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  • Explore amazing Argentina on this 7-night tour taking you from the colourful culture of its capital to its breathtaking and varied natural scenery. 
  • Head out to explore Buenos Aires, Salta, Cafayate and Purmamarca and embark on a myriad of amazing adventures during your trip including a tango lesson!
  • Our members will stay in a choice of three hotel categories along the way with comfortable rooms and convenient locations.
  • Choose to extend your journey with an extension to discover the sensational Iguazu Falls!

Your Destinations

Buenos Aires

The city of Buenos Aires is the capital of the Argentine Republic and is located in the southern hemisphere. Including the metropolitan area, the total population of Buenos Aires is above ten million, making it one of the 10th most populated urban centres in the world. The Río de la Plata and the Riachuelo are the natural borders of the city on the east and south, respectively. The rest of the metropolitan perimeter is surrounded by the General Paz Avenue from north to west. This avenue provides a fast connection between the city and the Greater Buenos Aires, a densely populated area with important business and industrial activity. 

Buenos Aires is one of the most fascinating cities in both Latin America and the world. Be it for its splendid and varied architecture, with its old Colonial buildings, French palaces and state-of-the-art skyscrapers; for its vibrant nightlife and endless cultural options; or maybe just for the rich identity of the Porteños, who proudly bear the European heritage of their ancestors, more and more are coming to visit.

Salta

Fast becoming one of the Argentina’s must-sees, Salta is an old colonial city filled with remarkable architecture, rugged natural landscapes, mountains, vineyards and valleys. Its beating heart, the city of Salta, has emerged only in the last few years as a shining beacon on the tourist map. The winning blend of sophistication, Latin gregariousness and frontier hospitality makes the mountainous region as charming as it is. 

Purmamarca

Purmamarca is a charming village located in the Jujuy province. The higlight of this village is the magnificent Seven Colours Hill which looms over the town and creates a stunning picturesque backdrop. This area is surrounded by breathtaking desert landscapes and is home to a popular crafts market and many shops selling colourful textiles.

Iguazu Falls

Uncover the beauty of Iguazu and its towering waterfalls! Located on the border between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, this group of more than 200 waterfalls is a must-see in South America, and is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Surrounded by lush nature, these falls make up the largest waterfall system in the world and are bound to surprise you. Immerse yourself in this experience and be sure not to miss out on this  unforgettable beauty.

Our Offer

Offer 1:
7 Nights
Self Drive Discover the North West of Argentina Tour

OR

Offer 2: 
9 Nights
Self Drive Discover the North West of Argentina Tour with Iguazu Falls Extension

Self Drive discover the North West of Argentina - b&b, 3* & 4*. 7 nights

Offer 2 : Self Drive discover the North West of Argentina & extension Iguacu falls  - 3* & 4*. 9 nights

Your Tour Itinerary In Brief

Day 1: Arrival in Buenos Aires (International flight)
Day 2:
 Buenos Aires - Guided Tour
Day 3:
 Buenos Aires - Salta
Day 4:
 Salta - Cafayate 
Day 5:
Cachi - Cafayate - Salta
Day 6:
 Salta - Purmamarca 
Day 7:
 Purmamarca - Salta
Day 8:
 Salta - Buenos Aires
Day 9: Buenos Aires Departure (International flight)

If you choose to add the Iguazu Falls extension, you will follow the following itinerary.

Day 1-7: Itinerary as above
Day 8: Buenos Aires - Puerto Iguazu 
Day 9: Puerto Iguazu 
Day 10: Puerto Iguazu - Departure

Your Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Buenos Aires - International flight 

Day 2: Buenos Aires - Guided Tour

Upon arrival at Buenos Aires International Airport, your driver will meet you at the airport with a sign that has your name on, then will transfer you to your accommodation.

You will start your trip to Buenos Aires by going to your hotel or to "Tortoni", one of the oldest cafés in the city! In this café, your guide will introduce you to Buenos Aires. After this small presentation, you will venture to the famous Plaza de Mayo, facing the Casa Rosada (presidential house). Then, walk along the docks of Puerto Madero, an old port nowadays renovated into a modern and trendy district. You will then be guided to the famous district of La Boca, known for its colourful jail houses and Tango dancers in the street. To end this morning, follow your guide into the bohemian and popular neighbourhood of San Telmo, one of the oldest in the city. Today there are antique shops, bookstores, hardware stores, milongas and flea markets to explore. Meals at your leisure. Overnight in Buenos Aires. 

