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Argentina

From metropolitan Buenos Aires to the other-worldly Purmamarca, spend 12 days exploring beautiful, seductive and mysterious Argentina.Beautiful Buenos AiresBe swept off your feet in Buenos Aires as you discover what makes this city of grandeur and passion tick. Explore the contrasts of the colourful and rustic La Boca district with the grandeur of the opulent Colon Theatre. Scenic splendourTaste your way through the stunning wine district of Mendoza, backed by the might Andes Mountains, before discovering the rippling colours of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Humahuaca Gorge from nearby Purmamarca.

Inclusions

Travel

  • Private airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • 2 economy-class flights within Argentina
  • Sightseeing on a seat-in-coach basis

Accommodation & Meals

  • 11 nights in good quality hotels (4 star)
  • 11 breakfasts and 1 lunch

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking locally based guides

Sightseeing

  • Discover the grand city of Buenos Aires on a city tour, including the colourful La Boca district, the impressive Recoleta Cemetery where Eva Peron is buried, and a visit to the stunning Colon Theatre.
  • Full day seat-in-coach winery tour including lunch.
  • Salta walking tour including Maam Museum (Maam Museum closed on Monday so not possible to visit on Wednesday departures).
  • Travel through Humahuaca Gorge en route to Purmamarca, built at the foot of the "Hill of Seven Colours".
  • Visit Tilcara and see the Pucara (ancient Indian Fortress).
  • Pass through Huacalera and the Tropic of Capricorn to reach Uquia.
  • Pass through the city of Humahuaca en route to Salta.
  • Pass through picturesque villages such as Cerillos, La Merced, Ampascachi, La Vi a and Alemania.
  • Travel along Las Conchas River and see natural formations such as the Devil's Throat, the Amphitheatre and the Castles.
  • Visit Cafayate and enjoy a winery visit.
Tour Provider Bunnik Tours
Number of Days
12
Price From
AUD $4,115
Start Location
Argentina
End Location
Argentina
Age Range
Avg. 50+
Group Size
20
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Private
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
01 Apr 201920 Dec 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,115 
ItineraryExpand
Argentina

Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 1 Buenos Aires

Welcome to Argentina and its cosmopolitan capital, Buenos Aires. Upon arrival you'll be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 Buenos Aires

Your sightseeing this morning includes Plaza de Mayo, the Cathedral, Government House, and Recoleta Cemetery and Caminito Street in the colourful La Boca district. You'll also visit the opulent Colon Theatre. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. [B]

Day 3 Buenos Aires - Mendoza

Today you'll transfer by air to Mendoza, where you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. [B]

Day 4 Mendoza

This morning you'll head out on a full-day tour of the local wine region, enjoying tastings at each winery before indulging in a delicious lunch. [B, L]

Day 5 Mendoza

Enjoy a day at leisure to relax or explore at your own pace. [B]

Day 6 Mendoza - Salta

Enjoy a lazy morning before your flight to Salta this afternoon. After transferring to your hotel you'll discover Salta on a tour, including the Archaeological high mountain museum*, the main square, cathedral, cabildo and the convent of San Bernardo. [B]
*Please note: Archaeological high mountain museum is closed on Mondays.

Day 7 Salta - Purmamarca

This morning you'll explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Humahuaca Gorge, known for the rippling streaks of colours that decorate its surfaces, via the quaint town of Tumbaya. [B]

Day 8 Purmamarca

Enjoy a day to explore some of the local sights. You may want to revisit Humahuaca Gorge or perhaps see the salt plain of Salinas Grandes, the picture-perfect town of Iruya or the mountain ranges of Hornocal. [B]

Day 9 Purmamarca - Salta

Today you'll travel to Tilcara to discover the ancient Indian fortress of Pucar de Tilcara. Its strategic location was chosen to be easily defensible, and it provides great views over a long stretch of the Humuhuaca Gorge. [B]

Day 10 Salta - Cafayate

Enjoy a full day tour on your way to Cafayate today, driving through the villages of Cerrilos, La Merced, Ampascachi and La Vi a before reaching Alemania on the verge of the Calchaquies Valleys. You'll stop here to visit the Devil's Throat, the Amphitheatre and the Castles before continuing on to Cafayate, stopping at a winery on the way. [B]

Day 11 Cafayate - Salta

Enjoy a later start before heading back to Salta. [B]

Day 12 Salta

Transfer to the airport for your onward journey. [B]