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The Argentine Northwestern Tour

Country: Argentina
City: Tucuman
Duration: 10 Day(s) - 9 Night(s)
Tour Category: Adventure Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Buenos Aires & The Argentine Northwest; Buenos Aires, Tucuman, Cafayate, Salta, Jujuy, Salta, Buenos Aires.

10 days / 9 nights

Day 1 BUENOS AIRES

Arrival in Buenos Aires, meeting with the passengers. Transfer in private service with English or French or Italian speaking guide from the international airport to the hotel.

Accommodation for 1 night at the selected hotel

Private half day classic Buenos Aires city tour: With English or French or Italian speaking guide around Buenos Aires, which starts in the center of the city visiting the main square, Plaza de Mayo, the Government Building or the Pink House (Casa de Gobierno or Casa Rosada), the Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), the City Hall (Cabildo), and the Colon Theatre (Teatro Colón).

We visit the most important neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, such as the traditional San Telmo; La Boca, the original place of settlement of Italian immigrants; Puerto Madero with its famous restaurants; the residential Palermo; and finally, the elegant Recoleta. Lunch is not included. Duration: 3:30 hours

Tango show and dinner with wines and soft drinks
After relaxing at your hotel, we ask you to dress in elegant sport clothes and wait for your transfer at the loby of the hotel.

Depending on the location of your hotel, our vehicle will pick you up at around 18:30 and will take you to La Ventana Tango.

Our dancers will receive you with a drink and will take you to our dancing school for a 1 hour shared tango lesson in Spanish and English. After the lesson, we will invite you to our dining room. Once at your table, you will choose your 3 steps dinner "A la carte", your option of red or white wine or soft drinks, and mineral water. After the meal, the show will start with 2 live tango orchestras, 2 folk shows, and an opera surprise. At around 23:30 the show will be over returning to the hotel before midnight

Day 2 BUENOS AIRES - TUCUMAN

Departure transfer in private service with English or French or Italian speaking guide from the hotel to Domestic Airport for your flight to Tucuman (TUC) (Flight not included)

Arrival to Tucumán. Airport hotel transfer

Accommodation for 1 night at the selected hotel

Half-day Tucumán city tour: A journey through the roots of modern Argentine history. We will help you understand the fundamentals of those decisive moments.

Plaza Independencia and its surroundings: Government House, San Francisco Temple, Cathedral Church, San Martín Street at 400, La Merced Church and Casa Histórica de Tucumán MUSEUM. We visited the 9 de Julio Park and the Museo de la Industria Azucarera Casa Obispo Colombres. Surroundings of the Plaza Urquiza: the Legislature, the Casino, the San Martín Theater and the National College. Belgraniana House

Day 3 TUCUMAN - CAFAYATE

Departure to Cafayate through Tafí del Valle, Amaicha and Quilmes.

Route 307 marks the ascent to the Valleys. The road goes into the Quebrada del Río Los Sosa and we stop at the monument "El Indio". Further up, we arrive at El Mollar to visit Los Menhires. Then we visit the picturesque town of Tafí del Valle. The RP 307 ascends to the Calchaquíes Valleys in pronounced zigzag until the Abra del Infiernillo, at 3,042 m.s.n.m. Amaicha del Valle: we visited the square and its surroundings. After joining the RN 40, the City Sagrada de Quilmes bursts to the left. On the side of the hill, you can see the reconstructions of the residential area, topped by a fortress located at the top and two forts on both sides. We walk on what was the last bastion of the aboriginal resistance to the Spanish advance.

The legendary RN 40 is lost in the valley heading north, but not before passing through Colalao del Valle. Cafayate, land of the sun, and good wine welcome us with grape crops in vines and trellises.

Accommodation for 1 night in Cafayate at the selected hotel

Day 4 CAFAYATE - SALTA

Cafayate, located in the province of Salta, is one of the most important points of the Valles Calchaquíes for its powerful wine industry; its Calchaquí, Spanish, immigrant, and Creole history gave the result that this city has a style between colonial and baroque of aims of century XIX. You will visit the wineries where you can taste the particular Torrontés wine. Leaving to Salta for the majestic Quebrada de las Conchas, where the curious formations eroded by the wind and water will be the main attraction: the dunes, the toad, the bishop, the devil's throat, the castles, the amphitheater, among others.

Accommodation for two nights in Salta at the selected hotel

Day 5 SALTA

Free morning: The suggestion is to visit the city on your own since distances are short and the historical center is worth visiting at your own pace.

In the afternoon City Tour Salta including San Lorenzo. Tour of the most attractive sites in the city: Basilica Cathedral, Cultural Center of the Americas, Historical Museum of the North (Cabildo), Minor Basilica of San Francisco, San Bernardo Convent, Monument to Güemes, Cerro San Bernardo ascent and its panoramic view of the city, Visit the summer village of San Lorenzo on the outskirts of the city with its subtropical microclimate and the Handicraft Market where handicrafts with the certification of origin throughout the province are displayed.

Day 6 SALTA - SAN ANTONIO DE LOS COBRES - SALINAS GRANDES - PURMAMARCA

Full-day Excursion from Salta to San Antonio de Los Cobres- Salinas Grandes- Purmamarca: A parallel route to the Tren de las Nubes railway line through Quebrada del Toro's gorge. Continue to start the ascent until reaching 4080 meters above sea level. Arrival in San Antonio de Los Cobres. A break is made for lunch, to cross route 40 until you reach the Salinas Grandes, right on the border between Salta and Jujuy. Then the descent begins by Cuesta de Lipán where condors are usually seen, arrival to the Purmamarca village and its Hill of the Seven Colors.

Accommodation for one night in Purmamarca at the selected hotel

Day 7- PURMAMARCA - SALTA

Full-day activity: Departure from the city of Purmamarca to start a trip through the Quebrada declared World Heritage, where the landscape and the colors of the hills are combined with the cultures that inhabit this area. It is a journey of social contact and a view of the ancestral. Pass by the Posta de Hornillos, continuing towards the town of Tilcara to visit the Pucará and the Archaeological Museum.

Continue to Huacalera, pass of the Tropic of Capricorn. Visit the Church of Uquía, where the paintings of the Arcabuceros Angels (of the Cuzqueña school) are located. Arrive at Humahuaca with its important Cathedral and the Monument to Independence (El Indio). Return after lunch to observe Paleta del Pintor that frames the town of Maimara. Arrive to Salta in the afternoon.

Accommodation for two nights in Salta at the selected hotel

Day 8- SALTA

Free day to enjoy this beautiful city and surroundings.

OPTIONAL: Full day Cachi tour

Night in Salta

Day 9 SALTA - BUENOS AIRES

Transfer to the Airport. Arrival in Buenos Aires. Transfer in private service with English, French, or Italian-speaking guide from the airport to the hotel.

Accommodation for 1 night

Day 10 BUENOS AIRES - BACK HOME

Transfer in private service with English, French, or Italian speaking guide to the airport.

Assistance for check-in and farewell.

PRICE INCLUDES:

• Breakfast in all accommodations.
• Transfers mentioned in the program.

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

• Bank expenses for each transfer.
• Administration fee for the complete sale.
• Air Tickets.
• Tickets to museums, parks, or wineries.
• Tips to the doorman in hotels and airports, restaurants, and shows.
• Extras in hotels: phone calls, laundry, and all personal service requested by the passenger

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