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Head away from typical Argentina tourism! Experience breathtaking scenery and the rich cultural heritage of the northern regions of Argentina. Waterfalls, jungles, deserts and award-winning wine? Yes, this trip has it all!

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3Buenos AiresTango, Obelisk, Recoleta Cemetery and Grave of Evita, Asado Barbecues, San TelmoCasa Sur Bellini, Legado Mitico Buenos Aires
3 - 5Puerto IguazúIguazu Waterfalls on the Argentine Side, UNESCO World Heritage Site Jesuit Ruins, UNESCO World Heritage Site Iguazu National ParkLa Cantera Lodge de Selva, Loi Suites Iguazú
5 - 7PurmamarcaUNESCO World Heritage Site Quebrada De Humahuaca Valley, Tilcara, Salt Flats, Train To The CloudsLa Comarca, Manantial del Silencio
7 - 8SaltaPlaza 9 De Julio Square, Cathedral, San Bernardo Hill, San Martín ParkSolar de la Plaza, Legado Mitico Salta
8 - 12MendozaBeautiful Vineyards, Horseback Riding, White Water Rafting, Trekking, Puente del IncaVilla Mansa Wine Hotel, Park Hyatt Mendoza
12 - 14Buenos AiresTango, Obelisk, Recoleta Cemetery and Grave of Evita, Asado Barbecues, San TelmoHotel Madero, Algodon Mansion

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  • Landscape
  • Wine & Food
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Transfer from Buenos Aires International Airport to your hotel with a guide

Buenos Aires

2 Nights

The capital of Argentina is unique in the way of combining Latin American lifestyle along with that of European architecture and culture. Buenos Aires enchants with its beautiful parks, colonial buildings, recreational activities and the tango and football…all in symbiotic harmony. While here, don’t forget to taste the world’s finest beef products on offer.

Included Activities

City Tour of Buenos Aires

Explore the pulsating Argentine capital on this tour of the city’s iconic destinations. Set off from your hotel in the company of your guide, enjoying a leisurely tour of Buenos Aires. Visit the chic French residential neighborhood of Recoleta, teeming with classy art galleries and cultural centers. If you’re lucky, you could even catch an exhibition or two while visiting the district. Also visit the Recoleta Cemetery, to find the graves of notable people, including Eva Perón. Continue with the city’s iconic landmarks, such as the Colon Theater, the National Congress, and the Presidential Palace, before returning to your hotel. (Half Day; Duration: 4 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring comfortable walking shoes, and don’t forget your camera).

Hotel Options
Casa Sur Bellini – Opt 1
RoomExecutive (Double room)
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomClassic Room (Double room)
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 3 - 5

Transfer from Buenos Aires Hotel to Domestic Airport

Flight from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazú

Transfer to Hotel

Puerto Iguazú

2 Nights

Puerto Iguazú on the Argentinean side and Foz do Iguacu on the Brazilian side are not just the gateways to the breathtakingly beautiful and awe inspiring waterfalls, but are also the nearest cities to the intersection of the borders of three countries that include Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. The main attraction of this region is and remains, the National Park, with its amazing 270 waterfalls. The variety of the beautiful sub-tropical flora and fauna of this region makes it even more appealing to tourists from all over.

Included Activities

Visit to the Argentine Side of Iguazu Waterfalls

Gain a deep perspective of the breathtaking waterfalls, recently named one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Three sets of trails and walkways allow you to explore the natural beauty of the falls and the surrounding jungle as you walk through the national park. On the lower circuit take in a view of the falls from below, feeling part of the natural surroundings, and sensing their great magnitude. The upper circuit takes you above the falls where you get a different perspective of the same waterfalls you just saw on the lower circuit. And no visit to Iguazu is complete without viewing the Devil’s Throat Falls, where you stand just feet from the thundering cascades of water tumbling to depths below. (From 09:00 to 15:00. Timing can vary and will be reconfirmed on the ground. Private Activity)

