Arrival in Buenos Aires. Shuttle transfer from the airport and check-in at your accommodation.
On this 3-hour city tour you will discover the beauty and wonders of Buenos Aires city viewing the National Congress, The Metropolitan Cathedral next to the Government House in May Square area among other important buildings. You will catch a glimpse of the Colon Theater, one of the most important opera houses in Latin America and San Telmo, traditional neighborhood where Tango performances can be seen in many bars and restaurants. There is an important stop at the colorful neighbourhood of La Boca, originally inhabited by immigrants - mainly Italians - and now home to some artists. Enjoy Palermo, an area that combines its architecture and history with entertainment and amusement in its green spaces. Finally, La Recoleta, an exclusive and elegant neighborhood where the famous cemetery is found.
Alternatively you can explore Buenos Aires by bike. If you want a more active tour to discover the corners of Buenos Aires with a small group and pedal your way along the city streets, the bike tour is the perfect choice for you.
City Tour: Pick-up from your accommodation, drop-off downtown
Bike Tour: Make your own way to Pasaje Giuffra 308, San Telmo.
Breakfast and check-out at 11:00. Spend the day exploring the city on your own, and in the evening make your own way to Retiro bus station to catch the night bus to Puerto Iguazú.
Arrival in Puerto Iguazu around noon and transfer from the bus station to your accommodation. The rest of the day is free for you to explore your new surroundings.
This full day excursion will take you to visit the Argentine side of the Iguazú National Park. The area preserves 67.000 ha. of giant trees, vines and ferns living with multicolored butterflies, birds and mammals, all of them part of the rich local flora and fauna. The park was declared Natural World Heritage in 1984, due to its scenic beauty and the great biological diversity of the subtropical jungle. The famous falls are in the heart of this park.
You will start the visit at the local museum and continue the tour along the lower trail, from where you can see the Two Sisters Falls, the Bossetti Fall, the Hidden Fall, a panoramic view of San Martin island and the Union Fall. Later you will walk the upper trail shifting along walkways located above major falls up to the majestic San Martin Fall from where you have a panoramic view of the Brazilian falls. Finally, you go with the Train of the Jungle up to Devil's Throat station. From there, after 1,000 meters' walk along the catwalks, you will reach the spectacular Devil's Throat, where the Iguazu river expresses itself with all its strength and the falling water gives the illusion of magic rainbows. Pick-up from and drop-off at your accommodation are included.
Your guide will take you on a half day tour to visit the wonderful Iguazu Falls on the Brazilian side, from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Argentine side. You will get close to Floriano, Deodoro and Benjamin waterfalls and the walkways lead you also to Santa Maria Falls. Pick-up from and drop-off at your accommodation are included.
Breakfast and check-out before 11:00. We'll drop you off at the bus station for your night bus to Tucuman city in the late evening.
Arrival in Tucuman in the evening to connect with another bus heading to Salta. Arrival in Salta late at night. Make your own way to your accommodation (taxi recommended due to the bus arriving late).
This scenic excursion to Purmamarca travels the same route as the famous 'Train to the Clouds' zigzagging on lonely roads between the blue sky and the Puna. Along the way you will visit magnificent ruins, scattered houses, small villages and amazing landscapes.
You're picked up from your accommodation in Salta at 07:00 and will quickly reach the small town of Campo Quijano and later, the impressive Quebrada del Toro. As we enter the realms of the solitary Puna, you will soon notice all signs of vegetation gone. In Santa Rosa de Tastil, a pre-Inca city of the XIII century, you will do a short archeological hike. Later, we will reach San Antonio de los Cobres, a small miners' town rich in tradition and the 'Train to the Clouds' final destination.
Further ahead, a desert plateau will take you to the surreal landscape of the salt flats where we have time to stop and walk around to enjoy the contrasts. In the afternoon, we will return through the overwhelming Lipan mountains and arrive at the Seven Color Hill in Purmamarca, a landmark on its own. We will overnight in this village suspended in time.
