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Colonia, Uruguay from Buenos Aires

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1. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3860 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I'm currently planning my trip to Argentina in October. Is it worth doing a day trip to Colonia from Buenos Aires? From what I've read it sounds like a nice place but I only have just over 2 weeks in Argentina so am not sure if I should spend a day going there.

2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Two weeks will only be enough to see selected bits of Argentina anyway. So, I suppose you could 'sacrifice' one day to go to Colonia. It's especially nice if you're into quaint colonial-style towns with very little action indeed.

However... going to La Plata or Tigre may be a better 'investment'.

3. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 924 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

It only takes an hour to get across the river to Colonia. I spent a month there over Christmas. It is a sleepy little town with only about eight square blocks of historical interest. I liked the place but I was looking for a quiet place to hole up.

My question is this: What will it cost in visas? I know that Argentina was about to implement a Reciprocation Fee for certain countries from any ingress. I think it was going to be 132 dollars. I have no idea if they have done something about this for Uruguay. Financially, for very little cultural payoff, it may not be worth it.

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