Tailor-made basketball tours in Uruguay

Basketball is hugely popular in Uruguay, the national team achived top 10 placements for the first six Olympic games from 1936 to 1964 winning two bronze medals in 1952 and 1956.  Following this success run the team did not qualify as finalists in any games until the 1984.

Uruguay has also won 12 South American championships and participated in many Pan-American and World Championships. Uruguay was the host for the 1967 FIBA World Championship.

When you’re not playing sport, visit one of Uruguay’s many pristine beaches or enjoy the culturally rich capital of Montevideo with 19th century neoclassical buildings and a photogenic Old Town.  Other places to visit are the picturesque cobblestone streets of Colonia del Sacramento, beautifully set above the Río de la Plata or South Americas most glamorous resort of Punta del Este. For those seeking wildlife, a trip to the fishing villiage of Cabo Polonio, with its sea lions, seals, penguins and whales spotted offshore is not to be missed.

  • The Capital: Brasilia

    Direct Flying Time: Sao Paolo is approx 11 1/2 hours from UK

    Passports: Minimum 6 months validity from departure

    Time Difference: GMT -3 to-5 hours depending on region

    Airport Departure Tax: Included in cost of air tickets

    Currency: Brazilian Real

    Main Language: Portuguese 

    Water: Bottled water is recommended.

    Electricity: 220V AC 60 Hz 

    International Dialing: +55

    Driving: Right hand side of road. International Driving Permit is required.

    Clothing: Warmer clothes for south and during winter season. Rainwear advisable

    Visas: Not required for British passport holders

    Vaccinations: Please consult your G.P. Hepatitis A, polio, tetanus & typhoid is recommended.

    Tax & Tipping: Customary 10% gratuity