Towns and relics of ancient cultures, stunning mountains and the feeling of being in timeless places are the exquisite elements of this trip through the Humahuaca Gorge. You're picked up from your accommodation in Purmamarca between 09:00 and 10:00 to head north to the province of Jujuy. The small towns of Tumbaya, Maimará and Tilcara open their ancient charm to your captivated eyes. In Tilcara we visit the Pucará (fortress) and the Archeological Museum, while in Uquía we stop to admire the local church. But it’s Humahuaca that is sure to strike you with its peaceful atmosphere, typical colonial architecture and charming people. On our way back we will also visit San Salvador de Jujuy to get to know its monuments and intriguing legends. Let the history behind the walls and stones of these places take you on a ride to the Argentinean past! Arrival at your accommodation in Salta between 19:00 and 20:00.
A free day to enjoy optional tours or just to relax in the beautiful city of Salta.
Breakfast and check-out. Spend the day in Salta as you like, and in the evening make your own way to the bus station to catch the night bus to Mendoza.
Upon arrival in Mendoza, make your own way to your accommodation. In the afternoon you're picked up to go on a winery tour that runs among vineyards in the areas of Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu. You will experience the work culture brought by European immigrants, using irrigation techniques (canals and ditches) inherited from the former Huarpes original people. They managed to change a vast desert into a productive river oasis. This is the scene of the settlement of prestigious wineries, which represent Argentine wines in the world with high quality wines.
You will visit two wineries, one with traditional organic methods and the other that uses the latest available technology. Guided by professionals in wine making, you will learn about the vinification methods and processes, bottling and labelling of wines, and at the end of the tour you will get to taste the different grapes that the wineries offer.
This full day tour offers a variety of colours and landscapes. An early pick-up at 07:00 and the route going along the river Mendoza allows you to enjoy a view of the majestic mountain range called Cordon del Plata and the Potrerillos dam, colossal work for hydraulic power generation and water distribution for irrigation. Our next stop is at Uspallata, a pre-Hispanic settlement of Huarpes indians and the southern-most point of the Inca empire. Here you will see the Vaults of Uspallata, historic adobe (mud) buildings that were used by the chaplain Fray Luis Beltran for casting cannons and guns during the wars of independence.
Then onto visiting the villages of Picheuta, Polvareda, Punta de Vacas and Los Penitentes ski resort. You'll have free time to hop on the chair lift to enjoy some amazing panoramic views. Later, we will find Puente de Inca along our route, a huge natural bridge with hot springs. Continuing the road, at 2750 meters above sea level we will reach the viewpoint of Cerro Aconcagua, the colossus of America (6959 meters high), from where we are going to the Laguna Horcones and the Aconcagua Provincial Park. Our last destination is Las Cuevas, a European-style village located 3200 meters above sea level. We'll take you back to your accommodation between 19:00 and 20:00.
Breakfast and check-out. Make the best out of your last day in Mendoza before finding your own way to the bus station in the evening to catch the night bus back to Buenos Aires.
The bus arrives in Buenos Aires in the morning and the day is free for you to enjoy the city (check-in at your accommodation is available from 14:00). In the evening at 20:00 you're picked up from your accommodation for a tango show including dinner. In the very heart of Puerto Madero, the newest neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, this show represents the best of the Porteño culture. A tango show is a trip to older and passionate times. Professional artists will show you their best art, singing songs and dancing typical pieces. The show consists of several parts in which you can appreciate a live tango orchestra, dancers and singers. Includes return transfers, a welcome drink, dinner (starter, main course and dessert), wine or soft drinks and of course, a beautiful tango show.
Breakfast, check-out and shuttle transfer to the airport.
Buenos Aires airport shuttle transfer on arrival & departure
12 nights' accommodation with breakfast
Buenos Aires city tour OR Buenos Aires bike tour
Overnight bus from Buenos Aires to Iguazu
Puerto Iguazu bus station pick-up & drop-off
Full day Iguazu Falls tour, Argentinean side with return transfers
Half day Iguazu Falls tour, Brazilian side with return transfers
Overnight bus from Puerto Iguazu to Tucuman
Bus from Tucuman to Salta
Purmamarca excursion (Safari to the Clouds)
Full day Humahuaca excursion
Overnight bus from Salta to Mendoza
Half day winery tour
Full day Aconcagua Valley excursion
Overnight bus from Mendoza to Buenos Aires
Tango show with transfers, dinner & drinks