The Best of Argentina: Wine, Culture and Adventure

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  • Duration: 12 days
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Experience the very best Argentina has to offer with three nights in exciting and sexy Buenos Aires. See the “Pink House”, the world renowned National Theatre, and the famous cemetery where Evita rests. Continue to Mendoza and stay on a winery with a spectacular selection of some of the world’s best Malbecs. Go on a tasting tour and take in the majestic scenery of the area. Get in adventure mode with a trip to the northwestern part of the country with a visit to Salta and the incredible gorges in the area. Culminate your trip of a lifetime to Argentina by experiencing the thunder of Iguazu and all 275 of the Falls toppling over the cliffs in a massive white cloud!

Day 1

Welcome to Buenos Aires!

The City of Buenos Aires is the capital of the Argentine Republic and is located in the southern hemisphere, latitude 34º 36 and longitude 58º 26. The city extends on a plain and has 202 square kilometres (78.3 sq miles). Approximately 3 million people live in this city. Including the metropolitan area, the total population of Buenos Aires is above ten millions, making it one of the 10 most populated urban centres in the world. The Río de la Plata and the Riachuelo are the natural borders of the city on the east and south, respectively. The rest of the metropolitan perimeter is surrounded by the General Paz Avenue from north to west. This avenue provides a fast connection between the city and the Greater Buenos Aires, a densely populated area with important business and industrial activity.

Night in Buenos Aires at Mine Boutique Hotel (Breakfast Included)

Day 2

Private Full Day Buenos Aires Guided City Tour

Discover the beauty and wonders of Buenos Aires; view the National Congress, the Metropolitan Cathedral next to the Government House in May Square area. Admire the Colon Theatre, one of the most important opera houses in Latin America. Visit San Telmo, traditional neighbourhood where Tango performances can be seen in many bars and restaurants. Stop at La Boca colourful neighbourhood, which was, seat of immigrants – manly 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 neighbourhood where the famous cemetery is found. Although it may seem unusual, fashionable restaurants, bars, cafes, discos and a cinema complex also surround the area.

Night in Buenos Aires at Mine Boutique Hotel (Breakfast Included)

Day 3

Day at Leisure to Explore Buenos Aires on your own or Take a Side Trip to Uruguay

Today you will have the day free to explore Buenos Aires on your own. Maybe you will decide to return to some of your favorite places seen on the city tour such as el Gran Teatro. Or you may want to go back to one of the fascinating neighborhoods such as lively Boca where there are regular impromptu Tango performances throughout the day. Another great option is to take the ferry across the river to Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  

Night in Buenos Aires at Mine Boutique Hotel (Breakfast Included)

Day 4

Welcome to Mendoza and the Finca Adalgisa Hotel, Winery, and Vineyards!

Today you will leave Buenos Aires for your visit to some of the best vineyards and wineries in the world that are in Mendoza. After the short flight to Mendoza you will have the remainder of the day free to enjoy the spectacular setting and scenery of the Finca Adalgisa Winery and Vineyards. Finca Adalgisa is a little paradise situated within an old vineyard of Malbec vines which are over 100 years old. It is at the heart of Mendoza’s Wine Route. Located in a small village 20 minutes away from the city centre of Mendoza. Our Finca offers the perfect combination between the rural lifestyle and living in a small, but lively village.

Night in Mendoza at Finca Adalgisa Hotel, Vineyard, and Winery (Breakfast Included)

Day 5

Wine tour: Malbec Experience Private Tour with gourmet lunch- Lujan de Cuyo Region

Departing to the south of Mendoza, income, among vineyards and trellises, the first fine wine producing area of the country,
Lujan de Cuyo. In this area we will visit two wineries (one industrial and artisanal), where we will install and learn the secrets of
winemaking and the art for a good tasting.

Night in Mendoza at Finca Adalgisa Hotel, Vineyard, and Winery (Breakfast Included)

Day 6

Day at Leisure to Explore Mendoza on your Own

Mendoza is the capital city of Mendoza Province, in Argentina. It is located in the northern-central part of the province, in a
region of foothills and high plains, on the eastern side of the Andes. Mendoza is the fourth largest census metropolitan area in
the country. The region around Greater Mendoza is the largest wine producing area in Latin America. As such, Mendoza is one of nine
cities worldwide in the network of Great Capitals of Wine, and the city is an emerging wine tourism destination and base for
exploring the hundreds of wineries in the region. 

