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FLY AND DRIVE NORTHWEST - 10 Days

Day 01:

Buenos Aires. Arrival, reception and transfer with local guide to the hotel. At the time scheduled with the guide, half day City tour through Buenos Aires. You will visit Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Cabildo. Then you will arrive to La Boca neighborhood to walk around Caminito Street and see how the first immigrants who arrived to Buenos Aires used to live. Optional by night: Dinner and tango show. Overnight.

Day 02:

Buenos Aires. Breakfast. Day at leisure. Optional tour: Half day tour visiting the Delta of The Paraná River at Tigre. Overnight.

Day 03:

Buenos Aires - Tucumán. Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take the flight to San Miguel de Tucumán. Arrival and collect rented car for four days. Continue to the hotel and overnight.

Day 04:

Tucumán - Cafayate. In the morning departure to Tafi del Valle through the Yungas forest. All the valley join the landscape’s beauty and the weather’s benignity with the ancient traditions. Surroundings with beautiful landscapes, high mountains and fresh valleys, forest, fruits plants. Continue the Pachamama Museum and the famous ruins of the ancient settlement of the Quilmes, situated at the Calchaquies Valley. Overnight at Cafayate.

Day 05:

Cafayate - Cachi. Breakfast. Continue towards Cafayate to learn about the main agricultural activity of the Calchaqui Valleys: the vinery. Possibility to visit the vineyards and the vineries to taste some wines. Then, crossing the Conchas River, with its fascinating rock formations, arriving to ¨Cuesta del Ovispo¨ and the old village or Cachi, where you can visit the museum and the Church. Overnight at Cachi.

Day 06:

Cachi - Salta. Breakfast and departure from Cachi to Salta thorough Lerma´s Valley and Calchaqui Valley. Then, through ¨Tin Tin¨ road, you will see Los Cardones National Park. Later, you will visit Cuesta del Ovispo arriving Piedra del Molino at 3.430 msnm. Arrival to Salta. Drop off the car. Overnight.

Day 07:

Salta. In the morning, half day city tour in Salta. Tour starts at 9 de Julio Square, follow by important buildings as the City Hall, the Cathedral, the San Francisco and Vicuña Churches, as most prominent colonial examples. Next, visit to San Bernardo Hill, ascending there by cable car for spectacular city views. We’ll pass by the Polo and Gol f courts of Salta Club, the University of Salta and finally by San Lorenzo, upper class weekend neighborhood of wealthy Salteños. Before going back to the hotel, stop at the Handcraft artisan market plenty of local colors, folklore and wonderful souvenirs.

Day 08:

Salta – Purmamarca. Full day excursion to San Antonio de los Cobres and The Great Salt Lakes. Following the famous railway track of the "Train to the Clouds" through the “Quebrada del Toro” (Bull’s Gorge) up to San Antonio de los Cobres. Then, through the Puna, along route 40, up to “Salinas Grandes” (Salt Lakes) the downhill trip of Lipan to the picturesque village of Purmamarca, at the base of the well known "Mountain of the Seven Colors". Overnight.

Day 09:

Purmamarca. Full day tour to Humahuaca Valley. On our way we pass by towns of great importance during the pre-Spaniards and colonial time and have prevailed but remain as small and quiet towns, such as Vulcan, Tumbaya, Maimara with its “Paleta del Pintor” (Painter’s palette), and Purmamarca, frozen in time at the base of the wonderful hill “ Cerro de los Siete Colores” (Mountain of the Seven Colors). We continue to Tilcara where we visit the archeological museum and the Pucará ruins, age-old aboriginal fortress strategically located and surrounded by colorful hills and cactuses. We leave behind the little villages of Huacalera and Uquia and finally arriving to Humahuaca, the biggest and most important city of this gorge. Return to Salta in the afternoon through the sinuous mountain road, to appreciate the wonderful rain forest of the area of Las Yungas, Overnight.

Day 10:

Salta - Buenos Aires. TTransfer to the airport to take the flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival and connexion to the local airport to take the flight back.

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