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Full of colors and contrasts, with Inca’s reminiscences and adobe houses that seem to be an extension of the earth, the Northwest (La Rioja, Catamarca, Tucumán, Salta and Jujuy) is considered one of the most complete attractions of Argentina. The arid Puna with its Llamas and the Salt fields (Salinas Grandes), Cachi with its Cactus, Quebrada de Humahuaca with the indigenous communities and the magnificent Hill of Seven Colors, are just some examples of it. On the other hand, the North of Argentina (and the southern tip of Brazil) have also something that we can’t avoid mentioning: the Seventh Natural Wonder of the World (Iguazu Falls). Formed by hundreds of cascades and surrounded by tropical forests, the impressive Iguazu Falls are spread along the Iguazú River, shared by Argentina and Brazil, about 20 km from Puerto Iguazú, in the Province of Misiones. The idea of this tour is to visit both areas: Iguazu and the Northwest of Argentina.
The Northwest of Argentina is full of contrasts. The color of the hills in Humahuaca Gorge (so intense that you can distinguish the different layers from many miles away) or the salt fields above the clouds, are just some of them. Don´t miss to explore the culture, with its remarkable indigenous influence and the exquisite local cuisine. It´s going to be our pleasure to help you to plan your own adventure!
Private guided city tour, combining scenic from a vehicle with walking parts, visiting the main highlights of the Argentinean capital, such as Plaza de Mayo (Pink House), Congreso, San Telmo, La Boca, Av. de Mayo, Café Tortoni, Puerto Madero, Av. 9 de Julio, the Obelisk, passing by Colon Theater, Recoleta’s cemetery, Recoleta, Floralis Generica, Palermo, etc..
For the evening, you’ll have plenty of choices to have dinner, and we’ll be very happy to share with you the list of our favorite places to eat in Buenos Aires.
Transfer to the airport in order to board the flight to Salta.
Arrival at Salta Airport and transfer to the hotel. At an agreed-upon time, private city tour visiting the highlights of this beautiful city! During the following days, we’ll focus on visiting some of the main highlights of Salta and Jujuy.
We start going through Valle de Lerma with its tobacco crops and towns with colonial architecture until Chi-coana.
After Chicoana we enter Escoipe’s Gorge, that has subtropical vegetation, and then we follow the sizzling and amazing Bishop’s Slope until we reach the highest point of this day: Piedra del Molino, at 3.348 meters above the sea. A little bit further, we will enter The National Park Los Cardones and then Cachi.
Cachi is a peaceful town in the Valle Calchaquí, that welcomes us with its always white hill top, named Ne-vado de Cachi. In Cachi, we visit the archeological museum and the old Church.
Lodging at Cachi
Crossing through the picturesque Quebrada de las Flechas (passing first by Seclantas and Molinos) visiting its attractions, continuing later towards the amazing vineyards in Cafayate. Visit to a traditional wine cellar.
Lodging at Cafayate.
We get to the colorful and spectacular Concha´s Gorge, where wind and water have carved impressive formations into of the rocks, such as the Devil’s Throat, the Amphitheatre, the Frog. We continue to Salta City.
Lodging at Salta City
We make a journey to the clouds, following the train tracks. The town of Campo Quijano leads us to the spectacular Bull’s Gorge. Then, we visit the ruins of the pre-Inca town Santa Rosa de Tastil. We can become witnesses, as our journey continues, of the impressively engineered work made parallel to the route: the bridges, viaducts, sizzling and different stations. We will ascend to 4080 meters above the sea in Abra Blanca, located in the immensity of the Puna. Arrival to San Antonio de los Cobres, placed in the middle of the Andes mountain chains.
Then we pass by the Puna until we get to Salinas Grandes, in the province of Jujuy. We go down the impres-sive Cuesta de Lipán and finally we reach the beautiful town Purmamarca, with its Seven Colors Hill.
Lodging at Purmamarca
We visit the entire Gorge: Purmamarca with its beautiful Seven Colors Hill and Craftsmanship Market, Mai-mará and its Painter’s Pad, Tilcara with its warrior fortress Pucara, Uquía and its old Chapel that homes paintings from the Cusco School and Humahuaca, capital of the Gorge.
Then, we go to the enchanting little town of Iruya, with its narrow streets and crops terraces framed by majes-tic mountains where time seems to have stopped.
Lodging at Iruya
We depart from Iruya towards Salta, but taking the way that crosses the Yungas, the regional jungle that is home to many native species of flora and fauna.
Lodging at Salta
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport to board our flight to Puerto Iguazu. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and relax, with the nice memories of Salta and Jujuy, and getting ready for the views to come!
After breakfast, we will go on a visit to the Iguazu National Park, where we will be able to approach, see and feel most of the jumps (with the Devil’s Throat as the pearl of the Park) in a very near way.
There, we will walk along the 3 different circuits: Upper Circuit, Lower Circuit and Devil Throat´s.
The Lower Circuit, offers several views of different falls, among them the Two Sisters, Bossetti & Hidden Falls; and a panoramic view of Isla San Martin.
The Upper Circuit offers a panoramic view of the Brazilian falls and the Salto San Martin, and also the catwalks have access to the Iguazu River Delta, with islands full of vegetation.
To arrive to the Devil´s Throat, we will first ride the“Train of the Jungle”until reach the starting point for the walking circuit. Then, after 1000 meters, we will be able to see one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in the world.
During this day, an adventurous excursion will take part in our journey as well: “The Great Adventure”
Description of “Great Adventure”:
Departing from the Operative Center or from the Visitors’ Center, we shall enter the jungle by the Yacaratiá trail in trucks specially designed for this environment. Bilingual guides (Spanish and English) will introduce the place’s natural and cultural resources.
This 5 kms long stretch ends at Puerto Macuco. At its dock, visitors shall board on the boats that shall be sailing in the Lower Iguazu River for as long as 6 kms, heading towards the waterfalls area, enjoying plentiful rapids.
Upon reaching the Tres Mosqueteros Fall, visitors shall be able to see the falls on both the Argentine and Brazilian sides crowned by the view of the Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat). Afterwards, the most exciting point comes when facing the incomparable San Martín waterfall, the boat gets really close to it and everyone gets wet.
At the end of the trip, we shall descend from the boat on the dock located in front of the San Martín Island, where visitors may continue enjoying the landscape joining the runway system of the Lower Circuit.
This excursion can also be made in the opposite direction: from the San Martín dock to the Visitors’ Center.
Transfer back to the lodge, in order to take a deserved rest.
We continue with our visit to the falls, but now from the Brazilian side.
The excursion will be shorter, but incredible as well. The circuit that leads to the falls, will allow us to see a panoramic view of most of the falls, from a distance that let us immerse in a natural postcard that captures the combination of all the moments in almost one click.
To complete the experience, we can (optionally) overfly the falls in Helicopter, in a 10 minutes ride that will allow us to enjoy the falls from the sky.
Afterward, we will head back to Puerto Iguazu, and fly back to Buenos Aires.
Breakfast at the Hotel, and then, at an agreed upon time, transfer to the Buenos Aires International Airport.
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