Duration: 12 days / 11 nights
Start/End: Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities: Cultural excursions, city tour, train ride, wine tours, walking, hiking
Who is it for?
Devotees of immersive cultural experiences, enjoying quintessential food and drink, and unforgettable vistas.
What is it?
This 12-day itinerary was created to capture the café culture and diverse history of Buenos Aires, the sophistication of Salta, while digging into immersive excursions and safaris into the Salt Flats, pre-Incan cities, local villages, epic gorges, the highest peak in the Americas, and the heartland of Argentina’s wine region. Diverse in its offering, Explore Northern Argentina provides elements both challenging and relaxing, and is packed with moments perfect for amateur and professional photographers, coffee aficionados, and wine enthusiasts.
Highlights: Buenos Aires, Salta, Great Salt Flats, Humahuaca Gorge, Calchaqui Valley, Mendoza Wine Tour, Quebrada del Durazno at the base of Aconcagua
Season: All year
Included: Accommodation, meals mentioned in itinerary, local bilingual guide, all transfers and transport as detailed on itinerary
Not Included: International and domestic flights, National Park Entrance fees, airport taxes, tips, meals not mentioned in itinerary, personal expenses. Please contact us for up to date Park fees and airport taxes.
Prices: US$2520 per person in double “comfort” accommodation / US$3000 per person in double “superior” accommodation / US$4380 per person in double “luxury” accommodation
Upon arrival in Buenos Aires you will be met at the airport and transfered to your hotel.
On your first day in the city you will be contacted by one of our Destination Hosts, who will check with you details of your itinerary, provide you with the printed documentation, and add any information you might need. She/ he will be your local contact while on our guided tours of Argentina and will be ready to answer your questions, give you tips about places to go, restaurants to eat and anything else you might be interested in. Not just about Buenos Aires, also about the different places you will visit during your whole itinerary.
You will have the rest of the day to enjoy this vibrant city, leaving you the remainder of the day to explore the historic neighborhoods and enjoy the cafe culture of Buenos Aires.
Please, ask about our Optional Tours in case you would like to add an activity
In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel to enjoy our City Tour.
Over the course of a half day you will have the chance to visit the historical and political centre of the city; San Telmo with its cobblestone streets, La Boca where Buenos Aires turns colorful and tango is ever present, and the chic and aristocratic Recoleta, where the big palaces remind us that Buenos Aires was once the Paris of the South.
(Duration: 3- 4 hours)
In the evening you will be picked up from your hotel (shared service) to be driven to one of Buenos Aires’ most emblematic cultural highlight’s; a Dinner and Tango Show offering a spectacular demonstration of the finest local dancing accompanied by delicious Argentine cuisine and all the malbec you’d like.
At the end of the evening you will be driven back to your hotel. (Duration dinner + show: 4 hours approx.)
Welcome to Salta!
A traveler’s favorite, Salta offers outstanding museums, colonial architecture, lively cafés in the main plaza, and the vibrant and authentic peñas where locals grab a table to watch their favorite folklore singers and after a drop of wine (or two), everyone joins in for dancing. This is the perfect base to explore the Argentine north.
Upon arrival you will be driven to your hotel (shared service) and will have the rest of the afternoon to explore the town. Since city stress has not yet arrived here, bare in mind that during siesta time most of the shops are closed.
Early 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. After, 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.
(Duration: 10 hours approx.)
(Duration: 9-10 hours)
(Duration: 10-12 hours)
At appropriate time, you will be taken to the domestic airport to take your flight to Mendoza. Private service.
Welcome to Mendoza!
Argentina’s main wine region and heartland of Malbec grape, also has impressive mountains (like Aconcagua, a climbers world known summit), outdoor sports such as adventurous rafting, and breathtaking landscapes.
Upon arrival, you will be taken to your hotel. Private service.
During the day, you will visit two of the best wineries in the area where you will learn about their philosophy, 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.
(Duration: 4-5 hours)
(Duration: 10 hours approximately)
Upon arrival in Buenos Aires you will be driven to your hotel (private service).
Have a great trip! (B)