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A Natural Trilogy

 Argentina - Special couples – Self-guided – 19 dayss / 18 nights
Trilogie

 Highlights…:

• Let yourself be charmed by the tropical fauna of the Iguazu National Park and marvel at the majesty of the Iguazu falls ;
• Navigate to the foot of glaciers and between floating icebergs;
• Pamper yourself in a carefully selected accommodation, located in a dreamlike setting.

Our gift to you…:

• A bottle of champagne or a welcome cocktail ;
• Pamper yourself in a carefully selected accommodation, located in a dreamlike setting.

 

Starting from $3925 USD *

  • Humahuaca1
  • Humahuaca2
  • Humahuaca3
  • Ice Trek - Glaciers de Patagonie
 

A stunning journey through some incredibly diverse territories. Enjoy privileged contact with nature and the elements, experience the joy of feeling alone in the world in these surreal landscapes.Take the time to get closer to nature and enjoy this beautiful scenery, combining off the beaten track adventure and relax. From the Patagonian glaciers to the impressive Iguazu Falls through large areas of the Andean altiplano, this is your chance to discover its fascinating cultural and natural heritage. A unique adventure for an unforgettable honeymoon, right at the end of the world.

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PROGRAMME…

Day 1 – WELCOME TO  BUENOS AIRES, CAPITAL OF TANGO
After landing in Buenos Aires, our driver will take you to your hotel located in the city centre, where you will be received with a welcome cocktail. A member of our team will provide you with a road book and a mobile phone to keep in touch with us 24/7. He/she will take you to explore the most famous and picturesque areas of the capital city: the colourful El Caminito and San Telmo with its bustling artisans and antiques market.
Note: Buenos Aires is a huge city, the program is only given as an indication and can be changed according to your requirements and date of arrival in Buenos Aires.
 
PATAGONIA
 
Day 2 – PATAGONIA, PURE NATURE
Flight Aer. Argentinas Buenos Aires 11h00 > El Calafate 14h20
Private transfer to the airport for your flight to El Calafate. From there you will be taken directly to El Chalten by private transfer. This colourful town on the edge of Los Glaciares National park is Argentina capital of trekking. You are scheduled to arrive there at the end of the afternoon.
 
Day 3 – ICE AND GRANITE…
Early departure for a beautiful hike at the foot of Mount Fitz Roy, with its peaks and glaciers. Walk along turquois lakes before returning to El Chalten. A beautiful trek to discover the hanging Piedras Blancas Glacier and the lagoons Madre and Hija and De los Tres, all set in a magnificent scenery and wildlife.
Note: you can choose to climb to the foot of Fitz Roy depending on your mood and the weather. The hike takes between 6 and 8 hours.
 
Day 4 – FITZ ROY - PATAGONIAN MAJESTIC SUMMIT
Hike to Lake Torre for stunning views of Mount Torre, a major challenge for best climbers. The lake, fed by Mount Torre’s glacier, lies at the foot of this incredible 1000m high granite tower, with its famous needle shaped peak surmounted by ice cap. The Fitz Roy, also known as cerro Chalten, is very arduous to climb. At the end of this beautiful easy hike, return to El Chalten. Leave by bus in the late afternoon to arrive in El Calafate in the evening.
NOTE: The first view of the Torre’s needle is only 1h30 walk from the village, so if you wish you can definitely do at least some of this hike, weather permitting.
 
Day 5 – ESSENTIAL PERITO MORENO… 
Experience the famous Perito Moreno Glacier. This is the most active glacier in Patagonia and with some luck you will hear the terrible cracking noise and possibly observe a massive block of ice falling into Lake Argentino. Return to El Calafate by mid-afternoon.
 
Day 6 – GLACIERS AND ICEBERGS
Leave in the morning by van to start a cruise on Lake Agentino and its calm blue coloured water. The navigation runs between fjords and floating icebergs of spectacular size and forms. Finally you will approach the majestic fronts of the Glaciers Upsala and Spegazzini. Return to your hotel at the end of the afternoon.
 
ANDEAN VALLEYS
 
Day 7 – FROM PATAGONIA TO THE TROPIC OF CAPRICORN
Flight Aer. Argentinas El Calafate 15h10 > 18h06 Buenos Aires  
Flight Aer. Argentinas Buenos Aires 20h30 > 22h45 Salta 
A free morning for you in El Calafate. Private transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires and from there your second flight to Salta where you are scheduled to arrive by the end of the day. Our driver will take you to your hotel.
 
Day 8 – CACHI - PAYOGASTA
Rental car
Receive your rental vehicle at your hotel. Drive south into the Andes to the small village of Cachi at 2300m above sea level. Cross the fertile plains and large tobacco fields and continue up along the slope Cuesta del Obispo, reaching the highest point of this trip at 3620m. Discover the National Park of Cardones and take a walk among thousands of these unusually large native cacti. Then to Payogasta where you will spend the night in a beautiful colonial hotel. Only 11 km away is Cachi, a charming little village with its peaceful square and white church made of cactus wood.
 
