Escorted Tour of Argentina itinerary

Argentina Escorted Tour Itinerary

16 September - 17 October 2014 & September 2015

Guide price from £4,650 per person

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Tour itinerary

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.

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Tour highlights

• Guided tour of Buenos Aires
• Four 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
• Guided tour of Brazilian and Argentinian sides of the Falls
• Price £995 per person

Tour itinerary

Day 1
Overnight flight from London to Buenos Aires.

Day 2
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.

Day 3
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.

Day 4
Transfer to the motorhome depot and drive the short distance to your first campsite(64 miles). Overnight San Antonio de Areco campsite.

Day 5
An early start will be required as we drive the long (but easy driving) journey to Rio Tercero (343 miles). Overnight Rio Tercero campsite.

Days 6 - 7
Take the short drive to Villa Carlos Paz (80 miles), only a bus ride to the interesting town of Córdoba. 2 nights Villa Carlos Paz campsite.

Days 8 - 9
A short but spectacular drive into the mountains as we head up to Nono. A visit to Mina Clavera is highly recommended. (80 miles). 2 nights Nono campsite.

Day 10
A long but interesting drive to San Pedro (420 miles). You can call in at the salt flats on the way. Overnight San Pedro campsite.

Days 11 - 12
Continue north to Salta (230 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.

Day 15
Head back down the mountains back to Salta for an overnight stay (110 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.

Day 20
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.

Day 21
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
Travel to Talampaya National Park (40 miles), where you can take an optional guided excursion. Talampaya contains the most complete continental fossil record known from the Triassic Period. On the second day you can take a guided tour of the moonlike Valle de la Luna Provincial Park, also known as Ischigualasto. 2 nights Talampaya campsite.

Day 24
Continue to San Juan (195 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.

Day 28
Head back towards Buenos Aires and stay at an en-route hotel, including bed and breakfast (400 miles). Overnight Laboulaye hotel.

Day 29
Travel to the River Plate area of Buenos Aires (260 miles). Overnight River Plate campsite.

Day 30
Return your motorhome and transfer to Buenos Aires Hotel. As the finale of the tour we will attend a local Tango show with meal. Overnight Buenos Aires hotel.

Day 31
If not taking the Iguazú excursion you will be transferred to the airport for you overnight flight to London.

Day 32
Arrive 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 hotel on a bed and breakfast basis. Visit both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides of the Falls. Overnight Iguazú hotel.

Day 34
Return flight to Buenos Aires. Overnight Buenos Aires hotel.

Day 35
Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

Day 36
Arrive UK.

Tour Gallery - 6 photos

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Argentina Argentina Purmamarca and the road to the Salt Desert

Argentina Argentina Valley la Luna

Argentina Argentina En-route to Cuebrada valley

Argentina Argentina En-route Cachi to Cafayate

Argentina Argentina Quilmes native community

Argentina Argentina Simoca Town

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