Argentine Explorer

Argentine Explorer

Enjoy the bustling streets of Buenos Aires, the quiet valleys of Salta, and the raw power of Iguazu Falls on a journey from the pre-Incan to the colonial in Argentina’s cities and countryside.

Suggested Itinerary-at-a-glance:

Itinerary Description:

Argentina's capital city, Buenos Aires, is your first stop, with its wealth of history and melting pot of cultures yours to explore on city tours and in a cabaret tango show. Continue just north of the city to San Antonio de Areco and the charm of the countryside and the gaucho way of life. Explore the undulating pampas from La Bamba de Areco, a hotel housed in one of the oldest estancias in the region.

Next, travel to the foothills of the Andes and Salta, a town known for its distinct "Spanish" architecture and influence. Discover the sleeping children of Llullaillaco at the High Mountain Archeology Museum in Salta City, and more pre-Incan roots in tiny villages in Humahuaca Gorge. The House of Jasmines Estancia de Charme, located in a colonial mansion, is your luxurious retreat in Salta's picturesque hills.

The wine-rich area of Cafayate is next, with the historic Patios de Cafayate Hotel & Spa your gateway to the fertile valleys and vineyards.The colonial-era confines of the hotel contrast with the millennium-old ruins of Quilmes in the Calchaquies Valley, one of the last indigenous strongholds to succumb to Spanish conquistadors. Sample the best wines of the region at two of the dozens of producers located in the valley, tasting popular varietals including malbec, torrontés, and more.

Conclude your expedition in Brazil, staying inside Iguazu National Park at the resplendent Hotel das Cataratas directly across from the Falls. From here you will explore the Argentine and Brazilian sides of Iguazu Falls, each unique and breathtaking. Take a wild ride on the river beneath the rushing waters and discover the colorful flora and fauna in the jungles.

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