Argentina’s Northern Cities

11 Day Tour

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
From January to March the itinerary may be changed because of the rainy season in the Northwest. The Puna is a very special environment and is characterized by its high altitude (3500 Masl), reduction of oxygen in the air, high atmospheric pressure, high sun level, wind, etc. All of these conditions make it necessary to take special care with people with respiratory, heart or blood pressure ailments. Consult your doctor in such cases

OVERVIEW

Explore the highlights of northern Argentina including Salta, Tilcara, Cafayate, Cachi and the mighty Iguazu Falls, before spending some time in vibrant Buenos Aires.

HIGHLIGHTS OF YOUR HOLIDAY

  • Visit some of Argentinas lesser visited wineries and enjoy tasting some of the area's wines.
  • Explore the colonial city of Salta and enjoy a coffee in one of its pavement cafes.
  • Spend time in the unmissable city of Buenos Aires.
  • Enjoy the wonderful Iguazu Falls

DAY 1 - BUENOS AIRES - SALTA

Fly north to Salta, afternoon city tour on foot, enjoying the colonial architecture of the churches and cathedral around the main plaza. Enjoy a visit to the MAAM Museum (Archaeological Museum of High Mountain). Museum with a great archaeological asset because of the girl mummies found in the volcano Llullaillaco.

DAY 2 - SALTA TO SAN ANTONIO DE LOS COBRES & TILCARA

Early departure travelling along the Quebrada Del Toro to reach the town of San Antonio de los Cobres. This route is the path that takes the train to the clouds through its viaducts, tunnels and curlers. Arrival in San Antonio de los cobres and time to take lunch. Afterwards we continue along the Puna to reach Salinas Grandes (Salt Flat) and then descend along Cuesta de Lipan up to Purmamarca, a typical village at the foot of Seven Colors Hill. (B)

DAY 3 - TILCARA TO QUEBRADA DE HUMAHUACA & SALTA

Today a full day excursion to Humahuaca´s gorge visiting typical and colourful villages. Visit Tilcara with its Pucará, an old pre-Colombian native fortress partially rebuilt, and the Province’s Historic Museum, continue towards Uquia with its local parish church which holds a collection of paintings coming from Cuzco, representing the harquebusier angels. Arrive at Humahuaca; this town was founded by aborigines in 1594. Visit the church, the old Town Hall, and the Argentine Independence War’s Monument. Afternoon return to Salta. On the way stop at Maimara to admire La Paleta del Pintor (Paintor”s Palette) and San Salvador de Jujuy with a visit the main square, the Cathedral, the Town Hall, and the Government. Arrival at Salta. (B)

DAY 4 - SALTA TO CACHI

Departure from Salta to the Valles Calchaquies (Calchaqui Valleys) through hills and ravines. Arrive at Cachi passing by Recta de Tin Tin and Los Cardones national park. (B)

DAY 5 - CACHI TO CAFAYATE

Travel from Cachi to Cafayate through Seclantás, Angastaco and Quebrada de las flechas (Arrows ravine) a curious rock formation. Arrival at Cafayate, a village surrounded by vineyards that produce renowed wines. (B)

DAY 6 - CAFAYATE TO SALTA

In the morning take a brief tour of the town including a visit to a winery. Afternoon travel towards Salta visiting Quebrada de Cafayate (Cafayate´s Gorge) with its strange rock formations. Arrival at Salta. (B)

DAY 7 - SALTATO IGUAZÚ

Morning at leisure. Fly to Iguazú. (B)

DAY 8 - PUERTO IGUAZÚ

In the morning visit the Argentinean side of the Iguazú falls, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO and one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. Visit the Devil’s Throat balcony, upper and lower paths from where you can take the Great Adventure as an optional tour.(B)

DAY 9 - IGUAZÚ TO BUENOS AIRES

In the morning visit the Foz do Iguaçu National park. Tour the Brazilian side of the falls and you will be surprised by the panoramic view of the impressive falls. Return to Puerto Iguazú for the flight to Buenos Aires. (B)

DAY 10 - BUENOS AIRES.

Morning city tour visiting the most interesting places in Buenos Aires city: Plaza de Mayo, the Government House, the Cabildo, the Metropolitan Cathedral, Mayo Avenue, the Congress Palace, the Colón Theatre, La Boca neighborhood, Palermo, the Planetarium and La Recoleta. Evening attend a dinner and Show at El Querandi where you will enjoy the magnetism of tango. (B,D)

DAY 11 - BUENOS AIRES DEPARTURE

Time at leisure, transfer to the Airport to board departure flight. (B)

PRICES ON REQUEST (EXCLUDING INTERNATIONAL & INTERNAL ARGENTINE FLIGHTS)

Notes on our prices:

Prices are for Set Departure and Private Daily Departure tour arrangements based on two people travelling together, sharing a room but do not include internal Argentina flight costs.

There are a number of factors which will therefrore influence the price; these include the standard of accommodation, the season, internal flights and the level of shared excursions.

Your holiday price includes: accommodation, meals as shown, sightseeing and guide service together with entrance fees, luggage handling and transfers from airport to hotel & v.v. Single traveller rates on request. (Terms & Conditions apply)

Value for money

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Argentina's Northern Cities - 11 Days
Explore the highlights of northern Argentina. (Code: Eur/TBK 0102)