The Lamas family receives families at their home and shares daily rural activities
Northern Argentina: Iguazu and Salta
This Northern Argentina Program will allow you to drive through the Argentine routes and discover spectacular places with your family sharing moments knowing the culture of communities of natives that will make your tribe enjoy an unforgettable vacation in Buenos Aires, Salta, Jujuy and Iguazu Falls (argentine and brazilian side).
Duration: 12 nights
Prices are per person in US dollars (contemplating 2 adults and 2 minors) in a quadruple room.
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- Vacation Style Holiday Type
- Activity Level Active
The adventure begins in Buenos Aires, in the neighborhood of Palermo and continues with a tour of the historic center and the neighborhood of La Boca.
The trip continues to the North of Argentina: Salta, you can tour the capital and rent a car to go to the route to Jujuy. You will visit small towns like Purmamarca and the Salinas Grandes. You will cross the Quebrada de Humahuaca with the company of llamas that will load a picnic and go up to Punta Corral to contemplate the view of the Humahuaca Valleys, before reaching Tilcara. You will have an exchange cultural experience with a rural community in Hornaditas. The Lamas family will receive you and share their rural activities.
The adventure continues in the jungle, the famous Iguazu Falls. You will discover the Iguazú National Park – Argentine and Brazilian side – and sailing under the falls. You will have an ecotourism experience in Andresitos and a night tour to contemplate the animals of the jungle.
This adventure ends with a last night in Buenos Aires, you can walk freely according to the tastes of your family.
- 12 nights in a quadruple room (2 adults and 2 children).
- Breakfast in all accommodations.
- Meals when “included” are mentioned.
- Ground transportation on site (private service when mentioned).
- Transfers to the airport (private service when mentioned).
- Guided tours and mentioned excursions, with guide in English / Spanish when not specified.
- Entrances to the National Parks.
- Air transport (optional).
- Excursions indicated as “optional”.
- Personal foods and extras not mentioned.
Day 1: Welcome to Argentina
Arrival in Buenos Aires, transfer to the hotel and free day
You will arrive at the city of Buenos Aires and will be transferred to an apartment in the neighborhood of Palermo. Your local correspondent will welcome you and some recommendations to make the most of the neighborhood and local cuisine with your family.
Afternoon and free night.
Recommendation: In the afternoon we suggest visiting Bosques de Palermo – Floralis Generica – Japanese Garden – Botanical Garden – National Museum of Fine Arts – Museum of Decorative Art – Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA) – Recoleta Cultural Center – Recoleta Cemetery
Day 2: Buenos Aires City Tour
Historic center and Southern Neighborhoods (La Boca)
A specialist in History and Architecture of the city will accompany you to discover the hidden treasures of the city, passing through mythical places such as the Plaza de Mayo and the Cabildo, and then you will arrive at the neighborhood of La Boca and its famous Caminito street. They will have the impression of reliving the past and discover the old houses built by immigrants.
Free evening to explore the city.
Day 3: Welcome to Salta
Flight to Salta, transfer to the hotel and free day
Transfer to the airport to take a plane to Salta. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel where you can rent a car.
Afternoon and free night to explore the city.
Recommendation: In the afternoon we suggest a tour of the historic center, the Cabildo, the Cathedral and its baroque style, the Convent of San Bernardo and the Church of San Francisco (with its appearance of the colonial past of the city), San Bernardo Hill and the High Mountain Archaeological Museum (MAAM). At night, we recommend you visit some of the famous peñas (traditional tavern) where you can taste some tasty empanadas, roast and a rich wine to the rhythm of northern folklore.
Day 4: Welcome to Jujuy
Discovering the Quebrada de Humahuaca and Purmamarca
You will drive through the legendary route 9 to the province of Jujuy. You will have the opportunity to know the beginning of the Quebrada de Humahuaca and you will arrive at Purmamarca, a very traditional town that is at the foot of the famous Hill of the 7 colors, where you will spend the night.
