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12 Days – Buenos Aires, North of Argentina & Iguazu Falls

Tango, a centerpiece of Argentine culture

The vast lands of Salta

Enjoy the spectacular view of Iguazu

FROM 2385 USD 12 Days/ 11 Nights
Highlights

Travel to Argentina
See the Salt Flats & Humahuaca Canyon
Northern Argentina trip
Enjoy Tango in Buenos Aires
Visit Traditional Cafes and Markets

12 Days – Buenos Aires, North of Argentina & Iguazu Falls

Travel to some of the best spots in Argentina

The northern Argentina and Iguazu Falls trail is fast becoming the new hot-spot in South America. With Salta’s traditional villages and music, Jujuy’s giant salt flats and surreal deserts, contrasted by the lush waterfalls of Iguazu and cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Argentina’s northern trail will be sure to impress even the most seasoned traveler.

Day 1 – Travel to Argentina, first stop Buenos Aires

Welcome to Argentina! Capital of Argentina and described as the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires proudly embraces this title, as well as shows off plenty of its own culture! Explore the traditional European architecture, the cobbled streets lined with rustic outdoor cafes, the local antique and artisanal markets that offer plenty of bargain shopping, and the mouthwatering aroma of prized Argentine beef sizzling on an open “parrrilla” (barbecue) in the air. Buenos Aires is home to some excellent local designers and you will certainly find the perfect leather jacket, long leather boots and handbags for all occasions. Though above all, Buenos Aires is known as the home of the tango. Be sure to enjoy a traditional dinner-tango show and explore the colorful San Telmo and Recoleta neighborhoods.

 

Upon arrival in Buenos Aires you will be met at the airport and have a transfer in private to your hotel.

 

You will have the rest of the day to enjoy this vibrant city, leaving you the remainder of the day to explore the historic neighborhoods and enjoy the cafe culture of Buenos Aires.

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Day 2 – Buenos Aires City Tour & Tango Show

You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning for a city tour. Over the course of a half-day tour, you will have the chance to visit San Telmo, the historical and political centre of the city, and La Boca, a historic neighbourhood with a strong European flavour. 

 

La Boca is the part of the city where Buenos Aires turns colourful and tango is ever present. Take a trip to the aristocratic neighbourhood of Recoleta, whose magnificent palaces remind us why Buenos Aires is called the ‘Paris of South America’. 

 

Duration: 4-5 hours.

 

You will be picked up from your hotel to be driven to a tango show in the evening. Enjoy your dinner while tango dancers present a spectacular demonstration of their skills. Try Malbec, a popular Argentine wine. Drive back to your hotel after the dinner and the show is over.

 

Duration (dinner + show): 4 hours.

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Day 3 – From Buenos Aires to Salta

At appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight to Salta, private service.

 

Welcome to Salta! One of traveler’s favorite cities, Salta offers outstanding museums, colonial architecture, alive cafés in the main plaza (great people watching spot) and the vibrant and authentic peñas -places where locals grab a table to watch their favorite folkloric singers and after a wine (or two) everyone join for dancing. The perfect base to explore the Argentinean north.

 

Upon arrival you will be driven to your hotel (shared service) having the rest of the afternoon to explore the town. Since city stress has not arrived here, bare in mind that during siesta time most shops are closed.

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Day 4 – Salta & Jujuy trips: Safari to the Clouds – Salt Flats – Purmamarca

You will leave Salta in a two-day excursion (shared service). We recommend you to leave your luggage in your hotel in Salta, and just take a day pack on the excursion.

 

Early in the morning we will travel along the same route of the famous Train to the Clouds, zigzagging on lonely roads between the blue sky and the high desert plains. On our way, we will visit historic ruins, scattered houses, small villages and amazing landscapes. 

 

Our first destination is the small town of Campo Quijano and later the impressive Quebrada del Toro, where we will stop for a refreshing coffee break after some stunning viewpoints. From here, we will visit Santa Rosa de Tastil, a pre-Incan city of the XIII century. Later on, we visit San Antonio de los Cobres, one of the smallest villages in the region, en route to the surreal landscape of the Great Salt Flats. These are perfect for amateur and professional photographers alike -the natural light and reflections provide ample opportunities to test your creativity to the fullest.

 

Later in the afternoon we will arrive to our comfortable hotel in Purmamarca, located at the base of Jujuy’s famed 7-colored mountain. Overnight in Purmamarca.

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Day 5 – Humahuaca Gorge, Salta & Jujuy trips

You will depart at the indicated time (shared service) for a tour along the Humahuaca Gorge, declared a UNESCO Heritage Site. You will visit places such as Maimará, “Paleta del Pintor” (a photo stop on the road), Tilcara, with its famous “Pucará de Tilcara”, Trópico de Capricornio, Uquía (Pinturas Cuzqueñas) and finally, the small town of Humahuaca before returning to Salta in the evening.

