire a travel agent?

You can totally hire a travel company or agent. But it’s likely your travel agent has never stepped foot in Uruguay. Knowing how far is too far to drive and what you shouldn’t skip can only be answered by someone who has first-hand experience doing exactly what you want to do. Plus you’ll be talking to the person who literally Wrote. The. Books. The Guru’Guay Guides to Uruguay and Montevideo have 100s of five-star reviews.

What happens when I book?

  1. Click ‘add to cart’ above.
  2. Make payment. Your payment will be processed securely through PayPal with your PayPal account or any credit card.
  3. As soon as your payment is processed, you will receive a questionnaire to fill in about those travelling, your travel preferences and how you want to feel at the end of your vacation. You’ll also be asked your preferred meeting times.
  4. You’ll get confirmation of our consultation time and the conference call link. ​
  5. What are you waiting for? Karen can’t wait to show you the unique nation that is Uruguay.

When will you meet and for how long?

You tell us when you want to meet and we try to program your session at your earliest convenience. Plan for 60 minutes of Uruguay travel planning goodness.

How do I pay?

Your payment will be processed securely through PayPal with your PayPal account or any Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit card.

Can I purchase this travel planning as a gift?

¡Qué divino! Yes, you can. Your loved one will be so surprised—and impressed. Pay for the session and we’ll contact you for the details of the lucky person.

I have a question not answered here. What do I do?

Feel free to email for additional questions.

How do I book?

Click here to process your payment.

3 reviews for Planning a trip to Uruguay

  1. Anne-Marie and Peter

    Having never visited Uruguay before, it was so useful to have Karen’s insight and suggestions when planning our 3-week visit this past summer (Uruguay’s winter – July/August 2022). It was our first ‘recon’ visit, to see if it could potentially be our retirement location in a few years’ time. During our consultation, Karen helped us sketch out a realistic itinerary, to include places that might appeal to us for future living ; based on an earlier retirement consultation, Karen already had an excellent sense of the kind of places we might like – this is the very personal and friendly input you get from Karen, who has the knack of honing in on details and remembering what her clients are about. A flu virus during our visit meant we had to alter plans a little, but otherwise we managed to see different neighbourhoods of Montevideo, hire a car (another brilliant recommendation from Karen, the Mariño Sport car rental) and drive up the coast to Pan de Azucar, La Paloma (our favourite), Minas, and then over to Colonia. Karen’s initial advice, suggestions and ideas are an indispensable starting point for anyone looking to make the most of their visit to Uruguay. We also made a lot of use of an excellent road map (of the old-fashioned paper kind!) – Karen had said the roads would be empty in winter, she was right: driving up the Interbalneario was a dream! Thank you again Karen, we would not have started this “on the way to retirement in Uruguay” journey without you.

    • The Guru of Guru’Guay

      Anne-Marie and Peter, thank you so much for the lovely review. I’m so sorry that you got ill but you did manage to get a good idea of Uruguay “at its worst” ie the depth of winter, so that’s a brilliant practical start. I’m so appreciative that you have chosen to work with me several times now as you plan your retirement to Uruguay, and look forward to being of assistance in the future. All the very best, Karen

  2. Jim Perry


    Your knowledge and conversational style make a wonderful combination. All the ideas you offered for my two week trip to Uruguay and the itinerary you built are superb.Your contributions will make all the difference in my experience. That call with you and your planned itinerary are well worth the price. It has been a very good investment.

    Thank you for putting so much creative thought into my trip

    • The Guru of Guru’Guay

      It was such fun to have a session with you to sort out a schedule that fit your preferences and timeframe, Jim. Now your travel agent can go ahead and book your accommodation. I’m looking forward to hearing back how you enjoyed your time in Uruguay. Thank you for choosing a 50-minute session with me. —Karen

  3. Herman Boyd

    Our consultation with Karen exceeded our expectations. The pre-consultation questionnaire and the conversations enabled us to clearly articulate our desires and expectations as we consider an extended stay and a potential relocation to Uruguay. She was very effective in assessing and calibrating our readiness for relocation as well as how we would live going forward. The consultation felt very personalized and tailored to align with our needs.

    In addition to her books and blogs, Karen’s preparations and insights were valuable in outlining how we could integrate into the country, culture and communities. She inquired and shared the availability of resources to connected to our interests, activities, and hobbies.

    I highly recommend consulting with Karen for expert insights and/or if considering a move to Uruguay. Along with a wealth of knowledge, she is engaging, personable, attentive, and very easy to talk with.

    • The Guru of Guru’Guay

      Herman, thank you so much for your kind words. They sent a little chill down my spine 🙂 The consultation was such a pleasure and I’m so excited that you anticipated a follow-up session or two as your refine your ideas and plans. As mentioned, whenever you’re ready for next steps, I’m ready to gather those Afro-Uruguayan contacts and more. — Greetings from Montevideo, Karen

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