Buenos Aires, North of Argentina & Iguazu Falls - 12 Days
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The northern Argentina and Iguazu Falls trail is fast becoming the new hot spot in South America. With Salta's traditional villages and music, Jujuy's giant salt flats and surreal deserts, contrasted by the lush waterfalls of Iguazu and cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Argentina's northern trail will be sure to impress even the most-seasoned traveler.
ADDITION RATE INFORMATION
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.
Day 1 - 2: Buenos Aires Tour & Tango ShowBuenos Aires, Argentina
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 City Tour & Tango Show - Breakfast. Our City Tour will provide you a great overview of the city and its diverse attractions. Over the course of three hours you will have the chance to visit Retiro, Avenida 9 de Julio, Downtown, Puerto Madero, San Telmo, Recoleta and La Boca. In the evening you will be treated to one of Buenos Aires' most emblematic cultural highlights: a Dinner and Tango Show offering a spectacular demonstration of the local dancing accompanied by delicious Argentine cuisine and all the malbec you'd like.
Day 3 - 6: Salta & Beyond ItinerarySalta, Argentina
Day 03: Buenos Aires / Salta - Breakfast. At the appropriate time, you will be taken to the domestic airport to take your flight to Salta, private service. Upon arrival in Salta, you will be taken to the hotel, regular service. During your first day in the city, we highly recommend walking around the beautiful colonial area.
Day 04: Calchaqui Valley Excursion - Breakfast. 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 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.
Day 05: 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. 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 will arrive to our comfortable hotel in Purmamarca, located at the base of Jujuy´s famed 7-colored mountain. Overnight in Purmamarca.
Day 06: 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. 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 7 - 10: Iguazu Falls National Park TourIguazu Falls, Misiones, Argentina
Day 07: Salta / Puerto Iguazu - Breakfast. At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport, regular service. Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and provided a private transfer to your hotel. You will have the afternoon to relax and enjoy the tropical climate and jungle setting.
Day 08: Iguazu National Park: Argentine Side - After breakfast you will depart on a private, full-day tour to the Argentine side of the Iguazu Falls where you will have intimate views of this unforgettable section of the Iguazu River. Lower and upper walkways permit up close and personal experiences with this magnificent spectacle of nature. Trails through the 210-square-mile reserve provide visitors with various views of the Falls, especially the largest one, Devil's Throat. The ecological train ride is included in the tour with an option to add the Safari Nautico boat trip (for an additional cost). The Iguazu boat trips takes you right up to the base of the Falls. This exciting excursion is highly recommended in order to experience the true power of Iguazu Falls. (Please be aware- on the boat trip there is a 100% chance that you will get wet...the Falls provide a refreshing "natural shower". Be sure to take some extra clothes if you want to do this excursion). Return to the hotel in the late afternoon.
Day 09: Iguazu National Park: Brazilian Side - After breakfast, enjoy a private, half-day excursion to the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls where you will enjoy vast panoramic views of the Falls allowing you to take them in in their entirety. Return to the hotel after midday. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 10: Puerto Iguazu / Buenos Aires - Breakfast. At the appropriate time in the afternoon you will have a private transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival to Buenos Aires, you will have a private transfer to your hotel.
Day 11 - 12: End Of The Trip ItineraryBuenos Aires, Argentina
Day 11: Buenos Aires - Breakfast. Day at leisure to explore the cobbled tree-lined streets of Palermo Soho in search of one of a kind Porteño fashion, to sit in café and enjoy a perfectly-aged glass of malbec, or perhaps to sip yerba out of your newly-purchased mate gourd while people watching in one of the parks that make up the Palermo Bosques.
Day 12: Buenos Aires - Breakfast. At the appropriate time you will have a private transfer to the international airport for your flight back home. Have a great trip!
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