Exploring the Highlights of Northern Argentina
15 Days / 14 Nights
Buenos Aires – Posadas – Iberá – Iguazu – Salta – Purmamarca – Great Salt Flats – Humahuaca Gorge

Travel to the second largest wetlands in the world and explore the flora and fauna. Take in panoramic views and the thunderous waters of Iguazu. Enjoy an amazing landscape and culture with Salta exploration and the Great Salt Flats. Take in the mystery and history of the “Paris of the South” that is Buenos Aires. Wander cobblestone streets and enjoy the spirit of the tango. Let Kuoda show you just how enchanting a personalized Argentina tour can be.

DESTINATIONS
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Enjoy the amazing wildlife of the wetlands of Argentina, second only in size to those of Brazil.
  • Enjoy the spellbinding rush of water of the Argentine side of Iguazu.
  • Gaze upon the panoramic immensity from the Brazilian side of Iguazu.
  • Visit the Great Sal Flats and the Andean foothills in Salta.
  • Explore the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires, known as the “Paris of the South”.
  • Take in the culture of Buenos Aires with a dinner and tango show.

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ITINERARY
Welcome to Argentina

You will find us waiting for you when your international flight arrives in Buenos Aires. Look for the Kuoda sign with your name and the smile. We will escort you to your hotel, check you in, and help you get settled. You’ll then be able to rinse away the feeling of a long flight and enjoy a good night’s rest!

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Flight to Posadas

Upon arrival in Posadas you will be taken to a local estancia (typical Argentine ranch) in the Esteros del Iberá region, near the popular Iberá wetlands. Esteros del Iberá is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience; so much more than just a tour. This is the perfect place for travelers who want to experience ecotourism, explore an off-the-beaten-path destination in Argentina, and be in close contact with nature and local fauna.

The estancia is the perfect base to explore the area and enjoy a typical gaucho environment. This is much more akin to a family house than a hotel, so you will have the chance to try homemade food and learn about the inhabitants’ traditional customs.

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Wetland Wildlife Exploration

After breakfast we will sail towards the Corrientes Stream where an unforgettable fauna-exploration awaits us amongst the famous floating islands of the Iberá lagoon. The “embalsados” are floating islands made up of aquatic roots and sediments. Their thickness can vary from a few inches up to 7 feet, allowing 330 pounds marsh deer to walk across them.

 

Take a boat trip to see alligators and capybaras, and enjoy some flora and fauna sightseeing. The natural reserve is home to some exotic species declared Provincial Natural Monument like the marsh deer and some impressive aquatic vegetation.

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Wetland Wildlife Exploration

Enjoy a second day in paradise! Did you get that photo of a cute capybara? If not, you will have a second chance today. You can take another boat tour and continue exploring Iberá in depth or try something new. This is your chance to feel like a cowboy in the wild! Take a horseback ride along the Iberá marshes and learn the land like a real Argentine gaucho.

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Travel from Iberá to Iguazú

Say goodbye to the awe-inspiring sunrise of Iberá and get ready to continue your journey. In the morning, you’ll be picked up and driven to Posadas, approximately four hours away.

Once you arrive in Posadas you’ll continue with private transportation to Puerto Iguazú (300km away), the gateway to the famous Iguazú Falls. This journey takes about five hours, but passes through beautiful scenery and so the time will fly by!

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Exploring the Argentine Side of the Falls

Today our driver and bilingual guide will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to the National Park, on the Argentine side. The falls are surrounded by a humid subtropical forest where the exuberant vegetation is home to many different species of animals and birds.

The Argentine side of the falls is filled with a myriad of paths, walkways and stairways which allow you to have an experience from many different perspectives.

 

You will also have the chance to meet “The Devil’s Throat” the largest of the falls and for many the most spellbinding.

