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Northern Argentina Tour A Tale of Culture, Nature, and Adventure

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  • Iguazu Falls
  • Seven colours hill
  • Gaucho Argentina
  • Buenos Aires

    Northern Argentina Odyssey

    Embark on an adventure through Northern Argentina, a captivating journey that unveils the nation's diverse landscapes and rich traditions. 

    Explore historic neighborhoods, savour mouthwatering cuisine and delve into colonial heritage and vibrant culture. Discover picturesque towns nestled in the Calchaquíes Valleys and enjoy a delightful wine tasting experience. Spend time with local, learn about their traditions and get amazed by natural wonders. 

    This tour promises an immersive exploration of Argentina's diverse landscapes and cultural treasures, leaving you with cherished memories of Tango rhythms, gaucho heritage, and the awe-inspiring power of Iguazú Falls.


    Nature, Culture, Adventure

    Tour Highlights

     Iguazú Falls Exploration: Experience the awe-inspiring power of Iguazú Falls from multiple perspectives, including up-close encounters and panoramic vistas

    → Gaucho Adventure: Venture into the serene Pampas, discover the heritage of gauchos, and bond with friendly criollo horses while savouring mouthwatering barbecue

     Cafayate wine tour: Traverse scenic Route 40 and indulge in a delightful Wine Tasting experience, savouring the flavours and aromas of the region's wines

    → Tango Experience: Immerse yourself in the authentic world of Tango, learn its history, and dance the night away with locals, enjoying Empanadas Tasting and fine wine

     High-Altitude Expedition to Salinas Grande: Visit the mesmerising Salinas Grandes, and capture memorable photos of this natural wonder

    Tour Itinerary and Essentials

    • Detailed Itinerary Show All

      • Day 1 Welcome to Buenos Aires

        You've landed in Buenos Aires, where your Northern Argentina tour begins! Our friendly team will meet you at the airport and take you to your comfy hotel.

        The rest of the day is all about you. Relax at your hotel or go out and discover Buenos Aires at your own pace. Stroll through San Telmo's charming streets filled with tango rhythms, or explore Recoleta's history. Take a leisurely walk in Palermo Parks, a green paradise.

        Buenos Aires is a food lover's dream. Try mouthwatering steaks at a local parilla or sample empanadas and mate, Argentina's famous tea.

        Overnight: Tango de Mayo
        Meal Plan: None

      • Day 2 Buenos Aires unveiled - Exploration and Tango Magic

        Today, we dive headfirst into the heart and soul of Buenos Aires, uncovering its vibrant spirit and passionate rhythms.

        Join us on a captivating Buenos Aires city tour with your private English-speaking guide. Begin at Plaza de Mayo, explore the Cathedral, and step into the Cabildo, the Old City Hall. San Telmo's cobblestone streets and colonial homes await, followed by the kaleidoscopic La Boca, a burst of colour. Discover Puerto Madero, transformed from an old port into a dining and residential hub. Drive through Palermo's lush greenery before visiting the iconic Recoleta Cemetery. After this enriching journey, enjoy some leisure time at your hotel.

        As the sun sets, get ready for an authentic Tango adventure like no other! We'll pick you up for a Milonga Night Experience. Learn Tango's basic steps in a private studio, then join locals in an authentic Milonga. Our Tango expert guide will share the dance's history and secrets. This isn't a staged Tango show; it's a genuine Milonga experience. Relish an Empanadas Tasting and fine wine. When the night's rhythm has danced its course, we'll transfer you back to your hotel.

        Overnight: Tango de Mayo
        Meal Plan: Breakfast

      • Day 3 Gaucho Advenuture - Embrace the Heartland of Argentina

        Today, we venture beyond Buenos Aires for an enriching exploration of Argentina's rural essence in the serene Pampas.

        Escape the urban hustle and enter the "cradle of tradition" - San Antonio de Areco. Here, you'll discover a world that stands in stark contrast to the bustling city. Areco is steeped in the legacy of the gauchos, symbolised by the silver treasures they wear, reflecting their deep-rooted heritage. The town's artisans, renowned for their craftsmanship and reverence for tradition, provide a glimpse into Argentina's living history.

        Our adventure continues at a family-owned Estancia, where history and authenticity converge. Encounter over 70 friendly "criollo" horses, inviting everyone from novice riders to seasoned equestrians to connect with these magnificent animals. Whether riding like a gaucho, exploring the grounds by carriage, or simply bonding with the horses, the Estancia's pastoral setting whispers tales of days gone by.

        At the Estancia, savour a mouthwatering barbecue, slow-cooked over wood, and experience the true flavours of Argentine free-range beef.

