Argentina - The Undiscovered Northwest

ARGENTINA - THE UNDISCOVERED NORTHWEST
ARGENTINA - THE UNDISCOVERED NORTHWEST
ARGENTINA - THE UNDISCOVERED NORTHWEST
ARGENTINA - THE UNDISCOVERED NORTHWEST
ARGENTINA - THE UNDISCOVERED NORTHWEST
ARGENTINA - THE UNDISCOVERED NORTHWEST
ARGENTINA - THE UNDISCOVERED NORTHWEST
ARGENTINA - THE UNDISCOVERED NORTHWEST
ARGENTINA - THE UNDISCOVERED NORTHWEST
ARGENTINA - THE UNDISCOVERED NORTHWEST

Argentina - The Undiscovered Northwest

Duration

11 Days / 10 Nights

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Adventure

Activity Level

Activity Level

Moderate

Wildlife expectation

Physical Difficulty

Wildlife expectation

Cultural rating

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Specialist

Travel specialist

Claire
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The Northwest of Argentina is somewhat undiscovered and off the beaten track. However, the northern region of this large country is home to gauchos, The Andes and ancient Inca civilizations, the authentic Argentinian culture, beautiful valleys and vistas and some excellent vineyards!

The North East is an excellent destination if you are looking to get off the tourist trail and experience authentic local culture and ancient history in a stunning and unique, natural environment.

Special features of our 11 day Argentina - Undiscovered NorthWest Tour: 

Type of Tourism:  Adventure, Culinary, Cultural, Mountains and Nature, Geographical

Places to Visit:  Buenos Aires, Salta, Cafayate, Salta.

Duration: 11 Days and 10 Nights. 

Type of Service: Private tours. 

Accommodation: Boutique hotels and lodgings at every destination that you will visit. These hotels had been carefully chosen and we can guarantee that you will feel comfortable and your every need catered for! 

DAY BY DAY SCHEDULE

Today you will arrive at the city of Buenos Aires, Our driver, will be waiting at the airport to take you to your hotel. After some time to rest, your guide will pick you up from your hotel   for an afternoon tour of the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires is a big city!  The cosmopolitan capital is steeped in history, excellent eateries and coffee shops and cultural attractions abound. The centre is the Plaza de Mayo, lined with 19th-century stately...

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    Free day to enjoy the city and its many attractions!  We suggest to visit a traditional estate where you will experience the native Gaucho traditions to the full.  If you want more experience of the city itself, visit the variety of neighborhoods and their distinctive characteristics and vibe.  From the historic barrios of San Telmo and La Boca, to the impressive parks and plazas of Palermo and Recoleta, and the contrasting modern skyscrapers of Puerto Madero. Taste you...

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      Today we will head to the domestic Airport, for your flight to Salta airport. On arrival, you will be met by your local guide who will take you to the hotel.  We will then visit the MAAM museum. One of Northern Argentina's best museums, MAAM has a serious and informative exhibition focusing on Inca culture. Exclusive to this museum are the mummies of the child sacrifices, found on some of the Andes’ most imposing peaks. The centrepiece is the mummified body of one of three ...

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        Today we will visit the Natural and Cultural Heritage site of Humahuaca Gorge.  We will visit the villages of Tilcara, Uquia and Humahuaca. We will continue on our way to Iruya.  This small village has been paused in time, maintaining its ancestral atmosphere and can be found amid the stunning mountain scenery.

          Today we will visit Purmamarca. Purmamarca is a village in the Jujuy province of northwest Argentina. It is found at the base of a striking, multi-coloured mountain called the Seven Colours Hill. From the village, we will take the “Paseo de los Colorados” trail, which leads into surrounding desert landscapes for spectacular views of the mountain. Adobe houses line the streets, and the plaza 9 de Julio, hosts a popular crafts market. Nearby is the Santa Rosa de Lima church,...

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            Full day visit to The Big Flats.  These salt flats are second only to the Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia for pristine beauty. We will then take the Lipan Gorge route to get to the Puna before continuing on our way to Salta and passing through a number of quaint Argentinian villages. Salta is a beautiful colonial city with excellent dining options and a relaxed vibe, where we will spend the night. 

              Today we head to the Calchaquies Valleys, visiting Cachi, and De las Flechas Gorge on the way, to arrive at the town of Cafayate.  Cafayate is a town in Salta province, in the northwest of Argentina. Many vineyards mark the landscape, which is famed for its reddish rock formations. The town also boasts a museum called The Museo de la Vid y el Vino which explains the whole traditional, winemaking procedure.  

                Free day to explore the village and its authentic vineyards.  

                  Today we will return to the city of Salta visiting De las Conchas Gorge, which form a part of this spectacular route. Water sources, wind and tectonic activity have formed this stunning gorge and are somewhat reminiscent of the surface of Mars! Take all this spectacular scenery in and get the photos! Tomorrow we return to the “big smoke”.

                    Today we will head to the Salta Airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. We will head back to the city hotel for your final evening, with the option to organize your dinner and tango show in one of the famous tango houses of Buenos Aires.

                      We will take you to the airport for your onward flight back home, or onto your next destination!


                        WHAT'S INCLUDED

                        • Private transportation from the airports to your hotels.  
                        • All of the entry tickets for the tours on your itinerary.   
                        • Private and shared touring 
                        • Every meal that is specified in your itinerary. Vegetarian meals and special diets are available 
                        • Professional and experienced English speaking guides  
                        • Lodging as indicated. 

                        WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

                        • Domestic Flights 
                        • Evacuation: in the event of a serious medical injury, we will coordinate with your travel insurance company to arrange evacuation.  
                        • Meals and drinks other than those mentioned in the itinerary.  
                        • Tips and gratuities.  
                        • Optional excursions.  
                        • Items of a personal nature such as souvenirs and telephone calls.  
                        • Travel insurance.  

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