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- Wildlife Watching
- Photography Workshop
- City Tour
- Meet the Locals
- Private Bus
- Car with driver
Main travel focus
12 Day Discovery Tour in Northern Argentina: From Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls
- Destination Host and local support during your trip
- Great choice of accomodation in each destination
- Adventurous and impressive Safari to the Clouds in Northern Argentina
- Travelling in semi or private groups with bilingual local guides
Come and discover the country of Tango dancing, excellent wines, amazing steaks and beautiful landscapes. On this 12 day holiday excursion you will tour through Northern Argentina and discover the reasons why it is a traveler's dream location. Eat and drink your way through Buenos Aires, learn about the seductive art of Tango and find out why Buenos Aires is known as "Paris of South America". Out of the city, you will travel along zigzagging roads high in the sky for some breathtaking views of the mountain scenery.
Take amazing photos of the bright white Great Salt Flats. Time travel into the past by exploring ancient Incan Empire ruins. Relax with a glass of Malbec in a winery tour. Explore Iguazu National Park and see the most amazing of all waterfalls from two different countries. Do you feel like a holiday that combines great culture with stunning nature? Fall in love with Argentina!
- Destination Host/Local Support
- Buenos Aires Tour
- Dinner Tango Show
- Safari to the Clouds/Salt Flats/ Purmamarca Tour
- Humahuaca Gorge Tour
- Cafayate Tour (full day)
- Iguazu Waterfalls (Argentinian and Brazilian sides)
- Transfers mentioned in the itinerary
- 4 nights in Buenos Aires, 3 in Salta, 1 in Purmamarca, 3 in Puerto Iguazu
- Breakfast and meals mentioned in the itinerary
- Bilingual local guide (English/Spanish)
- International or Domestic Flights or Buses
- National Park entrance fees
- Insurance (Hueque offers Travel insurance with special rates for this trip. Please just let us know if you are interested.)
- Optional Excursions
Example Trip to customize
Settle In and Explore The Capital of Argentina
As your plane descents, you may get a glimpse of this majestic city from your seat. Upon arrival you will be received by your driver who takes care of a safe and comfortable drive and Check-In into your home in Buenos Aires. Meet your local bilingual guide who can give you all the details about your 12 day tour and will share all of Buenos Aires' tips, secrets and hidden gems with you.
Do you want to know where to find the most delicious wines of Argentina or devour a succulent steak? Perhaps you just want to chill out like a local and enjoy a cafe in one of Buenos Aires' lively and charming neighborhoods. No matter what you feel like, your expert guide will give you all the information you need to discover the magic of Buenos Aires. Your guide might even have an optional activity for you if you wish to go for something completely different.
Either way, the Jewel of Buenos Aires is yours to explore!
Walk The City with A Local and Dance The Tango
After a refreshing breakfast, Day 2 will have you exploring the cobble stone streets of San Telmo with your local guide. You will see the colorful neighborhood of La Boca where you feel the heart of Tango beating and the atmosphere vibrating. Finally, walk along the esplanades like an aristocrat as you admire the huge palaces that give Buenos Aires the name, "Paris of The South".
After a brief rest at the hotel you will be escorted to Buenos Aires' most cultural experience to be had. Eat and drink like an aristocrat as the beauty and richness of Argentina surrounds your senses. While enjoying the famous local cuisine, you will watch a spectacular Tango show performed by the city's finest dancers. There is no dance that tells a bigger story of love and life than this piece of art. Did I mention you can drink all the Malbec you want?
Visit the relaxed Town of Salta
After experiencing the flavor and vibrant modern life of Buenos Aires, you will love the more traditional and laid back flow of Salta. When leaving your private service plane that takes you north, you will notice the change in culture within a second. In Salta you can experience beautiful colonial architecture and outstanding museums. Grab an authentic coffee in the vibrant town plaza.
If you like to people watch then head to the authentic peñas where the locals grab a table to enjoy their favorite folk singers. After some more delicious wine, you might even find yourself dancing to the music. In this city you will finally understand what the word "Siesta" actually means. The close down of stores for the midday rest period is sacred law to all locals.