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Exploring the Brazilian Side of the Falls
After breakfast, enjoy a 3-4 hour excursion to the Brazilian side of Iguazú Falls. Don’t forget your passport! While Argentina has 80% of the falls on its side, Brazil has the best panoramic view.
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Flight to Salta
Today, prepare to leave the jungle and fly to the incredible North of Argentina! At the appropriate time we’ll pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the airport to take your flight to Salta, also called “La Linda” (the beautiful). Salta is the chosen jumping-off point for travelers seeking to explore the North of Argentina. From here, you can visit the most outstanding natural wonders of the area: the Humahuaca Gorge and the Seven Colors Hill in Jujuy.
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Purmamarca and the Great Salta Flats
We’ll pick you up at your hotel to start a two-day trip to Purmamarca and the Great Salt Flats, a solid ocean of white, 13100 feet above sea level!Our first destination is the small town of Campo Quijano, best known as the Gateway to the Puna. Later, we will visit the impressive Quebrada del Toro, a natural wonder where human-sized cacti stand amongst a backdrop of eroded mountain peaks which emerge from the golden sand like giant fingers.

 

The cherry on top will be the surreal landscape of the Great Salt Flats. The natural light and reflections provide the perfect opportunity for endless photo fun. Test your creativity!

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Humamarca Gorge to Yungas
We’ll pick you up early in the morning to begin your 13-hour trip exploring the Humahuaca Gorge, declared a UNESCO Heritage Site. Humahuaca Gorge is home to a bunch of amazing natural monuments like the Seven Color Hill, the Pucará de Tilcara (a ramshackled yet well-restored fortress), and the Paleta del Pintor (Painter Palette) in Maimará village, an impressive multi-colored mountain range. 

Our adventurous path will then lead us through the Yungas, the green-tinted jungle of the North, past breathtaking natural monuments until ultimately reaching the picturesque town of Humahuaca. Wander amongst colonial houses and streets, get a feel for the old-world serenity that still survives in this setting.

Huamahuaca Gorge Salta Argentina
Calchaqui Valley and Los Cardones National Park
It’s time to prepare your two-day bag and hit the road again towards the jaw-dropping Calchaqui Valley. Little pre-Columbian villages are spread all over the valley, with amazing gorges backdropped by multi-colored mountains. 

We’ll see enormous cacti while passing through Los Cardones National Park on our way to Cachi, a famous village where Spanish and native tradition combine to form the most beautiful architecture. In the afternoon, we’ll hit the road again to continue exploring the valleys and get to the town of Molinos and Angastaco, just before visiting Las Flechas Gorge, a special rocky formation which creates a labyrinth of sharp high peaks.

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Calchaqui Valley
On the second day of this Calchaqui Valley adventure you’ll leave Cafayate and be immersed directly into the forbidding universe of Las Conchas Gorge, where erosion has carved mysterious red shapes into the rocks. 

The highlight of the day will be the Amphitheater and the famous Devil’s Throat. The amphitheater is a natural semicircular formation (65 feet high), and is home to intimate concerts performed by local artists.

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Flight to Buenos Aires
This is the end of your northern trip, but the beginning of your urban exploration of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. At the appropriate time, we’ll pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the airport to take your flight back to Buenos Aires. 

You can explore the cobblestone, tree-lined streets of Palermo Soho in search of some one-of-a-kind Porteño fashion stores or discover the incredible street art in the area. If you’re leaving on a Saturday or Sunday, you may have the chance to visit one of the city markets, only open on weekends.

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Buenos Aires City Tour / Evening Dinner and Tango Show
Over the course of a half-day today you will have the chance to visit the historical and political center of the city; Plaza de Mayo and the presidential house. Next, we’ll move on to San Telmo with its cobblestone streets and the oldest residential neighborhood, and then to La Boca where Buenos Aires turns colorful and tango is ever present. 

In the evening we’ll pick you up from your hotel to take you to a mystical place where you’ll discover one of our most ancient traditions. You will enjoy a three-hour professional display of tango and music with a group of local artists onstage immersed in an elegant and alluring place. This spectacular demonstration of the finest local dancing will be accompanied by delicious Argentine and international cuisine.

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Return Home

At the appropriate time, we will bring you to the airport for your journey home. Your host will help you to check-in to your flight and wish you buen viaje!

Like the sound of this Argentina private tour? Get in touch with Kuoda and we’ll start devising your very own customized Argentina private travel experience.

 

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INCLUDED
  • Personalized itinerary planning
  • A Kuoda host to assist you in every location
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary
  • All gratuities
NOT INCLUDED
  • International flights to and from your home country
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not specified
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