ARGENTINA EXPLORER - BUENOS AIRES TO SALTA
Situated between the Andes in the west and the southern Atlantic Ocean in the east and south, lies Argentina. It is the second largest country of South America after Brazil and the 8th largest country in the world.
Argentina offers some of the most dramatic landscapes on earth, from islands of penguin colonies to glaciers, high mountains and magnificent forests.
OverviewDay-1: Buenos Aires - Tucuman Day-2: Tafi del Valle - Qilmes Day-3: Cafayate - Molinos Day-4: Cachi - Salta Day-5: Salta Day-6: Humahuaca Canyon Day-7: Salta - Buenos Aires
When: All year
Best: November to March
Tour: 7 days
Day-1: Buenos Aires - TucumanFlight from Buenos Aires to Tucuman. Afternoon city tour. Founded in 1565, the city was moved to the present site in 1685. Popularly known as "El Jariin de la Republica" (The garden of the Republic), a visit includes the Obispo Colombres House, the historical House of the Declaration of Independence, the outstanding Cathedral, Casa Padilla Museum and the El Cadillal dam.
Day-2: Tafi del Valle - QilmesAfter breakfast, full day excursion to Tafi del Valle and Qilmes, situated in a deep depression and borders on Calchaqui mountains to the east (Mala Mala and Tafi Mountains at 3,500 m), on Munoz Hill (4440 m) to the west and to the south Nunorco Grande at 3,500 m. Visit to the old city of Quilmes. Today, its restored ruins and museum houses traces of a largely unknown ancient culture.
Day-3: Cafayate - MolinosFull day excursion to Cafayate, a small town near to the Calchaquies Valley where some of the finest wines of Argentina are produced. Molinos is a traditional village in the Calchaqui Valley which preserves important archaeological ruins. A visit to its church, built in the XVIII century, and sanctuary to the remains of the last Spanish governor of the province of Salta.
Day-4: Cachi - SaltaAfter breakfast, excursion to the tiny village of Cachi at the foot of the ice peak of Mount Cachi 2280m. The Parish Church of Cachi has been declared a National Historic Monument. Famous for its furniture made of 'scardon's or giant cactus wood. Visit to the Recta del Tin Tin, an unforgettable landscape of giant cardon cacti.
Day-5: SaltaHalf day city tour of Salta, the best preserved colonial city in Argentina, located in Lerma Valley, at 1280m meters. With many interesting buildings such as the Cathedral, dating back to the second half of the XIX century; the Cabildo, the San Francisco Temple and Convent, San Bernardo Convent and the Handicraft Market. Free afternoon to enjoy Salta at your own leisure.
Day-6: Humahuaca CanyonFull day excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Humahuaca Canyon. The tour will include a visit of the canyon, several villages, native markets, pre-Columbian mummies, and the remains of an ancient pre-Inca fortified town.
Day-7: Salta - Buenos AiresAfter breakfast, transfer to the airport for the return flight to Buenos Aires and your return flight home.
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Price includesAirport transfers by private vehicle
Three four or five star hotels with breakfast
All sightseeing tours, entrance fees, guide, transportation
Guide, their wages, insurance and expenses
Price ExcludesInternational flights, departure taxes and any excess baggage charges.
Mandatory travel and medical insurance
Tips, baggage and porterage
Expenses of a personal nature such as bottled drinks, mineral water, morning and afternoon teas etc laundry etc.
Extra expenses and/of additional days caused due to unexpected events (such a flight delays, porterage because of land slides and other natural events.)
Entry Visa if applicable
Tips and gratuities
Single supplements if applicable
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