158 - Buenos Aires, Mendoza and Salta

9-night program visiting Buenos Aires, the wine country and the best of the northwest!
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Tango + Malbec + Colorful Mountains!

Yes, because it`s a perfect combination of Buenos Aires with the magical tango dance, great gastronomy, european architecture, variety of museums and warm people, with other two destinations in the andean area of Argentina. Mendoza is the gate to the incredible Andes chain and the legendary Aconcagua Mount with 6959 mts above sea level, and place to enjoy the Malbec Wine, and unique vineyards and wineries in the area. Finally, Salta is the place from where you can enjoy very colorful landscapes full of history like Humahuaca Canyon and the unique 7-color hill in Purmamarca. Or experience the incredible Train to the Clouds that goes up to 4200 mts above sea level in the Viaducto La Polvorilla.

It`s an amazing 9-night program

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Itinerary

Day 1

BUENOS AIRES: Arrival to the capital city

Welcome to Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina and one of the most important cities in South America. After arriving at the International Airport, called Ministro Pistarini and known by the name of Ezeiza, you will be ready to enjoy the European style in the architecture, history, the unique experience of tango, great gastronomy, and the warmth of the local people called “Porteños”. You will stay 3 nights in this unique city and the first day is free to rest. But, if you`re an active person, interested in make some great activities just after arrival, take a look at our optional tours before continue reading. We have many options to offer for any kind of traveler, check details in the following list:

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La Boca, Buenos Aires

Day 2

BUENOS AIRES: City Tour & Dinner Tango Show

After breakfast, we will start a 4-hour city tour visiting the best of Buenos Aires. As we told you, Buenos Aires is one of the most european cities in South America, to be honest… the most. And it`s because the european influence in the architecture of the beginnings of the past century, when Argentina was the sixth country in the world…

Our tour includes different areas in the city. We will enjoy La Boca, one of the most famous places, that includes Caminito and Boca Juniors Stadium called “La Bombonera”. Of course, we will visit San Telmo, another traditional place in Buenos Aires. Please note, on sundays the famous San Telmo fair will be opened where you can find many interesting antiques.

Our tour also includes the visit to the traditional Plaza de Mayo, with the Government House called “Casa Rosada”, the Cabildo, the Cathedral, and all the history around this emblematic square. We will see the Obelisk and 9 de Julio Avenue. Then, Colon Theatre, one of the most important opera houses in the world. You can take a guided visit if you want, but it`s important to buy tickets in advance. Check with us about this optional activity with more details.

This tour will allow us to get to know other areas of the city, like neighborhoods of Recoleta, Palermo and Puerto Madero, a renovated dockside area with a rich gastronomy offer, where you can finalize your tour and enjoy a great lunch and taste the local gastronomy.

After this tour, you`re free to enjoy the city at your own. There are many activities to do, like the visit to Colon Theatre with Walking Tour, or the excursion to Tigre Delta.

In the evening, you can enjoy some optional tours, like an amazing Tango Show, or a Buenos Aires by night activity before return to your hotel and rest for our next trip tomorrow. Check our options below.

Day 3

BUENOS AIRES: Enjoying the countryside. Visit to an estancia in the Pampas

After breakfast, we will start our tour to the Pampas, to visit one of the traditional estancias or farms. It`s one of the classic visits you can enjoy during your stay in Buenos Aires. usually called “Fiesta Gaucha” and where we will make activities associated with the local traditions, like the typical “Asado Criollo”, an unforgettable horse riding, and the traditional folklore show. After lunch which is included of course, we will enjoy some gaucho demonstration with horses, in activities called Carreras de Sortijas.

Return to the hotel is around 5 pm, and you have some free time for rest, or may be enjoy some of our optional activities available below. We`re ready to help you

Again, evening is free to choose any of our available activitites. Check below

Day 4

BUENOS AIRES: Good bye to the big city

After breakfast, free time until transfer to the local airport to take flight or to pier to take boat to our next destination.

See optional excursions available and details in the list below

MENDOZA: Welcome to the wine country

Arrival to Mendoza City, capital of the province of Mendoza and gate to make different visits in the area of the High Andes. Of course Mendoza is also symbol of wine, with the unique Malbec and many wineries and vineyards in the area of Lujan de Cuyo, Maipu, and surroundings. After arrival, transfer to your hotel and free time to rest. If you`re an active person, there are many available activities you can do as optionals. Check the list below

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Day 5

MENDOZA: City, Vineyards and Wineries

After breakfast, we will start a full day, divided into two activities. First in the morning, we will enjoy a city tour to visit the best of Mendoza. We will visit the old city, where Mendoza was born, and then we will stop in Alameda, the downtown, the Civic Center, General San Martin Park and see Cerro de la Gloria hill, Mundialista Stadium and Frank Romero Day amphitheater, which is the central stage of an important national festival called “Fiesta de la Vendimia”

After free time for lunch at your own, we will continue in the afternoon with the visit to the vineyards and wineries in the area. The wine tour is a trip through the Mendoza oasis and grapes growing areas. Many vineyards and wineries are located in the area of Lujan de Cuyo, and surroundings.

Afterwards, we will visit important and traditional vinicultural farms, where we will have the opportunity to taste its delicious products. Be ready to buy some bottles of the best Malbec! And a while later we will see the Carrodilla´s church, where the patron saint of vineyards, who has the same name of the church, is found.