Day 9 – CALCHAQUIES VALLEYS
Rental car
Continue exploring these valleys with incredible geological formations, passing through quaint villages and a strange petrified Forest with huge rocks pointing skyward. Stop at Cafayate around mid-day. El Cafayate is a touristic village, famous for its high-altitude vineyards. Torrontes is a white wine grape variety that adapted incredibly well to this high-altitude terroir (1600m -2400m).
 
Day 10 – ANDEAN CULTURES
Rental car
Drive further south to Amaicha del Valle, visit the Pachamama Museum and the ruins of Quilmes, one of the most important pre-Hispanic establishments in Argentina. Return to Salta across the seashell's valley where you will see spectacular rock formations that wind and water erosion shaped into peculiar figures.
 
Day 11 – ANDEAN PLATEAU 
Rental car
Experience the Altiplano, a large plateau lying at more than 3000m above sea level in the hearth of the Andes, extending between Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru. Continue along the Valle del Toro, follow the rails of the Train to the Clouds. On the road, visit the pre-Inca ruins of Santa Rosa de Tastil before reaching San Antonio de los Cobres by mid-day. In the afternoon, continue to Salinas Grandes, one of the largest salt flats of the Argentine altiplano, before descending to Purmamarca, passing through colourful hills. The 7 colour valley is a truly magnificent spectacle, especially at sunset.
 
Day 12 – HUMAHUACA VALLEY - IRUYA
Rental car
Explore the colourful and culturally rich valley of Humahuaca with its picturesque villages: Tilcara, an authentic Andean village and its Pucara, a pre-Inca fortified farming village overlooking the valley. Humahuaca, with a splendid landscape, interesting handicrafts and traditional music. Continue your journey north towards the mountains of Iruya . This beautiful small village is surrounded by an incredible landscape of huge mountains, deep valleys and rivers.
 
Day 13 – IRUYA - SALTA
Rental car
Morning departure for Humahuaca where you arrive at midday. Free day to continue exploring the Humahuaca Valley before returning to Salta. You can reach Salta through the stunning Corniche Road, the subtropical forests of the Yungas.
 
Day 14 – SALTA LA LINDA
Flight Aer. Argentinas  Salta 18h55 > 20h45 Puerto Iguazu
Time to visit this marvellous city nicknamed La Linda meaning the Beautiful. Salta boasts well preserved colonial architecture, like the two colourful churches: the pink Cathedral and the red and gold San Francisco Church. Another fascinating attraction is the Museum of High Altitude Archaeology which houses the well preserved mummies of three children found on the summit of Volcano Llullaillaco. The museum will offer you an insight into the pre-columbine culture of the Andes.
Direct flight to Puerto Iguazu where our driver will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel.
 
TROPICAL FOREST 
 
Day 15 – IGUAZU FALLS, ARGENTINA
Our driver will meet you at your hotel to take you to the Argentinian side of the National Park of Iguazu. Get to the heart of the 275 individual falls forming a 2.7 km wide horseshoe-shaped gorge, including the impressive 90 m high Devil’s Throat. You can follow several walking trails through the park’s tropical rainforest or under the full power of the rushing water: waterfalls can be admired from above, below, or as a whole from several points of view. If the water level is not too high, you can visit the island San Martin in the heart of this huge gorge. A busy day during which you can also observe wild animals (coatis, monkeys, toucans, alligators, turtles, among others)..
 
Day 16 – IGUAZU FALLS, BRAZIL 
Today you will visit the Brazilian side of the Iguazu National Park. Our driver will take you to the entrance of the park. If the Argentine side is all about getting up close and personal, the Brazilian side offers an incredible and breath-taking full frontal view of all the falls. If you wish you can visit the Bird Park, gathering over 160 species including some anacondas, boas, monkeys and butterflies.
 
BUENOS AIRES
 
Day 17 – BACK TO BUENOS AIRES 
Flight Lan Puerto Iguazu 11h35 > 13h30 Buenos Aires
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires where you are scheduled to arrive in the early afternoon. Private transfer to your hotel. Free afternoon to relax.

Day 18 – BUENOS AIRES 
Continue exploring the capital of tango, cycle through its parks, kayak along the Tigre’s delta or visit Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay….
 
Day 19 – FINAL DAY IN ARGENTINA 
Three hours before your international flight, a transfer vehicle will pick you up at your hotel to take you to the airport.
 
 
End of your adventure in Argentina…

This program is only given as an indication. Transhumans reserves the right, directly or through its local partners, to replace transportation, accommodation, itinerary, as well as dates and departure times, without the participants being able to claim any compensation.

