Highlights of Northern Argentina 15 Days: From Fascinating City Culture to a Ranch Stay, Marshland Wildlife to the Great Salt Flats & Vineyards...
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Highlights of North Argentina 15 Days allows you to enjoy a complete trip in the North area of the country, visiting its main spots, including the Ibera Marshlands, a region owning one of the largest varieties of flora and fauna in the country. Stay in an old typical Estancia and learn the customs of country folk and visit Iguazu Falls with its fantastic cascades, where both narrow and wide rivers allow multiple activities. This is followed by the amazing landscapes in the Argentinean northwest, a region that offers amazing natural spots (gorges, valleys, high plains, salt flats, etc.) and rock formations of multiple colors, combined with the local culture of people who still maintain ancient practices.
You will visit the city of Salta, known as “La Linda” (The Beauty) for its impeccable appearance, one of the Argentine cities that still preserves its colonial atmosphere, located in an altitude of 1200m and surrounded by hills; the towns of Cachi; Cafayate; Salinas Grandes in Jujuy province and the village of Purmamarca in the Humahuaca Gorge. This trip starts and ends in Buenos Aires city, where you'll see a mixture of colonial, neo-classic and modern architecture that will amaze you every time you walk around its charming streets in the neighborhoods of San Telmo, La Boca and Plaza de Mayo.
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Rates are per person, based on twin share or double occupancy. The tour price is land-only. Flights are not included in the price. National Park entries are not included in the price but paid locally.
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Day 1 - 4: Beginning To Ibera Wetlands Tour To IguazuIbera Wetlands, Corrientes, Argentina
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Day 01: Buenos Aires - Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred by private service to your hotel, leaving you the remainder of the day to explore the historic neighborhoods and enjoy the cafe culture of Buenos Aires.
Day 02: Buenos Aires to Posadas. Estancia San Lorenzo - Upon arrival in Posadas, you will be taken to your Estancia San Lorenzo where you will have the afternoon to explore the beautiful secluded countryside on foot or via horseback. The fresh air and stunning scenery is the perfect complement to your days spent in urban Buenos Aires. Lunch and dinner are included.
Day 03: Ibera Wetlands, Argentina - After breakfast you'll be going on a guided tour of the Ibera Wetlands, including Luna Lagoon and the Galarza Lagoon. As the second largest wetlands in the world, the Esteros de Ibera are home to highly diverse species of plants and animals, including the river otter, maned wolf, and two species of crocodile. Lunch and dinner are included.
Day 04: Estancia San Lorenzo / Posadas / Puerto Iguazu - In the morning, you'll have a private transfer to Posadas, where you'll take the bus to Puerto Iguazu. Upon arrival, you will be taken to your hotel at which point you will have the afternoon to relax and enjoy the tropical climate and jungle setting, private service.
Day 5 - 7: Iguazu Falls National Park TourIguazu Falls, Misiones, Argentina
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Day 05: Tour of Iguazu Falls, Argentine Side - After breakfast, you will leave on a full-day excursion to the Argentine side of the Iguazu Falls, regular service. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon.
Day 06: Tour of Iguazu Falls, Brazilian Side - After breakfast, enjoy a half-day excursion to the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls from where you will get panoramic views of the falls visited the previous day, regular service.
Day 07: Puerto Iguazu to Salta - **(On Mondays & Fridays there's a direct flight by Andes Airlines. If not, there are daily flights by Aerolineas Argentina or Lan via Buenos Aires)** Breakfast. At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport to take the flight to Salta, regular service. Upon arrival in Salta, you will be taken to the hotel, regular service.
Day 8 - 12: Salta And Beyond ItinerarySalta, Argentina
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Day 08: Salta, Argentina - Breakfast. Day at leisure. During your first day in the city, we highly recommend walking around the beautiful colonial area.
Day 09: Salta / Safari to the Clouds / Salt Flats / Purmamarca - Breakfast. Departing in the morning we will travel along the same route as the famous Train to the Clouds, zigzagging on lonely roads between the blue sky and the high desert plains. On our way, we will visit historic ruins, scattered houses, small villages and amazing landscapes. Regular service.
Our first destination is the small town of Campo Quijano and later the impressive Quebrada del Toro, where we will stop for a refreshing coffee break after some stunning viewpoints. From here, we will visit Santa Rosa de Tastil, a pre-Incan city of the XIII century for an easy hike through this ancient archeological site. Afterward, we visit San Antonio de los Cobres, one of the smallest villages in the region- en route to the surreal landscape of the Great Salt Flats.
The Great Salt Flats are perfect for amateur and professional photographers alike- where the natural light and reflections provide ample opportunities to test your creativity to the fullest. Finally, later in the afternoon, we arrive at our comfortable hotel in Purmamarca, located at the base of Jujuy´s famed seven-colored mountain. Overnight in Purmamarca.
Day 10: Humahuaca Gorge, Salta & Jujuy - After breakfast, you will depart early in the morning for a tour along the Humahuaca Gorge, declared a UNESCO Heritage Site, regular service. You will visit places such as Maimará, "Paleta del Pintor", Tilcara, Runa Arqueológica "El Pucará de Tilcara", Huacalera, Trópico de Capricornio, Uquía (Pinturas Cuzqueñas) and finally, the small town of Humahuaca before returning to Salta.
Day 11: Calchaquí Valley Excursion, 2 days - After breakfast, we leave to the Calchaqui Valley, one of the gems of the northwest. After leaving Salta and the Lerma Valley behind, we drive through the beautiful and green Laureles and Escoipe gorges. The scenery slowly changes its shape and color while we climb the majestic Cuesta del Obispo up to its highest point, at 3000 meters. Later, we go down to the Enchanted Valley ("Los Cardones" National Park), where we visit a place surrounded by multicolored landscapes and fresh, unpolluted air. Feel the silence and get close to nature in this isolated spot!
Afterwards, we visit Cachi, a typical town where the architecture beautifully combines indigenous and Spanish traditions. In the afternoon, we continue our trip to the south visiting the towns of Seclantas, Molinos and Angastaco. We will continue through Las Flechas Gorge until we will arrive at the town of Cafayate, regular service. Overnight in Cafayate.
Day 12: Calchaqui Valley Excursion, 2 days - To get to know Salta, you should taste its wine! That's why this tour takes you to the heart of wine country in Salta, zealously guarded by the stunning Quebrada de las Conchas (Conch Gorge). After leaving Salta and the Lerma Valley behind, we reach Alemania, an abandoned town that precedes the red mountains of the Conchas Gorge, where the erosion has carved interesting shapes into the rocks. Along the way, we will take our time to stop, walk around and appreciate the impressive natural wonders. Highlights include, the Castles, the Amphitheater, the Devil's Gorge and other beautiful places. After that, we drive to Cafayate to visit two traditional wineries for wine tasting before returning to Salta. Regular service.
Day 13 -15: Buenos Aires Tour And Tango ShowBuenos Aires, Argentina
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Day 13: Salta to Buenos Aires - At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport to take the flight back to Buenos Aires, regular service. Upon arrival, you will be taken to the hotel, private transfer.
Day 14: Buenos Aires Tour - Breakfast. Our half-day City Tour will provide you a general view of the city and its attractions. During about three hours you will be able to visit Retiro, Palermo, 9th of July Avenue, Downtown, Puerto Madero, San Telmo, Recoleta and La Boca, private service.
Day 15: Buenos Aires - Breakfast. At the appropriate time, you will be taken to the international airport to take your flight back home.
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