AMAZING ARGENTINA

Amazing Argentina (TBA)

Day 1

Overnight: Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast
Welcome to Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. You will be greeted at the airport and transferred to the hotel. At the hotel, each traveler will be greeted by Melanie. The rest of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and acclimate. In the evening, social get together to meet and introduce each other. Receive agenda and gift.

Day 2

Overnight: Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast
Explore the history of the city's main quarters and sights including Avenida Corrientes, Plaza De Mayo, and Recoleta Cemetary. Experience Avenida 9 de Julio, world’s largest boulevard. In the afternoon, head to Alvear Palace Hotel to indulge and connect with the group as we enjoy high tea with a glass of sparkling wine. Later, get comfortable and have fun with a tango lesson. Experience an authentic tango show set to magnificent orchestra music in the famous San Telmo neighborhood while enjoying dinner and drinks.

Day 3

Overnight: Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast
This morning we visit Fiesta Gaucha Estancia La Candeleria, an Argentine cowboy ranch located on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. Admire the transformation of the landscape on route. Gauchos receive us with a special brunch (empanadas, wine and farm food tastings). Ride horses in colonial carriages called “sulkys”. Experience a traditional tasty gaucho lunch while they perform a folk show. In the afternoon, enjoy spectacular exhibitions of creole skills such as cuadreras races, sortija races and stroll of tropilla. Evening is at leisure.
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DAY 4

Overnight: Mendoza
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Flight to Mendoza. Mendoza sets at the foot of the western stretch of the Andes with breathtaking mountainous landscapes. Stay at the small and exclusive estancia, Posada Salentein. It is surrounded by the vineyards of Bodegas Salentein at the foot of the Andes in Valle de Uco. Melanie has created a fun program for two hours. The rest of the day is at leisure. In the evening you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to a local restaurant for fantastic local cuisine with wine paring.

DAY 5

Overnight: Mendoza
Meals: Breakfast
We gather in the morning to connect and share our experiences. Day is at leisure. Join in adventurous activities like taking a tour of Bodega Salentein, visiting Killka (art gallery, expositions, restaurant and wine shop). Optional adventures include a cooking class on empanadas; horseriding in Finca San Pablo, at day at the spa, biking and walking tours along the vineyards.

DAY 6

Overnight: Mendoza
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
We gather in the morning to connect and share our experiences. Day is at leisure. Enjoy a day of horse riding in Finca San Pablo or biking through the beautiful area. Perhaps relax by the swimming pool. Have lunch at one of the down to earth wineries. This evening you will be picked up from your hotel for an unforgettable evening of uniquely Argentinean food and wine with Argentina’s top chef, Francis Mallmann’s. Experience his fire-based cooking, cited as the best in Mendoza.
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DAY 7

Overnight: Salta
Meals: Breakfast
Flight to Salta. Salta is known for the nation's best-preserved colonial architecture and natural, red desert plateaus. Afternoon city tour of the Cathedral; Cultural Center America, Historical Museum of the North (Town Council); and "San Francisco" Church. We ascend to "San Bernardo" Hill to enjoy panoramic views. Evening is at leisure.

DAY 8

Overnight: Salta
Meals: Breakfast
Full day tour to Cafayate and its historical towns. Discover Quebrada de las Conchas (the Shell´s Gorge), where wind and water erosion carved curious shapes out of the rocks (The Amphitheater, Devil’s throat, The Toad, and The Castles). Arrive in Cafayate, set amid a pink, sandy landscape of cactus-dotted vineyard. Discover some wineries famous for their production of Torrontés, an aromatic white wine. Be adventurous and explore lunch on your own. After lunch, return to Salta. Rest of the evening is at leisure. Dine at one of the many restaurants ranging from traditional Argentinean to vegan food.

DAY 9

Overnight: Salta
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Full day of touring with "Safari to the Clouds" tour. Climb aboard an unique safari vehicle for an unforgettable adventure combining three Northwestern Argentinean Routes in one day. First, “Roads to the Clouds”, following the railways of the famous Train to Clouds.Second, the crossing of the Puna on Route 40 to the Salinas Grandes. Third, Cuesta de Lipan, a decrease of 2,000 meters in 22 km. Optimize photo opportunities with contrasting landscapes from the desert to the fertile highlands of the wettest valleys. Arrive at thepicturesque village of Purmamarca with an amazing backdrop of the famous Mount of Seven Colors, light orange, white, purple, brown, red, green and yellow. The circuit closes with arrival in Salta at about 21.30 hrs.
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DAY 10

Overnight: Puerto Iguazú
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
We gather with our group in the morning to connect and share our experiences. Morning and afternoon at leisure. Explore the town on your own. Spend a time at the local café or stroll the area for photo opportunities. You will be met later in the afternoon at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to famous Iguazú Falls. Iguazú Falls are waterfalls of the Iguazu River on the border of Argentina and Brazil. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check in. The rest of your day will be at leisure.

DAY 11

Overnight: Puerto Iguazú
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
You will be picked up from your hotel early in the morning for a full day tour of Iguazú Falls on the Argentinean side. A professional guide will tell you about the history, flora and fauna of the National Park. Experience the imposing views and sounds of the waterfalls as you walk along the easy footpaths throughout the park. Our last stop is at the spectacular Devil´s Throat, a mesmerizing water flow as the mist of the waters refreshes you. Later from San Martin Island, navigate in zodiacs towards the waterfalls. Be prepared to get a quick baptize from the Falls’ powerful mist. Later we reach land and step onshore as we continue on trucks to discover the Yacaratia jungle path. Rest of day at leisure.

DAY 12

Overnight: Puerto Iguazú
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Welcome in Summer on a full moon day. We gather with our group in the morning to connect and share our experiences. Day is at leisure. Visit the town of Puerto Iguazú for shopping and souvenirs; Guira Oga (the only animal sanctuary in South America); revisit the Falls and walk the Macuco trail. In the evening, we enjoy a special celebration of summer and the full moon. We revel in a walk, dinner and meditation under the illuminous full moon at Iguazú National Park.
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DAY 13

Overnight: Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast
We gather with our group in the morning to connect and share our experiences. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore on you own or you can join Melanie on a boat trip to see three countries in one day – Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. In the late evening you will be met at the hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight back to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel for check in. The rest of the day is at leisure. In the early evening, we gather for drinks to celebrate new friendships and new journeys.

DAY 14

Overnight: Puerto Iguazú
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Our journey ends. You will be picked up at the hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight home.
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