Experience Northern Argentina

17 days / 16 nights       From USD1990/pers* (min. 2persons)

When should you travel ?

From October to April ★★★★★

From May to September (winter) ★★★★☆

  • Nature ●●●●●
  • Culture ●●●○○
  • Cities ●●○○○

Program

DayActivitiesNight
1Arrival in Buenos Aires Buenos Aires
2Buenos Aires guided tour & Tango ShowBuenos Aires
3Flight to Mendoza ✈ + Horse ridingMendoza
4AconcaguaMendoza
5Discover family-run bodegasMendoza
6Mendoza - Salta ✈Salta
7The Salinas Grandes salt flatsTilcara
8The 14-coloured mountainUquia
9IruyaUquia
10Tapas lunch at the world’s highest caveSalta
11Salta - Cachi autotour 🚗Cachi
12Cachi - Cafayate autotour 🚗Cafayate
13Cafayate - Salta autotour + Flight to Iguazú ✈Puerto Iguazú
14Argentine side of Iguazu waterfallsPuerto Iguazú
15Brazilian side of Iguazu waterfallsBuenos Aires
16Tigre delta & milongas
Buenos Aires
17Fly home ✈

*The price varies with the customization of the itinerary

The highlights of the trip :

  • 2-night stay at a mountain inn, in an magnificent setting with wonderfully warm and friendly hosts
  • Discover the Tigre Delta off the beaten path along with their inhabitants lifestyle
  • Discover the underground milonga world (places where local people dance tango)
  • Discover family-run bodegas away from the tourist attractions

Customize this itinerary

casa-rosada-buenos-aires-turismo

Day 1 : Arrival in Buenos Aires

Your driver will be waiting for you to drive you to your hotel, where you will be welcomed by a member of our team.

  • Private transport from the international airport to your hotel
  • Double room in a 4* hotel with private bathroom and breakfast
  • International  flight
allee-cimetiere-recoleta

Day 2 : Full day Buenos Aires guided tour & Tango Show

Your English-speaking guide will collect you by car for a 6-hour city tour. You will visit by car the neighborhood of La Boca with its famous Caminito street, Puerto Madero district and Recoleta and it’s fascinating cemetery. After lunch, you will continue by foot to visit the historical center and the popular neighborhood of San Telmo.

At night, you will discover the magic of tango, enjoying a tango dinner-show with live orchestra and talented dancers.

  • Double room in a 4* hotel with private bathroom and breakfast
  • Private guided tour with an English-speaking tour guide
    4 hours by car + 2 hours by foot, broken-up by a 1-hour lunch break
  • Tango dinner show including:
    3-course dinner with drinks
    1h45 tango show
    Round trip transfer from your hotel
  • Lunch
montanas-mendoza-cabalgatas-argentina

Day 3 : Fly to Mendoza ✈ + Horse riding

You will fly in the morning to Mendoza.
In the afternoon, you will discover a family-run estancia (farm) where you will do a 2-hour horse-ride in the Andes precordillera followed by a traditional barbecue dinner.

  • Homestay double room with private bathroom and breakfast. Access to the swimming pool.
  • Private transfer : hotel in Buenos Aires – airport
                                     Mendoza airport – accommodation
  • Visit a family-run farm including a 2-hour horse-ride, barbecue dinner and round trip transfer from your hotel
  • National flight : Buenos Aires – Mendoza (in extra)
vista aconcagua horcones

Day 4 : Aconcagua

Early pick-up for a day tour to the Aconcagua Provincial park. You will make a few stops before arriving at the park where you will do a 1-hour walk with panoramic points of view over South America’s highest peak. You will stop at Puente de los Incas on your way back.

  • Homestay double room with private bathroom and breakfast. Access to the swimming pool.
  • Regular tour with bilingual guide spanish/english to the Aconcagua Park with round trip transfer from your accommodation. Lunch included.
  • Entry to the Aconcagua provincial park
vino mendoza

Day 5 : Discovering three family-run bodegas (wineries) in Lujan de Cuyo region

Avoid mass tourism and meet the owners of family-run bodegas who will share their craft. You will taste different types of wine and Malbec, sometimes directly from the barrels. You will then share a barbecue lunch the Argentine way, enjoying the company of one of the bodega owners.

  • Homestay double room with private bathroom and breakfast. Access to the swimming pool.
  • Semi-private tour of 3 family-run wineries with bilingual guide english/spanish
    Wine tasting included in each bodega – Barbecue lunch – Round trip transfer from your accommodation
cathédrale Salta

Day 6 : Mendoza - Salta ✈

Free morning to visit Mendoza before your flight to Salta.
Free afternoon to visit the colonial town of Salta.

  • Homestay double room with private bathroom and breakfast.
  • Private transfer : accommodation in Mendoza – airport
                                     Salta airport – hotel
  • National flight : Mendoza – Salta (in extra)
  • Guided tour in Salta or Mendoza (in extra)
vicunas salta

Day 7 : The Salinas Grandes salt flats

You will leave in a minivan towards Purmamarca and the Hill of the seven colours. There, you will visit its vibrant market before continuing to the salinas grandes, a spectacular salt desert at an altitude of 3400 meters. On your way you will enjoy the impressive Cuesta del Lipan before arriving at the Abra del Potrerillo pass (4150 m) surrounded by high summits.
End of the tour in Purmamarca.

  • Double room in an inn with private bathroom and breakfast.
  • Small group tour (max. 18 people) with bilingual guide Spanish/English to the Salinas Grandes including pick up
  • Public bus Purmamarca – Tilcara (~30 min)
  • Lunch
  • Option to upgrade to a 4×4 private tour from Day 7 to Day 13 (enquire within)
hornocal 14-colour mountain

Day 8 : El hornocal : the 14-coloured mountain, UNESCO heritage

Free morning and bus transfer to Humahuaca.
You will meet your local driver in Humahuaca to go to the Hornocal, an amazing mountain range with 14 different shades. The mountains reach an altitude of 4,761 meters above sea level.

