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Argentina

Argentina

Tour Dates:
Jan 27 - Feb 6, 2018

4,675 (per person)


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Buenos Aires is a metropolis that looks a bit like Europe, but with an edgy Latin American twist. Tango with the locals. After a day spent sampling the regions world class wines stroll the streets of Salta. Also not to be missed is one of the planet’s most awe-inspiring sights, the Iguazú Falls which are simply astounding. A visit is a jaw-dropping, visceral experience, and the power and noise of the cascades – a chain of hundreds of waterfalls nearly 3km in extension – live forever in the memory.

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Day 1: Travel Day
Day 2: BUENOS AIRES –

Welcome at Ezeiza Airport and transfer to Hotel Legado Mitico, in Palermo Soho area of Buenos Aires. Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight at Hotel Legado Mitico, Buenos Aires.

Day 3: BUENOS AIRES (B)

City tour of Buenos Aires includes attractions such as the 9 de Julio Avenue, the Obelisk and Corrientes Street. The first stop will be in the Plaza de Mayo so as to visit the Cathedral and the Cabildo (Old City Hall). After that, the trip will continue towards the most traditional neighborhood of Buenos Aires, San Telmo, which is characterized by its old colonial houses and the cobblestoned streets.

Later on, the tour will go to La Boca Neighborhood located in the south of the city. There will be a new scheduled stop so as to look around the colorful zinc houses that make up this area of Buenos Aires and that used to be the refuge and home for the first immigrants and popular artists. Soon after, the vehicle continues to Puerto Madero – the old port of the city that was turned into one of the most exclusive gastronomic and residential areas in Buenos Aires. The tour will go to Palermo: one of the most extended areas in the city and where it is possible to find the popular woods of Palermo with more or less 300 ha (741 acres) of gardens and artificial ponds surrounded by elegant buildings. Finally, the last point in the tour is Recoleta, which is one of the most selected neighborhoods and where, among other attractions, the Recoleta Cemetery can be found. Also, there are bars, cafes and fancy restaurants that are worth a visit. Here will be the last stop so as to walk to the cemetery area and its surroundings

  • Gala Tango Shuttle Dinner Tango Show Excursion.

Gala Tango is a unique place due to its French architecture and decoration, a reminiscent of the 30s in Argentina. There is also an impressive marble bar done by Carrara and many little details of refinement that make this place distinguished and classy.

Gala Tango offers Tango show for a reduce group of tourists in an intimate and private environment. Before the show, it is possible to participate in a tango class before trying another delight in the house: the food which proofs to be a true gourmet cuisine. They also have an extensive wine list which features some of the best bottles from Argentina.

Here it is possible to dine, dance, and enjoy the best in tango and folklore.

Overnight at Hotel Legado Mitico, Buenos Aires.

Day 4: BUENOS AIRES / SALTA (B)

Transfer to Domestic airport for flight to Salta.

Upon arrival at Salta airport, you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel.

Half day city tour of Salta –  includes the places of great importance for the city. You will start in the 9 of July main plaza so as to go around the streets in the city centre and revive the Spanish period through the architecture of the city. It is possible to see the Cathedral, the San Francisco church, the San Bernardo convent and the High Mountain Museum and see in this place the Llullaillaco Mummies.

After that, you will continue to the “San Bernardo” Hill to enjoy the panoramic view of the city. Then, and passing by the Memorial site for the Battle of Salta, the vehicle will go towards the outskirts and visit a summer village called “San Lorenzo”, characterized by the subtropical microclimate. The last stop will be at the Artisan Market where craftsmen of the entire province will show you their original crafts, like the famous “Salteño Poncho”.

Overnight at  Hotel Design Suites, Salta.

Day 5: SALTA (B)

Full Day excursion to the  Humahuaca Gorge:

This is a trip along the Gorge that was declared World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO because of the colorful landscapes and cultures that make up this one-of-the-kind destination.

