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17-Day North Argentina Adventure Tour
Product Code: 3955-390244
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Marvel at the famous Iguazu Falls
  • • See stunning landscapes & towns
  • • Discover the wine & tango culture
Tour Code
3955-390244
Duration
17 days
Departure City
Buenos Aires
End City
Buenos Aires
Tour Type:
Adventure
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Cultural, Backpacker, Historical, UNESCO, Adventure, Nature

Learn about local culture with in-depth tours and activities; Geared to the "Get up and go!" traveler who want to enjoy independent or semi-guided adventures; Encounter rich historical landmarks with expert guides; Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations; Explore the world with an active and adrenaline pumping tour; Get in touch with Mother Earth

Style: Independent

No guide will be available except during included excursions/activities/transfers

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Budget

The most affordable tour service and/or accommodation with fast-paced itineraries

Itinerary
Day 01
Buenos Aires

Arrival Buenos Aires

Hotel: Local hostel or hotel or similar

Welcome to Buenos Aires!

Upon arrival you may take a shuttle transfer from Ezeiza International Airport to your accommodation.

Timetable from Ezeiza to Buenos Aires: 9:15 am, 12:00 pm, 2:45 pm, 8:10 pm.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
San Telmo

Buenos Aires City Tour

Hotel: Local hostel or hotel or similar

Enjoy breakfast before our 9:00am Buenos Aires city tour:

Discover the beauty and wonders of Buenos Aires, admire the National Congress and the Metropolitan Cathedral next to the Government House in May Square area. Visit the Colon Theater, one of the most important opera houses in Latin America and San Telmo, traditional neighborhood where Tango performances can be seen in many bars and restaurants. Stop at La Boca colorful neighborhood, which was seat of immigrants - mainly Italians - and now home of some artists.

Enjoy Palermo, an area that combines its architecture and history with entertainment and amusement in its green spaces. Finally, La Recoleta, an exclusive and elegant neighborhood where the famous cemetery was found.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Day 03
Puerto Iguazu

Buenos Aires - Puerto Iguazu

Hotel: Overnight Bus or similar

Enjoy breakfast before checking out of your accommodation at 11:00am. Please speak to the staff about storing your luggage until your evening transfer to Puerto Iguazu.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 04
Puerto Iguazu

Iguazu

Hotel: Local hostel or hotel or similar

Today you'll arrive in Puerto Iguazu around midday, then transfer to the selected accommodation and check in.

Visiting Attractions

Day 05
Puerto Iguazu

Argentinian Falls Day Trip

Hotel: Local hostel or hotel or similar

At 8:00 am you'll depart to explore the Argentinian-side of Iguazu.

This Tour will take you to visit a part of the Iguazú National Park. It preserves 67.000 ha. of giant trees, vines and ferns living with multicolored butterflies, birds and 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. You will start the visit at the Local Museum and continue the Tour along the Lower Trail, from where you can see the " Two sisters Falls", the "Bossetti Fall", the "Hidden Fall", a panoramic view of "San Martin island" and the "Union Fall".

Later you walk the Upper Trail shifting along walkways located above major falls up to the majestic "San Martin Fall” from where you have a panoramic view of the Brazilian falls. Finally, you go with the Train of the Jungle up to "Devil's Throat" station. From there, after 1,000 meters walk along the catwalks, you will reach the spectacular "Devil's Throat", where the Iguazu river expresses itself with all its strength and the falling water gives the illusion of magic rainbows.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Day 06
Puerto Iguazu

Brazilian Falls Day Trip

After breakfast your guide will take you to visit the wonderful Iguazu Falls, on the Brazilian side, from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Argentine water falls. You will get close to "Floriano", "Deodoro," and "Benjamin" waterfalls, and the walkways lead you also to "Santa Maria Falls."