Night in Mendoza at Finca Adalgisa Hotel, Vineyard, and Winery (Breakfast Included)

Day 7

Flight to Salta and Private City Tour 

A tour around the places of greater attractive of the city: The Cathedral (1855) where Gral. Güemes, patriotic hero,rests; Cultural Center America, 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.

After a visit to “Batalla de Salta” Monument (Battle of Salta) – and “20 de Febrero” Park (February 20th Park), we go towards the outskirts and visit a summer village called “San Lorenzo”, characterized by the subtropical microclimate and lastly a visit the Artisan Market where craftsmen of the entire province expose their original crafts.

Night in Salta at Design Suites Hotel (Breakfast Included)

Day 8

Cafayate Full Day Adventure Tour

The journey starts from Salta city to the south, through route 68 traversing 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, Devil´s throat, The Toad, The Castles, among others). When we arrive to Cafayate, we visit some wineries, famous for their production of Torrontes, with special characteristics due to the particularities of the climate and land. After lunch we return to Salta through the Quebrada de las Conchas (the Shells´ Gorge) and the Lerma Valley.

Night in Salta at Design Suites Hotel (Breakfast Included)

Day 9

Humahuaca Full Day Adventure Tour 

The journey leaves from Salta, but really begins once arrived to Purmamarca Village where time will be enough to observe the Seven Colored Hill, the
Church and the Craft Market on the square, and a small walk along its narrow streets. We continue towards the town of Tilcara where we visit the
Pucará (ancient ruins), the Archaeological Museum, and Huacalera, and then we cross the Capricorn Tropic, from where the colors of La Pollera de
la Coya Hill can be seen and really good pictures taken because of the daylight. We visit Uquía and its church, where the paintings of the
Arcabuceros Angels (important vestige in the zone of the Cuzqueña School) are kept. Arrival to Huma- huaca will be at noon; this town has an
important Church and the Independence Monument (the Indian) of the sculptor Soto Avendaño.

After lunch we´ll observe, from the route, La Paleta del Pintor (Painter’s Palette) framing the town of Maimara. We continue to San Salvador de Jujuy where the Flag Hall and the Cathedral, characterized by its pulpit carved in wood and gold and the statues of Lola Mora are visited. Finally, we return to Salta through National Route N° 9 of abundant subtropical vegetation. The last stretch is: El Abra of Santa Laura, observing La Cienaga (The Swamp) dam, Las Maderas and Campo Alegre and returning to Salta through Vaqueros. 

Night in Salta at Design Suites Hotel (Breakfast Included)

Day 10

Welcome to World Famous Iguazu Falls!

Iguazú Watefalls are located near the triple border Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. Falls are located in the province of Misiones, Iguazu
National Park, Argentina and Parque Nacional do Iguaçu Paraná state, Brazil. They are made of 275 jumps up to 80 m high, fed by the
Iguazú river flow. You can take boat rides under the waterfalls and hiking trails to appreciate some subtropical jungle animals. The
“Garganta del Diablo”(“Devil´s throat”the biggest jump, which consists of 80 m) is a separate show, departing from Puerto Canoas, can be enjoyed in
all its majesty only 50 m away.

Night in Iguazu National Park at Sheraton Iguazu Falls (Breakfast Included)

Day 11

Full Day Tour of Iguazu Falls and National Park 

The Iguazú Waterfalls are 275 cascades that are visited through different access. The
footbridges and the navigation tours take the visitors closer to the waterfalls to live an unforgettable experience. From each rest,each view balcony, you can
enjoy amazing views in the middle of subtropical vegetation full of shrubs, birds and wild animals. The tour starts at the Visitors Center and then we go
through the Argenti- nean waterfalls traditional tours: Superior Circuit: Panoramic view of the waterfalls. Lower Circuit: Going closer to the
Jungle and the Waterfalls, to the impressive Garganta del Diablo after walking on the 1.000 mts. footbridge. On our tour we include the Ecological
Train of the Jungle and visit the Nature Interpretation Center located in the visitors Center.

Night in Iguazu National Park at Sheraton Iguazu Falls (Breakfast Included)

Day 12

Transfer to Airport for Flight to Buenos Aires and Return Trip Home

Get up early today for your last view of the magnificent Falls and to spend some time in the National Park before your flight back to Buenos Aires and your journey home or wherever else  your travels may take you.

 

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