Arrival / Iguazú: visit of the Brazilian Falls / PUERTO IGUAZÚ • Arrival and reception at the Iguazú airport (Puerto Iguazú in case of connection from Ezeiza / Foz do Iguazú for flights via Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro). • Visit to the Iguazu National Park (Brazil) *** assistance at the border crossing ***. The Park occupies an area of 175,000 hectares. There you will be surprised with the care, beauty and enormity of it, which is home to countless species of animals and plants. Since 80% of the falls are on the Argentine side, the Brazilian Park has a single walkway of approximately 1,000 meters, from where you can enjoy the different panoramic views. • Free lunch. • Return to Puerto Iguazú, check-in and installation at the hotel. • Free dinner. • Night at the hotel in Puerto Iguazu (Argentina).
Iguazú: visit to Argentine Falls / Optional: Great Adventure / PUERTO IGUAZÚ
• Breakfast at the hotel.
• Departure to Iguazu National Park (Argentina) to visit its main points of interest: Devil's Throat Circuit: indescribable for its beauty, it offers an impressive mix of noise and landscapes.
Difficulty: without stairs.
Superior Circuit: access to the magnificent panoramic views of the falls and the delta of the Iguazú river formed by a group of leafy islands.
Difficulty: without stairs.
Lower Circuit: a set of strategically designed walkways that allow the most diverse views of the Falls and an intimate encounter with the waterfalls and charming corners of the jungle.
High Difficulty: with stairs. Optional Activity: Great Adventure: This 5 km vehicular route ends at the jungle base Puerto Macuco. After descending 100 meters the boats are boarded with which you will go up 6 km through the canyon of the Lower Iguazú River towards the waterfalls area.
In the end, it disembarks at the dock located in front of San Martín Island from where it can rejoin the gangway system, through the Lower Circuit.
Additional information: Duration of the excursion: 01.20hs | Operational: all year | Requirement level: 150 meters of stairs and 2 km of fast water | Minimum age: 12 years old | Recommendations: provide additional clothing. Limitations: restricted ride for children under 12 years, pregnant women, people with osteoporosis, spinal problems or similar, with a cardiac history or neurological disorders, with chronic lung diseases and anyone with physical, cognitive and / or disabilities sensory that cannot respond to an eventual emergency in the fast waters of the lower Iguazú river. • Free Lunch. • In the afternoon, return to Puerto Iguazu and free time to explore the city. • Free dinner. • Night at the hotel in Puerto Iguazu (Argentina).
Iguazú: Flight to Buenos Aires / Night in Buenos Aires • Breakfast at the hotel. • Transfer to the Puerto Iguazu airport. • Flight to Buenos Aires. • Arrival and transfer to the hotel in the city center. • Free afternoon • Free lunch. • Free dinner. Optional Activity: Dinner & Tango Show at “El Querandi” (Transfers in / out in shared service). • Night at the hotel in Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires: City tour free day / BUENOS AIRES • Breakfast at the hotel. • Visit of the southern and northern areas of the city: Tour of the historical area of Buenos Aires visiting the neighborhoods of San Telmo, cradle of the 19th century Buenos Aires aristocracy, La Boca, settlement point of the first immigrants and Plaza de Mayo (historical center of the city), to finally get to know the modern neighborhood of Puerto Madero. • Continuation through the elegant Recoleta neighborhood and its cemetery and Palermo, the heart of the Buenos Aires avant-garde. • Free lunch. • Free dinner. • Night at the hotel in Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires: Flight to Salta / Night in Salta • Breakfast at the hotel. • Transfer to the domestic airport of Aeroparque. • Flight to Salta. • Arrival and transfer to the hotel. • Visit of the city of Salta: tour of the Cathedral Basilica, the Cultural Center of the Americas, the Cabildo with exhibitions of sacred art and rooms dedicated to ancient Salteño families, the Basilica of San Francisco, the San Bernardo Convent of the order of Las Carmelitas, the Güemes Monument, the Cerro San Bernardo and its panoramic view of the city, to end with a visit to San Lorenzo, on the outskirts of the city, with its subtropical microclimate and the Artisan Market, where handicrafts with certification of origin of the entire province. • Free lunch. • Free dinner. • Night at the hotel in Salta.
Salta: visit of Cafayate / Night in Salta • Breakfast at the hotel. • Full Day Excursion to the city of Cafayate. The tour begins through the Lerma Valley, crossing tobacco growing fields and towns with colonial architecture such as Germany, which used to be the end point of the Belgrano railway. Entrance to the Quebrada del Río Las Conchas where the curious formations eroded by wind and water will be the main attraction: the dunes, the toad, the bishop, the devil's throat, the castles, the amphitheater, among others. Then it continues along National Route 68 arriving at Cafayate, the youngest city in the Calchaquí Valleys, internationally recognized for its wine strains, particularly Torrontés, which can be tasted when visiting one of its wineries, since whether they are handmade or industrial. You return to Salta by the same route, but with a completely different sunlight whose lighting will modify the landscape in the ravine completely. • Free lunch. • Return to Salta. • Free dinner. • Night at the hotel in Salta.