Dates et prix

Dates et prix

PRICE 2016 (in $ per person) Starting from 3925 USD* 

 * Final price is calculated based on the information currently in our possession and on 2 participants. The program can be modified according to your requirements. Please contact a member of our team.
Price does not include the international flight(s).
Note:Transhumans offers you the option of booking your international tickets; we will search and book for you the best deals. Price may vary depending on the time of purchase but cost normally between $1000 and $1600.

The price includes:

  • 5 national flights: Buenos Aires> El Calafate> Buenos Aires; Buenos Aires> Salta; Salta> Iguazu; Iguazu> Buenos Aires ;
  • 18 nights in comfortable accommodation, in hotels carefully selected for you ;
  • 18 breakfasts ;
  • Ground transfer as described in the itinerary ;
  • 1 navigation on Lake Argentina through floating icebergs ;
  • 1 excursion on Perito Moreno glacier ;
  • 1 rental car during 6 days in Salta ;
  • An English speaking member of our staff accompanying you on the first day in Buenos Aires ;
  • A road book with all the necessary information for the smooth running of your stay (vouchers, times and flights' numbers, local contacts, hotels, maps,…) ;
  • A mobile phone to keep in touch with us 24/7.

The price does not include:

  • International flights ;
  • Entrance to the parks (about €20 each entrance) ;
  • Personal expenses ;
  • All the services not mentioned in the program ;
  • The multirisks and cancellation insurance.

Détails du voyage

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Day 1 : WLECOME TO BUENOS AIRES, CAPITAL OF TANGO
Transport : private vehicle - 45 min
English speaking guide
Day 2 : PATAGONIA, PURE NATURE    
Flight Aer. Argentinas Buenos Aires 11h00 > El Calafate 14h20
Transport: 3h20 flight + 3h00 minivan.
Day 3 : ICE AND GRANITE
Transport: 30 min minivan.
Trekking : 6 to 8h 
Day 4 : FITZ ROY - PATAGONIAN MAJESTIC SUMMIT
Transport: 30 min de miniVAN.
Trekking : 5h to 6h easy hike.
Day 5 : ESSENTIAL PERITO MORENO
Transport: 2h00 
Entrance to the park not included (25€/pers)
Day 6 : GLACIERS AND ICEBERGS
Transport: 2h00 
Entrance to the park not included (25€/pers)
Day 7 : FROM PATAGONIA TO THE TROPIC OF CAPRICORN    
Flight Aer. Argentinas El Calafate 15h10 > 18h06 Buenos Aires  
Flight Aer. Argentinas Buenos Aires 20h30 > 22h45 Salta 
Transport: 30 min minivan + 5h15 flight.
Day 8 : CACHI - PAYOGASTA
Transport : rental car - 157 km – 03h
Day 9 : CALCHAQUIES VALLEYS
Transport : rental car - 160 km – 04h
Day 10 : ANDEAN CULTURES 
Transport : rental car - 258 km – 04h 
Day 11 : ANDEAN PLATEU
Transport : rental car - 355 km– 06h 
Day 12 : HUMAHUACA VALLEY – IRUYA
Transport : rental car - 175 km – 03h30
Day 13 : IRUYA – SALTA
Transport : rental car - 275 km – 04h30
Jour 14 : SALTA LA LINDA        
Flight ArgentinaSalta 18h55 > 20h45 Puerto Iguazu
Transport : 2h flight + private transfer
Day 15: IGUAZU FALLS, ARGENTINA
Transport : 2x30 min private transfer
Entrance to the park not included
Day 16 : IGUAZU FALLS, BRAZIL
Transport : 2x45 min private transfer
Entrance to the park not included
Day 17: BACK TO BUENOS AIRES      
Vol Lan  Puerto Iguazu 11h35 > 13h30 Buenos Aires
Transport: 2h00 flight + private transfer to the hotel
Day 18 : BUENOS AIRES
Day 19 : FINAL DAY IN BUENOS AIRES
Transport: private transport 45m

Accomodation selected for you

CITY
Buenos Aires
El Chalten
El Calafate
Salta
El Cafayate
Purmamarca
Puerto Iguazu

HOTELS

(Starting from $ 3925/pers)

Bonito Buenos Aires

www.bonitobuenosaires.com

P. del Barrancowww.posadaelbarranco.com
Karut Josh www.posadakarutjosh.com.ar

P. del Marques

www.posadadelmarques.com.ar

Patios de Cafayate

http://patiosdecafayate.com

Los colorados

www.loscoloradosjujuy.com.ar

21 Orangeswww.21oranges.com

Option : HOTELS (Superior category)

(Starting from $ 4900/pers)