The tour will actually begin in the Purmamarca Village where you will be able to look closely at the well-known Seven Colors Hill, the town Church and the Craft Market located around the square.

Then the vehicle will head northwards up to Tilcara town, where there will be a stop so as to visit the old Pucara (Fortress in Quechua language) and the Archeological museum before arriving in Huacalera; that place exhibits a wonderful landscape in a hill named “the skirt of the Colla woma” due to the shape it has.

The next point is Uquia, with its church located just before the town of Humahuaca and hre, you will get off the vehicle so as to visit the monument to the Native Indian made by the artist Soto Avendaño.

After lunch and heading back to the south, it will be possible to admire the hill nicknamed “the Paintor´s Palette” just on the side of the town Maimara. There will be stop in the city of San Salvador de Jujuy in order to visit the Cathedral which exhibits an amazing piece functioning as a pulpit and that was made by the sculpture Lola Mora.

You will return to Salta along the old road by a cliff and framed by exuberant subtropical vegetation until the arrival in the city of Salta.

Overnight at Hotel Design Suites, Salta.

Day 6: CALCHAQUI VALLEY (B)

Calchaqui Valley – The foothills of the Andes provide not only fantastic drainage for wine production (particularly good for the Torrontes grape), but also the type of scenery that makes you stop and stare. Weekends there is a fantastic fiesta atmosphere in the main square.  We will be visiting multiple award winning wineries.

The excursion is a tour by two wineries of Cafayate that are positioned as ones of the best of the Calchaqui Valley.

These could be San Pedro de Yacochuya & Piattelli Vineyards on the west and El Esteco & El Porvenir de los Andes on the east. The tour could not be complete if we do not visit the Museum of the Vine and Wine.

In each winery we do a tour by the facilities and a tasting of the best wine produced in the winery. The tour and the tasting are guided by a sommelier that explains the particularities of the wine, the vine and cellar as well.

Overnight at Grace de Cafayate 

Day 7: CALCHAQUI VALLEY (B)

HD Wine Tour Premium Excursion – Private Service with English speaking guide.

The excursion is a tour by two wineries of Cafayate that are positioned as ones of the best of the Calchaqui Valley.

These could be San Pedro de Yacochuya & Piattelli Vineyards on the west and El Esteco & El Porvenir de los Andes on the east. The tour could not be complete if we do not visit the Museum of the Vine and Wine.

In each winery we do a tour by the facilities and a tasting of the best wine produced in the winery. The tour and the tasting are guided by a sommelier that explains the particularities of the wine, the vine and cellar as well.

Overnight in: Patios de Cafayate 

Day 8: CALCHAQUI VALLEY (B/L)

HD Quilmes Ruins Excursion – Private Service with English speaking guide.

This is an excursion to the last Indian settlement in Calchaquí Valley. It is an anthropological, historical and scenic walking through the ruins.

Overnight in: Patios de Cafayate

Day 9: Cafayete to Salta Airport (B)

Cafayate to Salta Airport – through the route of the “Quebrada de las Conshas”

Transfer to Airport  for flight to Iguazu Falls.

Overnight at Hotel Loi Suites Iguazu.

Day 10: IGUAZU FALLS (B)

Full Day excursion to the Argentina side of the falls.

The park was created in 1934 with the main aim to protect the majestic Iguazu Falls. In 1984, the UNESCO declared this place Natural World Heritage due to the beauty of the scenery and the biological diverse in this subtropical rainforest.