Salta: visit of Cachi / Night in Salta • Breakfast at the hotel. • Full Day Excursion to the city of Cachi: Departure through the Lerma Valley to the town of Carril, continuing through Chicoana and entering the Quebrada de los Laureles and then the Quebrada de Escoipe, reaching Maray, from there you enter the Cuesta del Obispo, a path with abundant curves that allows you to enjoy a panoramic view of the Enchanted Valley and small houses with corn and fruit crops. The highest point at 3384 masl is reached in the Piedra del Molino. Then you cross the Los Cardones National Park through the Tin-Tin Straight, the old Inca trail. Arriving in Cachi a panoramic view of the Nevado de Cachi and Payogasta can be seen. A visit to the town of Cachi is made visiting the Archeology Museum (entrance not included) and the Church. The return to Salta is by the same route. • Free lunch. • Return to Salta • Free dinner. • Night at the hotel in Salta.
Salta: Excursion to the Quebrada de Humahuaca / night in Purmamarca • Breakfast at the hotel. • Full Day Excursion to the Quebrada de Humahuaca: A trip through the Quebrada declared a World Heritage Site, where the landscape and the colors of the hills combine with the equally colorful cultures that inhabit this area. It is a journey of social contact and a view of the ancestral. It begins with the arrival at the Pueblito de Purmamarca to observe the Cerro de los Siete Colores, the Church and the Artisan Market of the square. I pass through the Posta de Hornillos, continuing towards the town of Tilcara to visit the Pucará (entrance not included). Continuation to Huacalera, passage of the Tropic of Capricorn, from where you can see the colors of the hill called the Pollera de la Colla. Visit to the Church of Uquía, where the Archangel Angels paintings are found (an important vestige in the area of the Cuzqueña school). Arrival in Humahuaca with its important Cathedral and the Monument to Independence (El Indio) by the sculptor Soto Avendaño. Return after lunch to observe from the route the Palette of the Painter that frames the town of Maimara. Arrival in San Salvador de Jujuy where you will visit the Flag Hall and the Cathedral Church, with its characteristic pulpit carved in wood and laminated in gold and the statues of Lola Mora. • Free lunch. • Free dinner. • Night at the Purmamarca hotel.
PURMAMARCA / Bus to SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA • Breakfast at the hotel. • Transfer to the bus terminal (without guide) • Line bus from Purmamarca to San Pedro de Atacama (Chile). ● Arrival at the bus terminal in San Pedro de Atacama and transfer to the hotel. ● Free meals ● Night at the hotel in San Pedro de Atacama
SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA: Moon Valley / SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA • Breakfast at the hotel. • Free morning • In the afternoon, half-day excursion with driver and guide to the Moon Valley Departure to the Moon Valley, located approximately 8 km away. de San Pedro de Atacama, declared a nature sanctuary, is part of the flamencos national reserve, located within the salt mountain range. Place with beautiful shapes and colors where we can walk and observe a geological show with sculptural shapes, similar to the lunar surface. Visit to the statues of salt "Las Tres Marías", the Salt Caverns. We will go up to the great dune at sunset to admire in all its splendor this beautiful panorama. • Return to San Pedro • Free meals • Night in San Pedro de Atacama
SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA: Miscanti and Miñique Altiplanic Lagoons / SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA • Breakfast at the hotel. • Full day excursion to the town of Toconao, the Atacama salt flat and the some high plateaus of Miscanti and Miñiques. We take the road to Toconao, it goes straight through the plain with a view of the imposing Licancábur volcano, on the route we will be able to observe native tree species in the area such as the tamarugo and the chañar, at Km 38 arrival in the town of Toconao, brief Visit to the main square and church, its houses built in volcanic stone (Liparita) stand out. Panoramic view of the beautiful contrast that occurs between the greenery of the Jerez Valley and the desert. Then, we visit the Salar de Atacama and visit the Chaxa Lagoon where we can witness flamingos and other types of birds. • Lunch included We ascend through the Andes mountain range to reach the intense blue and white banks of Miscanti and Meñiques Lagoons, located in the Los Flamencos National Reserve, surrounded by imposing hills and volcanoes, creating a unique landscape in this region. • Return to San Pedro. • Free dinner. • Night in San Pedro de Atacama.
SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA: El Tatio Geysers Optional: Star Observation Tour / SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA • 05:00 AM: Departure to El Tatio Geysers, located at a distance of 97 km from San Pedro and at an altitude of 4,300 meters. We arrived at approximately 06:45, the temperature at this time is below zero. • Small hike led by the geothermal field, observation of the impressive columns of steam (Geysers), fumaroles, hundreds of pools of boiling water and high peaks, it is a spectacular view of nature at dawn. Then we moved to the sector of thermal pools with water with approx. 40 cº where passengers can take a restful bath. • Breakfast served in the middle of the geyser vapors. • We pass through a small Andean town called Machuca. Here we can eat llama empanadas! • Transfer to the hotel in San Pedro de Atacama. • Free meals. • Night at the hotel in San Pedro de Atacama • Optional Activity: Astronomical tour in regular service. (Departure at 9:00 p.m.) After a quick introduction, we show the sky that we can see with the naked eye. So then we can understand what we are seeing, what is a constellation, how to learn from them, how to understand a map of the sky and recognize the main stars. For this we use a green laser pointer, which helps us to accurately indicate which star we are referring to at this stage of the tour. Then we will observe the stars through our telescopes that are properly aligned and maintained to offer the best images. The tour includes regular transfers to and from San Pedro and a chat with a hot drink. * Note: Tour may be suspended due to weather conditions * Note: Tour does not include pick up and drop off at hotels, our bus departs from Calle Caracoles.
SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA / Rainbow Valley and Yerbas Buenas / SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA ● Breakfast at the hotel. ● Half day excursion to visit the Rainbow Valley: Named for the various colors that the presence of minerals gives to its mountains. Earth colors, reddish, beige, green, white and yellow, account for different concentrations of salts, clay and minerals. We will hike through its rock formations and the unique landscape of the place. We will also visit Yerbas Buenas, a sector of great historical importance, since it has one of the most important groups of petroglyphs in the region. Through this place indigenous caravans crossed that came from the Argentine northeast and the Bolivian Altiplano, and reached the Pacific Ocean. We will find carvings and drawings in rock very varied such as llamas, camelids, birds, monkeys and dogs. • Return to San Pedro. • Rest of the day free • Free meals • Night at the hotel in San Pedro de Atacama.
SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA / CALAMA (FLIGHT) / SANTIAGO ● Breakfast at the hotel. ● Transfer to Calama airport ● Flight to Santiago ● Arrival in Santiago and transfer from the airport to the hotel ● Free meals ● Night at the Santiago hotel
SANTIAGO: city tour / SANTIAGO ● Breakfast at the hotel. ● Half-day city tour in the city of Santiago: We start with the Cerro Santa Lucía, where the city of Santiago de Chile was founded. The tour will also include the Plaza de la Constitución, in order to cross the La Moneda Palace (government palace) to reach the Plaza del Libertador Bernardo O ’Higgins, on the main avenue of the capital, Alameda. On the same avenue you will discover the Errazuriz palace, Ariztía, Irarrázaval, the city's architectural heritage. In the Plaza de Armas (Km. 0 of Santiago) you will discover the Cathedral of Santiago. Then they will visit the central market. Later they will head east, along the Balmaceda Park, you will see the old train station, today a cultural center, built by G. Eiffel, the Mapocho Station, then the Forest Park. Finally you will go up on the San Cristóbal hill to discover a panoramic view of the city there. ● Free meals. ● Night at your hotel in Santiago.
SANTIAGO: Free Day. Optional: visit to Viña del Mar & Valparaíso / SANTIAGO • Breakfast at the hotel. • Day off. Optional Activity: Guided visit of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar (full day excursion). In the morning, departure to Valparaíso, which is located 120km north of Santiago (one hour and forty-five minutes by an excellent highway, route 68). Located 120 km north of Santiago (400kms from Mendoza, Argentina), Valparaíso was declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO, which was named in 1536 by the Spanish conquistador Juan de Saavedra in tribute to his hometown. The activity of the port began during the 16th and 17th centuries as an extension of the port of Callao (present-day Peru). With Independence, Valparaíso becomes more open to world trade as a strategic enclave in the Atlantic / Pacific inter-oceanic exchanges that pass through Cape Horn. The city preserves from this time a splendid architectural heritage. As a result of this economic and financial dynamism, until the first third of the 20th century the city was a pioneer in all the urban progress of the country: public lighting, trams, gas, telephone and telegraph connections. Observing the sea and going up the first buttresses of the Andes, the city lives today between the glory of a past and the actuality of a port to the increasing activity under the effect of the strong economic dynamism of the country and its proximity to the capital. Since (1988) it is the seat of the Chilean Parliament and center of an important university activity. We will continue with a quick review of Viña del Mar. This city is the residential part of the V region and is the preferred spa for the inhabitants of Santiago during the summer season, which is from (December to March), it has a large hotel infrastructure with a great gaming casino. Visit of the heritage hills of Valparaíso, the House Museum of the poet Pablo Neruda and the mythical elevators of this port. • Free meals. • Night at the hotel in Santiago.
SANTIAGO: International flight • Breakfast at the hotel • Transfer to Santiago airport • International flight