        As we return to Buenos Aires, you'll carry a richer understanding of Argentina's customs, history, and the genuine warmth of its people. Or, perhaps, you'll relish a well-deserved siesta, content from the hearty beef and wine that graced your day.

        Overnight: Tango de Mayo
        Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

      • Day 4 From Buenos Aires to Salta

        Today marks the transition from the vibrant Buenos Aires to the enchanting city of Salta.

        Discover the most iconic attractions of Salta, including the historic Cathedral, the resting place of Gral. Güemes, a revered national hero. Dive into the rich artistic and cultural heritage of the region at the Cultural Center America. Explore the Historical Museum of the North (Town Council), where sacred art and the stories of Salta's traditional families come to life.

        You'll also visit the "San Francisco" Church and the tranquil "San Bernardo" Convent. For a breathtaking panoramic view of Salta, ascend to "San Bernardo" Hill. Pay tribute to history at the "Batalla de Salta" Monument, commemorating the Battle of Salta, and take a leisurely stroll through the picturesque "20 de Febrero" Park (February 20th Park).

        Venturing beyond the city, you'll explore the subtropical oasis of "San Lorenzo," known for its unique microclimate. Finally, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Artisan Market, where skilled craftsmen from across the province display their original creations.

        Overnight: Inkai
        Meal Plan: Breakfast

      • Day 5 Cachi Exploration

        Embark on an adventure to Cachi, a picturesque town nestled in the heart of the Calchaquíes Valleys. Our journey begins in Valle de Lerma, taking us westward through Provincial Route 33. Along the way, we'll traverse the lush Quebrada de Escoipe, where verdant yungas vegetation surrounds us.

        Our path leads us to the renowned Cuesta del Obispo, a winding ascent covering just over 20 kilometers but climbing an impressive 1400 meters. As we venture into Los Cardones National Park, we'll reach the pinnacle at Piedra del Molino, perched 3,450 meters above sea level, boasting awe-inspiring panoramic views and the quaint San Rafael chapel. 

        Descending into the Calchaquí Valley, we'll pass through the historic Recta del Tin-Tin, an Inca-built path, and enjoy a picturesque view of the towering Nevado de Cachi at 6,380 meters. Finally, we arrive in Cachi, where colonial elegance graces the town center with a charming square, the historic San José de Cachi church, and the Pío Pablo Díaz archaeological museum. After a day of exploration, we'll ensure your comfortable drop-off at your hotel for a restful overnight stay.

        Overnight: El Cortijo
        Meal Plan: Breakfast

      • Day 6 Journey to Cafayete - A Wine Adventure

        We begin our day by continuing along the famous Route 40, which promises breathtaking vistas and charming towns along the way. Bordering the picturesque Calchaquí River, we'll encounter historical gems like Seclantas, Molinos, Angastaco, San Carlos, and Animana. Each town boasts its own unique enchantment and a glimpse into the region's rich heritage.

        As the day unfolds, we'll arrive in the charming town of Cafayate. Here, you'll have the opportunity to visit a local winery and indulge in a delightful Wine Tasting experience. Whether you're a wine connoisseur or a newcomer to the world of wine, this tasting promises to be a treat for the senses. The flavours and aromas of the region will captivate your palate, providing a taste of the terroir. 

        Overnight: Viñas de Cafayate
        Meal Plan: Breakfast

      • Day 7 Calchaqui valleys to Salta

        Our day begins with a farewell to Cafayate as we embark on a scenic journey back to Salta. Our route leads us through The Shells' Gorge, where the forces of rain and wind have carved peculiar rock formations that will leave you awe-inspired. Among these natural wonders are The Amphitheatre and The Devil's Throat, showcasing nature's artistry at its finest.

        After immersing ourselves in the captivating beauty of the Calchaquí Valleys, we'll make our way back to Salta. Along the way, we'll traverse The Lerma Valley, a region characterised by its unique charm and landscapes. 

        Overnight: Inkai
        Meal Plan: Breakfast

      • Day 8 Journey To Sainas Grandes - A High Altitude Adventure

        Our day begins with a departure from Salta, travelling along the route of the iconic Tren de las Nubes (Train to the Clouds) through the breathtaking Quebrada del Toro. As we ascend, we'll reach an elevation of 4,080 meters above sea level. Our journey leads us to the town of San Antonio de los Cobres, where we'll pause for a well-deserved lunch break, surrounded by the serene Andean landscapes.

        Continuing our adventure along Route 40, we'll arrive at the mesmerising Salinas Grandes, situated on the border between the provinces of Salta and Jujuy. Here, we'll have the opportunity to soak in the incredible vistas and capture memorable photos of this natural wonder.