Explore Ancient Civilizations & Geological Wonders
Leave your suitcase behind as you are going on a 2-day journey of discovery and adventure. Your trip starts early in the morning as we drive through the famous route Train to the Clouds. You will not fight tiredness as the historic ruins, small villages and high desert plains will keep you wide awake. We will stop in some small yet impressive traditional villages and travel back in time to a pre-Incan city from the XIII century called Santa Rosa de Tastil.
Do not forget to bring your charged camera when arriving at the Great Salt Flats. The surreal white salt flats perfectly reflect the natural light and the surroundings let you run wild with your imagination as you experiment with your photos.
Once we reach our cozy hotel in Purmamarca make sure to look up. The surrounding is just surreal as the hotel is at the base of Jujuy's famed 7-colored mountains.
Discover the History of an Empire
After refueling with a tasty breakfast we will take a tour of the UNESCO Heritage Site inside the Humahuaca Gorge. Here you will put on your archeologist hat as you discover all types of civilizations. Discover human's hunter and gatherer ancestors from 9000 B.C. See the rise of the Incan empire ruins of their cities that grew large and prosperous. Examine the Spanish settlements that conquered and led to the downfall of the Incas.
Given all these world heritage sites in this area you will get a small glimpse into the stunning history of mankind. After we are done getting our Indiana Jones on we will head back to the modern comforts of Salta.
Hike the Calchaqui Valley & Enjoy a Wine Tour
Once we leave the valley we will arrive to the deep red mountains of the Conchas Gorge. Stare at wonder at the odd shaped stones as countless years of erosion have molded these mountains into the most peculiar of shapes. Surround yourself with the natural beauty of the location and explore some castles, old amphitheaters and the famed Devil's Gorge.
Get ready for a change of pace since we now reached the part that involves relaxation, indulgence and yes, wine. Take a load off as we tour a local winery and refresh yourself from the day's activities before we head back to Salta.
Welcome to the Tropics and the Gateway to Iguazu
When you arrive in Puerto Iguazu, the gateway city to the impressive waterfalls, you will immediately notice the tropical smells, temperature and scenery. From mountains to jungle you will see the diversity of landscapes Argentina has to offer. As the last few days were packed with activities and travel, you will have some moments to soak in the jungle surrounding upon arrival. Catch your breath as you will need it when entering the impressive waterfalls of Iguazu.
Finally: Trek to the Breaktaking Iguazu Falls
Eat a hearty breakfast as today we will be following our experienced guide through some off beaten paths to make you soak in some of the best views on the Argentinean side of the Iguazu Falls. We will see everything that the jungle and majestic Iguazu National Park has to offer as you adventure through the trees. Hold your breath because Devil's Throat will steal it away when you stare at the largest section of Iguazu falls. A moment to remember.
We highly recommend you bring some extra clothes as you have the opportunity to take a boat right to the base of the falls. You will get wet! Here is where you truly see the immense power of nature.
Today is the biggest adventure of the trip and you are in for some real thrills and an experience you will take with you forever.
Passport please: Cross Into Brazil
Did you think you would only visit one country during this trip? Add another stamp to your passport when you cross the Brazilian border to check the panoramic views of Iguazu falls from the other side. From this memorizing point of view you can feel the falls in their entirety.
Return To Buenos Aires
Chill out and relax for a while before you take your private shuttle to the airport for the return to Buenos Aires straight into your hotel. Back for good to the beautiful capital city of Argentina.
Leisure & Luxury in Buenos Aires
After all your adventures it is time for a real day of leisure and enjoyment. Feel free to explore the cobbled tree lined streets of Palermo Soho in search of one of a kind Porteño fashion. Sit in a cafe and enjoy perfectly aged glass of malbec together with the unique lifestyle. Or better yet, try the local drink and sip out of your yerba mate gourd while people watching in one of the many beautiful parks.
This day is for you... Trust us you have earned it.
Say Adios To Argentina
Eat your last Argentinian breakfast. Do some last minute shopping, buy some souvenirs or simply just relax. After check out of your hotel we will shuttle you to the airport where you will end you Argentina adventure. Adios Argentina, te quiero mucho!
What wealth of experiences you made during the 12 day journey of Northern Argentina. While the trip may be over, the memories you made will last you a lifetime.