Iguazu Great Adventure

Enhance your visit to the Argentina side of the Iguazu Waterfalls with an exciting boat ride up the Iguazu River. Begin your adventure in the heart of the national park with a ride by truck through the subtropical rainforest to the launch point on the river. Embark on a thirty minute navigation up the Iguazu River. End this fun-filled adventure by going up under the waterfalls themselves, getting a stunning view, and also nice and wet. (Duration around 2:15 hours, Group Activity, Maximum 45 people in the boat, Combined with the Visit to the Argentine Side of Iguazu Waterfalls Activity. Important: you will get wet, please bring a rain poncho and/or extra clothes , packed in a water sealed bag

Hotel Options
RoomJungle (Double room)
MealsRoom only
StyleBoutique
RoomStudio Junior (Double room)
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 5 - 7

Transfer to Airport

Flight from Puerto Iguazu to Salta

Private transfer from Salta to Purmamarca (186 km, 2.5 hrs)

Purmamarca

2 Nights

This Town of the Virgin Land is steeped in ancient Indian history and famous for the panoramic and surreal Cerro de los Siete Colores or the Mountain of Seven Colors, visible from all the streets. In the shadow of the mountains, visitors can shop the colorful market’s regional artifacts, visit the town church, and enjoy the regional gastronomical specialties in the local restaurants.

Included Activities

Three Days Discovery of Purmamarca, Humahuaca and the Salinas Grandes Salt Flats (Starts from Salta)
On day one leave Salta early in the morning and travel north to the town of Tilcara. Explore the rich indigenous history of the town before continuing on to the Quebrada de Humahuaca. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Humahuaca Ravine is a geological wonder with stunning views and amazing landscapes. On day two set out early in the morning for the Salinas Grandes salt flats. Walk out onto the salt deposits for unique and astonishing views. Return to Purmamarca in the afternoon and visit the Hill of Seven Colors in Purmamarca and tour the historical town. On Day three return to Salta mid day taking the scenic route to take in the all of the rich landscapes. (09:00 to 17:30 on Day One; 09:00 to 17:00 on Day Two, 10:00 to 16:00 on Day Three. Private Activity)

Hotel Options
La Comarca – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room (Double room)
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
RoomStandard Room (Double room)
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 7 - 8

Private transfer from Purmamarca to Salta (186 km, 2.5 hrs)

Salta

1 Night

Salta’s famous joie de vivre, adds a warm dimension to the scenic landscapes where time seems to stands still.

Included Activities

Walking Tour in Salta City

Explore the colonial heritage of Salta, the city with the best preserved colonial architecture in all of Argentina! Visit the popular landmarks of Plaza 9 de Julio, San Francisco Church, the Cabildo, among others, as you learn about the city’s rich cultural heritage of local, Spanish and European immigrants. Accompanied by your guide, set off from your hotel and make your way past iconic monuments. Admire the sedate town square of Plaza 9 de Julio, helmed in by a host of historical buildings. The Cathedral standing by the town square, houses the Sanctuary of El Señor and La Virgen del Milagro, or the Miracle Lord and the Virgin. The Town Hall, or the Cabildo, is just next door. What used to house important Government quarters during the colonial era, has now been converted into the Northern Historical Museum. Look out for the beautiful San Francisco Church, which also stands by the town square. Visit the magnificent San Bernardo Convent, the oldest building in town, before driving up the pretty San Bernardo Hill. (Duration: 2.5 hrs; Private Activity; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring comfortable walking shoes, and don’t forget your camera; Note: The itinerary may vary, subject to weather conditions and your interests).

Peña Music and Dance Show

Tonight there will be dancing! The live music begins with the simple and contagious beats of the sheepskin drum, acoustic guitars and violins join in and suddenly a dozen gauchos spring up out of their chairs to dance and cheer. Live the experience of an authentic peña with live folkloric music, local charm, hearty food, dancing and joy late into the night. A perfect way to end your time in the Northwest. (Evening activity, dinner with soft drinks and transfers included)

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Room (Double room)
MealsRoom only
StyleHeritage
RoomMitica Clasica (Double room)
Meals Breakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 8 - 12

Transfer to Airport

Flight from Salta to Mendoza

Transfer to Hotel

Mendoza

4 Nights

Many of Argentina’s best wines are produced in a mix of boutique bodegas and modern wineries, nestled under the towering Andes Mountains. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Puente del Inca, discover the most popular wine cellars of the country, marvel at the sight of the highest peak in the southern hemisphere, or simply take a stroll through the streets of the peaceful city of Mendoza.