The visit to the Iguazu National Park can be done via 3 circuits and on catwalks, best known as Lower Path, Higher path and the Devil´s Throat Path. The Lower Path is a 1,200-metre-walk (0.8 miles) that gives a great view of the majority of the rapids and falls from a front and lower point of view. The distances range from a bird’s eye point of view of The Devil’s Throat together with several Brazilian rapids, to spectacular close-ups to other falls. This walk has some high difficulty level due to the number of steps along the way. (Approximate duration: 2 hours). The Higher Path is a 1,300-metre-walk (0.9 miles) that will raise every visitor´s adrenaline level because of the vertigo of being at the edge of some waterfalls. This walk has breathtaking sceneries from a cliff-point outlook and this is the less effort demanding walk of the three traditional ones. No steps along the way. (Approximate duration: 1 hour). The Devil’s Throat has to be access via the Ecological Jungle Train, and everyone must get off at the stop named after this waterfall. From there, there is a stroll along the catwalk which is a winding path that goes around the islands for 1,100 meters (0.7 miles) and ends in the large balconies located on the edge of falls. There are no steps along the path.

  • Nautical Adventure Navigation – Shuttle Service with English speaking guide.

It starts and finishes at the end of the Lower Circuit, which is located in front of the San Martin Island. The ride is made with motor-boats that pass through the lower canyon of the Iguassu River and around the island up to the foot of the three Musketeers waterfall, where one can enjoy a spectacular and clear view of both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides, as well as the Devil’s Throat Fall. Besides enjoying the beautiful panoramic view of both sides of the falls, it is possible to get very close to the waterfall of San Martin Island, the biggest waterfall that a motor-boat can approach safely.

Overnight at Hotel Loi Suites Iguazu.

Day 11: Iguazu Falls / Departure (B)

Breakfast.

At the set time you will be transferred to Puerto Iguazu airport.

Hotel Legado Mitico, Buenos Aires – We are two luxury boutique hotels that were born to provide our guests with excellent service and transmit the best of our history and culture. We are emblematic because we reflect the Argentinean identity.

We cherish the legacy of settlers, Indians, Creoles and immigrants. We pay tribute to native people and those who with their bright performances marked the path, to those anonymous, to innovators, to the revolutionaries, loved or despised still present establishing the essence of our Argentina. Buenos Aires is the Capitol City of the Argentinean Republic, it is located in the center-east region of the country, by the Río de la Plata offshore, right in the Pampas planes.

It is a metropolis with its own personality, one of the most important in Latin America, open to architecture, to culture and to art from all over the world, cosmopolitan and contradictory, dynamic and traditional, historical and avant-garde.

Legado Mítico Buenos Aires is located in the heart of Palermo Soho neighborhood, antic neighborhood with antique houses from the 1900, which with its recycling has become a vibrant area where the most sophisticated restaurants and bars, design houses, small Independent theater lounges and artist’s studios are situated.

Hotel Design Suites, Salta – It is located in the city centre of the most representative city in the Argentinean North. This hotel represents the best lodging experience. Its exquisite restaurant, its impeccable design and its strategic location make Design Suites stand out among other hotels in Salta.

Hotel Grace De Cafayate – is a vineyard and rural hotel, located in the city of Cafayate, province of Salta.

The Hotel has 32 rooms and suites with views of the vineyards and mountains. An idyllic setting for the creation of great wines.

Hotel Loi Suites Iguazu – Magnificent 5 stars hotel in the subtropical forest Iryapú just 15 minutes from Iguazu Falls. Built with utmost respect for nature, native trees were preserved vegetation integrating all project development. Loi Suites Iguazu is surrounded by magnificent trees, vegetation and impressive wildlife.

Cultural & Ecological Attractions

The capital city of Buenos Aires:

  • The Milongas – the forerunner of the Tango – The authentic way to see real tango, danced by the local people
  • The Palermo Soho neighborhood a vibrant area where the most sophisticated restaurants and bars, design houses, small Independent theater lounges and artist’s studios
  • The La Boca community is famously the place to find the soccer stadium ‘La Bombonera,’ and Caminito, the colorful artists’ street by the water. Caminito is the work of the local La Boca artist Benito Quinquela Martín.

