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Surprising Salta, Jujuy & Iguazu Falls
10 Days

ITINERARY

10 Days: Buenos Aires, Salta, Cafayate, Purmamarca & Puerto Iguazú

Tour Overview:
Arrive in Buenos Aires and explore this iconic gem of South America. Visit some of the city’s most historical neighborhoods before taking Tango lessons in its country of origin. Depart for Salta and explore its streets, churches, and colonial buildings. Travel to Salinas Grandes, the world’s third largest salt flats before visiting Puerto Iguazu, one of Seven Wonders of the Natural World. Explore the world-famous Iguazu Falls on the Brazilian side before returning to Buenos Aires.

Day 1 – Buenos Aires

Arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, we make a panoramic tour of the city. We start in Plaza de Mayo, scenery of the most important events of the country from 1810, to then continue to the neighbourhood of La Boca and finish in Palermo and Recoleta. In the evening, we attend a dinner show where we take a tango lesson, learn the basic steps of this rhythm, and then enjoy the magnetism of tango. (D)


Day 2 – Buenos Aires / Salta

Fly to Salta this morning. In the afternoon, the city awaits us to explore Salta by a walk through its streets, churches, colonial buildings and the Museum of High Mountain Archaeology (MAAM), in charge of sharing and conserving the “Niñosdel Llullaillaco”, one of the most important archeological discovers in the last decades. (B)
Max. altitude: 1.152 MASL (3.779 ft.)
(Note: The Town Hall and the MAAM close on Mondays. San Miguel Market closes on Sundays)


Day 3 – Salta / Cachi / Cafayate

Departure from Salta to start our trip through Calchaquíes Valleys. During the trip, we stop at Del Obispo Slope, Recta de Tin Tin and Los Cardones National Park. Arrival at Cachi and enjoy free time for lunch (not included) and walk around the town. We continue towards Cafayate through National Route 40, passing by enchanting towns such as Seclantas, Angastaco and Molinos, apart from amazing De Las Flechas Gorge. Arrival at Cafayate.(B)
Travelled distance: 325 km (201 miles)
Travel time: 11/12 hours
Max. Altitude: 3.457 MASL (11342 ft.)
(Note: Pablo DíazMusem closes on Mondays)


Day 4 – Cafayate / Salta

In the morning, we go on a tour of the town. Later this afternoon, depart for Salta visiting De Las Conchas Gorge, characterized by its curious formations, such as the Amphitheatre and the Devil´s Throat, both a consequence of wind and water erosion. Arrival in Salta and accommodation.(B)
Travelled distance: 198 km. (123 miles)
Travel time: 7 hours
Max. Altitude: 1.660 MASL (5.446 ft.)


Day 5 – Salta / Purmamarca

Early departure travelling along Del Toro Gorge to reach the town of San Antonio de los Cobres and discover part of the route that the Train of the Clouds used to do. After lunch (not included), we continue along the Puna to reach Salinas Grandes Salt Flat, the third largest in the world. Then, we descend along De Lipan Slope to Purmamarca, where the well-known Cerro de los Siete Colores (Seven Colours Hill) is located. (B)
(Note: The Vine and Wine Museum closes on Mondays)


Day 6 – Purmamarca / Salta

Today we explore Humahuaca Gorge, a Humanity Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, visiting typical and colorful villages such as Tilcara with its Pucara, Uquía and Humahuaca. On the way back, we stop at Maimará, to admire Paleta Del Pintor (the Painter’s Palette). Return to Salta. (B)
Travelled distance: 319 km (198 miles)
Travel time: 10-11 hours
Max. Altitude: 3.000 MASL (9.843 ft.)


Day 7 – Salta / Puerto Iguazú

Morning at leisure. At due time transfer to the airport to embark towards Puerto Iguazu. Arrival and accommodation.(B)


Day 8 – Puerto Iguazú

In the morning, we visit Iguazú National Park, Argentinian part of the falls, which has been declared Natural Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World. During the tour, we go through the three circuits of the park: Garganta Del Diablo (to reach the balcony and viewpoint of the most imposing waterfall of the park), The Upper (that provides a vertical view) and The Lower (that offers a closer contact with the vegetation and the falls). During the tour, time for lunch (included) and optional chance to take The Great Adventure, an excursion that combines a boat ride at the foot of some waterfalls and a crossing through the jungle. In the afternoon, return to the hotel.(BL)