Be aware of the visa needs if you go to the Brazilian side, eg: Australia, USA, Canada, China, etc

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 07
Puerto Iguazu

Puerto Iguazu - Tucuman

Hotel: Overnight Bus or similar

Enjoy breakfast before checking out of your accommodation at 11:00am. Please speak to the staff about storing your luggage until your evening transfer to Tucuman.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 08
Salta

Tucuman - Salta

Hotel: Local hostel or hotel or similar

Arrival in Tucuman in the evening to connect with another bus heading to Salta.

You'll arrive in Salta in the later evening and transfer to your accommodation.

Visiting Attractions

Day 09
Purmamarca

Salta - Purmamarca

Hotel: Local hostel or hotel or similar

After breakfast you will travel on the same route as the famous Train to the Clouds, zigzagging on lonely roads between the blue sky and the Puna.

On your way, you will visit magnificent ruins, scattered houses, small villages and amazing landscapes. The departure from Salta will be at 7:00 am and you will quickly reach the small town of Campo Quijano and later, the impressive Quebrada del Toro. Soon you will leave all signs of vegetation as you enter the realms of the solitary Puna. In Santa Rosa de Tastil, a pre-Inca city of the XIII century, you will do a short archaeological hiking.

Later, you will reach San Antonio de los Cobres, a small miner´s town rich in tradition and the Train to the Clouds final destination. Further ahead, a desert plateau will take you to the surreal landscape of the salt flats, where you stop again to walk around and enjoy the contrasts. In the afternoon, you will pass through the overwhelming Lipan mountains and arrive at the Seven-color Hill in Purmamarca, a landmark on its own.

You will overnight in this village suspended in time.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 10
Salta

Purmamarca - Humahuaca - Salta

Hotel: Local hostel or hotel or similar

After breakfast we'll depart Purmamarca back to Salta.

Towns and relics of ancient cultures, superb mountains and the feeling of being in timeless places are the exquisite elements of this trip through the Humahuaca Gorge.

You will leave Purmamarca at 9:00 am and head north to the province of Jujuy. The small towns of Tumbaya, Purmamarca, Maimará and Tilcara open their ancient charm to your captivated eyes. In Purmamarca, you will stop to see the famous Seven-color hill, in Tilcara, you visit the Pucará (fortress) and the Archeological Museum, while in Uquía you stop to admire the local church. But it’s in Humahuaca where you enjoy in the extremely peaceful atmosphere, the typical colonial architecture and the charming people. In your way back you will also visit San Salvador de Jujuy to get to know its monuments and intriguing legends.

Let the history behind the walls and stones of these places take you on a ride to the Argentinean past! Arrival to Salta at 7:00 - 8:00 pm.

Day 11
Salta

Salta

Hotel: Local hostel or hotel or similar

Free day to enjoy optional tours or just relax in beautiful Salta city.

Tips:
Breakfast is incluced.

Visiting Attractions

Day 12
Mendoza

Salta - Mendoza

Hotel: Overnight Bus or similar

Enjoy breakfast before checking out of your accommodation. Please speak to the staff about storing your luggage until your evening transfer to Mendoza.

Visiting Attractions

Day 13
Mendoza

Mendoza

Hotel: Local hostel or hotel or similar

Upon arrival in Mendoza you'll transfer to your selected accommodation and check in.

At 2:30pm, you'll take a Mendoza Winery Tour These Tour runs among vineyards in the areas of Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu. You will experience the work culture brought by immigrants, using irrigation techniques (canals and ditches) inherited from the former Huarpes Indians. They managed to change a vast desert into a productive river oasis. This is the scene of the settlement of prestigious wineries, which represent Argentine wines in the world with high quality wines.

You will visit two wineries, one with traditional organic methods and the other that uses the latest available technology. Guided by professionals in winemaking, you will learn about the vinification methods and processes, bottling and labeling of wines, in the end of the tour you will taste the different grapes that the wineries offer.

Visiting Attractions

Day 14
Mendoza

Aconcagua Valley Day Trip

Hotel: Local hostel or hotel or similar

The Tour offers a variety of colors and scenery. Early in the morning along the river Mendoza, get a view of the majestic mountain range called Cordon del Plata and the Potrerillos dam, colossal work for hydraulic power generation and water distribution for irrigation. Your next visit will be Uspallata, pre-Hispanic settlement of Huarpes indians and the southern last point of the Inca Empire. Here you will see the Vaults of Uspallata, historic “adobe” (mud) buildings, that were used by the chaplain Fray Luis Beltran for casting cannons and guns.

