- Watch a tango show in an authentic Art Nouveau theater
- Get into the world’s most fascinating lagoons, wetlands, swamps and dams
- Witness the immensity of the amazing Iguazú Falls
- Take a deep breath while driving through high-altitude Andean landscapes in the northwest of Argentina
This packed two week adventurous tour, takes you through some of Argentina’s most beautiful and diverse landscapes at the north of the country. You’ll start your tour in Argentina’s never-sleeping capital city of Buenos Aires, before heading north to Ibera Wetlands, one of the world’s most fascinating destination for ecological and adventure tourism. Ater that, we will keep on the north direction to the amazing Iguazú Falls on the border with Brazil and Paraguay. You’ll continue your Argentina odyssey exploring the colorful landscapes and native cultures around Salta and Jujuy in Argentina’s northern desert region. Experience the stunning contrasts and beauty of Argentina, on the North Argentina tour from Tangol – experts in Argentina travel.
Day 1: Arrival in Argentina
Upon arrival at Argentina's international airport in Buenos Aires you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to spend at your leisure, either relaxing at your hotel, or exploring the city. Ask your Argentina travel specialist about a visit to Recoleta Cemetery, a beautiful historical site surrounded by parks and cafes and a busy arts and crafts market during weekends.
Day 2: Exploring the “South American Paris”
After breakfast at your hotel you'll be able to head out and explore Buenos Aires. Our service includes a half day bike or walking tour of the capital's most important buildings and neighborhoods with our local guides, including the city centre where you'll see the Obelisco and the Casa Rosada before continuing on to La Boca, San Telmo, Recoleta and Palermo.
At night, you will attend to one of the most traditional Tango Shows in the city, where dinner and Argentina red wine will be served.
Day 3: Delta del Tigre
Around Buenos Aires
This day we will the visit the north district of Tigre, where the delta joins the Rio de la Plata. We will visit the market Puerto de Frutos, link between life on the islands and the mainland, which formerly supplied the islands and sold what was produced there. It is now a local tourist spot, visited every weekend by the people of Buenos Aires, as a place of leisure along the river. We will return late in the afternoon in a 2hs boat ride to downtown, with fascinating views of the city from the river.
Day 4: Flight to Posadas
Buenos Aires to Esteros del Ibera
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Posadas, and transfer to the ranch located at the north of Iberá (Guaraní for ‘bright waters’), the name of an awe-inspiring natural reserve in the heart of Corrientes Province. Its lagoons, wetlands, swamps and dams are among the world’s most fascinating destinations for ecological and adventure tourism.
Day 5: Ibera Wetlands
After breakfast, we propose to visit he Valle lagoon, which is part of the lake system of the Iberá Natural Reserve, which comprises more than 60 ponds hosting a large biodiversity, including birds, fish, caimans, capybara and deer.
We can also make some selfguided trekkings or bike rides.
Day 6: North to Iguazu
Ibera to Iguazu Falls
Following breakfast at the ranch in Ibera, you will be met for a transfer to Posadas bus terminal for your bus to Puerto Iguazu, the small town close to the spectacular Iguazu Falls. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your comfortable hotel in the town and the rest of the day will be free for you to relax in preparation for a full day of exploring tomorrow.
Day 7: Exploring the falls in Brazil
On arriving to the Visitors center, we get on the panoramic buses that begin the tour of the park, then we descend to start walking the paths. From the first balcony we meet a panoramic view of the Argentinean falls. Then after 950 meters with stunning views over the Iguazu river we get to the falls on the Brazilian side.
Day 8: Exploring the falls in Argentina
After breakfast you will be met for your excursion into the Iguazu National Park to spend the day exploring the falls and the surrounding rivers and jungle. The park consists of various trails that take you through the jungle onto wooden walkways built a few meters above the jungle floor and the waterways. These raised platforms protect the natural habitat of the jungle wildlife and allow for spectacular views.
Day 9: Salta La Linda
Iguazu to Salta
After breakfast you'll be driven to the airport for your flight to Salta where you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. The city of Salta is often referred to as Salta La Linda (meaning Salta the beautiful) due to its well-preserved colonial architecture and year-round warm climate. In the afternoon you will take a guided city tour visiting Salta's most important buildings and churches.
Day 10: The Road to the Clouds
Salta to Purmamarca
Today you will begin a two day excursion taking in many of north-western Argentina's geographical highlights. Firstly you'll take the road to the clouds, which follows the route of the famous railway track The Train to the Clouds', up through the Quebrada del Toro to San Antonio de los Cobres high in the mountains. Overnight will take place at Purmamarca, in the heart of the Quebrada de Humahuaca.
Day 11: Exploring Northern Argentina
Purmamarca to Salta
After breakfast and a visit to the handicraft market in Purmamarca you'll continue your trip up through the colorful hills of the region, passing through small villages of whitewashed adobe houses and historical churches. In the afternoon you'll arrive at Humahuaca, the largest town between Jujuy and the Bolivian border. Founded in 1591 on the site of a major pre-Hispanic settlement, Humahuaca is a typical Andean colonial town, with narrow streets and one storey adobe buildings.
Day 12: Cafayate daytrip
Salta and Cafayate
After breakfast, you'll be met for your full day tour to Cafayate. Heading out of the city to the south, you'll pass through large expanses of tobacco plantations as you head towards the wine producing town of Cafayate. Upon arrival, we will visit a winery with wine tasting included and then we will have lunch. We wil tour around the city and then you spend some time in the handicraft market. In the afternoon, we return to Salta through Las Conchas Gorge, stopping in “Posta de las Cabras”, an inn well known for its goat cheese.
Day 13: Back to capital city
Salta to Buenos Aires
This morning you'll be met at your hotel and transferred to the airport in Salta for your return flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival at the domestic airport you'll be welcomed and transferred to your hotel in Buenos Aires.
You will have your afternoon to walk on your own.
Day 14: San Antonio de Areco Daytrip
Located at the Pampas, 113 km from Buenos Aires, this picturesque town conveys all the essence of gaucho life and customs and retains the architectural lines of the Colonial and Renaissance buildings of the XIX century, in spite of the passing of time.
After visiting the town, we will spend the day at one of the historical ranches, where we will have the chance to immerse ourselves in the life of a working estancia, dedicated mainly to raising Hereford and Aberdeen Angus Stock.
Day 15: Buenos Aires at Leisure
You will have this day free of activities, for making your last minute shopping, of for taking one of the optional activities, such as a one day trip to Uruguay by ferry, visiting the football stadiums of the two main teams in Argentina (River Plate and Boca Jrs), or just relaxing on your own at one of the traditional cafes of the city.
Day 16: Leaving Argentina
After breakfast at your hotel you'll be met for your transfer to the international airport and your flight back home.
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