Included :  
- Private transfer from airport to accommodation in Buenos Aires 
- Private guided tour of Buenos Aires with English speaking guide (4h) 
- Initiation into Tango dancing in English 
- Tango Show 
- Dinner (drinks included).

Day 2: Buenos Aires - Salta
Today, your driver will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to Buenos Aires Airport for your flight to Salta. Domestic flight not included. Upon arrival at Salta airport, you will pick up your rental car and journey to your hotel. 

You will then have the rest of the day free to discover the beautiful Salta. You can visit the cathedral, the cultural centre of the Americas, the North Historical Museum (Cabildo), the San Francisco Menor Basilica, the San Bernardo Convent or the Güemes Monument - there's much to discover here. The ascent of Cerro San Bernardo allows you to enjoy a beautiful panoramic view. We advise you to make a stop at the craft market where you can make some purchases of local origin. Meals at your leisure. Overnight in Salta.

Included : 
- Private transfer from accommodation to airport in Buenos Aires
- Rental car Prisma (or similar), unlimited mileage, partial insurance with deductible (with conditions)
Day 3: Salta - Cafayate
After breakfast, you will begin your drive to Cafayate and take the road to the Lerma Valley. Your journey will take you across small tobacco fields and villages with colonial architecture. You then return to the Quebrada of Río Las Conchas where the curious geological formations eroded by wind and water take centre stage. Then continue on to arrive in Cafayate, internationally renowned for the grape varieties of its wines, especially the Torrontés that can be tried during tastings in the bodegas. Night in Cafayate.

Included:
Rental car Prisma (or similar), unlimited mileage, partial insurance with deductible (with conditions)

Day 4: Cachi - Cafayate - Salta
Depart your hotel and head out on the tracks of the fabulous National Road 40, where time seems to have stopped. You will cross the picturesque villages of Angastaco, Molinos and Seclantás, high places of calchaqui crafts - this is a great opportunity to bring back authentic memories and treasures of Argentina. This region is also ideal for viticulture. Then continue to the village of Cachi, at the foot of the Nevado Mountain (alt 6,384 m), where you can visit the museums of the city. Enjoy entrance to the pre-cordillera of the Andes by the green landscapes of the Quebrada de Escoipe Canyon. Make your way to Salta for the end of the day. Meals at your leisure. Overnight in Salta.

Included : 
Rental car Prisma (or similar), unlimited mileage, partial insurance with deductible (with conditions)

After breakfast, you leave for Cafayate , take the road to the Lerma Valley.

You cross small tobacco fields and villages with colonial architecture. You then return to the Quebrada of Río Las Conchas where all the interest is in the curious geological formations eroded by wind and water. Arrive in Cafayate , internationally renowned for the grape varieties of its wines, especially the Torrontés that can be tasted during tastings in the bodegas.

Day 5: Salta - Purmamarca 
This morning, take the road towards Purmamarca. During the journey, you will make a first stop at the incredible salt desert of Salinas Grandes, the largest salt lake in Argentina. You will be a spectator of a landscape as breathtaking as it is intriguing. Then, continue your route towards the Lipán Coast where condors usually meet (about 40 minute drive). Finally, you will reach the village of Purmamarca, located in Quebrada de Humahuaca (about 30 minute drive). Here you have the opportunity to view the Hill of Seven Colours and its spectrum of colours that tell the geological history of the Andes. Enjoy panoramic views and spectacular scenery here as you take in this epic spot. Meals at your leisure. Overnight in Purmamarca.

Included:
- Rental car Prisma (or similar), unlimited mileage, partial insurance with deductible (with conditions)

Day 6: Purmamarca - Salta
Today you will take the road back to Salta. We recommend a first stop in Maimara to enjoy the Paleta del Pintor. Then you will leave for San Salvador de Jujuy. Here you can discover the Cathedral and particularly its chair carved in the wood and lamée d'or as well as its statues of Lola Mora. Weather permitting, you can return to Salta via the ledge, a narrow road lined with abundant subtropical vegetation with several passages near dams. Otherwise, you can go back by the highway (250km, about 3h30 of road between Humahuaca and Salta). Meals at your leisure. Overnight in Salta.