Included Activities

Full Day Luján and Maipú Vineyard visit Mendoza

Featuring Argentina’s oldest vines and home to a unique mix of traditional bodegas and modern producers, this region is famed for bringing Argentina’s wines from the common table to the international stage. On this full day privately guided tour, visit three different wineries; one at which you will enjoy lunch and discover why Mendoza is quickly gaining notoriety amongst foodies. Learn the process of Argentine winemaking and sample the various vintages while enjoying a splendid day amongst the vines at the feet of the Andes. (09:00 to 15:00. Private Activity with 2 wine tastings. Lunch Included at one of the wineries)

Trekking and Lunch at Stunning Potrerillos

Get up close to the stunning Andes at Potrerillos, in the province of Mendoza. Enjoy the thrill of a challenging trek into the towering mountains, soaking in the breathtaking views at the water mirror of Potrerillos. Begin your climb from the basecamp at the banks of Rio Mendoza river. Hike along the gently flowing river, crossing it every now and then through wooden bridges. Admire the lush green surroundings, listening to birdsong and breathing in the fresh mountain air, as you hike past meadows where cows and horses graze. As you begin to ascend, you will hear the waterfall before you see this natural spectacle. At the tail end of your trek, the climb can be a bit challenging as you climb over a large boulder and vertical descent using a rappel. Once you reach the scenic waterfall, stop and rest for a while to soak in the scenery at this tranquil environment. Afterwards, you will return to the basecamp down the same trail. At the camp, enjoy lunch with fellow climbers as you recount the adventures of the day. Later, make your way back to the town of Mendoza. (Half day; Private Activity & Transfer; Meals: Lunch; Fitness Level: Moderate; Please carry comfortable shoes and sunscreen as you will be trekking for a long time in the sun.)

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room (Double room)
MealsBreakfast
StyleGuest house
RoomPark Room (Double room)
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 12 - 14

Transfer from Hotel to Airport (25 mins)

Flight from Mendoza to Buenos Aires

Transfer from Buenos Aires Domestic Airport to your hotel

Buenos Aires

2 Nights

The capital of Argentina is unique in the way of combining Latin American lifestyle along with that of European architecture and culture. Buenos Aires enchants with its beautiful parks, colonial buildings, recreational activities and the tango and football…all in symbiotic harmony. While here, don’t forget to taste the world’s finest beef products on offer.

Included Activities

La Ventana Tango show in Group & Dinner with shared transfer
Spend the evening at La Ventana Tango in the neighborhood of San Telmo, one of the historic centers of of tango. Enjoy a experience in which traditions are preserved and where the ambience exudes the charms of the bygone era and the best of Buenos Aires tango music and dance. An added bonus is the introduction to Argentine folkloric dancing and music typical to the Northwest of the country. (19:30 to 24:00, Shared Transfer to and from the Tango Show, Dinner Included)

Hotel Options
Hotel Madero – Opt 1
RoomSuperior (Double room)
MealsRoom only
StyleInternational
Algodon Mansion – Opt 2
RoomRecoleta Suite (Double room)
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique

Transfer from Buenos Aires Hotel to the International Airport with a guide

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 6,690 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 7,990 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation and meals, as specified in the itinerary
  • Activities and excursions, as specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation services, as specified in the itinerary
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact supporting you during your trip
  • Carbon emissions offsetting for your trip

Not Included

  • Entrance fees and meals, unless mentioned in the itinerary description
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Visa and tourism fees
  • Travel, health, and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare
Argentina: Landscapes and Traditions of the North
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15 days $ 6,690 / person