Iguazu Falls:

  • The Iguazu Falls are the most breathtaking waterfalls in South America.
  • Argentina shares the falls with Brazil, and we will visit them from both sides! They are closer from the Argentine side with finer close-up views of the thundering water, thanks to a series of paved trails. Yet we have the best panoramic view from Brazilian side. These mighty cascades, on par with Africa’s Victoria Falls, stretch over almost two miles in Argentina and Brazil.

Salta:

  • Salta is the capital of the province of the same name, a gateway to discovering the North of Argentina.
  • The Humahuaca Gorge, one of several UNESCO World Heritage sites in the jaw dropping valleys and deserts of Salta province.
  • Cafayate Region – The foothills of the Andes provide not only fantastic drainage for wine production (particularly good for the Torrontes grape), but also the type of scenery that makes you stop and stare. Visit many award winning wineries.

BUENOS AIRES:

Buenos Aires is called the “Paris of South America”! This city offers a rich cultural, historic and architectural heritage built by generations of Spanish, Italians, Germans, Russians and many other immigrants. Buenos Aires is a blend of tango, coffees shops, theaters, music, antiques, crafts markets, museums, and gastronomic delights including great Argentine wines. And of course there is fútbol, soccer to us!

Buenos Aires is a patchwork of distinct, fascinating communities called Barrio’s. From neighborhoods such as upbeat and arty La Boca, to wealthy districts such as Recoleta and trendy Palermo, to middle-class barrios such as Belgrano and Caballito.

THE MILONGAS – the forerunner of the Tango

We choose the alternative (to big tango shows) and visit the neighborhood milongas. The authentic way to see real tango, danced by the local people, is at a milonga. Classes are often offered before the dances begin for those who want to give it a try.

The Palermo Soho neighborhood with its antique houses from the 1900, has become a vibrant area where the most sophisticated restaurants and bars, design houses, small Independent theater lounges and artist’s studios are situated. Palermo SOHO is actually unofficial and stems from a supposed likeness to New York’s Soho neighborhood.

The La Boca community is famously the place to find the soccer stadium ‘La Bombonera,’ and Caminito, the colorful artists’ street by the water. Caminito is the work of the local La Boca artist Benito Quinquela Martín. In 1960 he painted the walls of what was then an abandoned street and erected a makeshift stage for performances, and it quickly became a haven for artists and open-air tango on display to entertain the patrons at the outdoor cafes. The area is also famous for its open grilled meat restaurants.

Iguazu Falls:

The Iguazu Falls are the most breathtaking waterfalls in South America. Perpetual rainbows, hundreds of butterflies, immense green jungle and the energy of the falling water will leave you energized.

Argentina shares the falls with Brazil, and we will visit them from both sides! They are closer from the Argentine side with finer close-up views of the thundering water, thanks to a series of paved trails. Yet we have the best panoramic view from Brazilian side. These mighty cascades, on par with Africa’s Victoria Falls, stretch over almost two miles in Argentina and Brazil.

Salta:

Salta is in the mountains (almost a mile high), and is the capital of the province of the same name, a gateway to discovering the North of Argentina.

It is rightly known as Salta La Linda (the pretty, the fair) as it is beautiful with a great deal of colonial architecture in a magnificent setting. It is known also for its pleasant weather…fresh in the evenings and dry. The many natural attractions remind us a bit of the American northwest.

Just north of Salta city lies the stratified painter’s palette of the Humahuaca Gorge, one of several UNESCO World Heritage sites in the jaw dropping valleys and deserts of Salta province. Who knew there were so many shades of green in rock?

Cafayate – The foothills of the Andes provide not only fantastic drainage for wine production (particularly good for the Torrontes grape), but also the type of scenery that makes you stop and stare. Weekends there is a fantastic fiesta atmosphere in the main square. Being here provides access to the Valles Calchaquíes, which has to be one of the most spectacular sights in the world.

You will notice a greater diversity here then in Buenos Aries, particularly the many native faces. This is a different side of Argentina than what you might expect. The diet is a little different; the music that moves their souls is more likely to be a folkloric ballad played on an acoustic guitar than a tango.

