NORTHWEST WITH

LLAMA CARAVAN &

ESTEROS DEL IBERA

COMBINING CULTURE AND WILDLIFE

Buenos Aires - Northwest - Litoral 

13 Days
Cultural tour,  Trekking with llamas & Adventure
Buenos Aires

CIUDAD DE BUENOS AIRES – SALTA

QUEBRADA DE HUMAHUACA – CAFAYATE

PUERTO IGUAZU – ESTEROS DEL IBERA

Salta
Iguazu
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DAY 01 – BUENOS AIRES

 

Arrival at Ezeiza International Airport and transfer to the hotel.

Check in at the hotel. In the afternoon: city tour. On this tour you will see the impressive building of the National Congress (Parliament), the Civic Center including Plaza de Mayo (May Square), surrounded by the Government House (Casa Rosada), the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Cabildo (City Hall from the colonial period), the famous “Teatro Colón”, one of the best Opera Houses in the world, and other important buildings. The tour continues to the traditional San Telmo district, and the picturesque, italian La Boca neighbourhood where a stop will be made. The tour continues through recently recycled Puerto Madero to Palermo Gardens, and finally to elegant Recoleta, with its fashionable shops and restaurants.

Overnight.

 

DAY 02 – BUENOS AIRES – SALTA

 

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to the airport. Flight to Salta city.

Transfer from Salta airport to the hotel.

Arrival at the hotel and check in. In the afternoon city tour: The main points of interest will be the Cabildo (Town Hall), the Archbishop´s Palace and Cathedral all around the main square (9 de Julio), San Francisco´s church and San Bernardo´s church and convent. The crafts market, an old mansion transformed into a museum and gift exhibition center, offers an excellent chance to observe authentic samples of the native artisan’s work.

Overnight.

 

DAY 03 – SALTA: QUEBRADA DE HUMAHUACA

 

Breakfast at the hotel.

Visit to the Quebrada de Humahuaca, Pucará de Tilcara and Purmamarca. Departure to the north through the famous Quebrada de Humahuaca, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO: we are struck by the ruggedness of the territory, the canyon sculpted by the course of an old river already dry, the spectacular rock formations with their different colors. Along the way we meet indigenous settlements, the ancient pre-Inca fortress of Tilcara, until we reach the small Purmamarca, dominated by the famous Cerro de los Siete Colores.

Overnight.

 

DAY 4 – SALTA: PURMAMARCA, SALINAS GRANDES, CARAVAN OF LLAMAS

 

Breakfast at the hotel.

From Purmamarca, visit Salinas Grandes. Tour with caravan of llamas.

Since time immemorial, the Andean men have moved through the difficult terrain of the mountains and the altiplano using the llamas. These unique animals were used to move commercial goods, as well as as shelter for their fiber, food for their meat and fuel and fertilizer. Today, we try to recreate this ancestral practice by walking through different trails in the region to visit ancient ruins, salt mines, valleys, ravines, and volcanoes. The tour includes picnic with beverages.

Return to Salta city. Overnight.

 

DAY 05 – SALTA: CACHI, MOLINOS, CAFAYATE

 

Breakfast at the hotel.

Cachi is a beautiful town in the Calchaquí Valleys of Salta on the east slope of Nevado Hill at 6,720m above the sea. Nature as well as colonial aristocracy from the XVIII Century can be admired in this environment.

In this legendary town, there are white buildings, adobe houses, paved streets and impressive architectural and cultural constructions that make the tourist admire and contemplate the scene.

Cachi means "salt" in quechua because natives mistook the top of " El Nevado" with a salt mine. Visit to a winery.

With its massive adobe church, colonial streets, Molinos is a quiet place worth a stop. Across the river, is a recently formed artist cooperative housed in a beautiful renoved colonial house, complete with a large patio, arches, and an inner courtyard. The local craftspeople sell only handmade goods including sweaters, rugs, and tapestries.

Overnight

 

DAY 06 – SALTA: CAFAYATE

 

Breakfast at the hotel.

Cafayate is known for its famous torrontés wine, a product of the exquisite combination of temperature and humidity that provides the ideal environment for the growth of the sweet and deep flavor of the fruit. Getting to know its streets, its houses and especially its people is a pleasant experience because tourism is an important activity for the city. The singular architecture of the Cathedral, the flowery main square, the picturesque stone mill or the wine museums cannot be missed.

Visit to wineries, wine tasting and cooking class: empanadas salteñas. Tour of Quebrada de las Conchas.

Return to Salta. Overnight

 

DAY 07 –  SALTA - IGUAZÚ

 

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to Salta airport. Flight to Iguazú.

Arrival to Iguazú and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight

 

DAY 08 – IGUAZÚ: ARGENTINIAN FALLS

 

Breakfast at the hotel.

Visit to Argentinian Falls.

Transfer from the hotels to the entrance of the National Park.  Visit to the Interpretation Centre.  The ecological train will take you to the "Cataratas Station", starting point of the Lower Circuit. Here a set of footbridges allows the most amazing views of the Falls and an intimate experience with the surrounding jungle.  The tour continues with the "Upper Circuit", which offers magnificent panoramic views of the Falls. The ecological train arrives at Garganta del Diablo, which is undoubtedly the highlight of this tour. Then you can take the Lower Circuit. Overnight

 

           

DAY 09 – IGUAZÚ – ESTEROS DEL IBERÁ: COLONIA CARLOS PELLEGRINI

 

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to Posadas to go to Esteros del Iberá, passing by the Jesuit Ruins of San Ignacio (World Heritage Site), 240 kilometers from the Iguazú Falls in the Province of Misiones.

Transfer to Esteros del Iberá (Colonia Carlos Pellegrini) from Posadas.

Arrival to the selected lodge at Carlos Pellegrini.

Overnight

 

DAY 10 – ESTEROS DEL IBERÁ: COLONIA CARLOS PELLEGRINI

 

Breakfast at the Lodge.

Activities that can be done at the destination: kayak or boat trips in the Iberá Lagoon, hiking, horseback riding, vehicle trips, bird watching, safaris and visits to craftsmen.

Overnight

 

DAY 11 – ESTEROS DEL IBERÁ: COLONIA CARLOS PELLEGRINI – POSADAS

 

Breakfast at the Lodge.

Transfer from Colonia Carlos Pellegrini to Posadas.

Overnight

 

DAY 12 – POSADAS – BUENOS AIRES

 

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to Posadas airport. Flight to Buenos Aires.

Arrival in Buenos Aires, transfer and check in at the hotel.

In the evening, dinner, and Tango show.

Overnight

 

DAY 13 – BUENOS AIRES

 

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Ezeiza airport to take the international flight

 

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