Buenos Aires to Salta: Highlights of the Northwest | Yampu Tours

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Buenos Aires to Salta: Highlights of the Northwest

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PRIVATE TOUR - 9 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$3434+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Soaking up Salta, a northwestern city where time stands still, with colonial architecture as fascinating as its indigenous history.
  • Relishing a wine tour through the vineyards and wineries of Cafayate, a burgeoning wine region in northwest Argentina.
  • Marveling at the intricate footwork of tango dancers at a prestigious show in Buenos Aires, performed by the most talented in the city.
  • Experiencing Buenos Aires, a truly unique capital city thanks to a blend of European influences and South American charisma.
  • Glimpsing the Argentine gaucho culture in the Pampas with a folklore and gaucho show along with a traditional asado; a delicious barbecue meal.
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Tour Overview

Yampu’s tour from Buenos Aires to Salta, includes highlights of Northwest Argentina. Discover Salta, in colonial Argentina, originally founded by the Spanish in 1582 as an outpost between Buenos Aires and Lima. In this northwestern city, time stands still with colonial architecture as fascinating as its indigenous history. This region, well-known for its wineries, also offers Indian folklore, traditions, and art mixed with Spanish cultural heritage.

Relish a wine tour through the vineyards and wineries of Cafayate, and glimpse the Argentine gaucho culture in the Pampas with a traditional asado; a delicious barbecue meal.

This trip can be customized to fit your individual travel dates and any specific requests you may have. Your travel consultant will prepare a customized itinerary for you. We offer a choice of 3, 4, 5-star and deluxe hotels.

We look forward to catering your trip!

Inclusions
Prices include hotel accommodation including daily continental breakfast, city tours in English including all entrance fees, all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling, and meals where specified. Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included.
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Double £$3139 £$3434 £$3747 £$4152
Single £$5560 £$6219 £$6845 £$7655

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Flight to Buenos Aires

Take the overnight flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Take the overnight flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Day
2

Buenos Aires

Arrive in Buenos Aires, and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon tour of Buenos Aires, an impressive city that combines the atmosphere of an old European town with the vibrant features of a Latin American capital. In this tour, acquire a deep understanding of its characteristics, its history, its architecture, its culture and its best stories. Visit the center of the city, San Telmo, La Boca, Puerto Madero and Palermo, with stops in Plaza de Mayo, Caminito and La Recoleta.
Note: check-in is normally after 2 pm. Early check-in may be granted subject to availability (not confirmed). Also, tour is done on group basis and may involve wait times picking up other passengers at different hotels. It is recommended that this tour be done privately in order to avoid this, at an additional cost one can upgrade to private, please ask a travel consultant.
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Day
3

Fiesta Gaucha

Full-day excursion to an estancia for a typical barbeque lunch and a folklore/gaucho show. Here, learn about the customs of the Argentinean gauchos and their abilities on horseback that will leave the audience breathless. The meat will be cooked a lo gaucho, outdoors on the barbeque. Lunch and drinks included. Afternoon, return to Buenos Aires. Operates every day except Tuesday.

Full-day excursion to an estancia for a typical barbeque lunch and a folklore/gaucho show. Here, learn about the customs of the Argentinean gauchos and their abilities on horseback that will leave the audience breathless. The meat will be cooked a lo gaucho, outdoors on the barbeque. Lunch and drinks included. Afternoon, return to Buenos Aires. Operates every day except Tuesday.

Fiesta_Gaucha
Day
4

Buenos Aires

Day of leisure in Buenos Aires to explore on one’s own.
At night, see an unforgettable tango show performed by the best dancers and singers while enjoying a delicious meal at Esquina Carlos Gardel. This world-famous tango show features the glamour of the 1930s in a romantic and intimate setting. This is the perfect way to leave Buenos Aires, the city of tango. Three-course dinner and Argentinean wine included.

Day of leisure in Buenos Aires to explore on one’s own.
At night, see an unforgettable tango show performed by the best dancers and singers while enjoying a delicious meal at Esquina Carlos Gardel. This world-famous tango show features the glamour of the 1930s in a romantic and intimate setting. This is the perfect way to leave Buenos Aires, the city of tango. Three-course dinner and Argentinean wine included.

Tango_Argentina
Day
5

Buenos Aires - Salta

Morning transfer to the airport to take the flight to Salta. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Tour of Salta, a charming colonial city with historic and artistic treasures, and a picturesque old-fashioned atmosphere. There is an interesting combination of relics from the Spanish colonial period and the traditions of the indigenous people which are very much alive today. Visit the Cathedral, San Francisco Church, 9th of July Square, Legislative Palace and San Lorenzo residential district. Return to the hotel.

Morning transfer to the airport to take the flight to Salta. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Tour of Salta, a charming colonial city with historic and artistic treasures, and a picturesque old-fashioned atmosphere. There is an interesting combination of relics from the Spanish colonial period and the traditions of the indigenous people which are very much alive today. Visit the Cathedral, San Francisco Church, 9th of July Square, Legislative Palace and San Lorenzo residential district. Return to the hotel.

