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Argentina, Uruguay - Tango & Gauchos

(17 Days)

Buenos Aires | Salta | Purmamarca | Cafayate | Tucumán | Montevideo | Punta del Este | La Paloma

Day Routing
01 Buenos Aires

Arrival in Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel.

02 Buenos Aires

Half day city tour to visit the main sights of Buenos Aires.

03 Buenos Aires

Day at leisure
Optional: Visit the cattle market at Liniers district.

04 Buenos Aires - Salta

Flight to Salta and transfer to the hotel. Afterwards city tour in Salta.

05 Salta - Purmamarca

Full day excursion to Purmamarca starting with the transfer through the spectacular Quebrada de Humahuaca, Unesco World Cultural Heritage, to Tilcara with its Pucará. Continuing further north and stop at Uquia Church and Humahuaca. In Purmamarca it is possible to appreciate the Cerro de Siete Colores (Seven Coloured Hill). Transfer to the hotel.

06 Purmamarca - Salta

Early transfer to the Salinas Grandes (Salt Lakes). Follow the rails of the Tren a las Nubes and traversing the colourful Quebrada del Toro. The next stop will be San Antonio de los Cobres (3776 m) including lunch. Transfer to Salta.

07 Salta - Cafayate

Excursion to the valley of Calchaqui and Cachi. Cross Cuesta del Opispo (Bishop’s Slope) at 3348 m, continue to the Recta de Tin Tin crossing the National Park Los Cardones and passing by Payogasta,  before stop in the typical village Cachi. Arrival in Cafayate and transfer to the hotel

08 Cafayate - Tucumán

In the morning visit of the Quilmes ruins, citadel of this indigenous population against the Spanish siege, the picturesque village Tafí del Valle (2000 m) and over winding streets „down“ through the steaming jungle Tucumán. Transfer to the hotel.

09 Tucumán - Buenos Aires

City tour in Tucumán. Flight to Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel.

10 Buenos Aires - Montevideo

Transfer by Buquebus to Colonia de Sacramento. Welcome at the pier and beginning of the city walk. Transfer to Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay.

11 Montevideo

City tour inclusive stop at the Plaza de Constitucion with the cathedral and the colonial town hall. Survey the magnificent  Teatro Solis. Transfer to the Plaza Independencia with the monument of Artigas, a national hero, and the mausoleum.

12 Montevideo

On our bodega tour along the wine route you will visit two different kind of vineyards inclusive lunch with typical   uruguayan barbecue.

13 Montevideo - Punta del Este

Transfer to the famous seaside resort of Punta del Este. En route visit the place Piriápolis, which was founded in 1893. In Punta Ballena you will visit the Casa Pueblo, home and studio of the famous artist Carlos Paez Vilaro. Arrival in Punta del Este with city tour and visit the foundation museum of Galli with an amazing collection of sculptures and pictures inclusive some works of Salvador Dalí. Continue to the rope bridge in La Barra and transfer to the hotel.

14 Punta del Este - La Paloma

First visit today will be the Laguna de Castillos, a wonderful lagoon for nature lovers, which is an official nature reserve since 1996 and protected by the UNESCO. At „Bosque de Ombues“, a forest with Ombu trees, resides centuries-old Ombu trees compied with the native Flora and Fauna. Near the small Hippie-village Valizas are located giant wandering dunes and the National Park Cabo Polonio. You will reach the calm fishing village with special off-road vehicles. The scattered huts and cottages give this area  a unique charme. Transfer to La Paloma to your hotel.

15 La Paloma - Minas - Montevideo

On the way to Montevideo visit of the city of Minas. Continue to Villa Serrana, built in 1945 from the architect Julio Vilamajó in European style. Transfer to Salto del Penitente, a 50m high waterfall situated in a wonderful, pristine nature. After arrival in Minas short city tour and time for lunch. On the way to Montevideo stop at „Cerro Arequita“, a 230m high giant of granit. Overnight in Montevideo.

16 Montevideo

Day at leisure for own activities. We recommend to visit the market “Tristán Narvaja” (SUN, 9 – 14 h) offering food like vegetable and fruits as well as clothes, books, furnitures and rummage.

17 Montevideo

Transfer to the airport and departure flight.