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Self-drive Argentina: Highlights of the hidden northwest

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Self-drive Argentina: Highlights of the hidden northwest

16 days from £3458pp

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This holiday highlights a few days of self-drive exploration in Argentina’s exotic north-west. The sunlit mountains and russet-red rockscapes of the provinces of Salta and Jujuy are a rugged canvas interwoven with dazzling white colonial churches, colourful markets and adobe villages. Springtime (Apr-May) is especially lovely when shades of green, wildflowers and deep red carpets of chilis drying out in the high-altitude sunshine add vibrant glimpses of colour to the view through your windscreen. Throughout the year, there’s tasty regional food and wine to please your taste buds too. Our self-drive holidays give you freedom as soon as you get behind the wheel but you have the added security of knowing your accommodation is booked for you at the end of a day on the road.

We’ve bookended the holiday with time in the magnificent capital, Buenos Aires; included a visit to both the Argentine and Brazilian sides of the immense Iguazú Falls, and a few days relaxing on a sunlit estancia in the delightful, hilly region around one of Argentina’s most pleasant and relaxed cities, Cordóba.

Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Buenos Aires. Transfer to hotel close to colonial centre and commercial district of the capital.

Day 2

Walking tour along the Avenida de Mayo.

Day 3

Fly to Puerto Iguazú. Visit the Brazilian side of Iguazú Falls.

Day 4

Guided excursion to the Argentine side of the falls.

Day 5

Fly to Salta in the northwest. Collect your hire car.

Day 6

Drive to Molinos in your hire car.

Day 7

Self-drive to Cafayate in the wine district.

Day 8

Drive to Purmamarca in the northern canyons by hire car.

Day 9

At leisure to explore the Humahuaca Gorge independently.

Day 10

Return to Salta; overnight.

Day 11

Drop off car. Fly to Córdoba. Transfer to estancia.

Days 12-13

At leisure to enjoy the facilities at the ranch.

Day 14

Fly to Buenos Aires.

Day 15

At leisure in the capital.

Day 16

Transfer to airport for your international flight home.

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Buenos Aires
Places visited

Buenos Aires

Devil's Throat, Iguazu Falls, Argentina
Thing to do

Visit the Argentine side of Iguazu Falls

Kenton Palace

Kenton Palace


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