Culture, Wine and Landscapes
12 Days / 11 Nights
Buenos Aires – Mendoza – Salta – Iguazu Waterfalls
Discover Buenos Aires, take part in an authentic tango evening, then head to Mendoza, the largest wine producing region in Latin America. Explore local vineyards before continuing to Salta, where you will explore historical towns and breathtaking landscapes before continuing to Igazú, where you will have a chance to explore the Argentinean and Brazilian sides of the Falls.
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Day 1. Arrive Buenos Aires (-/-/-)
Welcome to Argentina. Transfer to your hotel in Buenos Aires.
The City of Buenos Aires is the capital of the Argentine Republic with a population of approximately 3 million people. Including the metropolitan area, the total population of Buenos Aires is above ten million. The Río de la Plata and the Riachuelo are the natural borders of the city in the east and south, respectively. The rest of the metropolitan perimeter is surrounded by the General Paz Avenue from north to west. This avenue provides a fast connection between the city and Greater Buenos Aires, a densely populated area with important business and industrial activity.
Day 2. Buenos Aires (B/-/-)
Breakfast at the hotel. Embark on a half day city tour of Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires is one of the most fascinating cities in both Latin America and the world. Be it for its splendid and varied architecture, with its old Colonial buildings, French palaces and state-of-the-art skyscrapers; for its vibrant nightlife and endless cultural options; or maybe just for the rich identity of the Porteños, who proudly bear the European heritage of their ancestors, more and more visitors are coming to visit.
Discover the history of “May Square”, the site of the most important historical events and where the protagonists made history. See its surroundings, the most emblematic buildings, and learn all about them. Then enjoy May Avenue and wonder in awe at the oldest residential neighborhood in Buenos Aires: San Telmo. Walk along its cobble-stoned streets and discover its antiques shops and picturesque buildings. Live and feel the original Tango in the neighborhood of La Boca: walk along “Caminito Street” and enjoy the dancers and souvenir shops. See the mythical Boca Juniors soccer stadium. Contemplate the modernization of the city whilst traveling along “Madero Port” and its exclusive docks, full of excellent restaurants and large office buildings. Pass through the Retiro neighborhood and move on to see Palermo and its most exclusive residential area before finally arriving at Recoleta. Once there, discover the final resting place of Eva Peron, “Evita” and wander through Recoleta Cemetery where she is to be found. Afternoon free at leisure.
In the evening optional Tango Dinner and Show at El Querandi (shared transfers).
It is the music of Buenos Aires par excellence. Its origins are traced back to 1880 when the slums were inhabited by Italian and Spanish immigrants, Africans and “gauchos”. From this racial mix appeared the “compadritos” who tried to reflect in their music their letters and their dance, the typical “cuchilleros” , duel characteristics of their social ambiance. Their music appears as a mix of Cuban and Spanish rhythms, some polka and a bit of African music. Their lyrics, difficult to be understood and impossible to be translated, are deeply poetic and have a story to tell about the city, its history and its people. Despite its humble origins, in the 20´s tango left the brothels and the underworld districts to reach the high-class ballrooms, but to do so it had to travel to Paris to return triumphant. Typical characteristics of a society that has always looked at Europe for its models. Tango became, at last, a complete cultural expression, a gathering of myths, values, traditions and aspirations. For some people just representative of a past epoch, but in fact, tango is felt in the air of the city, as humidity. Tango is still alive. A good way of penetrating its spirit is visiting one of the restaurants that offers tango shows of an excellent level, to enjoy tango´s sensual magnetism taken to the stage by some of the best dancers, singers and musicians in Buenos Aires.
Day 3. Buenos Aires (B/-/-)
Day free at leisure in Buenos Aires.
Day 4. Buenos Aires - Mendoza (B/-/-)
After breakfast transfer to the aiport for your domestic flight to Mendoza. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free to explore the surroundings on your own.