Recommendation: In the afternoon, you can take the route towards the Salinas Grandes, a salt desert located at more than 1,400 meters above sea level.
Day 5: Quebrada of Humahuaca
Discovering Punta Corral, Tilcara and Humahuaca Valleys
You will drive to the town of Tilcara and will go for a walk through the Quebrada de Humahuaca. Along the walk, with the be company of llamas, who will carry the picnic on their back. You will go up to Punta Corral where you will appreciate a magnificent view of the valleys of Humahuaca. Here you can enjoy the picnic to recover your strength and then walk to the town of Tilcara.
Duration: The tour lasts 5 hours.
Day 6: Welcome to Hornaditas
Rural Community (Lamas Family)
You will take the road to the small town of Hornaditas, where your hosts will receive you with a traditional meal. You will share daily and rural activities with them: the preparation of typical foods, goat cheese, natural medicinal creams and walks around the community.
Day 7: Rural Community
Rural and daily activities in the community
You will share a new day of immersion with their hosts, have breakfast together and participate in the preparation of the meal. All the family will put their hands in the dough to prepare some delicious empanadas. Then, you will go for a walk through the Humahuaca Valley to discover the old cemetery or visit the famous Inca cave.
Day 8: Welcome to Puerto Iguazú
Flight to Puerto Iguazú, transfer to the hotel and free day
After breakfast, you will go to Salta airport, where they will leave their rental car. They will leave for the Northeast of Argentina and Puerto Iguazú.
Recommendation: In the afternoon, we suggest visiting the animal shelter of Güra Oga, located 5 km from the city on the way to the National Park. This place is a veterinary clinic and rehabilitation center for injured wild animals. You can make a detour to the birdhouse of the hummingbirds: ”The garden of the hummingbirds”. At 1km to the west there is a craft market or you can visit the point of view of the 3 borders between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.
Day 9: Welcome to the Iguazu National Park
Touring and sailing below the Iguazu Falls (Argentine side)
You will discover the famous Iguazu Falls on the Argentine side. After walking along the numerous footbridges and appreciating the different views, you can approach them by navigating under the falls.
Return to Puerto Iguazú to spend the night.
Day 10: Welcome to the Iguazu National Park
Touring the Brazilian side of the falls & Bird Park
Today you will go to the Iguazú National Park, to discover the impressive views of the waterfalls of Brazil. After the visit, the hiker will take you to the Bird Park to explore the trails of the 5 large aviaries, the flora and fauna of the jungle.
Day 11: Ecoturism experience in Andresitos
Day and night tour in the jungle
You will wake up with your family in the middle of the jungle and enjoy this wonderful place where you can walk and canoe with your naturalist guide who will share the secrets of the forest, the best trails and birds of all colors.
At night, the more adventurous can go out for a night walk with a guide to observe owls and other nocturnal animals.
Day 12: Return to Buenos Aires
Flight to Buenos Aires, transfer to the hotel and day/night free
After breakfast, you will leave for the airport of Puerto Iguazú to take your flight back to Buenos Aires. You will be transferred to your hotel in the city.
Day and night free.
Day 13: End of the trip
Last hours in Buenos Aires. Transfer to the international airport according to the schedule of your flight.
Waterfalls of Iguazu National Park
At Mater we know that accommodation is much more than a place to sleep. It is an opportunity to experience the local culture. Because of this, our itineraries are designed to stay in local hotels and, whenever possible, have an experience in the family home.
The published price is in standard hotels, but we have options in superior and luxury category hotels. We work with inns, rooms, and charming hotels.
In Mater we always look for alternative excursions to the ones chosen by the big groups of tourists, without missing to visit the most iconic places we seek that you have more intimate and authentic experiences.
This tour includes, in Jujuy, the stay in the house of a rural family where all the members of the family will share different rural activities with the community en Hornaditas.
In Iguazú you will spend the night in a natural reserve and they will make a night tour to explore the fauna of the jungle.