- Food tour
- Active and outdoor
- Cultural, religious and historic sites
- Journey through the Andes, from high deserts to fertile forests and colourful mountains
- Taste Argentina's famous wines in the shadow of the Andes mountains
- Explore the differences between the indigenous, rural northwest, and the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires
Take an adventure through the heart of Argentina. This northwest region houses some of Argentina's most inspiring scenery, from colourful mountains and barren plains, to spectacular gorges and lunar landscapes. Woven into this tapestry is a strong cultural and gastronomic presence - throughout the tour, discover the indigenous heritage still found in the Andean region and contrast this with multi-cultural Buenos Aires.
Wine tasting - Taste the specialities in vineyards around Cafayate and Mendoza, famous for their Malbec and Torrontes wines
Magnificent scenery - Journey from arid cacti-strewn deserts to rich fertile forests
Humahuaca - Explore the immense gorge and 'seven coloured mountain', and take a drive up to San Antonio de los Cobres
Day 1 : Join trip in Mendoza
Day 2 : Wine-tasting in Argentina's famous vineyards
Day 3 : Walk in the Aconcagua Provincial Park and visit the Inca Bridge
Day 4 : Drive to Barreal; night visit to the observatory at El Leoncito National Park
Day 5 : Drive to Villa Union through the Las Burras gorge
Day 6 : Explore the weird geoshapes and red rock landscapes of Ischigualasto and Talampaya National Parks
Day 7 : Drive to Belen and visit a women's weaving co-operative
Day 8 : Wine-tasting in Cafayate and visit to indigenous Quilmes ruins
Day 9 : Drive drive to Cachi through 'Broken Arrow Gorge'
Day 10 : Drive to Salta through high arid cactus deserts down to fertile forests on the 'Bishop's Hill Road'
Day 11 : Discover Humahuaca Gorge; visit local villages
Day 12 : Fly to Buenos Aires
Day 13 : Walking tour of La Boca and Plaza de Mayo; free afternoon
Day 14 : Trip ends in Buenos Aires
- 13 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner
- Hotel Crillon (3 nights)
- Acrux Hotel (1 night)
- Hotel Pircas Negras (2 nights)
- Belen Hotel (1 night)
- Los Sauces (1 night)
- ACA Cachi (1 night)
- Hotel Altos de Balcarce (2 nights)
- Hotel Principado (2 nights)
- Explore Tour Leader
- Local Guide(s)
- Any international flights to/from Buenos Aires are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
- Travel insurance is not included in this Wine and Landscapes of Argentina's Northwest tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Wine and Landscapes of Argentina's Northwest tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 05 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 05 December 2022, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Wine and Landscapes of Argentina's Northwest tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Wine and Landscapes of Argentina's Northwest tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.For Solo Travelers
A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
- Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be either fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure or have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR) within 72 hours of departure.
What is the best month to visit Argentina?
Argentina is the world’s eighth-largest country, with a wide variety of landscapes. So, depending on the kind of trip you have in mind, you can visit the country throughout the year. Overall, the best time to visit Argentina is between December and February—the beaches are warm and welcoming. If you want to explore the spectacular wilderness of Patagonia, the ideal time is between December and March, though it can get crowded. March to May is perfect to cover Buenos Aires and the Lake District. Mid-June through to October in Argentina is great for winter-sports enthusiasts. The best ski conditions are from mid-July till early September. However, do note that July is the winter vacation month and sees local crowds in many ski resorts. More information here.
Is Argentina expensive to visit?
Though Argentina is not among the cheapest countries to visit, if you’re bringing in a higher-value currency, it will not seem very expensive. If budget is a constraint, it is possible to squeeze in a trip for as little as USD 40 a day (we’re talking hostel accommodation, public transport, etc). But for a more comfortable trip, be prepared to shell out upwards of USD 100. Typically, coastal towns like Del Plata and popular tourist destinations like Patagonia are more expensive. Pro tip: think US dollars and not Argentine pesos because the value of the local currency may not be what you’ve researched online.
How many days do you need in Argentina?
We recommend a minimum of two weeks in Argentina, but for a truly comprehensive experience that takes in the entire length of the country, you’ll need 21 to 25 days. Though a three-week tour to Argentina would include internal flights, you will not only visit the best destinations but also discover some hidden gems. If you have limited time to spare, focus on a few places. So, in 7 days you can soak in the culture and urban rhythms of capital Buenos Aires and visit a few more highly rated destinations like Salta, Iguazu Falls, or Patagonia. For more details on how many days to spend in Argentina, see here.
Do they speak English in Argentina?
English is not spoken widely in Argentina. You might meet younger people in big cities who speak English, and it is generally understood in the tourist industry, but beyond that don’t expect to find too many English speakers. Argentina’s official language is Spanish and most of the country’s 45 million people speak it. Anyone visiting from Spain or other Spanish-speaking countries like Mexico will not find it too hard to navigate the language barrier, though dialects and pronunciations are different. Italian comes second, with around 1.5 million speakers. Other languages with a significant number of speakers include Arabic, German and Yiddish.
What is considered rude in Argentina?
Though Argentinians are not considered to be very punctual, not respecting a schedule in a business meeting may be interpreted as being rude. Do not discuss politics and do not, under any circumstances, talk casually about the Falklands War (Argentines call it Guerra de las Malvinas, incidentally). If a type of herbal tea called ‘mate’, which is quite popular in Argentina, is offered to you in a small vessel, it is impolite to say ‘no’. (If you don’t enjoy it, it's okay to refuse the next round.) Argentines stand close to each other while speaking. Don’t back off—it may be considered discourteous.