Escorted Tour of Argentina itinerary
15 September - 16 October 2015
13 September - 14 October 2016
Guide price from £4,950 per person
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Join us on this exciting tour to Argentina. The tour is organised slightly differently than other tours and although the hotels, excursions and stated meals are pre-booked and paid for, because of the way things operate in Argentina booking campsites in advance just isn’t possible, however these are included in your tour price. The group will follow a proposed itinerary but has the flexibility to change according to the needs and wishes of the group.
Do not expect 4-star campsites with luxury showers – some of the campsites do not always have hot running water. Do not go on this trip if you usually stay in five star hotels – you will be staying at some very basic campsites. It is worth noting at this point that the general level of maintenance is poor compared to standards in the UK. You will also need to leave behind British notions of health and safety and adapt an altogether more South American attitude.
We believe that the motorhomes used on this tour are the best rental vehicles available in Argentina. However, once again, do not expect a top of the range deluxe motorhome. You will be driving on a mixture of roads from tarmaced dual carriageways to dust tracks – this truly is a South American adventure not a luxury tour. The stunning scenery, spectacular sights and welcoming people will more than make up for any lack of 5-star facilities.
There are only 5 motorhomes on this tour so early booking is recommended.
- Guided tour of Buenos Aires
- Three nights in Buenos Aires 4* hotel
- Welcome meal in Buenos Aires
- Tango evening and farewell meal in Buenos Aires
Optional excursions payable locally
- Talampaya National Park excursion (Allow £30 per person)*
- Valle de La Luna National Park excursion (Allow £20 per person)*
- Mendoza wine tasting including lunch (Allow £60 per person)*
* Please note that prices given for optional excursions may vary due to local currency inflation/fluctuations.
Extend your holiday with a 4-day trip to the magnificent Iguazú Falls
- Includes flights and transfers from Buenos Aires
- 3 nights accommodation including breakfast in Iguazú
- 1 night accommodation including breakfast in Buenos Aires
- Guided tour of Brazilian and Argentinian sides of the Falls
- Price £995 per person
Overnight flight from London to Buenos Aires.
Arrive in Buenos Aires where you will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel (bed and breakfast basis). You are free to make your own meal arrangements. Overnight Buenos Aires hotel.
Guided tour of Buenos Aires with an evening Welcome Meal. Buenos Aires is home to the Tango and with strong European influences is known as the Paris of Latin America. Overnight Buenos Aires hotel.
Transfer to the motorhome depot and drive the short distance to your first campsite(64 miles). Overnight San Antonio de Areco campsite.
Drive to Arroyo Seco near Rosario (106 miles). Overnight Rosario campsite.
Days 6 - 7
An early start is required as you make the longer journey to Villa Carlos Paz (305 miles). Free day on day 7 to explore the interesting town of Córdoba, which is only a bus ride away from the site. 2 nights Villa Carlos Paz campsite.
Days 8 - 9
A short but spectacular drive into the mountains as you head up to Nono. A visit to Mina Clavera is highly recommended. (90 miles). 2 nights Nono campsite.
A long but interesting drive to San Pedro (319 miles). You can call in at the salt flats on the way. Overnight San Pedro campsite.
Days 11 - 12
Continue north to Salta (278 miles). Nicknamed Salta la Linda – Salta the Fair, it has become a major tourist destination due to its old, colonial architecture and the natural scenery of the valleys to the west. 2 nights Salta campsite.
Days 13 - 14
Passing through the rainforest we head along the road to Tilcara (110 miles) from where you can visit the Humahuaca Valley. 2 nights Tilcara campsite.
Head back down the mountains back to Salta for an overnight stay (125 miles).
Overnight Salta campsite.
Days 16 - 17
Be prepared for a spectacular drive on the way to Cachi – there’s lots to see along the way (100 miles). 2 nights Cachi campsite.
Days 18 - 19
The fabulous scenery will make up for the bumpy roads to Cafayete where you can meet with the local gauchos (100 miles). 2 nights Cafayete campsite.
Drive to Londres (165 miles) where you can visit the ruins of Quilmes, a fortified citadel which was built by the Quilmes Indian civilisation. Overnight Londres campsite.
Continue to the city of La Rioja located on the foot of the Velasco Sierras mountains (152 miles). Overnight La Rioja campsite.
Days 22 - 23
Drive to the moon like Valle de la Luna Provincial Park (115 miles) where you can take an optional self drive tour following a guide around the park in your own vehicle. On the second day you can take an optional guided excursion of Talampaya National Park. Talampaya contains the most complete continental fossil record known from the Triassic period. 2 nights Valle de la Luna campsite.
Continue to San Juan (215 miles). Overnight San Juan campsite.
Days 25 - 27
Travel to Mendoza (110 miles). Located next to the Andes in the shadow of Mount Aconcagua, home of General San Martin, the founder of modern Argentina. We will organise an optional visit to a local vineyard including wine tasting and a meal – a real highlight of the tour. 3 nights Mendoza campsite.
Head back towards Buenos Aires and stay at an en-route hotel, including bed and breakfast (355 miles). Overnight Laboulaye hotel.
Travel to the River Plate area of Buenos Aires (255 miles). Overnight Luján campsite.
Return your motorhome (45 miles) and transfer to a Buenos Aires Hotel. As the finale of the tour you will attend a local Tango show with meal. Overnight Buenos Aires hotel.
If not taking the Iguazú Falls excursion you will be transferred to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK.
Iguazu Falls Excursion - optional
If taking the Iguazú Falls Excursion :
Days 31 - 33
Transfer to the airport for an internal flight to Iguazú Falls where you’ll spend three nights in a local 4* hotel on a bed and breakfast basis. Visit both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides of the Falls. Overnight Iguazú hotel.
Return flight to Buenos Aires and transfer to hotel. Overnight Buenos Aires hotel.
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
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