Moreno

www.morenobuenosaires.com

Destino Sur

www.hoteldestinosur.com

Madre Tierra

www.madretierrapatagonia.com

Kkala

www.hotelkkala.com.ar

Patios de Cafayate

http://patiosdecafayate.com

Los colorados

www.loscoloradosjujuy.com.ar

La Cantera

www.hotellacanteraiguazu.com

Formalités
PASSPORT : A valid passport is sufficient for most European and US citizens; a tourist visa will be issued at entry to the territory. If the stay exceeds the three months, it will be necessary to apply for a visa at the Embassy in your country.However, U.S. citizen tourists must pay a US$160 reciprocity fee prior to arrival in Argentina. Contact your local embassy, or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements. IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HAVE THE CORRECT TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION.
REMINDER: Make copies of all your important documents (passport, flight tickets, insurance, and credit card). Leave one copy of each at home and pack one with you.


EQUIPEMENT
GOOD GEAR WILL ALLOW YOU TO BETTER ENJOY YOUR TRIP…

Clothing : 

Given the great variation in temperature between day and night in the Northwest it is necessary to pack both light and warm clothes.  

Remember to take good insect repellent, hat, cap and sunglasses (minimum lens category 3)!

Miscellaneous
-Toiletry bag (biodegradable products are preferred) 
-Small quick-drying towel 
-Sunscreen lotion
-Insect repellent DEET (+ 40% for good protection). Also useful against fleas which can be a nuisance for people with sensitive skin.
-Head torch (with spare batteries and bulbs) 
-Bottle and/or camel bag  
-Pocket knife (checked luggage) 
-Money belt or pouch to safely store your passport, currency, credit cards, personal papers, insurance papers. 
-A copy of your passport. 
-Power Power sockets in Argentina are type C and I; Voltage: 220 V.
Medical Kit : 
-Antidiarrheal medication (i.e.smecta and imodium)
-Antihistamine 
-Plasters, sterile dressings and antiseptics 
-Medicine for pain or fever (such as acetaminophen, aspirin, or ibuprofen) 
-Elastic adhesive bandage 
-Anti-inflammatory ointment or cream
-Water purification tablets 
NOTE : Most of these products are also available in local pharmacies.

Luggage : Please arrange your belongings in two bags : 
-Small backpack (capacity 25/40 litres).This is your hand luggage you will take with you on the plane as well as every day during hikes, excursions and transfers. 
-Large waterproof backpack to check-in (capacity 60 to 90 litres). 
-Large plastic bag to protect from moisture your belongings in your backpacks.


HEALTH
Vaccines
The country does not present any health risks, and the water is potable almost everywhere. No vaccine is mandatory for Argentina, but some are recommended:
-Tetanus-diphtheria
-Polio
-Pertussis
-Hepatitis B
For children and those born before 1980: measles, mumps - rubella.

Other risks

Try to avoid contact with insects. Fleas tend to be a nuisance for sensitive skin. Regular insect repellent is also effective against fleas.
Altitude sickness 
Altitude sickness is due to a rapid ascent to higher altitudes and the decreasing level of oxygen available at those altitudes. The symptoms include shortness of breath, irritating dry cough, severe headache, nausea and exhaustion. The first solution is to descend to a lower altitude (at least 500 m).
Proper acclimatization of the body to increasing altitudes is the best way to prevent altitude sickness. Once above 3000 meters it is wise not to increase the altitude at which you sleep by more than 500 meters. Stop a day if the altitude increases by 1000 meters in a day, keep hydrated and avoid drinking alcohol and smoking.
The best way to acclimatize to the altitude is to climb gradually. Given enough time, your body will adapt to the decrease in oxygen at a specific altitude.

Medical Assistance
Medical care is excellent in most tourist areas in Argentina. For more remote areas, in case of urgent medical assistance, contact your Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We highly recommend you to contact your insurance as soon as possible.

Tourisme Responsable

RESPONSIBLE TOURISM

Our Vision & Commitment

Cultural awareness is very important to us. Sensible to the local cultural traditions and beliefs, the beauty of the landscapes and the biodiversity of the ecosystems, we choose to limit the negative impact of our activities on the local environment. In addition to designing trips that aim at preserving the natural, cultural and social resources of the territories in the long term, we also include the concept of “Territorial Compensation”. The idea of Territorial Compensation is to help local people protect and conserve their ecosystem, enhance their cultural heritage and develop sustainable projects for their territory.

Based on this concept of Territorial Compensation, TransHumans donates 3% of the total price of each trip to this cause. The money goes directly into a solidarity fund that finances our ERECA program (Education Relative à l'Environnement et aux Cultures Aborigènes), an environmental and cultural program. Since 2007, we have supported various projects aimed at training and awareness-raising for the local communities.

If you want to know more about this+ : http://www.transhumans.fr/en/solidarity-project-transhumans