Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls and Salta
Discover the wonders of northern Argentina in all its splendor. Visit Buenos Aires, a city with a rich and colorful history and know the culture and the seduction that surround the tango. Iguazú Falls declared a natural wonder of the world, and the majesty of nature. It then jumps into the northern end of the western region, famous for its stunning natural landscapes, deep gorges, colorful valleys and high plains. Here you can also visit Cafayate, known for its famous Malbec wines, and Jujuy, the birthplace of Argentine folk music.
What to do in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is a huge city, but most of the areas of interest are in the center of it. The locals call themselves porteños, celebrating the fact that Buenos Aires is a port city, born on the banks of the Rio de la Plata. Elegant and stylish, with a hint of European ambiance, you can feel the passion in this bustling city where culture, nightlife, food and drinks are priced reasonably affordably.
The day begins at El Microcentro, the center of the city of the 19th century, where proud porteños march along Avenida de la Florida. Continue to the neoclassical Metropolitan Cathedral, or join a walking tour of the center and you can get an overview of Buenos Aires. Look at what the opera or ballet shows us in the elaborate golden Colón Theater, pay your respects to Eva Perón in the Cementerio de la Recoleta, and see what is happening in La Boca.
La Casa Rosada, a palatial building known for its pink exterior, which houses the Argentine presidential office. In the Plaza de Mayo, the guide will show you the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo (City Hall) before arriving at the Colón Theater, a beautiful opera house built next to the Plaza de la República and the Obelisco de Buenos Aires.
Puerto Madero, one of the oldest districts of the city, on the way to San Telmo. Admire the well-preserved colonial architecture and do not be surprised if you see an improvised tango show in Plaza Dorrego. When you arrive in La Boca, a neighborhood created by Italian immigrants, soak up the atmosphere of the pastel-colored buildings of the main street, El Caminito. Get off the bus to see the local artists exhibiting their work and stroll down the pedestrian street.
Recoleta, one of the most exclusive neighborhoods of the city, famous for Recoleta Cemetery, elegant shops and outdoor cafes.
Tango show with dinner (afternoon):
Enjoy the seductive music and dance of Argentine tango during a captivating evening in an elegant tango club. You can choose between Café de los Angelitos or Tango Porteño (see below) and feel like being transported to a time when tango ruled the city of Buenos Aires. Watch the professional dancers with their impressive costumes and enjoy a dinner of delicious Argentine and international cuisine accompanied by a wide offer of wine: a truly unforgettable experience!
This day will take you to the pampas of Buenos Aires, to a typical ranch where you will enjoy and get a perspective of the gaucho culture. The gauchos are the famous horsemen (descendants of native Indians and Spanish settlers) who work in the ranches of Argentina and who have a clearly defined culture that manifests itself through folklore, music, dance and sport. At the Fiesta Gaucha, you will enjoy a reception with wine and empanadas, visit the museum and the church of Estancia, participate in horseback riding and sulky, enjoy a typical Argentine barbecue with wine and finally attend a folkloric show with Malambo and demonstrations of gaucho riding.
What to do in Iguazu Falls
Iguazu Falls are undoubtedly the most visited place in Misiones and one of the most impressive natural attractions in Argentina. On that day, you can enjoy a day trip on the Argentine side of the Iguazu Falls. During the tour, you will get to know and see this unforgettable section of the Iguazú River. The hidden treasures of this unique National Park on the lower and upper catwalks, and will take you on less traveled roads to show you the best views. The trails on this 210-square-mile reserve provide visitors with a number of views of the falls, especially the largest of them, the Devil’s Throat. The water sprayed on the Devil’s Throat is such that an endless rainbow is formed. Note: It will get wet with the water sprayed on the falls. The ride in the ecological train is included in the tour. You will return to your hotel in the afternoon.
In the morning, you will go to the other side of the border between Argentina and Brazil to enter the National Park of Iguazú on the Brazilian side. Here you can enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the falls during a walking tour through the passages that connect the different points of observation. As in football, Brazilians and Argentines are arguing about which side has the best views of the falls. What is clear is that both sides are different and spectacular in their own way. You can decide for yourself which side impresses you the most.
Tour the city of Salta and its colonial past through the Hispanic architecture of its houses and churches. Church of San Francisco, built in 1626 and rebuilt in 1870, has the highest tower in South America (53 m). The route continues to the hill of San Bernardo, where you can contemplate panoramic views of the city and the valleys of Lerma and Lagunilla, which is one of the most fertile regions of Argentina. You will travel through the Garganta Castellanos to reach the summer residential complex of San Lorenzo, located next to the river bank. On the way back, a stop will be made during the tour at the famous indigenous craft fair. At the end of the afternoon, you will have free time to visit one of the many cafés in the main square to contemplate the customs of the place and enjoy the authentic folk singers while savoring some wines.
That day you will enjoy excellent wines and the incredible landscape “Puna”. Cafayate, famous for its excellent white wines and magnificent silver craftsmanship, is a picturesque town located in the Las Conchas river valley. The route passes along Cerrillos, El Carril and Coronel Moldes until you reach the throat of the river Las Conchas, a natural monument of spectacular beauty, and then to Cafayate. The houses of the city show a mixture of baroque and colonial architecture from the end of the 19th century. The tour includes a visit and a wine tasting in one of the famous wineries in the area.
While traveling through the throat of Humahuaca on the way to Jujuy, you will visit a number of small villages, surrounded by a colorful and charming landscape. Natural erosion has carved interesting shapes into the rocks and will have time to stop, stroll and appreciate the stunning natural wonders. This area was declared a World Natural Monument by UNESCO for its colorful hills and unique natural formations. Each of the hills has unmistakable shapes, such as the Devil’s Throat, the Amphitheater, the Frog, the Obelisk and the Castles. In Jujuy, you will visit the cathedral, famous for its golden altar, a valuable piece of colonial art and the Government House, where the flag of Argentina was raised for the first time.