Mendoza is the capital city of Mendoza Province, Argentina. It is located in the northern-central part of the province, in a region of foothills and high plains, on the eastern side of the Andes. Mendoza is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the country. The region around Greater Mendoza is the largest wine producing area in Latin America. As such, Mendoza is one of nine cities worldwide in the network of Great Capitals of Wine, and the city is an emerging wine tourism destination and base for exploring the hundreds of wineries in the region.
Day 5. Mendoza (B/L/-)
Malbec Wine Experience with gourmet lunch - Lujan de Cuyo Region
Depart to the south of Mendoza among vineyards and trellises - the first fine wine producing area of the country - to Lujan de Cuyo. In this area we will visit two wineries (one industrial and artisanal), where we will learn the secrets of winemaking and the art of a good tasting.
Day 6. Mendoza (B/-/-)
Day at leisure in Mendoza.
Day 7. Mendoza - Salta (B/-/-)
Transfer to the airport for your morning flight to Salta.
In the afternoon embark on a city tour of Salta: The Cathedral where Gral. Güemes, the patriotic hero rests; Cultural Centre America, Historical Museum of the North (Town Council) with exhibitions of sacred art and rooms dedicated to old traditional families of Salta, “San Francisco” Church and “San Bernardo” Convent, and the monument to General Güemes. We ascend to “San Bernardo” hill to enjoy the panoramic view of the city. After a visit to “Batalla de Salta” Monument (Battle of Salta) - and “20 de Febrero” Park (February 20th Park), we proceed toward the outskirts and visit a summer village called “San Lorenzo”, characterized by the subtropical microclimate and lastly a visit the Artisan Market where craftsmen of the entire province expose their original crafts.
Optional dinner at the traditional Peña Folk restaurant with show.
Day 8. Salta - Cafayate Full Day Tour (B/-/-)
The journey starts from Salta city to the south, through route 68 traversing the Lerma Valley and its historical towns. We reach Quebrada de las Conchas (the Shell´s Gorge), where wind and water erosion carved curious shapes on the rocks (The Amphitheater, Devil´s throat, The Toad, The Castles, among others). When we arrive to Cafayate, we visit some wineries, famous for their production of Torrontes, with special characteristics due to the particularities of the climate and land. After lunch we return to Salta through the Quebrada de las Conchas (the Shells´ Gorge) and the Lerma Valley.
Day 9. Salta - Humahuaca Full day tour (B/-/-)
The journey leaves from Salta, but really begins once we arrive to Purmamarca Village where we will observe the Seven Coloured Hill, the Church and the Craft Market on the square, and will have a short walk along its narrow streets. We continue towards the town of Tilcara where we visit the Pucará (ancient ruins), the Archaeological Museum, and Huacalera, and then we cross the Tropic of Capricorn, from where the colours of La Pollera de la Coya Hill can be seen and really good pictures taken. We visit Uquía and its church, where the paintings of the Arcabuceros Angels (important vestige in the zone of the Cuzqueña School) are kept. Arrival to Huma- huaca will be at noon; this town has an important Church and the Independence Monument of the sculptor Soto Avendaño.
After lunch we´ll observe La Paleta del Pintor (Painter’s Palette) framing the town of Maimara. We continue to San Salvador de Jujuy where the Flag Hall and the Cathedral characterized by its pulpit carved in wood and gold and the statues of Lola Mora are visited. Finally, we return to Salta through abundant subtropical vegetation. The last stretch is: El Abra of Santa Laura, observing La Cienaga (The Swamp) dam, Las Maderas and Campo Alegre and returning to Salta through Vaqueros. You can combine this tour with spending the night at Purmamarca and continuing to Humahuaca on the following day.
Day 10. Salta - Iguazú (B/-/-)
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Iguazú.
Iguazú Watefalls are located near the borders of Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. The Falls are located in the province of Misiones, Iguazu National Park, Argentina and Parque Nacional do Iguaçu, Paraná state, Brazil. They are made up of 275 falls, each up to 80 m high, fed by the Iguazú river. You can take boat rides under the waterfalls and hike through trails to appreciate subtropical jungle animals. The "Garganta del Diablo" (“Devil´s throat”), the largest waterfall is a separate show.
Transfer to your hotel for overnight.
