The tour to the northwest have many atractions in only one place. We will discover the pre-hispanic cultures (Calchaquies indians), visit ruins, face incredible lanscapes with coloured mountains, go through the great salt flats (Salinas Grandes) and also visit the second wine route of Argentina (and taste the unique Torrontes of our country!!). Join us and visit this famous South American beauties!
Day 1 - Buenos Aires
Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Day at leisure. The city of Buenos Aires, one of most important of Latin America, is a great cosmopolitan and multifunctional metropolis. With evident universal influence, it causes astonishment in tourists.
Its European architecture resembles the streets of Paris and that’s why it is known as “the Paris of America”.
Witnesses of their most important cultural life are their numerous museums, exhibition and conference halls, art galleries, cinemas and theaters with national and international first class shows of.
The Colon theatre, one of the most important lyric theaters of the world, is host, among other varied scenes, of an intense musical activity and it is visited frequently by orchestras, groups and soloists from around the world. The typical and famous Tango shines in different neighborhoods as La Boca, El Abasto and San Telmo.
Financial, stock-exchange and economic seat of the country, is the main port of the nation. Its commercial activity is very intense, which is reflected in the numerous shops of the most important brands of the world, commercial galleries and shopping malls.
Night in Buenos Aires.
Day 2 - Buenos Aires
Breakfast. In the morning city tour in Buenos Aires. This tour gives you the emotion of a multiple Buenos Aires. We will visit the most characteristic places of the “Paris of America”. The Obelisk, Colon Theatre, Recoleta Cemetery, May square (surrounded by the cathedral, the Cabildo, and the pink house where the president works) are some of the highlights that we will include in the tour. We will also visit La Boca neighborhood which was seat of immigrants – mainly Italians – and now home of some artists; San Telmo, traditional neighborhood where Tango performances can be seen in many bars and restaurants; the elegant Recoleta, and the most modern: Puerto Madero. Afternoon at leisure. We suggest walking around Buenos Aires (Best way to know the city!) At night we suggest visiting a Tango house to see a Tango performance.
Day 3 - Buenos Aires
Breakfast. Day at leisure. We suggest Tour to Delta. We will visit the northern area of Buenos Aires. As we pass through the parks and the beautiful buildings, we can see a sensational panoramic view of la Plata River, the widest river in the world. We will see Jorge Newbery Airport, River Plate Stadium, University of Buenos Aires, Olivos residence (where the president lives). Then we will arrive to Tigre where we will begin our navigation into the Parana Delta. Hundreds of islands are part of this unique ecosystem that it is located only 20km distance from Buenos Aires. We will return to the city in the coast train that connects the most elegant residential areas facing the River. The last part of the tour will be done by bus.
Day 4 - Buenos Aires - Tucuman
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for flight to Tucuman. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, city tour in Tucuman. We will visit 9 of July Park (House of Colombres Bishop, Clock Flowers), the Main Cathedral, La Merced Church, Avellaneda Museum and the Historic House of Tucumán where the independence of Argentina was decided.
Day 5 - Tucuman - Tafi del Valle - Cafayate
Breakfast. Departure to Cafayate through Tafí del Valle, Amaicha and Quilmes.
Route 307 marks the ascent to the Valleys. The road goes through the Gorge of Los Sosa River and we stop at the monument El Indio. Higher, we arrive to El Mollar to visit the Menhires. Then we visit the picturesque town of Tafí del Valle. The Route ascend to The Calchaquí Valley up to Abra del Infiernillo, to 3.042 meters above sea level.
In Amaicha del Valle we visit the square and around.
Then we arrive to the Holy City of Quilmes, one of the most important archaeological sites of the country. In the hillside we see the reconstructions of the residential zone, and a fortress at the top of the hill. Walking tour around the place.
We continue northward by National Route 40, through Colalao del Valle and finally Cafayate, land of the sun and the good Wine, welcome us with grape crops.
Day 6 - Cafayate - Salta
Breakfast. In the morning wine tour. Cafayate, is located in the province of Salta, is one of the principal points of the Calchaquí Valleys, because of the powerful wine industry, the calchaquí history, Spanish, immigrant and native; resulted in this city has a colonial and baroque style of the late nineteenth century.
Will visit the wineries where you can taste the particular Torrontés wine.
Departure then to Salta through the majestic Shell´s Gorge, where the curious formations eroded by wind and water will be the main attraction: the dunes, the toad, the bishop, the devil’s throat, the castle, the amphitheater, and others. We will arrive to Salta.
Day 7 - Salta
Breakfast. In the morning city tour. In this tour around the most attractive sites of the city we will visit: The Cathedral, San Francisco Church, San Bernardo Convent, and the monument to General Güemes. We will ascend to San Bernardo Hill to enjoy the panoramic view of the city. After a visit to Batalla de Salta Monument (Battle of Salta) and 20 de Febrero Park, we go towards the outskirts and visit a summer village called San Lorenzo, characterized by the subtropical microclimate and lastly a visit the Artisan Market where craftsmen of the entire province expose their original crafts.
Day 8 - Salta - Purmamarca
Breakfast. Excursion to San Antonio de los Cobres- Salinas Grandes- Purmamarca. Leaving Salta, we travel along the route parallel to the Train to the Cloud´s railway, through Quebrada del Toro (Bull´s Gorge), Visit to the pre-Inca city of Santa Rosa de Tastil, we´ll be able to visit the village, the Archaeological Museum and the pre-incaic ruins. Continue to start the climb to reach the 4080 meters above sea level.
At midday we arrive to San Antonio de Los Cobres. It takes a lunch break, to cross then the Route 40 up to Salinas Grandes, in Jujuy. Then began the descent through Cuesta de Lipán. Arrival to the Village of Purmamarca and the Seven Colors Hill. We will stay in Purmamarca this night.
Day 9 - Purmamarca - Humahuaca - Salta
Breakfast. Departure of Purmamarca city to start the trip through Huamahuaca´s Gorge, declared a World Heritage Site, where the landscape and the colors of the hills merge with the cultures that inhabit this area.
We continue towards the town of Tilcara where we visit the Pucará (ancient ruins), the Archaeological Museum, and Huacalera, and then we cross the Capricorn Tropic, from where the colors of La Pollera del Coya Hill can be seen and really good pictures taken because of the daylight. We visit Uquía and its church, where the paintings of the Arcabuceros Angels (important vestige in the zone of the Cuzqueña School) are kept. Arrival to Humahuaca will be at noon; this town has an important Church and the Independence Monument (the Indian) of the sculptor Soto Avendaño. After lunch we´ll observe, from the route, La Paleta del Pintor framing the town of Maimara.
In the afternoon we will returnt to Salta.
* It is possible to extend the program to Atacama (Chile)
Day 10 - Salta - Buenos Aires
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Day 11 - International flight
Breakfast. Transfer to the International Airport for international flight.