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Day 6 – Salta Tours: Calchaqui Valley Excursion

After leaving Salta and the Lerma Valley behind, we reach the red mountains of the Conchas Gorge, where the erosion has carved interesting shapes into the rocks. Along the way, we will take take our time to stop, walk around and appreciate the impressive natural wonders. Highlights include, the Castles, the Amphitheater, the Devil’s Gorge and other beautiful places.

 

We finally get to Cafayate where we will have the chance to visit one of the local wineries and take some time to relax in the little square, before heading back to Salta.

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Day 7 – From Salta to Iguazu Falls

At appropriate time, you will have a private transfer to the domestic airport to take your flight to Puerto Iguazu.

 

Welcome to Puerto Iguazu! The little and relaxing town is the gate to visit the impressive Iguazu Falls (recently declared one of the New Seven Natural Wonders), a must see destination for any traveler visiting Argentina.

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Day 8 – Iguazu Falls Tours: Argentine Side

After breakfast you will depart on a private, full day tour to the Argentine side of the Iguazu Falls where you will have intimate views of this unforgettable section of the Iguazu River. An experienced guide will show you the hidden gems of this unique National Park and will take you off the beaten path to show you the best views.

 

Lower and upper walkways permit up close and personal experiences with this magnificent spectacle of nature. Trails through the 210 square mile reserve provide visitors with various views of the Falls, especially the largest one, Devil’s Throat.

 

The ecological train ride is included in the tour. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon.

 

This day will be a real adventure, full of thrills and spills, and is an absolute must for the adventurer at heart.

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Day 9 – Iguazu Falls Tours: Brazilian Side

After breakfast, enjoy a private, half day excursion to the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls where you will enjoy vast panoramic views of the Falls allowing you to take them in their entirety.

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Day 10 – From Iguazu Falls back to Buenos Aires

At the appropriate you will have a private transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival to Buenos Aires, you will have a private transfer to your hotel.

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Day 11 – Buenos Aires

Day at leisure to explore the cobbled tree lined streets of Palermo Soho in search of one of a kind Porteño fashion, to sit in café and enjoy perfectly aged glass of malbec, or perhaps to sip yerba out of your newly purchased mate gourd while people watching in one of the parks that make up the Palermo Bosques.

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Day 12 – Buenos Aires - your Argentina Vacations comes to an end!

At appropriate time you will have a private transfer to the international airport for your flight back home.

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Included

– Destination host local support
– Buenos Aires Tour
– Dinner Tango Show
– Safari to the clouds / Salt Flats / Purmamarca tour
– Humahuaca Gorge tour
– Cafayate full day tour
– Iguazu Falls (Argentinean and Brazilian sides)
– Transfers mentioned in the itinerary
– 4 nights in Buenos Aires, 3 in Salta, 1 in Purmamarca, 3 in Puerto Iguazu
– Breakfast and meals mentioned in the itinerary
– Bilingual local guide (English / Spanish)

Not Included

– International or Domestic Flights or Buses
National Park Entrance fees
– Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quotation please follow this link: World Nomads

Accommodation & Prices

12 Days – Buenos Aires, North of Argentina & Iguazu Falls


INN/ B&B

USD 2385

COMFORT

USD 2590

SUPERIOR

USD 2815

*Prices in US Dollars.
*Valid until April 2019 (Not valid in Christmas, New Year and Carnival).

*Prices are per person, based on 2 people in double occupancy. Single rates are available on request. Flights are not included in the price, but can be arranged on request.

*Please note that in the luxury category most transfers are private and some excursions are in private service also. Please ask our Travel Advisor for the details of this tour in this category.



Flights needed for this itinerary

Buenos Aires – Salta – Iguazu – Buenos Aires

Flights in South America cost approximately $150 to $300 USD per segment (destination).
We offer special rates on flights for this tailor-made itinerary.

Included

– Destination host local support
– Buenos Aires Tour
– Dinner Tango Show
– Safari to the clouds / Salt Flats / Purmamarca tour
– Humahuaca Gorge tour
– Cafayate full day tour
– Iguazu Falls (Argentinean and Brazilian sides)
– Transfers mentioned in the itinerary
– 4 nights in Buenos Aires, 3 in Salta, 1 in Purmamarca, 3 in Puerto Iguazu
– Breakfast and meals mentioned in the itinerary
– Bilingual local guide (English / Spanish)

Not Included

– International or Domestic Flights or Buses
National Park Entrance fees
– Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quotation please follow this link: World Nomads

Trip Reviews

12 Days – Buenos Aires, North of Argentina & Iguazu Falls

Lori & Mike Butler

Lori & Mike Butler

(5 / 5)

Really enjoyed our fist trip to Argentina - we´ll be back!