You will then spend the night in a charming mountain inn with exceptional hosts, totally disconnected from the worldly noise.

  • Double room in a mountain inn with private bathroom and breakfast
  • Public Bus Tilcara – Humahuaca
  • Private Spanish-speaking driver to the hornocal
  • Public bus Humahuaca – Uquia
  • Private transfer : bus station Uquia – mountain inn
  • Transfer Tilcara hotel – bus station (700m)
ruta hacia Iruya

Day 9 : Iruya

At the end of an amazing scenic road looking like the end of the world, you will find a surprising little town clinging to the mountain. Free time to visit the little town.

  • Double room in a mountain inn with private bathroom and breakfast
  • Private round trip transfer to Iruya
  • Guide (extra)
vinas de uquia

Day 10 : Tapas lunch at the world’s highest cave

You will leave in a 4×4 with the owners of the inn to their altitude wine cellar, established in a former mine at almost 4,000 meters above sea level. On the way you will visit their nature reserve and their vineyards enjoying a breathtaking view over the Humahuaca gorge. At the top, you will enjoy a delicious picada (tapas lunch) made with local products.

  • Homestay double room with private bathroom and breakfast
  • Semi-private 4×4 tour in Spanish/English including tapas lunch with a glass of wine
  • Transfer back to Salta (taxi + bus)
  • Taxi from Salta bus station to your accommodation

Day 11 : Salta - Cachi autotour 🚗

Drive to Cachi at your own pace with a rental car. You will enjoy several viewpoints on the way over breathtaking landscapes.

  • Double room in an inn with private bathroom and breakfast
  • 2.5-day car rental including basic insurance
  • Premium insurance (in extra)
  • Guide/driver (enquire within to upgrade)
quebrada-conchas

Day 12 : Cachi - Cafayate autotour 🚗

Drive to Cafayate with your rental car, you will be amazed by the Quebrada de las Flechas lunar landscapes. On the way, you can take a side trip to visit the beautiful Colomé bodega.

  • Double room in an inn with private bathroom and breakfast
  • 2.5-day car rental including basic insurance
  • Premium insurance (in extra)
  • Guide/driver (enquire within to upgrade)

Day 13 : Cafayate - Salta autotour 🚗 + Flight to Iguazú ✈

Driving back to Salta you will be able to make different stops to admire the various and colourful Quebrada de las Conchas rock formations.
You will drop the car at the airport before flying to Iguazu.

  • Double room in a 3* hotel with private bathroom and breakfast. Access to the swimming pool.
  • 2.5-day car rental including basic insurance
  • Private transfer : Puerto Iguazú- hotel
  • Premium insurance (in extra)
  • Guide/driver (enquire within to upgrade)
  • National flight Salta – Puerto Iguazú (extra)
  • Eco tourist tax (~1.2USD/pers/night)
garganta del diablo iguazu

Day 14 : Argentine side of Iguazu waterfalls

Accompanied by your English-speaking guide you will head to the Argentine side of Iguazu Falls for the day. You will trace the waterfalls on the different trails available (upper and lower) until you arrive at the breathtaking Devil’s throat.

There is also an optional boat tour to the base of the falls (an extra)

  • Double room in a 3* hotel with private bathroom and breakfast. Access to the swimming pool.
  • English-speaking private guide and private driver to the Argentinian side of the Falls
  • Optional boat tour under the falls (in extra)
  • Entry to the National park
  • Eco tourist tax (~1,2USD/pers/night)

cataratas iguaçu

Day 15 : Brazilian side of Iguazu waterfalls + Flight to Buenos Aires ✈

Accompanied by your English-speaking guide you will head to the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls which boasts a more panoramic view over the falls. Following this you can decide whether or not you wish to visit the bird park which hosts over 150 different species of birds before heading to the airport for your flight back to Buenos Aires.

  • Double room in a 4* hotel with private bathroom and breakfast
  • Private tour of the Brazilian side of the falls
    English-speaking guide
    Private driver
  • Private transfer : hotel in Iguazu – airport
                                     Buenos Aires airport – hotel
  • Entry to the National Park
  • Entry to the bird park
  • National flight Puerto Iguazu – Buenos Aires (extra)
tour en gomon tigre
milonga formelle

Day 16 : Discovering the Tigre Delta and the underground Tango universe

One hour away by train from Buenos Aires, you will find the Tigre Delta, which is the size of Belgium. In the company of your English-speaking guide, you will leave by zodiac for an off the beaten path tour to discover how local people live on the islands. You will discover remote areas, narrow streams with very diverse vegetation, as well as new islands with native plants. You will have the possibility to have lunch at a local restaurant on an island.

At night, accompanied by a local bilingual dancer, you will venture into the underground tango scene and learn and enjoy all that it has to offer, discovering two different types of milongas.

  • Double room in a 4* hotel with private bathroom and breakfast
  • 45km-private tour in zodiac in Tigre (4-5 hours) with an English-speaking guide
  • Milongas private experience with bilingual guide english/spanish including :
    Entrance to 2 milongas and 1 soft drink
    Private transfer between the 2 milongas
  • Lunch
  • Train or Taxi transfer : Buenos Aires – Tigre
  • Transfer from the hotel to the first milonga

Day 17 : Fly home

Your private driver will drive you to the international airport for your flight home.

  • Private transfer hotel – international airport
  • International flight

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Our “inspiration itineraries” are fully customisable. You can change some regular tours to private tours, upgrade the autotour to a private guided tour or get an accommodation upgrade.