Included :
- Rental car Prisma (or similar), unlimited mileage, partial insurance with deductible (with conditions)
Day 7: Salta - Buenos Aires
3 hours before your flight, you will leave your rental car at the airport office and then take your flight to Buenos Aires. Domestic flight not included. When you arrive at Buenos Aires airport, your driver will take you to your accommodation. At the end of the day, your local driver picks you up at your hotel. During this evening you will discover a real show of Argentine Tango. The evening begins with an introduction to tango, then you will attend a magnificent tango show composed of professional musicians and dancers while enjoying a wonderful meal. At the end of your dinner and once the tango show is over, your driver will drive you to your hotel. Lunch is at your leisure. Dinner included. Overnight in Buenos Aires.

Included:
Rental car Prisma (or similar), unlimited mileage, partial insurance with deductible (with conditions)
- Private Transfer with driver from the airport to the accommodation in Buenos Aires
- Shared Transfer with driver to and from the hotel - Cabaret
- Initiation of tango in English
- Tango Show
- Dinner (drinks included)

Day 8: Buenos Aires
Spend your last few moments in this impressive city before your driver picks you up at your hotel two hours before take-off, for your final transfer to Buenos Aires International Airport. 

Included:
- Private transfer from accommodation to airport in Buenos Aires.

o Rental car Prisma (or similar), unlimited mileage, partial insurance with deductible (with conditions).

o Transfer in private service with driver francophone airport - accommodation in Buenos Aires

o Transfer in shared service with Spanish speaking driver to and from the hotel - Cabaret

o Initiation of tango in English

o Tango Show

o Dinner (drinks included)

Your Optional Extension

Following your Self Drive Discover the North West of Argentina Tour, you may opt to extend your trip with a 3-night extension to Iguazu Falls. When choosing this option, you will take part in days 1 to 7 of the Tour, and will then continue with the following itinerary.

Day 8: Buenos Aires - Puerto Iguazu
This morning your driver will take you to the domestic airport of Buenos Aires for your flight to Puerto Iguazu. Upon arrival at Puerto Iguazu airport, your private driver will meet you and take you to your accommodation. Meals at leisure. Night in Puerto Iguazu. 

Included: 
- Private transfer from accommodation to airport in Buenos Aires
- Private transfer from airport to accommodation in Puerto Iguazu.

Day 9: Puerto Iguazu
This morning, your private driver and guide will pick you up at your hotel for a day of adventure. Head to the Iguazu National Park and discover the wonder of Iguazu Falls, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO and also "Natural Wonder of the World". 

From the many trails and footbridges that crisscross the Park do not miss the impressive Garganta del Diablo (literally "Devil's Gorge") and its 80 meters of waterfall that makes it the highest of the 270 waterfalls of the Park. 

Throughout your walk, you may have the chance to see monkeys, turtles, little crocodiles, coatis (sorts of raccoons), butterflies and tropical birds that live in this wonderful place. In the late afternoon you will be escorted back to your hotel. Meals at leisure. Night in Puerto Iguazu. 

Included: 
- Private excursion to Argentinian Falls from your hotel with a guide  
- Entrance to the National Park 

Day 10: Puerto Iguazu - Buenos Aires
This morning, your driver and your private guide will pick you up at your hotel then, you will cross the border and go into Brazil to observe Iguazu Falls in their entirety. 
Be sure to bring your passport and your raincoat. Take a guided tour of the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls and marvel at the panoramic views of 270 waterfalls, some 40 to 80 metres high! In the late morning you will be transferred to your hotel. 


After returning from the excursion, your guide will advise that you enjoy a a Churrasqueria (buffet of meat) for the lunch or to visit The Parque das Ave (bird park - option recommend, entry not included) where you can enjoy your own picnic or dine at one of the two cafeterias in the park. 

Two hours before your flight is scheduled to depart, take your private transfer to Puerto Iguazu airport where you take your international flight back home.

Included  : 
- Excursion to the Brazilian Falls in private service from your hotel with a guide 
- Entrances to the park
- Private transfer with English speaking Hispano chauffeur from accommodation to airport in Puerto Iguazu

Your Tour Hotels

During this tour, our members will have the choice between bed & breakfast hotels, 3* hotels or 4* hotelsIf you choose the extended stay with the optional extension to Iguazu, you will have the choice between 3* or 4* hotels.  

You will also benefit from 1 dinner (excluding drinks) as per the itinerary. 