Dear Patty,

We learned about Say Hueque through the Internet as we looked for Argentina travel agents and looked at the comments. Say Hueque seemed like a good fit for 2 people traveling on their own and not speaking any Spanish.

Appreciated the pickup at the airports - that can always be a hassle. But really enjoyed the quality of the guides that we had. ALL were really enjoyable and knowledgeable on the areas we explored.

Our favorite hotel is Casa Sur Bellini Hotel in Buenos Aires - like the location, quality of room and breakfast was really delightful - the front desk and staff were very helpful as well.

All excursions were really good! But would have to say the day at Iguazu Falls was just phenomenal - just could never imagine the amount/strength of THAT MUCH WATER!!! Patty was pretty awesome - felt we could be in contact with her on any of our needs/concerns - but then each of the guides really did a nice job - would use any of them again.

The hotel in Mendoza was really the only disappointment - just wasn’t the quality that the others were - both the location and the facility.
BUT WE’D DO IT AGAIN IN A MINUTE!!! REALLY ENJOYED OUR FIRST TRIP TO ARGENTINA - WE’LL BE BACK!!

(also, Patty - our grandson really appreciated the Argentina coins!! Added to his collection of foreign coins!!)

Thank you ALL again for such a memorable trip!!

Buenos dias -

Mike and Lori


10.11.17

Paul Bhadha

Paul Bhadha

(5 / 5)

It was very pleasant working with Lujan and Say Hueque!

Dear Patty,

Thank you for all your help. Persis did go in the Estancia tour and had a good time. She also went to a soccer match and loved it.

Overall, we had a very good time!

We first learned about Say Hueque just from an internet search of Argentina vacations. Lujan immediately responded to inquiries and was very cooperative in planning the tour with Kashmira.

It was very pleasant working with Lujan and Say Hueque who agreed to our every request and let us book our own flights and hotels as needed. Some other travel agencies often want to book the hotels, themselves.

These were the highlights of our tour:

1. Iguazu Falls. Simply incredible and very good guide who took us everywhere
2. City Tour of Buenos Aires. Very nice city to visit and very knowledgable and friendly guide, Patty.
3. Changing of the Guard at Cabildo, Salta. Very nice to watch and we stumbled upon it only by accident, just before we were ready to catch a plane leaving Salta. Takes place at noon, every day, during the tourist season. Neither Say Huque nor our local guide, Ramon, mentioned this!
4. Live Open Air Concert in the town of Humahuaca. Again, this was just by accident. We were in Humahuaca during the last 30 minutes of the concert, primarily because we were late leaving our hotel for the trip.
5. Excursion to Cologne, Uruguay by ferry. Cologne is such a quaint town which has retained its charm and heritage. You must recommend that to your customers.

Our favorite hotel was the Sheraton in Salta. It was extremely nice. Relatively inexpensive, very spacious rooms, excellent food, and very modern, spacious, well equipped gym – the best I have seen in hotels. During my second stay, they were sold out, so they upgraded me to a giant suite with a separate study, kitchen, huge balcony, giant living room and dining area with a huge dining table with 10 chairs and complete tea service!

The best excursion was to the Iguazu Falls. Lot of sights, lot of walking in lush Green rain forests, lots of wild life. But the half-day tour of Buenos Aires was a very close second.

Of course we would like to mention Patty in Buenos Aires! Patty was excellent. Very knowledgeable, friendly, walked with us everywhere, and gave us enough time to do everything. Also helped us arrange other tours and recommended restaurants. We loved walking through the Recoleta Cementery and the Boca neighborhood, and the BA sights.

Patty, my only regret is that we didn’t get to see the Botanical Gardens. You said they would be closed on Monday but they were open until 5:30 p.m. on that day Unfortunately, we found that out only when we were driving past the Gardens at 5:25 p.m.

Our guide in Iguazu (I forget her name) was also very good. She escorted us everywhere and was very knowledgeable about the Falls, the river, the forest and the history.

The English-speaking guide at Buquebus was also very knowledgeable, very friendly, and walked with us everywhere in Cologne, Uruguay.

Sr. Ramal of Ramal Tours was very patient with my family who were always very late in leaving the hotel every day. He went out of his way to pick up and drop off my second daughter who was staying at a different location in Salta. He also rearranged the trip when he found out one of my daughters was sick on one day. So we did get to see everything, thanks to him. So we did give him good tips for his efforts (a total of about US $250)

What I didn’t like was that Ramal came to the airport to pick us up in a truck with an open bed (just like a pick-up truck but with 2 rows of seats) saying his other vehicle was in the shop! I was a little worried about our bags in the open bed of the truck being exposed to the tremendous amount of dust and also possible to the rain or somebody just stealing them. Every day (next 4 days) for our remaining excursions, he still brought this same truck! He should have arranged for the rental of some other vehicle if his van was in the repair shop.