Day
6

Humahuaca Gorge

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Full-day excursion to Humahuaca Gorge, visiting the city of Jujuy to see a beautiful gilded pulpit at the Basilica Church, a masterpiece of art from the colonial period. Then, visit the famous and picturesque Quebrada de Humahuaca, where one can take in the breathtaking beauty of this region. Stop at various Indian villages along the way, including Purmamarca, Tilcara (Inka Pukara and Archeological Museum) and other charming spots with incredible colorful landscapes. Afternoon return to Salta.
Note: If this day falls on a Wednesday or Saturday, this tour can be replaced with the Safari to the Clouds on four-wheel drive vehicles: Depart at 6 am along the “Way up to the Clouds,” following the railway road of the famous “Train to the Clouds” through Quebrada del Toro up to San Antonio de los Cobres. Next, cross the Puna along Road 40 and get to Salinas Grandes in Jujuy. Finally, go down the slope of Cuesta de Lipan to the picturesque town of Purmamarca, at the bottom of the famous Seven-Color Mountain. Return to Salta at around 9:30 pm. Snacks and drinks included.
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Humahuaca
Day
7

Calchaqui Valleys

Embark on a 2-day private excursion through the Calchaqui Valleys. Drive up to the Cuesta del Obispo, a mountain pass (3,400-meters in altitude), arriving at the small, picturesque indigenous town of Cachi, which lays across a spectacular cactus-covered plateau with magnificent snow-covered mountains ranging behind it. Then, make a short visit to the archaeological museum and a small church. Overnight in Cachi at the Hosteria El Cortijo.

Embark on a 2-day private excursion through the Calchaqui Valleys. Drive up to the Cuesta del Obispo, a mountain pass (3,400-meters in altitude), arriving at the small, picturesque indigenous town of Cachi, which lays across a spectacular cactus-covered plateau with magnificent snow-covered mountains ranging behind it. Then, make a short visit to the archaeological museum and a small church. Overnight in Cachi at the Hosteria El Cortijo.

Calchaqui Valley
Day
8

Cafayate

In the morning, set off toward the traditional town of Seclantas and the historical Molinos village. In Molinos, visit the vicunas’ farm. Then, pass by the Moon Valley at Las Flechas Gorge, Angastaco and San Carlos, visiting the vineyards and cellars at Cafayate. On the way back to Salta, visit the impressive Gorge of Las Conchas, more than 80 kilometers of magnificent colorful mountains. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.

In the morning, set off toward the traditional town of Seclantas and the historical Molinos village. In Molinos, visit the vicunas’ farm. Then, pass by the Moon Valley at Las Flechas Gorge, Angastaco and San Carlos, visiting the vineyards and cellars at Cafayate. On the way back to Salta, visit the impressive Gorge of Las Conchas, more than 80 kilometers of magnificent colorful mountains. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.

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Day
9

Salta – Buenos Aires – Home

Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival there, transfer to the international airport for connecting flight back home.

Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival there, transfer to the international airport for connecting flight back home.

Buenos Aires

Salta, Salta Province, Argentina

Places You'll See

  • Buenos Aires

    One of South America’s most stunning cities, Buenos Aires will charm and delight anyone who walks its dazzling streets. Enjoy watching a tango show or visiting the many shopping centers such as Alto Palermo, or Paseo Alcorta. Buenos Aires is also home to several music festivals such as Quilmes Rock, Creamfields BA, and the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival.

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    Salta

    There is much to see and do in the beautiful city of Salta. Spend some time at the MAAM Museum, home to some of the best preserved mummies in the world. Take a day trip on the Tren a las Nubes, or “Train to the Clouds” to the little village of La Povorilla, nearly 14,000 feet above sea level. Also enjoy guided walking tours and horseback riding.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Buenos Aires : Savoy Hotel, BA

Buenos Aires : Rendez-Vous Hotel

Salta : Delvino Boutique Hotel

Salta : Hotel del Virrey

Salta : Bloomers Hotel

4 Star Properties

Yangon : Savoy Hotel

Buenos Aires : Loi Suites, BA

Buenos Aires : Hotel Madero

Buenos Aires : Design CE

Salta : Sheraton Salta

Salta : Finca Valentina

Salta : Design Suites Salta Hotel

Salta : Kkala Boutique Hotel

5 Star Properties

Buenos Aires : Hub Porteno

Buenos Aires : Legado Mitico, BA

Buenos Aires : Sofitel Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires : MIO Buenos Aires

Salta : Legado Mitico Hotel

Luxury Properties

Buenos Aires : Algodon Mansion

Buenos Aires : Duhau Park Hyatt

Buenos Aires : Alvear Palace

Salta : House of Jasmines

Testimonials

Sue

Traveled March, 2008

We really enjoyed all the hotels and the tours you recommended!

Thanks for checking in. We had an excellent time in Chile and Argentina. Everything worked out perfectly. It was very comforting to have someone meet us in each city and facilitate our tours, while allowing us plenty of time on our own. All of the transfers and pick-ups were perfectly on time and were with very kind and helpful guides and drivers. Our only problem was in Chicago on our way home when our flight was cancelled, but there was really nothing anyone could do at that point. Otherwise everything was great! We really enjoyed all the hotels and the tours you recommended and look forward to working with you again in the future. Thanks again!

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Sabrina P.

Traveled September, 2014

I truly enjoyed every single minute I was in South America.

Thank you so very much for your assistance and support in the trip. I truly enjoyed every single minute I was in South America. It was an awesome trip and the guides were great. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

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Ginny

Traveled March, 2014

I would happily recommend you and Yampu

I would happily recommend you and Yampu, and would be glad to use your services again in the future!

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