Day 9 – Puerto Iguazú / Buenos Aires

We leave Puerto Iguazú to get Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil and visit the waterfalls in the Brazilian side. We enter the park and walk along the only path that leads to the viewpoint of Gargantadel Diablo. While we walk, we are able to appreciate a panoramic view of almost all the falls. Return to Puerto Iguazú to board the flight to Buenos Aires. (B)


Day 10 – Buenos Aires

Time at leisure. If your flight allows it, we suggest you take “Fiesta Gaucha” (Gaucho Party) tour, to taste the traditional Argentinian barbecue: “asado”. At due time, transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight. (B)


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2021
First Class Join-in Tour
Dates Dbl Sgl
Jan 12 - Jan 21 1545 1995
Feb 23 - Mar 04 1545 1995
Mar 16 - Mar 25 1545 1995
Apr 13 - Apr 22 1545 1995
May 18 - May 27 1545 1995
Jun 15 - Jun 24 1545 1995
Jul 13 - Jul 22 1545 1995
Aug 17 - Aug 26 1545 1995
Sep 14 - Sep 23 1545 1995
Oct 12 - Oct 21 1545 1995
Nov 09 - Nov 18 1545 1995
Dec 08 - Dec 17 1545 1995
2021
Deluxe Join-in Tour
Dates Dbl Sgl
Jan 12 - Jan 21 1730 2410
Feb 23 - Mar 04 1730 2410
Mar 16 - Mar 25 1730 2410
Apr 13 - Apr 22 1730 2410
May 18 - May 27 1730 2410
Jun 15 - Jun 24 1730 2410
Jul 13 - Jul 22 1730 2410
Aug 17 - Aug 26 1730 2410
Sep 14 - Sep 23 1730 2410
Oct 12 - Oct 21 1730 2410
Nov 09 - Nov 18 1730 2410
Dec 08 - Dec 17 1730 2410
Note - Internal airfare not included. Please contact us for current applicable pricing.
* Minimum 2 passengers
* It is possible to depart on this program on any day as a Private Tour. Please check for the price.
* Single travelling alone price is available upon request.
* Supplements may apply for special events and holidays.
* The accommodation will be provided in the below hotel or similar in case the priority hotel is unable to accommodate the booking.
ACCOMMODATION / HOTELS:
FIRST CLASS
DESTINATION HOTEL ROOM
BUENOS AIRES KENTON BUENOS AIRES CLASSIC
SALTA DEL VINO HOTEL SUPERIOR
CAFAYATE HOTEL LOS SAUCES STANDARD
PURMAMARCA CASA DE ADOBE VISTA ROOM
PUERTO IGUAZU MERIT IGUAZU STANDARD
DELUXE
DESTINATION HOTEL ROOM
BUENOS AIRES GRAND BRIZO BUENOS AIRES SUPERIOR
SALTA BRIZO SALTA SUPERIOR
CAFAYATE VIÑAS DE CAFAYATE MOUNTAIN VIEW
PURMAMARCA LA COMARCA STANDARD
PUERTO IGUAZU FALLS IGUAZU & SPA MASTER

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • All transfers as per itinerary.
  • Accommodation: 9 nights
  • Buenos Aires (2) – Salta (3) –Cafayate (1) -Purmamaca (1) -Puerto Iguazu (2)
  • Tours:
  • Buenos Aires: city tour – dinner tango show
  • Puerto Iguazú: Argentinian Falls – Brazilian Falls
  • Salta: Walking Tour, MAAM included -Del Escoipe, Cachi, De Las Flechas, Cafayate, and Del Toro gorges
  • Jujuy: Humahuaca Gorge
  • Meals: 9 breakfasts – 1 dinner
  • Needed tickets to the Parks and the museums

To keep in mind:

  • From January to March, the itinerary could be modified due to the rainy season.
  • Due to the altitude, atmospheric pressure and reduction of oxygen of the Puna, we recommend that people with respiratory, cardiac or pressure diseases, take special care.
  • Puerto Iguazú: The access to Garganta Del Diablo can be interrupted because of the rise in river flow.
  • In case of taking The Great Adventure, ask for its restrictions.
  • Due to several rescheduling, please consult the needed flights at the time of booking

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