Sr. Ramal said he had been in the tour business for 19 years. Although he was knowledgeable, he didn’t seem that enthusiastic about anything. He also didn’t want to accompany us anywhere where there would be any excessive walking or climbing (such as in the Inca ruins). He would walk with us up to a point and then tell us where to walk further and then go back to his truck.

Other than the town of Humahuaca and the Salt Flats which we liked, the excursions in Salta were not all that great. The Inca ruins were not worth visiting, especially in comparison with Machu Picchu. The food served at all places on our Salta excursions was of bad (with the exception of the hotel at Purmamarca where the food was very good). Although the mountains with their different colors are worth seeing, the drive to the mountains is not very pleasant because the roads are rough, the sun is very bright with not a cloud in the sky, and because it is so dry, it is extremely dusty with no trees or vegetation. Not fun driving through essentially a desert in a truck!

The town of Salta was probably the best part of our stay in Salta and the surrounding sites.

We never got the lunch promised us on the Buquebus tour. It was supposed to be a box lunch but the Buquebus guide said it would be at a restaurant and pointed out this restaurant when we were on the walking tour and then left us. When we went to the restaurant, the restaurant refused to honor the lunch vouchers that Say Hueque provided and said the vouchers were for a box lunch.

So we went to another restaurant which took very long to serve us and we had to pay for lunch out of our own pocket. Partly as a result of the long wait at the restaurant, we missed the ferry going back. While Buquebus allowed us to go on the next ferry, they said the regular class was sold out and we would have to pay the difference in fares between regular class and business class, which cost us an additional US $99 for the 4 tickets.

I will send some photos, later.

Best Regards,

Paul


07.08.17

Kelly and David Holland

Kelly and David Holland

(5 / 5)

We had the most wonderful 20th wedding anniversary celebration

Hi, Patricio and Patty

Firstly, I’m so sorry that it has taken me so long to write to you! We had a wonderful trip in Argentina and would love to come back again some day. As promised, here is some general feedback on the various aspects of our trip in February…...

Feedback for Say Hueque: Patricio, we really appreciated the quick responses to our queries when we were in the early stages of booking the holiday. We had no idea where to go or what to see, so your suggestions were really helpful. We also appreciated that you took notice of the types on hotels we were interested in staying in and also the activities that we were keen on. You were happy to make changes and to listen to our suggestions and you also worked to keep it within a reasonable budget. All in all, we were really delighted with the service that we received from you. Thanks!

Our favourite part of the trip was the week we spent in the North West driving ourselves. We would definitely like to do that again and spend more time in some of the villages and towns.

Feedback and thoughts on the various activities and places we stayed and visited: I have written reviews on TripAdvisor for most of them, you can find me under the username “fractal” if you’d like to read them

We liked all the hotels we stayed in. Each one was just right for its location and suited us perfectly. If we had to pick, probably our two favourites were Hacienda de Molinos in Molinos and Finca Adalgisa in Chacras de Coria.
Hacienda de Molinos had great charm and the food was excellent. We loved our room and would have liked to have spent a couple of days there. We had the best room at Finca Adalgisa….number 17, which has a very big terrace. The service was excellent and the breakfasts really good. We loved the summer house and the fact that we could go every evening for a glass of Malbec and a snack. The BoBo Hotel was also great….although I preferred our room when we first arrived, the room they gave us on our one night on our way out of Argentina at the end of the stay was much smaller and also very noisy. We liked it’s location in the city; it was great to walk around Palermo. The Vinas de Cafayate had great views and the room was nice. The food in their restaurant was also quite good. La Aldea de la Selva in Iguazu had the best breakfasts on our trip. The lodge was interesting and the room big, although it didn’t have much character. The staff were helpful with making restaurant suggestions and reservations. The Design Suites Hotel in Salta was great….our room on our first couple of nights was nicer than the room we had when we returned….the first room had a better view. The breakfasts were a little boring.
La Comarca in Purmamarca was really nice. It had great views of the mountains and was spacious.
Esplendor Calafate was also very good. Our room was really big and had a great view. The decor was interesting and the bathroom was lovely.

One thing we did notice…..Argentina is a wine country and yet only one or two of the hotels had wine glasses in the rooms….we had to ask!!

The agents on the ground were mostly very good.


30.03.17

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12 Days – Buenos Aires, North of Argentina & Iguazu Falls
Testimonials

Lori & Mike Butler

Really enjoyed our fist trip to Argentina - we´ll be back!

Paul Bhadha

It was very pleasant working with Lujan and Say Hueque!

Kelly and David Holland

We had the most wonderful 20th wedding anniversary celebration

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