We started out in Rio de Janeiro, then flew to Iguazu Falls, Buenos Aires, boated to Colonia Uruguay and left from Montevideo. They arranged just the level of hand-holding that I requested. Hotel in Montevideo: Breakfast was good, they have a rooftop patio area outside of the breakfast room but they do not allow people to go out there -? the amenities in the lobby and the spa/ athletic equipment, as well as the staff, were fine. The hotel in Rio was fantastic with an excellent location, nice overall finish and good style. The hotel in Iguazu Falls was extraordinary beautiful. The hotel in Buenos Aires was a restored old property, absolutely beautiful public spaces. The Montevideo Hotel was modernistic, well-designed and had a fantastic staff. Overall, the guides and tours provided where exactly what we wanted. We have traveled a good bit and did not want to pay for excessive hand-holding and overly-structure time. The price point was excellent. I will absolutely use rough guides again. Also, extra special Commendation for our driver in Colonia, Fabio, our tour guide in Colonia, and our tour guide in Buenos Aires. All three were fantastic.