        Overnight: Pristine
        Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

      • Day 9 Humahuaca & El Hornocal Adventure

        Our day commences with a departure from Salinas Grandes, venturing into the heart of the Quebrada. We begin by arriving at the charming Pueblito de Purmamarca, where the Cerro de los Siete Colores (Hill of Seven Colors) unfolds before us in a breathtaking display of natural artistry.

        Our journey continues as we pass through the historic Posta de Hornillos, onward to the town of Tilcara. The path leads us to Huacalera, where we cross the Tropic of Capricorn and are treated to the vibrant colours of the Pollera de la Colla hill. In Uquía, we visit the Church adorned with the striking paintings of the Arcabuceros Angels, a significant relic of the Cuzco school.

        Our next stop is Humahuaca, known for its significant Cathedral and the Monument to Independence (El Indio) sculpted by Soto Avendaño. Here, you'll have some time for a leisurely lunch amid the cultural charm of the town.

        Post-lunch, our journey leads east along Provincial Route 73, revealing the fertile Coctaca valleys. A pause allows us to savour regional coca tea, followed by a climb to 4,200 meters above sea level. Here, we're rewarded with breathtaking panoramic vistas of the multicoloured Hill of the Serranía del Hornocal. These sweeping views offer an unparalleled understanding of the region's geography, a truly unique attraction that deserves to be explored.

        Overnight: Inkai
        Meal Plan: Breakfast

      • Day 10 En Route For Iguazú - Tropical Paradize Awaits

        Today, we bid farewell to Salta and venture to the tropical paradise of Puerto Iguazú.

        Your day begins with a private transfer from your Salta hotel to the Salta Airport.
        Upon arrival at Puerto Iguazú Airport, our friendly English-speaking guide will be there to welcome you. From there, you'll be seamlessly transferred to your hotel, where the evening unfolds at your leisure.

        Overnight: O2 Iguazú
        Meal Plan: Breakfast

      • Day 11 Iguazú Falls - Nature's Spectacle

        Your day kicks off with a private excursion to the Iguazú Falls, where you'll have the opportunity to explore three distinct circuits and catwalks, each offering a unique perspective of this natural wonder.

        Lower Path: This path offers front-row views of the rapids and falls, allowing you to get up close to the mesmerizing cascades.

        Higher Path: For an adrenaline rush, stand at the very edge of the falls on this cliff-point outlook. It offers breathtaking panoramic vistas and is less physically demanding.

        Devil's Throat Path: Your journey continues with a stroll along the winding catwalk, encircling the islands and culminating in expansive balconies that provide unbeatable views. The Devil's Throat Path offers an immersive experience and an opportunity to witness the falls from a truly unique perspective.

        Spend your afternoon exploring these remarkable paths, capturing the essence of Iguazú's grandeur from various angles. The beauty and power of the falls will leave you in awe as you connect with nature in its most majestic form.

        Overnight: O2 Iguazú
        Meal Plan: Breakfast

      • Day 12 Iguazú to Buenos Aires - Falls and city transition

        Begin your day with a visit to the Brazilian side of Iguazú Falls, where you'll have a chance to admire panoramic views of this natural wonder. In the Brazilian National Park, you'll embark on a 1-hour, 1000-meter easy walk, starting from Das Cataratas Hotel and concluding at the canyon of the Devil's Throat. Along this path, you'll witness the falls, which stretch almost 3 kilometers in length and feature 270 cascades. The immersive experience allows you to soak in the beauty and power of this remarkable natural wonder.

        Following your visit to Iguazú Falls, we'll ensure a smooth transfer to either Foz Do Iguazú Airport or Puerto Iguazú Airport, depending on your flight arrangements. You'll then board your flight to Buenos Aires, where you'll be warmly welcomed by our English-speaking guide upon arrival to transfer you to your hotel. 

        Overnight: Tango de Mayo
        Meal Plan: Breakfast

      • Day 13 Farewell and Departure

        Today marks the conclusion of your memorable journey through Argentina. After an enriching experience in Buenos Aires, it's time to bid farewell to this remarkable city.

        At the scheduled time, our guide will accompany you for a private transfer from your hotel to Ezeiza Airport where youvcan catch your international flight. 

    • What's Included

      • 12 nights' accommodation 
      • Private ground transportation 
      • Meals as defined in the itinerary
      • Local English-speaking tour guide
      • Domestic flights
      • Activities mentioned in the itinerary

      What's not included

      • International flights
      • Meals not listed in the itinerary
      • Tips and other discretionary expense


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