Buenos Aires, North of Argentina and Mendoza - 12 Days: Traditional Culture, Vineyards & Spectacular Scenery

   
 

Buenos Aires, North of Argentina and Mendoza - 12 Days: Traditional Culture, Vineyards & Spectacular Scenery

BY SAY HUEQUE - TOURS IN ARGENTINA
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DURATION

12 Days/11 Nights

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Year-Round

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USD 2,480.00 per person

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Jul 01, 2016
Buenos Aires, North of Argentina and Mendoza - 12 Days: Traditional Culture, Vineyards & Spectacular Scenery
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Tour Argentina´s newest (and secret) hotspot... the north, and see why it is capturing the hearts and imaginations of all those who visit. Argentina´s northern region is home to traditional culture, colonial Salta and spectacular mountain and desert landscapes. This trip also includes a visit to Mendoza´s vineyards and the Andes mountains.

ADDITION RATE INFORMATION

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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.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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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 2: Buenos Aires City Tour & Tango Show
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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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.

Days 3-4: Salta & Calchaqui Valley Wine Country
Calchaqui Valley, Argentina
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Day 3: Buenos Aires / Salta - Breakfast. At the appropriate time, you will be taken to the domestic airport to take your flight to Salta, private service.

Day 4: 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 5: Safari To The Clouds – Salt Flats – Purmamarca
Salinas Grandes, Argentina
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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 6: Humahuaca Gorge, Salta & Jujuy
Humahuaca, Jujuy, Argentina
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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.

Days 7-8: Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
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Day 7: Salta / Mendoza - Breakfast. At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport, regular service. Upon arrival, you will be taken to your comfortable selected hotel. Private service.

Day 8: Mendoza Wine Tour - Breakfast. Today you will enjoy a half-day wine tour at some of Mendoza´s lovely wineries. During the private wine tour, you will learn about the wine making process and have the chance to taste some delicious locally-produced Cabernet and Malbec, guided by our local wine expert. Return to the hotel in the afternoon.

Days 9-10: High Mountain Tour
Puente del Inca, Mendoza, Argentina
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Day 9: High Mountain Tour - After breakfast, you will have a full-day tour to the nearby Andes Mountains where you will enjoy some panoramic views and the impressive Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas. Before returning to the hotel late in the afternoon you will visit Uspallata, Penitentes and Puente del Inca (Inca Bridge), regular service.

Day 10: Mendoza / Buenos Aires - Breakfast. At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight to Buenos Aires. Private service. Upon arrival to Buenos Aires, you will have a private transfer to your hotel.

Days 11-12: Buenos Aires, End Of Trip
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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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 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!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

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  • Transfers mentioned in the itinerary.
  • 4 nights in Buenos Aires, 3 in Salta, 1 in Purmamarca, 3 in Mendoza.
  • Breakfast and meals mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tours described in the itinerary.
  • Bilingual guide (English / Spanish).

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