12 Day itinerary in Argentina, South America

Buenos Aires, Northern Andes and Wine

Discover the colorful streets of Buenos Aires, full of amazing architectural wonders. Fly to Salta to start your exploration of Calchaquí Valley and Humahuaca Gorge Visit the wine country, to spend some time sipping world renowned Malbec In this travel adventure to Argentina come to discover delici... Read More

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Day 1

place Transfer Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport / Buenos Aires Hotel

Welcome to Argentina! Upon your arrival, you will be transferred in a private service to the city and you will have the rest of the day to enjoy at your own pace. Buenos Aires is a marvelous and furious cosmopolitan city, full of colors and different kinds of architecture. Capital of Argentina and described as the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires proudly embraces this title, as well as showing off plenty of its own culture! Argentines are usually eager to host visitors: if you walk the streets with a map, someone will surely stop and ask if you need directions. That’s our spirit! So, for this first day, feel free to wander the cobblestone streets lined with outdoor cafes, enjoy the mouthwatering aroma of prized Argentine beef sizzling on an open “parrilla” (barbecue) and browse the local antique and artisan markets that offer plenty of bargain shopping. And to travel deeper and have a firm grip of the Argentine spirit, find the perfect leather jacket or handbag (Buenos Aires is home to some excellent local designers) and explore the colorful Palermo Soho neighborhoods.

Guide: Included for the day

Day 2

place Buenos Aires City Tour and Tango & Dinner Show

Half Day City Tour (5 hrs) In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel (private service) to enjoy our traditional Buenos Aires city tour. You will be swept away by the highlights of our beloved Buenos Aires. Over the course of a half-day, you will have the chance to visit the historical and political center of the city around May Square (Plaza de Mayo) and the Pink House (the presidential house). Later, visit San Telmo with its cobblestone streets and the oldest residential neighborhood and La Boca where Buenos Aires turns colorful and tango is ever-present: come to walk Caminito street and dance with the locals. The next stop the chic and aristocratic Recoleta, where the big palaces remind us that Buenos Aires was once the “Paris of the South”. At the end of the tour, you will be driven back to your hotel (private service). Half-Day Dinner & Tango Show In the evening you will be picked up from your hotel to be driven to a mythical place where you will discover one of our most ancient traditions. You will have a memorable night out in Buenos Aires and will experience the passion of the Argentine tango. Tango is: our immigrant origins, the talent of our local artists, the sensuality of the Argentine woman and our way to deal with a broken heart, dancing our way through tragic and yet eternal love stories. While having dinner, you will enjoy a professional display of tango and music with a group of local artists on stage immersed in an elegant and alluring place. The manners, ambience, clothes and dance steps which tango lovers used to practice 100 years ago will come to life again and you will travel in time for a night. At the end of the evening, around midnight, you will be driven back to your hotel, fully in love with the bohemian spirit of our beloved Buenos Aires. Type of service: Shared Duration: 3/4 hs Included: Transportation mentioned above, dinner with beverages, tango show Note: Formal dress is not required

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Snacks

Day 3

place Buenos Aires / Salta

Transfer Buenos Aires Hotel / Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery Airport At the appropriate time, you will be transferred (private service) to the domestic airport to take your flight. Welcome to Salta! As one of the traveler's favorite cities, Salta offers outstanding museums, colonial architecture, alive cafés in the main plaza (great people-watching spot) and the vibrant and authentic peñas, places where locals grab a table to watch their favorite folkloric singers and after a wine (or two) everyone joins for dancing. The perfect base to explore the Argentinan Northern area is Salta city. Upon arrival, you will be driven to your hotel (private service), having the rest of the afternoon to explore the town. Since the city stress has not arrived here yet, bear in mind that during the siesta time most of the shops are closed.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4

place Salt Flats & Humahuaca Gorge Program (2 Days / 1 Night - Day 1)

Today you will leave Salta in a two- day excursion (semi-private service). For this exploration we recommend to leave your luggage in your hotel in Salta, and just to take a day pack on the excursion. 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.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5

place Purmamarca, Tilcara, Humahuaca and back to Salta

Today you will depart at the indicated time (semi private service), for a tour along the Humahuaca Gorge, declared a UNESCO Heritage Site. You will visit places such as Maimará, “Paleta del Pintor” (it’s a photo stop on the road) , Tilcara, and it´s famous “ Pucará de Tilcara”, Trópico de Capricornio, Uquía (Pinturas Cuzqueñas) and finally, the small town of Humahuaca before returning to Salta in the evening. Duration: 10/12 hours aprox.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6

place Full day tour to Cafayate

Head south along the Conchas Gorge to the picturesque town of Cafayate in the heart of Argentina´s northern wine region. On the way stop and admire the many stunning geological wonders such as the Devil´s Throat and the Amphitheater (formation with excellent acoustics). Visit one of the beautiful vineyards in Cafayate and taste the exquisite wine products of the region. Return to Salta in the afternoon. Duration: Full Day Not included: Lunch, tickets

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7

place Salta/Mendoza

- Transfer from hotel in Salta to airport At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport to take the flight back (private service). - Transfer Mendoza Airport / Mendoza Hotel Welcome to Mendoza! It is Argentina's main wine region and heartland of Malbec grape and has also impressive mountains (like Aconcagua, climbers world known summit), outdoor sports (adventurous rafting) and breathtaking landscapes. Upon arrival, you will be driven to your hotel (private)

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8

place Half Day Wine Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel for a half day tour to the Mendoza Wine Country. The tour is in a small group and with a bilingual guide. 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.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9

place Full-Day High Andes with trekking to Durazno Gorge

After breakfast, we will pick you up at your hotel in Chacras de Coria and depart to the Aconcagua Provincial Park, located 185 km or 115 miles away from the city of Mendoza. As the journey takes you along the emblematic route 7, you will begin to discover the beautiful mountains of Mendoza and its river. Not only will you enjoy the colorful transition of landscapes, but also some of the small villages that can be found along the way, such as Cacheuta, Potrerillos (and its water reservoir), Uspallata (a quaint little town) and Penitentes (a Ski Resort). You will also visit “The Inca’s Bridge”, known for its curious natural formation! As your journey continues, you will go through the three mountain ranges: Pre Andes, the Front Range, and the Main range. Upon arrival at Aconcagua Provincial Park in Horcones Valley, you will have the chance to go on a 2-hour hike to Durazno Gorge or take a short trail to a scenic lookout point (45 min). After enjoying some unique views of this natural environment framed by the majestic Aconcagua Mount you will start your journey back to your hotel in Chacras de Coria. Type of service: Private. Duration: 11 hours Difficulty: Moderate. Included: Transportation mentioned above, guide, snack, entrance fee to Aconcagua Provincial Park. Not included: Lunch.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Snacks

Day 10

place Mendoza / Buenos Aires

Transfer Mendoza Hotel / Mendoza Airport (private) At appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport. Traslado Aeropuerto Jorge Newbery Buenos Aires / Hotel Buenos Aires Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be transferred to your hotel (private service).

Meals: Breakfast

Day 11

place Day at leisure in Buenos Aires

Day at leisure to explore the cobbled, tree lined streets of Palermo Soho in search of one of a kind Porteño fashion, to sit in café and enjoy a perfectly aged glass of malbec, or perhaps to sip yerba mate (local tea) out of your newly purchased mate gourd while people watching in one of the parks that make up the Palermo Bosques.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 12

place Transfer Buenos Aires Hotel / Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport

At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the international airport (private service) for your flight back home. ¡Buen viaje!

Meals: Breakfast

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