BUENOS AIRES:

Buenos Aires is called the “Paris of South America”! This city offers a rich cultural, historic and architectural heritage built by generations of Spanish, Italians, Germans, Russians and many other immigrants. Buenos Aires is a blend of tango, coffees shops, theaters, music, antiques, crafts markets, museums, and gastronomic delights including great Argentine wines. And of course there is fútbol, soccer to us!

Buenos Aires is a patchwork of distinct, fascinating communities called Barrio’s. From neighborhoods such as upbeat and arty La Boca, to wealthy districts such as Recoleta and trendy Palermo, to middle-class barrios such as Belgrano and Caballito.

THE MILONGAS – the forerunner of the Tango

We choose the alternative (to big tango shows) and visit the neighborhood milongas. The authentic way to see real tango, danced by the local people, is at a milonga. Classes are often offered before the dances begin for those who want to give it a try.

The Palermo Soho neighborhood with its antique houses from the 1900, has become a vibrant area where the most sophisticated restaurants and bars, design houses, small Independent theater lounges and artist’s studios are situated. Palermo SOHO is actually unofficial and stems from a supposed likeness to New York’s Soho neighborhood.

The La Boca community is famously the place to find the soccer stadium ‘La Bombonera,’ and Caminito, the colorful artists’ street by the water. Caminito is the work of the local La Boca artist Benito Quinquela Martín. In 1960 he painted the walls of what was then an abandoned street and erected a makeshift stage for performances, and it quickly became a haven for artists and open-air tango on display to entertain the patrons at the outdoor cafes. The area is also famous for its open grilled meat restaurants.

Iguazu Falls:

The Iguazu Falls are the most breathtaking waterfalls in South America. Perpetual rainbows, hundreds of butterflies, immense green jungle and the energy of the falling water will leave you energized.

Argentina shares the falls with Brazil, and we will visit them from both sides! They are closer from the Argentine side with finer close-up views of the thundering water, thanks to a series of paved trails. Yet we have the best panoramic view from Brazilian side. These mighty cascades, on par with Africa’s Victoria Falls, stretch over almost two miles in Argentina and Brazil.

Salta:

Salta is in the mountains (almost a mile high), and is the capital of the province of the same name, a gateway to discovering the North of Argentina.

It is rightly known as Salta La Linda (the pretty, the fair) as it is beautiful with a great deal of colonial architecture in a magnificent setting. It is known also for its pleasant weather…fresh in the evenings and dry. The many natural attractions remind us a bit of the American northwest.

Just north of Salta city lies the stratified painter’s palette of the Humahuaca Gorge, one of several UNESCO World Heritage sites in the jaw dropping valleys and deserts of Salta province. Who knew there were so many shades of green in rock?

Cafayate – The foothills of the Andes provide not only fantastic drainage for wine production (particularly good for the Torrontes grape), but also the type of scenery that makes you stop and stare. Weekends there is a fantastic fiesta atmosphere in the main square. Being here provides access to the Valles Calchaquíes, which has to be one of the most spectacular sights in the world.

You will notice a greater diversity here then in Buenos Aries, particularly the many native faces. This is a different side of Argentina than what you might expect. The diet is a little different; the music that moves their souls is more likely to be a folkloric ballad played on an acoustic guitar than a tango.


Includes
  • All excellent Accommodations
  • Ground Transportation
  • Meals where listed on Itinerary
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • 14 People Maximum
  • International Air Travel Booked Separately; Call for Quote

Travel

Travel with tour guide Sunny Reynolds, who has been showing the world to travelers since 1992. While this is not exclusively a photo tour, Sunny Reynolds as a professional photographer is happy to help all levels of photographers take better photos of their adventures.

  • Rates Based on Double Occupancy
  • Single Supplement Applies
  • Subject to Availability
  • All Prices subject to change