Day 11. Puerto Iguazu (B/-/-)
Private Argentinean Side Waterfalls Full Day Tour. The Iguazú National Park is located in the northwest of the province of Misiones, 11 miles from Puerto Iguazú. Its preserved ecosystem belongs to the Paraná Jungle eco region that covers almost all the provincial territory. The primary natural treasure is the Iguazú Waterfalls: 275 waterfalls that reach an average altitude of almost 260 feet. They were declared one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature in the World. The Lower Circuit is composed of a trail approximately 0.8 miles (1.3 km) long that allows you to get close to some of the smaller waterfalls on the Argentinian side. Walk along the trail, which is equipped with both restrooms and snack bars, and get close to the Carlos Bozzetti Waterfall, where you can take some great photos. The Upper Circuit, which is wheelchair accessible, allows you to see the top of the majestic falls on the Argentina side and enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the area. The view stretches from the Argentinian falls to San Martin Island and parts of the Brazilian falls. Devil's Throat is the largest waterfall in the region and where the largest amount of water pours through Iguassu Falls. At an impressive altitude of 350 feet (107 meters), Devil's Throat is a must-see Iguassu Falls feature. Thanks to the newly built catwalk, you can get pretty close.
Optional: Great Adventure The Great Adventure is unique, and combines the whole essence of the Iguassu National Park in one ride: the jungle and the waterfalls. It is offered daily every full hour, and the departures are from our Head Office or The Visitors' Centre. It starts by entering the jungle from the “Sendero Yacaratía” trail with special transportation that allows a panoramic view of the environment along with experienced guides that give explanations as well as the legends of this spectacular place. After an 8 km truck ride, we arrive at the Puerto Macuco Base, which is 100 metres away from the Infirmary and Service Station, and 100 meters of stairs ahead is the floating platform where the second part of this ride begins. With motor-boats, we take visitors 6 kms through the Canyon of the Iguassu River, until the falls, from these, 2 km are river rapids. After enjoying the view from the calm side of San Martin Island we sail to the “Tres Mosqueteros” waterfall, and at that point, the Brazilian and Argentinean sides and the Devil’s Throat can be clearly appreciated. After that, we sail along the shore of the island until we get to the most exciting part where we face the San Martin waterfall, a wonderful and unforgettable experience, the largest waterfall any motor-boat can approach safely.
Day 12. Puerto Iguazu - Departure (B/-/-)
Private Brazilian Side Waterfalls Half Day Tour. Iguassu National Park houses the largest remnant of Atlantic forest (semidecidual stationary) in southern Brazil. The name of the Iguassu National Park refers to the Iguassu River, which in the Guaraní language means “large water”. You'll get a close-up view of the Devil´s Throat, which is best seen from the Brazilian side. Watch as 14 falls drop 350 feet (107 metres) with such force that a 100-foot (30-metre) tall cloud of mist stays permanently suspended overhead. This area is famous for its rainbow, and more great photo opportunities abound! For a close-up of the falls, walk through the park’s subtropical forest to the base of Salto Floriano. Then take the elevator to the top of the falls, or walk out over the falls at Salto Union.
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
PRICES AND INCLUSIONS
12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS FROM £2,145 per person + international flights
based on 2 people travelling together January to September
£2,285 per person + international flights
based on 2 people travelling together October to December
Please note that some elements of this tour include shared services!
Upgrade to fully private experiences possible on request.
The price includes:
All mentioned activities with guide services (English/Spanish or Portuguese), with some of the tours on a shared (seat-in-coach) basis. (Upgrading to private tours possible at an additional cost).
Meals as mentioned in the programme without drinks (B/L/D) = (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
The price does not include:
Return flights from the UK to Argentina. Request a quote from us.
Anything not specifically mentioned above.
Optional tours, camera fees.
Tips to the guide and driver, porters and waiters.
Personal costs such as drinks, laundry, etc.
Peak season surcharges
Private transfer surcharges if required
National Park tickets, museums or Natural reserves entrance fees
Airport arrival/departure taxes (if any)
Meals and beverages not mentioned in itinerary
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