Afterwards you will visit the villages of Picheuta, Polvareda, Punta de Vacas and Los Penitentes ski resort. Free time for the use of chair lift to enjoy beautiful panoramic views. Later, you will find Puente de Inca along your route, a huge natural bridge with strands of hot springs. Continuing the road and 2750 meters above sea level you will reach the viewpoint of Cerro Aconcagua, the colossus of America (6959 meters high), from where you go to the Laguna Horcones and the Aconcagua Provincial Park. Follow the international route to reach your last destination, Las Cuevas, an European-style village located 3200 meters above sea level.

Back to town at 7:00 - 8:00 pm.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 15
Mendoza

Mendoza - Buenos Aires

Hotel: Overnight bus or similar

Enjoy breakfast before checking out of your accommodation. Please speak to the staff about storing your luggage until your evening transfer to Buenos Aires.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 16
Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

Hotel: Local hostel or hotel or similar

Today you'll arrive in Buenos Aires in the morning and can check into your accommodation at 2:000pm.

At 8:00pm transfer to the very heart of San Telmo neighborhood to see a fantastic Tango show at La Ventana.

Professional artists will show you their best art, singing songs and dancing typical pieces, shared with the best tango orchestras. The show consists of several parts in which you can appreciate 2 tango orchestras, a folkloric group, dancers and singers.

Visiting Attractions

Day 17

Buenos Aires

After breakfast you'll be free to check out and transfer to Ezeiza International Airport.

Service at 8:00 am / 10:30 am / 1:00 pm / 4:40 pm.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Pick-up Details/Transfers
Arrival
Timetable from Ezeiza to Buenos Aires: 9:15 am, 12:00 pm, 2:45 pm, 8:10 pm.

Departure
Timetable from Buenos Aires to Ezeiza: 8:00 am, 10:30 am, 1:00 pm, 4:40 pm.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • 12-nights Hostel or 3* Hotel Accommodation with breakfast depending on package
  • 2N Salta, 1 Nightbus, 2N Mendoza, 1 Nightbus, 1N Buenos Aires)
  • Dinner during Tango Show
  • Buenos Aires Airport / Iguazu, Salta & Mendoza Bus Stations Pick-up & Drop-off
  • 4 Night Buses ('Semi-cama' or 'Cama' seat types depending on availability)
  • All Tours/Activities as per itinerary
  • English Speaking Guide during tours
  • Transportation between cities & during tours

Package Excludes

  • Other Meals & Drinks
  • Transfers to the Tango Show & to Buenos Aires Bus Station
  • Entrance Fees to Argentina Iguazu N.P. (215 ARS) & Brazil Iguazu N.P. (50 BRL)
  • Tour Leader
  • Optional Tours
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips for guides
  • Travel Insurance
Special Notes
  • Please contact the local operator to confirm your departure information at least 1 week prior to your first day of travel.
  • Please remember that the Argentine Immigration Office is charging ALL citizens from the United States, Canada and Australia a "Reciprocity Fee". You are responsible for paying for this fee online and printing your receipt, which you must present to the Customs Authority upon entering the country. There are no exemptions to this new fee and it must be paid regardless if you are staying for a few hours, making a flight connection or staying for a longer period of time. Please note that for some nationalities, the option to pay for multiple entrances does not exist. You are responsible for having these documents in order prior to arrival.
  • Tours4fun requires passengers to be aware of the importance of travel insurance when traveling on adventure style tours. We strongly advise to take out travel and cancellation insurance to cover against cancellation costs, lost or damaged luggage or costs incurred from injury or illness. If you choose not to travel with travel insurance please be aware Tours4fun or any of its affiliates will take no liability for any cost incurred while traveling on this tour.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Price per person in USD

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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