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Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls & Rural Argentina Tour

This unforgettable Argentina tour takes you on a journey through the northern regions around Salta, where you’ll discover some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes and immerse yourself fully in its fascinating local culture and nature. You’ll also get to know Buenos Aires, take a day trip to Uruguay and experience the superlative Iguazu Falls, crashing through the jungle on the border with Brazil.

  • Experience Tango in an authentic milonga club in Buenos Aires
  • Explore the vibrant capital and the charming and tranquil streets of Salta la Linda (the beautiful)
  • Wander the tranquil streets of the UNESCO-protected Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay
  • Experience the incredible Iguazu Falls from both Argentina and Brazil
  • Discover fascinating rural communities around Salta and explore the beautiful Calchaquies Valleys
  • Get involved with traditional activities such as ceramic craftsmanship and the preparation of local dishes
  • Go wine-tasting and tour award-winning organic vineyards
  • Take guided treks through the mesmerising desert valleys of Los Colorados and Calchaquies

This is a private tour and you will be accompanied by an English-speaking local guide during all excursions, and throughout your time around Salta (days  6 to 11). The price displayed is per person based on two people sharing. All tours can be tailor-made to suit your interests and requirements.

To learn more about the Rural Argentina Experience (Day 7 – 11), you can read The Guardian feature Homestays in Argentina: how ethical holidays are protecting a way of life, and watch the audio slideshow Traditional music in Argentina’s wild north west to find out about the Peña evening (Day 5).

This unique eco-tour has been designed to bring you the very best experiences of the Northern regions of Argentina. The tour kicks off with a few days in bohemian Buenos Aires, where you will dive into Argentinian culture with a tango experience and excursions to the key tourist attractions. You will also visit hand-picked leading and innovative social projects in the city.

Next you’ll be flying north to the traditional, beautiful and historical city of Salta, where you will be able to delve deeper into the indigenous past of this fascinating region and learn more about Andean culture and its rich Inca heritage.

What follows is a truly incredible not-to-be-missed tour of the surrounding valleys through a succession of stays in three different rural communities. You will travel to the valleys of Lerma, Cafayate and Calchaquies, as well as to the truly breath-taking Shells Gorge. You will then stay with the El Barrial, Corralito and El Divisadero/Santa Rosa communities in the Calchaquies Valley. This is a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to discover not only the beautiful landscapes, rich culture and delicious gastronomy of the region, but also to get to know its people, traditions and lifestyle in a truly responsible and authentic way. You will be able to take part in cultural and eco-tourism activities, trek through the mesmerising landscapes of Los Colorados and try your hand at intriguing agricultural methods and various crafts.

Finally, the tour ends with two days in Puerto Iguazu, where you’ll experience the spectacular Iguazu Falls – don’t forget your camera!


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  • Trip duration: 13 days
  • Countries visited: Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay
  • Comfort level: Medium: Accommodation in B&Bs or 2-star family-run hotels (always in a private room).
    Note: this is a guideline; please refer to the tour detailed description for what is and is not included.
  • Level of difficulty: Low
  • Accommodation: 4 nights in a hotel at Buenos Aires (San Telmo), 1 nights in a hotel in Salta, 5 nights in community guest houses in rural communities around Salta, 2 nights in a hotel in Puerto Iguazu
  • Transport: Internal flights, boat, private car
  • Meals included: 12 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Percentage of cost going to local communities:
    At least 40%
  • Bilingual guide: Available in English, French or Spanish
  • Extra services:
  • Additional information: You will be greeted at the airport on arrival by a local guide who will take you to your hotel and will be able to answer any questions, make any additional arrangements and generally ensure everything goes smoothly. No minimum number of passengers required and you will not be travelling with a group of people you do not know. Prices quoted are per person and based on at least 2 people travelling. You should expect a cheaper price for bigger groups. Your passport is required at time of booking. For information on visa requirements, immunisations and health formalities please visit the FCO Travel Advice Website (for UK citizens, direct link to Argentina page) and US Travel Advice website (for US citizens). This Argentina tour, like most of our adventures through Latin America, has a low level of physical difficulty and participants can choose to do as much or as little as they like. What to bring: Travel insurance, passport, binoculars, alarm clock, walking shoes, water bottle, daypack, sun protection, insect repellent, sun glasses and hat, swimwear, flip-flops, torch with extra batteries, comfortable light cotton shirts with long and short sleeves, comfortable trousers made of cotton or a light synthetic material (bring at least two sets of light clothes which can be washed and dried easily), shorts, rain coat, plastic ziplock bags, plastic bags for your luggage in case of rain.
  • Best time to travel: March to December
  • Extra budget recommended: Around £250pp / $300pp to cover meals and all other expenses not included in the itinerary.
  • What is included: Welcome reception at the airport. Transfers (some may be shared) and internal flights. Overland transport. Accommodation. Entrance fees to sites of interest, museums and national parks mentioned in the itinerary. Guided activities and excursions with English speaking guides (some private, some as part of a small group). Meals as stated in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner). Contributions to the social projects visited. Donation to help in preserving the Amazon rainforest through agro-forestry and education.
  • What is not included: Flights from your country of origin. Travel insurance. Alcoholic drinks. Additional meals or snacks. Travel within and around each town. Visa fees (if any). Tips. Souvenirs.

There is no minimum duration and you can take only the activities or destinations you want. To start creating your ideal, tailor-made tour to Argentina, please complete and send this form. Our Argentinean partner will be in touch shortly:

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Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls & Rural Argentina Tour

£ 2,295 GBP

This unforgettable Argentina tour takes you on a journey through the northern regions around Salta, where you’ll discover some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes and immerse yourself fully in its fascinating local culture and nature. You’ll also get to know Buenos Aires, take a day trip to Uruguay and experience the superlative Iguazu Falls, crashing through the jungle on the border with Brazil.


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