Bed & Breakfast Hotels

Your Tour Hotels
Buenos Aires: Hotel Address (or similar) 
Salta: Hotel Del Virrey (or similar) 
Cafayate: Los Sauces (or similar) 
Purmamarca: Mirador del Virrey 
(or similar)
Purmamarca 

3* Hotels

Your Tour Hotels
Buenos Aires: Hotel Arc Recoleta 3* (or similar)
Salta: Villa Vicuna 3* (or similar) 
Cafayate: Villa Vicuna 3* (or similar) 
Purmamarca: La Comamarca 3* (or similar) 

Iguazu: Hotel La Aldea 3* (or similar) (Only for the Iguazu extension)

4* Hotels

Your Tour Hotels
Buenos Aires: Hotel Madero 4* (or similar) 
Salta: Design Suite 4* (or similar) 
Cafayate: Patios de Cafayate  4* (or similar) 
Purmamarca: Manantial del Silencio 4* (or similar) 

Iguazu: Hotel Amerian 4* (or similar) (Only for the Iguazu extension)

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
or
Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child

Please note: the bed for the 3rd guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed. If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.

Your Journey

Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.

Domestic flights are included from Buenos Aires to Salta and from Salta to Buenos Aires.

The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Private and shared transfers are included as per the itinerary for flight-inclusive offers.

Clients will receive a document before departure with all info on their transfers. The meeting point will be given as well as all contact details. Their driver will be waiting for same on arrival at the aiport with a board with their name. 

For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly.

Car Hire: Car hire is included with Rental car Prisma (or similar) is included with unlimited mileage, partial insurance with deductibles (with conditions).

Members will pick up their car on day 2 of the tour and have the car for day 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 where they will drop their rental car at the airport office before taking the flight to Buenos Aires.

Weather

Jan
min : 20°C max : 31°C
Feb
min : 19°C max : 29°C
Mar
min : 17°C max : 27°C
Apr
min : 14°C max : 23°C
May
min : 10°C max : 19°C
Jun
min : 8°C max : 16°C
Jul
min : 7°C max : 15°C
Aug
min : 9°C max : 18°C
Sep
min : 10°C max : 19°C
Oct
min : 13°C max : 22°C
Nov
min : 16°C max : 25°C
Dec
min : 18°C max : 28°C

Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here.

 

Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel. 


Entry Requirements 

You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 

If your passport describes you as a British Citizen, you do not need a visa to enter Argentina. For non-British citizens, you should check the current entry requirements on the website of the Foreign Ministry and if necessary, confirm with the Argentinean Embassy. 


Health
 

For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip. In the event that you are referred to a medical facility for treatment, you should contact your insurance/medical assistance company immediately. 

UK health authorities have classified Argentina as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the website of the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance. 

In More Detail

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include a city/accommodation/tourism tax payable locally.

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

What's Included

  • Standard Rooms in Bed & Breakfast, 3* or 4* hotels as per itinerary or similar
  • Private guided tour in Buenos Aires
  • Tango Show with dinner
  • Initiation of Tango in English
  • Private Transfer with driver from the airport to accommodation in Buenos Aires
  • Private Transfer with chauffeur from accommodation to airport in Buenos Aires
  • Rental car Prisma (or similar), unlimited mileage, partial insurance with deductibles (with conditions)
  • Private Transfer with driver from airport to accommodation in Buenos Aires
  • Shared Transfer with driver to and from the hotel - Cabaret
  • Private Transfer with chauffeur from accommodation to airport in Buenos Aires
  • Excursion to the Argentinian Falls in Iguazu (offer 2 only)
  • Entrances to the National Park
  • Excursion to the Brazillian Falls in Iguazu (offer 2 only)
  • Entrance to the National Park

Not Included

  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special requests on food, and meals.
  • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays
  • Domestic flights
  • Luggage supplement on domestic flights (15kgs baggage allowance per person and 08kgs in cabin baggage per person on Aerolineas flights )
  • The tourist tax
  • Meals and drinks (unless otherwise stated)
  • Tips (at discretion: 10% of the bill in bars, restaurants, cafes / 1 USD per day and per person per driver / 2 USD per day and per person per guide)
  • Optional activities

Car Hire

Please note you cannot be guaranteed a specific make of car within a certain group.
The minimum age for driving a hire car in Argentina is 21 and drivers must have held a full driving licence for a least 1 year.

The lead name on the booking will be confirmed as the named driver.  The named driver must present a credit card in their name when collecting the car (credit cards in other names will not be accepted).

The named driver must also present a full valid driving licence on collection of the vehicle and in some cases a credit card or cash deposit will be required.

Please ensure that you check your car hire documents carefully once received as this will advise if there are any taxes/charges to be paid locally as well as potential mileage restrictions.

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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