Self drive Northwest
Arrival and reception at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Day at leisure.
Overnight at Buenos Aires
Breakfast. In the morning city tour in Buenos Aires. This tour gives you the emotion of a multiple Buenos Aires. We will visit the most characteristic places of the “Paris of America”. The Obelisk, Colon Theatre, Recoleta Cemetery, May square (surrounded by the cathedral, the Cabildo, and the pink house where the president works) are some of the highlights that we will include in the tour. We will also visit La Boca neighborhood which was seat of immigrants and now home of some artists; San Telmo, traditional neighborhood where Tango performances can be seen in many bars and restaurants; the elegant Recoleta, and the most modern: Puerto Madero. At night we suggest going to a Tango Show.
Overnight at Buenos Aires
Breakfast. In the morning transfer to Lobos (Buenos Aires Province) to La Candelaria Ranch. Enjoy one day at leisure in the pampas. This ranch includes activities such as bike, hike, and horseback riding. Overnight at ranch.
Overnight at a ranch
Breakfast. In the morning transfer to Buenos Aires airport (1.5hs) for flight to Salta. Arrival and reception at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, City tour, We will visit The Cathedral (1855) where Gral. Güemes, patriotic hero, rests; Historical Museum of the North (Town Council) with exhibitions of sacred art and rooms dedicated to old traditional families of Salta, “San Francisco” Church and, “San Bernardo” Convent, and the monument to General Güemes. We ascend to “San Bernardo” Hill to enjoy the panoramic view of the city. We recommend visiting MAAM museum (Archeological Museum of High Mountain).
Overnight at Salta
In the morning, we will receive the 4 x 4 vehicle to begin the self drive program. We will from Salta city to the south, along route 68 through the Lerma Valley and its historical towns. We reach Quebrada de las Conchas (the Shell´s Gorge), where wind and water erosion carved curious shapes on the rocks (The Amphitheater,´Devils throat, The Toad, The Castles, among others). When we arrive to Cafayate, we can visit some wineries, famous for their production of Torrontes, with special characteristics due to the particularities of the climate and land. Overnight at Cafayate.
Breakfast. Drive along route 40 bordering Calchaqui River and visiting historical towns as San Carlos, Molinos, Seclantas. In the afternoon arrive to Cachi.Overnight at Cachi.
Breakfast. We will drive by the straight line of Tin-Tin (ancient Inca´s road) through Los Cardones National Park. After we will arrive to Cuesta del Obispo (The Bishop’s Cliff), road with abundant curves from where it is possible to enjoy a panoramic view of the Enchanted Valley and small houses with maize and fruit trees, we will follow to Quebrada de Escoipe (Escoipe Gorge) and then drive to the north to get into Humahuaca Gorge.Overnight at Tilcara.
Breakfast. We suggest visiting the Pucara (ancient ruins) and then driving through route N 9º towards Humahuaca. In the afternoon drive back to Purmamraca with its seven colors mountain. Overnight at Purmamarca.
Breakfast. Departure to the west climbing la Cuesta del Lipan (Lipan cliff), we will arrive to the Salinas grandes (great Salt flats), then we will drive through bulls gorge to Salta. Overnight at Salta.
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for flight to Iguazu. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at Iguazu.
Breakfast. Excursion to the Brazilian side of the waterfalls. From the Brazilian side it is possible to have a panoramic view of waterfalls. Due to the fact that 80% of the falls belong to Argentina, the Brazilian park has to offer only one walking trail, of about 1000m of length. From this trail you will have the best panoramic views, of all of the falls from both countries.
Located at the end of this trail, there is an elevator, which offers a wonderful view of the Brazilian park, and the “Floreano” fall. For sure one of the most beautiful views in this park.. return to the hotel.
Breakfast. In the morning excursion to the Argentinean side of the Iguazú National Park. Located inside the Iguazú National Park you will find more than 200 waterfalls, from 30 to 80mts high, which all together are called to be the “Iguazú Falls”.
The Argentine side of the falls is divided into 3 trails (Upper, inferior and Devils Throat).
This tour takes you to visit part of the Iguazú National Park. It preserves 67.000 ha. of giant trees, vines and ferns living with multicoloured butterflies, birds and other mammals all of them part of the rich local flora and fauna.
The park was declared Natural World Heritage in 1984, due to its scenic beauties and the great biological diversity of the subtropical jungle. The famous falls are in the heart of this Park.
We start the visit at the Local Museum and continue the tour with the Lower Trail, from where we can see among others, the “Two sisters Falls”, the “Bossetti Fall”, the “Hidden Fall”, a panoramic view of “San Martin island” and the “Union Fall”.
Later we walk the Upper Trail shifting along walkways located above major falls up to the majestic “San Martin Fall” from where we have a panoramic view of the Brazilian falls.
Finally, we go with the Train of the Jungle up to “Devil’s Throat” station. From there, after 1,000 meters walk along the catwalks, we come to the spectacular “Devil’s Throat”, where the Iguazú river speaks with all its strength and the falling water gives the illusion of magic rainbows. In the afternoon we will return to the hotel.
Overnight at Iguazu.
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Buenos Aires.
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for international flight.
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