See an amazing variety of landscapes on this fantastic holiday to Argentina. From stylish Buenos Aires, to the most spectacular sight in all South America, Iguazu Falls, the other worldly desert landscape of Salta and finally the gleaming blue glaciers of El Calafate. This trip is a real escape for the most adventurous of travellers!
17 day Argentina Holiday: Includes all flights, transfers, B&B accommodation, & activities from €3,435 pp + taxes.
✔ Private city tour Buenos Aires
✔ Full day visit to the magnificent Iquazu Falls
✔ Full day trip to the Great Salt Plains in Salta
✔ Humahuaca Gorge trip
✔ Visit to the majestic Perito Moreno Glacier with mini trekking on the glacier!
Day 1: Overnight flight to Buenos Aires
Day 2: Arrival and check in at your boutique hotel in the Palermo district of Buenos Aires. Free day to explore and kickstart your holiday in Argentina.
Day 3: Private half day tour of Buenos Aires. All the magic of Argentina’s capital in a tour that includes the districts of La Recoleta and Palmero, plus the Colon Theater, and many other sites and palaces that boast special architectural, historical, and cultural significance.
Day 4: Free day. Optional tour: Tango show and dinner
Day 5: Free day. Optional tour: Tigre Delta boat tour
Day 6: Flight to Iguazu falls and check into boutique hotel.
Day 7: Full day tour Argentinean side Iguazu falls. Surrounded by a lush subtropical rainforest, we will find the majestic Iguazú Waterfalls. Its water volume and more than 275 falls places it among the most important and spectacular waterfalls in the world. On different footbridges, we will visit the heart of the waterfalls. We will visit the lower circuit, refreshing ourselves with waterfall drizzle. On the upper circuit, we will reach the balcony at Garganta del Diablo (Devil”s Throat).
Day 8: Morning free. Optional tour of Brazilian side Iguazu falls. Afternoon flight to Salta
Day 9: Free day. Optional full day trip to Shells Gorge and Cafayate
Day 10: Full day trip to the Great Salt Plans and Purmamarca. The trip goes along Route 40 crossing one of the most deserted areas of the country into Salinas Grandes (The Great Salt Flat), where the beauty of the landscape invites you to relax and take photographs. We continue down the Lipán Cliff arriving to Purmamarca, one of the typical towns of Humahuaca Gorge with its Seven Colors Hill and its charming houses.
Day 11: Full day tour of Humahuaca Gorge on route back to Salta. Surrounded by high mountain ranges and carved by the Grande River, the magnificent Quebrada de Humahuaca, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is a heavenly landscape with small villages. Sharing history and ancient traditions, its residents preserve their religious beliefs, rituals, art, festivities, and agricultural techniques. We will travel Sub-Andean valleys, crossing San Salvador de Jujuy, León y Yala, until reaching the Quebrada’s main ‘gate’. Starting here, we will visit different villages: Purmamarca, at the foot of Cerro de los Siete Colores (Seven Colors hill); Tilcara, with its colorful crafts and looms fair; and Pucará, where we will visit the ruins, and the Anthropological Museum. Finally, we will arrive at the historical city of Humahuaca, where the Church and Cabildo are a must see.
Day 12: Flight to El Calafate.
Day 13: Day free. Optional: Full day tour Estancia Cristina
Day 14: Full day visit to Perito Moreno Glacier with glacier minitrekking. After admiring the glacier from the catwalks, we will sail for 20 minutes to the coast beside the glacier. In small groups, conducted by experienced guides, we will walk by the lakeshore to reach the glacier itself. We need put on crampons that will allow us to walk on the frozen surface. In an unforgettable route, we will appreciate different ice formations. On our way back, we will cross the heavy Magellan forest, visit Canal de los Tempanos, and stop at a glacier viewpoint.
Day 15: Day free. Optional day trip to El Chalten.
Day 16 & 17: Flight to Buenos Aires and onto Dublin via Frankfurt.
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Price based on travel dates: 1st March 2017. Tailor-made Argentina holiday options available
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