Return to the city and overnight.


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Day 6

MENDOZA: Aconcagua and the High Andes

After breakfast, we will start one of the most beautiful excursions you can do from Mendoza. High Andes way consists of visiting, walking and enjoying mountain’s immensity, highlighting its landscape richness. Going along international route Nº 7, we will appreciate beautiful panoramic views in Potrerillos and Uspallata. Then, we will arrive at Los Penitentes ski center available during winter season, and to Puente del Inca to admire its fabulous geological shape and enjoy its hot thermal waters (2720 m.a.s.l.).
Afterwards, we will stop at the “Mirador del Cerro Aconcagua” located in the international route and get from there the best outstanding view of Aconcagua, colossus of America (6962 m.a.s.l.). Then we will continue up to Las Cuevas, last Argentinean town before the border with Chile.

Redeeming Christ Monument is only reachable in the months of January to March, with the approval of the competent authorities. Return to Mendoza and overnight

Day 7

MENDOZA: Good bye wine country!

After breakfast, free time until transfer to airport. If your flights leaves in the afternoon, you can choose any of the optionals activities. Check the list below

SALTA: Arrival to the argentinian northwest

Arrival to Salta, the gate to visit different attractions in the Argentinian northwest. Salta is one of the most important cities, the 7 most populous in Argentina with around 600.000 inhabitants. It`s located in Lerma Valley, and it`s the gate to visit many attractions in the area. Known as Salta la Linda (“Salta the beautiful”), the city has become an important tourist destination for international travellers due to its old, colonial architecture, tourism friendliness, excellent weather and natural scenery of the valleys westward.

After arrival, transfer to your hotel and free time to walk the city at your own, or may be add some of our optional activities you can find below

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Day 8

HUMAHUACA CANYON: Unesco World Heritage

After breakfast, we will start one of the most important excursions in the area: the Humahuaca Canyon. It’s a harsh but vivid landscape full of incredible colorful montains and a real network of dry yet river-scoured canyons overlooked by mountains with sedimentary strata that have been eroded times by times, into unique formations revealing a wide variety of colors in waves. This incredible place was declared by Unesco as World Heritage
Through your guide’s commentary, learn about how the Incas once used this gorge as a caravan road and later as a commercial route during the colonial period.
We arrive at Purmamarca where we can enjoy watching the incredible Cerro de Los Siete Colores (Seven-Color Hill,) a large natural formation looming over the town. It´s a great chance to take a wonderful and unforgettable picture. Stroll through the streets of the small village, visiting the small church and handicrafts at the local market.

After a stop, we arrive to Tilcara, to enjoy the archaeological museum and the town square. First, stop at a scenic viewpoint on the way into town to see some pre-Incan ruins. We continue through Huacalera, to admire the colorful formation called La Pollera de la Coya, and see paintings dating from the 17th century in Uquía.
We stop in Humahuaca for a lunch (not included) and where we will visit the Monument of Independence, the local cathedral, and admire paintings from the Cuzco School.

After that, we start to return to Salta, but we will watch some incredible landscapes on the way, like La Paleta del Pintor or the Painter’s Palette, and stop in San Salvador de Jujuy. Visit the town’s cathedral and the French Baroque–style Flag’s Hall before moving on to the Government House.

Arrival in Salta late in the evening.

Day 9

SALTA: Choose from many optionals available

After breakfast, you have free time to choose from many options available, from adventure activities, to traditional activities like Train to the Clouds (check calendar available), Cachi, Cafayate Wine Country and more. Take a look to our optionals below

Day 10

SALTA: Good bye to "La Linda"

After breakfast, you have free time until your transfer to aiport or bus station if you continue to Chile. If you have time enough, you can choose an optional activity before your transfer. Check options below

End of our services. We can personalize your program, by adding or deleting nights, add new destinations, or make any necessary change. Just let us know. Optional activities you can see below each day, are just suggested options. You can add any of these activities to your quotation, or ask for any other available in each destination.

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EL CALAFATE EXTENSION!

Enjoy El Calafate, gate to the incredible Perito Moreno and many glaciers in Los Glaciares National Park. This area is one of the highlights in Patagonia and Argentina.

DAY 1 – Welcome to El Calafate. Free time
DAY 2 – Visit to the incredible Perito Moreno Glacier. You can add a minitrekking to walk over the ice of the glacier
DAY 3 – Choose from some good options to navigate the Argentino Lake in Los Glaciares National Park and enjoy different glaciers!
DAY 4 – Good bye El Calafate!

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IGUAZU FALLS EXTENSION PROGRAM

Iguazu Falls is one of the most incredible places in the world, recently declared as one of the new 7-wonders of nature, and Unesco World Heritage. It`s an amazing show of nature, and a must-see if you visit Argentina or Brazil. Are you ready?

DAY 1 – Arrival to Iguazu!
DAY 2 – Visit Iguazu Falls Argentinian Side with up to 8 km of trails to enjoy nature!
DAY 3 – Visit Iguazu Falls Brazilian Side with a great bus ride and a panoramic view of the falls
DAY 4 – Transfer out. Good bye Iguazu Falls, magic of nature!

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